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Discussion in 'CNC Mills/Routers' started by Jon57, Jun 1, 2017.

  1. Jon57

    Jon57 New
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    New to this forum, I am trying to figure out the best way to control my CNC router. I am using the xPro controller V3 with USB input. So I have looked at MACH3 (not sure how it works since my input is USB), Universal-G-Code Sender, & Estlcam as control software, I am open to others but looking for something cheap. I need some suggestions since Spark Concepts really has very little information about the xPro.
     
  2. David the swarfer

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    The xPro runs GRBL, so you can only use a GRBL GUI with it (not Mach3). All the GRBL GUI's are free.

    You can use Esltcam to generate Gcode which you then feed to the XPro using UGS or another GRBL GUI.
     
  3. Christian Knüll

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    Hi,

    you can even control the xPRO controller directly from Estlcam without external g-code sender software.
    Just select the "Spark-Concepts xPRO V3" preset in the CNC controller setup dialog (you'll need to customize some settings to fit your machine but the main settings like pin layout will automatically be set correctly by the preset).

    Christian
     
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    ah, thanks Christian, I did not know that!
     
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