QCAD CAM

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_jay_
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QCAD CAM

Post by _jay_ » Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:30 pm

Hi, i'm building my cnc plasma, and going the Linux CNC route as i have the MESA ethernet boards.

so QCAD CAM can replace Sheetcam with an all-in-one solution ? CAD + CAM ?

i was planing on Librecad or inkscape for CAD and Sheetcam as CAM

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andrew
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Re: QCAD CAM

Post by andrew » Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:31 pm

That depends largely on your exact requirements.

Please refer to our QCAD/CAM tutorials to get an idea of what is possible with QCAD/CAM at this point:

QCAD/CAM Introduction:
https://qcad.org/en/tutorial-qcad-cam

QCAD/CAM Nesting:
https://qcad.org/en/tutorial-nesting

And of course, you can download a free trial version from:
https://qcad.org/en/download#QCADCAM

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Re: QCAD CAM

Post by _jay_ » Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:13 pm

Well, tnx for the answer, as for my "exact requirements" i'm looking for a simple easy to use 2D CAD and a simple CAM like SHEETCAM
And i stumbled on QCAD + CAM

I'm a newbie on CAM stuff so i'm getting easyly confused, Any feed back from LinuxCNC using QCAD CAM for plasma cutting ?

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Re: QCAD CAM

Post by Clive » Sat Feb 29, 2020 1:36 pm

Hi Jay,

What would be your main requirements - just profile cutting, drilling, or would you need other options like Vcarve, engraving etc?

What would be your usual medium, wood, plastics or metals?

Many thanks

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Re: QCAD CAM

Post by _jay_ » Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:56 am

Hi, it's for a plasma CNC, so only 2D cutting shapes

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