I am just getting into CNC and just received my CNC Sherline lathe. However I am having a hard time getting going.
I am using QCAD to draw the profile of a test piece then trying to use ACE Converter to convert the DXF to G-code which I intend to test using MicroTech CNC simulator before running it on EMC.
However ACE convertor is just hanging when I load the file so I am not even seeing the g-code.
Can anyone point me in the righ direction.
Is there a better way to convert my DXF to G-code without spending a lot of money on software or writing the G-code manually?
Also I have an embarrsingly simple question what axis should I be using for the lathe X & Z or Z & Y?
I have attached my DXF from QCAD for info.
Thanks in advance.