I am looking for some FREE CAM software in order to do testing of my machine. I will purchase CAM software later after i do some research, but I am not ready for that yet.
I can (and prefer to) use Solidworks for actually designing of the parts, but I need a CAM program to convert the .dxf file to G-Code.
The trial of sheetcam sucks balls, its limited to 180 lines of G-Code so I cannot use it to make very much more than a rectangle. Otherwise it looks good but I dont know if there is better.
I have downloaded many free and "shareware" programs but none of them really fit my needs (most seem to be designed around milling/routing)
Any help would be appreciated!
I am in the same position using Solidworks and have the Sheetcam trial also but found it to be excellent. Ive spent months trawling through all the freebies and I have to say that Sheetcam has been miles ahead of the rest and the support is also excellent. For the price of it ,I dont think you will beat it.