View Full Version : SOFTWARE NEEDED TO RUN My CNC 3040T

15-09-2014, 02:22 PM
Hi all
Being a newbie to the cnc scene,i just purchased a Chinese CNC machine from eBay ,I need to know how much software and what is the best to run this machine ,I will mainly be cutting wood models etc

15-09-2014, 06:04 PM
to run it
theres mach 3 which is cheap http://www.machsupport.com/ then theres Linux cnc which is free http://www.linuxcnc.org/

for woodwork get a look at artcam express http://www.artcam.com/express/ its about 100 quid or so and easy to learn .
then theres the vectric stuff http://www.vectric.com/
anything the latter two have to offer will be limited drawing wise so its handy to have a proper cad program also then import finished drawings to the above