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CAD use for making CNC control to analog Machinery

Hi does anybody have experience with CNC hard- and/or software?
I'm new in CAD 2D and 3D drawing and have not been workin in metal industry
the last 16 years. I learned ISO Metric drawing at the technical scool
during my education for more than 20 years ago and have not used it since
before now 3 months ago when I bourght a 350 mm lathe. I found out that I
needed to make some drawings of the things I wanted to make.
It sound so easy to do on my Pc and becaurse the laast 15 years I've been
working in the IT business I started to learn it by doing it. And after
trying a lot of programs and tutorials a freind recomended me Solid Edge.
Now I like it very much and it's the easyest of all that I've tried and it
was very fast to learn and after one week I had made my first 2 drawings to
work by but there is still so much to learn and when I need to make
soomething new I use F1 and follow the How to procedure.
This is only a beginning of a new aera for me now I also want a millig
machine when I have saved up the 5,000$ as it will cost me new including the
needed tools but until then my next project is to make a CNC controled
engraving machine aproximate 600 x 800 mm workin area using a Velleman pc
controller card (K8000), two steppermotor controlcards with percision motors
(K8005) for X and Y axis spindels and an up/down actuator for use with my
Dremel as tool driver.
Later also for remotecontroled TV motor console, latthe, milling machine,
windowblinds, my own advaced digital home controled by one powerfull low
noise Pc, network attached storage, in house Linux Proxy server and "Small"
smart designed clients in all rooms.
Hopefully some of you here have some experience/s or interest/s in one or
more and maybe all subjects like me
If so I'd like to hear from U and maybe we can help each other to solve
problems, share ideas and knowledge.
I'm a 40 y.o. Dane and english is much like my second native language but I
might need to learn som more advaced technical words and therms.

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Re: CAD use for making CNC control to analog Machinery


"Jens J. Kej" wrote:
>Hi does anybody have experience with CNC hard- and/or software?
>I'm new in CAD 2D and 3D drawing and have not been workin in metal industry
>
>the last 16 years. I learned ISO Metric drawing at the technical scool
>during my education for more than 20 years ago and have not used it since
>
>before now 3 months ago when I bourght a 350 mm lathe. I found out that I
>
>needed to make some drawings of the things I wanted to make.
>It sound so easy to do on my Pc and becaurse the laast 15 years I've been
>
>working in the IT business I started to learn it by doing it. And after
>trying a lot of programs and tutorials a freind recomended me Solid Edge.
>
>Now I like it very much and it's the easyest of all that I've tried and it
>
>was very fast to learn and after one week I had made my first 2 drawings to
>
>work by but there is still so much to learn and when I need to make
>soomething new I use F1 and follow the How to procedure.
>This is only a beginning of a new aera for me now I also want a millig
>machine when I have saved up the 5,000$ as it will cost me new including the
>
>needed tools but until then my next project is to make a CNC controled
>engraving machine aproximate 600 x 800 mm workin area using a Velleman pc
>
>controller card (K8000), two steppermotor controlcards with percision motors
>
>(K8005) for X and Y axis spindels and an up/down actuator for use with my
>
>Dremel as tool driver.
>Later also for remotecontroled TV motor console, latthe, milling machine,
>
>windowblinds, my own advaced digital home controled by one powerfull low
>noise Pc, network attached storage, in house Linux Proxy server and "Small"
>
>smart designed clients in all rooms.
>Hopefully some of you here have some experience/s or interest/s in one or
>
>more and maybe all subjects like me
>If so I'd like to hear from U and maybe we can help each other to solve
>problems, share ideas and knowledge.
>I'm a 40 y.o. Dane and english is much like my second native language but
>I
>might need to learn som more advaced technical words and therms.
>
>
>

Jens,
Why not try making a reprap whilst you are at it?
www.reprap.org
I think ISOmetric drawing is one of the few things you can't do on SolidEdge2D,
but it's got great parametric control (Except patterning!) ;p
Good luck with designing the CNC engraver, but since you're building it, why don't
you build a laser cutter instead, you can buy 1W cutting lasers from eBay, and they
are essentially the same control as spindle on/off but don't need as stiffer control
frame.
I've always wanted to do a laser cutter!
-AS

www.continual-motion.com