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    Default Lathe software?

    Anyone using the Kipware-T software?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rick-b View Post
    Anyone using the Kipware-T software?
    I tried it several years ago. I couldn't get it to consistently give good code. Even when it did work it always required a fair amount of editing. In the end it was faster to write the code by hand.

    I use OneCNC now, which isn't perfect, but it is much more useful than Kipware.

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    Quote Originally Posted by red beard View Post
    I tried it several years ago. I couldn't get it to consistently give good code. Even when it did work it always required a fair amount of editing. In the end it was faster to write the code by hand.

    I use OneCNC now, which isn't perfect, but it is much more useful than Kipware.
    Thanks. I wasn't happy spending the money if it doesn't work, when I spoke to them about it all I really got was "I may have to buy other software from them to get it to work". I will have a look at OneCNC.

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    I have onecnc XR7 for milling and love it ,,, got a free 30 day trial on there lathe software and went back to hand writing code ... once you do a few programs by hand code it gets super simple and fast .... I made up some cheater cards for the most used stuff and can do most programs by hand in under 10 min ... best part is when you write it your self you can go back and edit it super fast and easy ..

    I would say try the hand code for the first 10 jobs and see how you like it .

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    I love OneCnc on the milling side, though the lathe package left a lot to be desired. With my time / energy / experience with the lathe package, I would not by XR Lathe again.....

    Hand coding a lathe is so easy, once you understand a few basic G-codes.
    I only purchased the lathe cam package, to help my mill guys be able to program lathes.
    Oh well....

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    What is it about the lathe software you didn't like? Calling tools, setting up tools, the posted code, workflow?


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