I'm trying to decide between powermill and Mastercam X3. I seem to be able to navigate powermill better than Mastercam. For my needs though, Mastercam looks like a better choice but Powermill just feels more user friendly to me. Bottom line, I like it better. The only problem is the support community for powermill is nearly nonexistent. Is there anyone here that is experienced with powermill that I can bounce some noob questions off of?
MY primary goal with powermill is to import my dxf models and generate my tool paths and get my gcode for mach3 to mill.
It was a long road learning solidworks (even though I mostly use sketchup now) that now it's a little disheartening that I"m close to machining some parts and I have to learn cam too...lol A big part of me wants to say screw it and just buy cut3d but I know I'll just end up buying something else down the line since it is so limited. I do need to commit to something soon. I have a paying project to work on over the summer.