I’m very new to all of this. I just finished building my MPCNC and got it to move using manual move tab on Repetier. I also started reading the post processing Fusion 360 thread. I take it that the process is
- use CAD program of some kind (like modules in F360)
- Use something (post proc/plug-ins) to generate GCode
- Use Repetier Host to actually do the cutting.
So the two questions I have are:
A) I guess you can’t cut/mill from F360’s CAM module because it doesn’t understand Marlin?
B) Why is it that no one uses SketchUp to design things? I saw many Gcode plug-Ins for Sketchup. Is it because the GCode it produces isn’t 100% compatible with Repetier Host??
Or an alternative may be: Use pro version of SketchUP and export as DFX files. Then use Estlcam, export to Repetier and cut.
Thanks for putting up with a newb.