CNC has become affordable to many now, from the hobbyist to the small business.
I see guys building machines within their budget of what they can afford, but a lot of the software that we could really make use of, has a price tag aimed at big industry and is not a justifiable expense for many of us.
I also think that the software vendors are missing out on a huge market of CNCers that all talk to each other, help each other, share their knowledge and could promote their product, unlike big industry.
Many of these software companies offer huge discounts to students, so why not help the hobbyist or limited user?
What I’m proposing is to approach the vendor of that program and make them an offer… a bulk buy… by guys that want it but can’t justify the cost. What’s the harm in trying... everybody wins.
I’m personally interested in a Rhino package, but I’m not going to run a machine 24/7 to justify the $4,000
So I would like to hear from you. Is there a program you would buy today if it was affordable?