Now that would be cool, I did the trial version of Vectric Cut 2D to cut out one of their test files but it was a pita to get the settings right to run on my 1013. When I ran it on the 1013 it did move in all directions for a cut path but I could tell that at least on my machine it was a struggle to handle the movement because of the gear rack drive on the Y axis. I went thru about 5 pieces of scrap wood before I got it to cut correctly. There are some cheap Chinese machines out there that run using mach 3 and have lead screw drives on all axis that look fairly good. A friend of mine just did miss out on one that a guy had for sale that had 2.2 kilowatt water cooled vfd spindle on it, and an all aluminum rigid frame with a t-slot table for $ 500. While he was trying to make up his mind someone else scooped it up.
Using cut 2d I have run 4 passes to make deep cuts with no problem at all you just keep an eye on the table slack. I only use photoVcarve to cut pics once you find the sweet spot settings with it the cut is better than using Ipicture.
Greg, On one of your past post you stated that you did not use iPicture to go from Cut2D to the machine. Do you mind if I ask what you do you use? Also, I am trying out the trials for Cut2D and PhotoVCarve now as I can. I found a post processor for iPicture in Cut2D but not PhotoVCarve. Which do you use in PhotoVCarve? Thanks, FatPoppy
I use the Icarver post processor file for both once you install it in the programs post directory it will always use it. One nice thing about those programs they both remember your last used settings so your next project will already be setup. I recall having to set up a bit to work for what we do. I will check that and post the settings in a few.
Greg, Thank you so much for all the help. I'm a bit under the weather right now, but I hope to be able to digest this and put it to use in a few days. I can't wait to see it work on my machine then purchase and get the software working. Thanks again. FatPoppy