Reston, VAUSA 20190
June 7, 2012
I have used CAD on and off many times but not enough to be fluent in any one package. I took drafting in school and as a computer science guy have worked in 3D modeling and rendering a lot. So I would say I'm competent but not highly functional.
I have used turboCAD and genericCAD years ago. Recently have worked using some 3D modeling tools like blender and sketchup. I recently purchased a CNC Mill and have been learning bobcad.
Bobcad/cam v24, meshcam on the mill side Mach3 and EMC2
I'm working mostly in bobcad/cam which I find awkward, I'm looking for the best affordable packages I can find, so getting good advice from experienced folks is appreciated. I am interested in learning G & M code well enough to edit tool paths an write custom stuff without destroying my mill. I'm also interested in learning what are the general "Best practices" of running a CNC mill. So basically, i'm a sponge wanting to soak up as much as I can.
I'm Pete Johnson, I've been making things my whole life. For the past few years I have been making and renovating telescopes for clubs, myself and other groups. For the most part have been working in wood, plastics, some metals.