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macatoms
05-24-2012, 02:21 PM
Iam trying to find a easy to use jpeg,bitmap or what ever to gcode that will work with Mach3 mill.I have been trying Image to Gcode,its easy to use and it make gcode but it wont run on my mill?I don't know computers all that well but I can get my mill to cut parts if I get good code.I had a few designs I wanted to cut on some lexan for edge-lit signs.I had a very nice guy create the gcode for me with vecteric vcarve and it ran great.I cant afford that software or know how to use it anyway.Are there any open source programs out there that will take say a logo and covert it to a Mach3 useable code?I dont need 3d or textures or anything fancy,just a profile and text cutting code.Any help would be great.Thanks Dave.

keebler303
05-24-2012, 02:52 PM
G code is not rocket science, look at it and make sense of what the gcode says. Most likely you could easily tweak the gcode you are getting and it would run.

Matt

graffix11
05-24-2012, 04:29 PM
Try lazycam? there's a few videos and a manual. It's Free I think.

Read the mach3 manual pdf

digitalis
05-25-2012, 04:55 AM
hi
if you have your logo in a dxf file then lazycam works fine and works with AND IN mach3