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Old 01-13-2003, 07:37 AM   #1
stomfi
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Talking Cad/cam


Where can I get some good Linux CAD/CAM software for creating 3D cad and writing CNC codes which can be transmitted over ethernet / RS 232 to a machine centre?
Something equivalent to "MasterCAM" on windoze would do.
Tom
 
Old 01-13-2003, 08:15 AM   #2
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If you want 'free as in beer' - not too sure. QCad by itself is free and open. If you want tools for CAM the same people offer up CAMexpert http://www.qcad.org/index.php3?product=cxp It's a commercial package, but compared to the price we paid for similar software only ten years ago you could pay for it with the change you find in the sofa.

I trust you already have the machines wired up for receipt of the code - i'd hate to see a 'G' replaced with an 'M' due to severe line noise. If noise is a problem you can always use a 20mA current loop and convert to plain old serial on the ends for serial. Or give that IBM spec cable (...forget the name now) twisted pair with shielding - for ethernet.

(BTW - I used to be a CNC nerd about *yeesh* ten plus years ago.)
 
  


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