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    DESKPROTO

    anyone using it? theres no area for it I get that they are still small so I figured this would be the best area to post this because aspire users will be doing similar type tool paths

    im seriously looking at buying the multixis package for 4th axis work, not a bad price at all

    do they have good support ?

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    Re: DESKPROTO

    DeskProto has been around for quite a while, and it keeps getting better. It's still the least expensive option for 4th axis milling or routing, and it can do things that Aspire can only aspire to. It's intended for artistic rather than mechanistic parts, and produces toolpaths very quickly from large, complex mesh files. Even if you get the very inexpensive Hobbyist version, you can get support from the manufacturers through the forum on the DeskProto site http://www.deskproto.com/forum/forum.php?forumsubject=1 and if you buy it through a reseller (like us) you can get help from the reseller as well.
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    Re: DESKPROTO

    I have it in my suite of tools. As awerby stated, it is fast and good a complex toolpaths, especially for rotary axes. Certainly worth it (to me) even if I only open it a few times a year.
    CAD, CAM, Scanning, Modelling, Machining and more. http://www.mcpii.com/3dservices.html

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    Re: DESKPROTO

    wrong thread

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    Re: DESKPROTO

    the hobby version is 800 right now and still get support and 5 axis code
    It's about $288 US dollars right now for the Hobby license at the current exchange rate.
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    wrong thread

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    Re: DESKPROTO

    I think for 300 is the 3 axis hobby,
    multiaxis all the way for me, gonna use it to cut my zbrush models,

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    now im confused a bit because I had a reseller quote me 795 for the multiaxis hobby license

    I would suggest that ifyou are not going to use the DeskProto in a business that you purchase theHobby version. That is a FULL multi axis version. Exactly like the $1200.00 oneexcept that Desk Proto offers only forum support on that release. Weoffer the hobby version for $795.00 with support.

    are there different multi versions other than commercial, edu and hobby or am I just getn ripped here by this fellow

    other sites concur with ger, 310 ish for a multiaxis hobby license
    for 300 I still get gcode? and forum support

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    Re: DESKPROTO

    Ger21 is right. $300 for the multiaxis hobby license. Just got my 4th axis running and using Deskproto to generate cylinder engraving G code from Inkscape DXFs for my Davinci under linuxcnc. Whew!
    Talk to awerby above. I got mine from him and he is very helpful.


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    Re: DESKPROTO

    wow ya so either that guy was tryin to swindle me or I don't know but ima buy from Awerby, who also comfirmed the price and is also reseller

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