I would hold off on the Winmax. It is just a fancier package of what you have. Not any stronger. I do alot with just the conversational on my VM2. I have used MasterCam and AutoCad for years and am now trying to learn BobCad myself. I use to be a Senior Application Engineer for Hurco at one time. I have made a conversational training manual that I sell. I can send you a sample page so you can see how it works. I also do training at your site. Where are you located? here is my direct email. email@example.com or call me on my cell 317-408-2684. I can give you a tip on what kind of work to look for and how to charge. We put close to 20,000.00 across ours that was production work. and 80,000.00 of mold work.