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just entering the cnc world,purchased a used komo.need software recomendations please
A-Cad & Router-CIM
To do what?
I will be cutting parts and radius templates using melamines or plywood
Parts for what? Kitchen cabinets, stairs, windows, commercial cabinets?
Back in the day KOMO and RouterCIM were a standard pair as I was told RouterCIM was a sister company. As far a making G-code with tons of options and user configuration you cant beat RouterCIM. You need to look at your skill level, what you want to do and where you plan to go. There are a lot of options. All produce code but some produce more efficient code with less editing.
Just curious what will you be cutting templates for? Field work?
Will you be nesting in the future?
If all you're doing is odd shapes and not a lot of nesting, there are a couple of really budget ways to do this.
I use CorelDraw for odd stuff ($600.00 or so) but I know a guy who uses Inkscape ($ free).
For a CAM software checkout SheetCAM. Less than $200.00 and it can do a lot of things, including reading svg files from Inkscape. I use it to run my 5X10 Biesse Arrow with 2 spindles, a tool changer and a drill block.
So, if you don't mind a little experimenting, you can get this happening for quite a bit less than $1,000.
enroute6 is only $89 a month. It will do more than you need.