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Magnar
02-22-2006, 01:34 PM
Hi

I have bought a Conrad SMC 800 CNC controlled Proxxon MF70 milling machine frome ebay and I can't find any compatible windows software (chair) (chair) . Will Mach3 work with a SMC800 ? If so, how do you set it up?

Best Regard

Magnar

Eclipse
02-23-2006, 03:03 AM
Hei Magnar

I don’t think there is any compatible windows software for the smc800 card.
If you want to use Mach3, the card has to put out step and dir signals.

I have a SMC 1500 with the additional PCB (SMC 1500Z) for controlling
The stepper motor by step/dir signals.
I have never used the card, so if you are interested I can sell it to you.
(Send me a pm)

I use the Xylotex car for my cncrouter: http://forum.modellflynytt.no/showthread.php?t=6973

gregos
03-05-2006, 08:16 AM
There is a software that runs under XP, and that works with SMC800 :
http://www.cncplayer.com/main/cpdl.html
Great software, easier to use than PCNC SMC !
Grégos

Magnar
04-04-2006, 08:20 AM
the program on those pages is only x,y compatible. The Z axis is disabeld. Man i wish i could use Mach3
SMC800 <-(chair)

Magnar

Frost
05-02-2006, 04:28 PM
hi

I also bought a smc800 and regret I haven't done a bit research on software before.

After spending some hours of googling I've found a german program that is able to control the smc800, it supports dxf and hpgl files:
http://home.arcor.de/thoradam/Programme.htm

Right now I'm writing a vb program that reads gCode and controls the smc800 card. But since my router isn't finished yet the program is more like a gCode simulator at the moment. If I ever finish this program I certainly will share it with the other few smc800 owners...

vansteen
06-04-2007, 05:18 PM
There's also this free program:
http://www.majosoft.com/engraving/html/Free_Engraving_Software.html

vansteen
04-04-2008, 02:01 PM
Here's another one that drives the SMC800
http://members.home.nl/loekputs/