Usually I don't respond well to folks saying a decision has to be made by tomorrow, but this seems to be a good deal.
I got a call from BobCAD this morning after downloading their demo last night. I was offered $1250 for two seats of their V24 CAD/CAM package. The hitch is I have to do this by the end of the day tomorrow (20 April). It's suppose to be part of a tax season deal.
A CNC doesn't do much if you don't have tools to design projects and generate tool paths. It seems I can easily spend more money on the software than I can on the hardware. I'm a hobbyist and I want good tools, but cannot afford SolidWorks (drool) or other "professional" design tools.
BobCAD seems like a good compromise between price and function. Is this a deal? Is anyone else using BobCAD and for what types of projects?
If you are wondering why two seats. I have a monster PC I use for software development and design and a smaller PC I will drive the CRP4848 with. They are both capable of running BobCAD easily. They are in different locations and I would like to be able to make design changes from the machine if needed.