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Discussion in 'Controller Boards' started by Gary Johnson, Jul 14, 2018.

  1. Gary Johnson

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    Got a new xpro board and hooked up the stepper motors ,power supply ,everything.
    It had some pretty led lights on it ,but that was all of it.
    What software am I suppose to use for it .
     
  2. Gary Caruso

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    Hi Gary,
    Lots of info here XPro Wiki
    It boils down to a few choices, Universal Gcode Sender (UGS) , GRBL Panel or Estlcam for actually interfacing with the machine.
    Your Computer will need Arduino drivers on it for the Xpro be be seen by it.
    Good luck
    Gary

    Links...
    Arduino Drivers

    UGS

    GRBL Panel

    Estlcam
     
  3. Gary Johnson

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    Thank you Gary ,for the info. What one of them is the simplest to use.
    I am still old school . I was using Win.XP pro,Mach 3,SKP 7.
    The old driver boards finally stopped working.
     
  4. Gary Caruso

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    Hi Gary, If you can configure Mach 3 things will look familiar.
    So is skp 7 = sketchup 7? is sketchup what you plan on using? SketchUCam?
    Then all you would need is UGS, i like the setup and visual preview on it.
    If you can do DXF drawings then Estlcam is very good, and many youtube videos showing how to use it.
    Cheers
    Gary
     
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    yes, i want to use sketchup . I use Inkscape to convert pdf to dxf .Then I can take the dxf file and put it in Skp.
    Long process to do that .
     
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    Sorry for stop .Sometimes my wifi cuts off.
     

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