You would do well to begin here
The videos down the left hand side will give you a good idea to start.
is there anyone here that has a CandCNC plaspakII using machIII that could help someone that is extremely novice with the setup
I am having difficulty even identifying the proper manuals to the controller components of this setup.
let alone figuring out what is where in machIII, the manual doesn't even have the same screens as what I have
yes, I have joined the candcnc forum, but I think I am far too novice for there yet
There is a lot to take in. take it bit by bit and you will get there.