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    Which program to use

    Hi,

    I am completely new in this area of expertise and have a question.

    I have looked through different recommendations of which programs to use for creating a sketch and then creating the cutting path (again completely new at this so the terminology might be off). So far I have settled on either Sketchup or Fusion 360. Since I have no experience in either 3d modelling or Cam I guess I might as well earn it proper and go the deep route i.e. Fusion360.

    My question is then, is this a good choice? Will it work with the MicroMill, should I start with a simpler tool and so on?

    Best Regards
    Jan Svensson eagerly awaiting my MicroMill

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    Re: Which program to use

    I'd recommend Fusion 360 since there are lot of Youtube tutorials available (on how to use the program itself, not for use with the MicroMill - but the exported g-code works with Grbl Panel)

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    Re: Which program to use

    Thanks for the answer, I suspected as much and have started watching the tutorials on their site. It is really good to know that the g-code works with Grbl Panel! Thanks again

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    Re: Which program to use

    for a quick test I'd recommend Easel - see the sticky "first project" thread above!

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    Re: Which program to use

    Doh, it even mentions Fusion 360 in that thread. I should have read it one more time. Thanks again for your patience and help.

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