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MeshCam for LEAD Machine

Discussion in 'CAM' started by Kax, Mar 30, 2019.

  1. Kax

    Kax Well-Known
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    Is MeshCam compatible with the LEAD Machine?

    I have a new LEAD machine running the OpenBuilds CONTROL software with the CNC xPRO V4 Controller Stepper Driver. I have tried saving the gcode to almost every file type that MeshCam allows and the Control software keeps generating errors because it sees gode that it does not like.

    Are there any good desktop CAM software packages that work with the LEAD Machine?
     
  2. sharmstr

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    The lead "machine" doesnt care. What cares is the Xpro. The Xpro runs grbl so you can use a cam package that has a grbl post processor. Openbuilds CAM, Fusion360, and a slew of others. I cant speak to MeshCAM. Sorry. Check out the "Software" section of the xpro product page for more info: CNC xPRO V4 Controller
     
  3. sharmstr

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    If you go the Fusion route, use this grbl post: swarfer/GRBL-Post-Processor
     
  4. Kax

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    Good news, VCarve Desktop does have a grbl post processor and it works well with my setup. I'm just glad most of the programs have free trials that let me test things before putting down any cash.

    Thanks for your help guys!
     
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