Hello, I a house passion consumer, no income, only for enjoyable dwelling store initiatives. I’ve an outdated Bridgeport BOSS 5 that was setup with Mach 3 with an Ethernet Easy Stepper. I’ve a 4th entry rotary desk and I am at the moment utilizing Clearpath motors. I would like probing, Some Conversational programming in addition to be capable to POST from Fusion 360. I used Mach 3 for a few years, however I bought a addon from a 3rd social gathering that supplied improved screens and probing routines. Properly this third social gathering firm went out or stopped supporting the product so the activation server went down. After a PC crash and never with the ability to recuperate my environmnet because of the copy safety, I bought the intense thought to maneuver to Linux CNC and go open supply and I will not have to fret about copy safety or some activation server being inaccessable. I bought a Mesa card, however as a lot as I wish to like Linux & Linux CNC, I do not and consequently my machine has been offline for over a yr. I bought distracted by different issues and now I am form of beginning over as I do not bear in mind the place I left off or the place my issues even the place. It is a dwelling store that earns no cash in any respect so I do not wish to lay our a fortune, however value is NOT actually my main concern. I am searching for a system that Is dependable and I will be proud of in the long term. One thing that if it sits for six months I am going to be capable to hearth it up and anticipate it to work and straightforward sufficient to function that I am going to bear in mind the way to use it. Additionally one thing that I can anticipate to final a few years and be capable to get substitute elements or upgrades long run. I am confronted with a number of choices. Return to Mach 3 & ESS, Improve to Mach 4, Powerful it out and get Linux CNC working, Scrap every thing and go to Acorn or Masso. Acorn seems very fascinating. The software program seems usable, however prefer it was written within the 80’s or 90’s. It is nonetheless appears far more intuitive than Linux CNC. The Masso resolution seems a bit nicer, however all proprietary {hardware}, so I’ve considerations on substitute elements sooner or later.

What do you assume?

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