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Old 11-23-2007, 11:55 PM   #1
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Linus BDI-EMC Jewelry Software


Dear Friends,

Purchased a Sherline CNC System a while back. It came with a Linux BDI-EMC installation disc. Looking for Cad/Cam software that is capable of designing jewelry and then Cam software to produce the design in wax or metals.

System has 4 axis capabilities. Looking to design & make Class rings, Engagement Rings, Wedding Bands and other items that will require 4 axis configurations. Will also be designing pendants, earrings, bracelets and other less complicated designs.

Can you help? Will be looking forward to hearing from our forum family. Any assistance would be very much appreciated.

Pete
 
Old 11-24-2007, 08:25 PM   #2
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What sort of help are you looking for?
 
Old 11-24-2007, 10:25 PM   #3
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Would like to know what Windows Cad Jewelry Design Software is available that will run on the Sherline? Mach3 or MoI for example require a Windows OS installed on PC.

If I was to install Windows XP to run the mill. By doing the design Cad would XP be able to run the mill to produce cad design?

Correct me if I'm mistaken but I don't believe the bdi emc os will run the Mach or MoI Windows software??

Just a thought! Would it be possible to do a dual boot OS to Pc and accomplish both worlds??

Appreciate your input and will be looking forward to what Simon Sez! OK, I couldn't pass that one.

Kindest Regards,
Pete
 
Old 11-25-2007, 01:49 AM   #4
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http://www.desktopcnc.com/special_soft.htm
http://www.ringhunt.com/
http://www.paulkrush.com/

There are also a great number of 3D design programs capable of designing jewelry.
http://www.linuxartist.org/3d.html
http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/art...gners-etc.html

EMC is Sherline Products machine controller. I think they intend it to control their machines - you bought one - so you need to understand what it needs to work on. Then look for the design software that can produce the correct format output (or a converter).
You can try your existing product in wine - though you may be installing wine from source in that distro.

Most people do the design on a different physical machine to the one that controls the mill. Best advise it to get a cheap 2nd-hand PC for hde EMC install. This runs your mill. Then use whatever you want on your regular PC.
 
Old 11-25-2007, 03:15 PM   #5
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[QUOTE=Simon Bridge;2969860]http://www.desktopcnc.com/special_soft.htm
http://www.ringhunt.com/
http://www.paulkrush.com/

Simon Sez:

There are also a great number of 3D design programs capable of designing jewelry.
http://www.linuxartist.org/3d.html
http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/art...gners-etc.html

It goes to show you what this conventional thinking will do. You made me realize something that I never thought of. That is, to check out the Linux Forums for Linux designed Jewelry Software to run on Linux. Make sense!

EMC is Sherline Products machine controller. I think they intend it to control their machines - you bought one - so you need to understand what it needs to work on. Then look for the design software that can produce the correct format output (or a converter). You can try your existing product in wine - though you may be installing wine from source in that distro.

Correct me if I'm wrong but I've heard of a EMC2 group that has come up with some new ideas for EMC? They are independent of each other. Some have used the EMC2 for Sherline and like it better???? Are you familiar with this?

Most people do the design on a different physical machine to the one that controls the mill. Best advise it to get a cheap 2nd-hand PC for dah EMC install. This runs your mill. Then use whatever you want on your regular PC.

Good suggestion! Would like to install a Dual Boot OS on PC for design programs in EM or EMC2 Linux & Windows if needed. THen as you suggested another PC to control & run the mill. Not sure if that will serve to run most of the Software I'll need satisfactorily? Would rather stick with EMC or EMC2 to accomplish all designing & Milling if possible.

Kindest Regards,

Pete from Pa.
 
Old 11-25-2007, 03:38 PM   #6
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http://www.desktopcnc.com/special_soft.htm
http://www.ringhunt.com/
http://www.paulkrush.com/

There are also a great number of 3D design programs capable of designing jewelry.
http://www.linuxartist.org/3d.html
http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/art...gners-etc.html

EMC is Sherline Products machine controller. I think they intend it to control their machines - you bought one - so you need to understand what it needs to work on. Then look for the design software that can produce the correct format output (or a converter).
You can try your existing product in wine - though you may be installing wine from source in that distro.

Most people do the design on a different physical machine to the one that controls the mill. Best advise it to get a cheap 2nd-hand PC for hde EMC install. This runs your mill. Then use whatever you want on your regular PC.
I'm NOT using the EMC that Sherline ships with their equipment. Instead, I'm using the Ubuntu Linux based version of EMC that is available for download at <linuxcnc.org>.

Hope this clears this up. The above was posted by a member of another group. What do you think??

Pete
 
  


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