When we were waiting for our Excitech to arrive - we were clueless about how to operate it. So for intending owners here is an overview. The commentary may not be technically perfect - but it should take the mystery out of it.
I will divide it into three posts - with photos for each operation. Here goes -
Part 1 Design work-
In order to operate the machine you need to have a good understanding of your chosen software. We use V Carve Pro. It is easy to use once you know the fundamentals. You can either download existing cad files into V Carve Pro or design your chosen object (s) within the program.The software will then create toolpaths and generate G code for the machine.
In the photos you will see the USB stick. This is pushed into a USB port on your computer before you start the design work. Upon concluding the design work you save the files to the USB stick, then remove the USB stick and put it into the DSP controller which will decipher the info and send it to the machine.