Hi there. I’m running a 4 axis CNC milling machine at our Men’s Shed & am wanting to move to full 3d carving, first in relief & then on the 4th axis. I’m running full Win 10 64bit base on my personal computers & Win 10 32bit on the CNC machine with Mach3 driving it. I am having some hardware issues with the X, Y, &/or Z axis stopping for a second where Mach3 still thinks it’s all still moving. When the drive motors restart it’s out of sync & stuffs the whole job. (This a side issue I’m dealing with through linuxCNC forum though any help would be good.)
To achieve this, I’m looking at designing in blender & running the BlenderCAM internally to it though this has been impossible to setup under Win & appears to be a lot better under Linux. From there I’m thinking of running linuxCNC to drive the Milling machine.
Personal details. I’m 67 & running on a slow OS but I have programmed in a previous life & am a plodder to get through the problems & find a solution. The options out there are confusing.
- Am I heading int he right direction?
- Can I run all this off a USB external bootable HDD/SSD.
- What linux seam to be the better for my applications?
- How do Mint & Ubuntu shape up?
- Can I read Win 10 blender etc files on linux?