Software for the Shapeoko

Assembly questions and answers for the Shapeoko 3 CNC Mill
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JByars
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Software for the Shapeoko

Post by JByars » Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:03 pm

I am really interested in getting a shapeoko cnc but I need to know if I can run other programs to create a g code and upload to the machine. I see that they are recommending Carbide Create and Carbide Motion. I am not familiar with Carbide Motion but have played with Carbide Create and it's very difficult to use for me. I have used F-Engrave and Universal Gcode sender on Bobs e3 and am wondering if they can be used on the Shapeoko as well. The programs are limited in features for sure but I have a fair understanding of them. I don't want to spend the money on the Shapeoko and find out that I am tied to using these Carbide programs with it. Any help would be appreciated..

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Re: Software for the Shapeoko

Post by WillAdams » Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:48 pm

You can use any software which will support Grbl / G-Code.

Both F-Engrave and Universal G-Code Sender work:

- https://wiki.shapeoko.com/index.php/F-Engrave
- https://wiki.shapeoko.com/index.php/Uni ... ode-Sender

List/links for other software on the wiki: https://wiki.shapeoko.com/index.php/Software
Shapeoko 3XL #0006 w/Makita RT0701 Router w/0.125″ and ¼″ Elaire precision collets
Nomad 883 Pro #596 (bamboo)

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