I just received my new Travers Tool Sales flyer and once again, it is listing the Powerstation/Xpert - CAD/CAM software about half price (147.50). I understand this is entry level software but I'm just a beginner and want the most forgiving software I can afford. I want to learn using quality reliable software but need to keep my budget in mind. Can anyone give me an opinion. I'm building a benchtop mill and plan on using mach3 software with a servo/gecko system.
Thanks in advance and have a great weekend/day/year!
I bought it a few years ago. Loaded it but never really got into it much. It isn't hard to use but what you see on the screen can get a little confusing sometimes because it uses what I beleive is called unbounded geomentry. Basically as you draw your part the lines go all the way across your screen. The more complex the part the more lines there are on the screen. Once you start creating your tool path it clips the extra parts of the lines off and then you see your part take shape. Don't know it that helped but the price is right and if you're not used to using any other cad/cam packages it does work.