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Nobilangelo

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From a quick play with the trial and a quick read-through of the manual it looks as though the answer to my former question may be yes, but I could not get it to work in the trial. My first attempt could not get any flipping to work. And a topographical model I brought in and hurriedly played with in under ten minutes proved very spiky. It would be nice to be able to flatten images in the Z-axis so as to smooth that out. Or, ideally, to be able to import an STL directly rather than take it through other software to convert it to a bit-map first.

From a quick play with the trial and a quick read-through of the manual it looks as though the answer to my question is probably yes, but I could not get it to work in the trial. My first attempt brought up the menu, but flipping did not work, and after that it no longer showed me the menu on right-click. So perhaps it doesn't work Downunder ;-)

I see that 1.30a is out. I shall have a play with the trial. If it is half as good as it seems I shall buy a copy. I assume the Stepcraft post-processor is now part of the bundle. My machine is up and running, only waiting on colletts to be in production, so in the meantime I am getting Fusion 360 up to speed, and hope to be adding PixelNC ditto.

One question. I want a simple way of flipping an image done in Fusion 360, so that a 3D carving aimed at wood can also be made on the reverse side of clear plexiglass to make a 3D lid for a jewellery-box. The top of the lid will be smooth and  of course, but the reversed 3D carving underneath will show through. Can your software flip in a click an existing design captured from Fusion 360 as a jpg, png or tiff?

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Thanks. I look forward to being able to buy and use PixelNC

Sorry not to answer your question yesterday, but I am still coming to grips with 3D technology (decades of 2D are not much preparation!).  I have not quite finished my Stepcraft (there's a missing but vital washer on its way), and I am still trying to get a STEP file done from an STL I've created. But I very much like the look of PixelNC, so much so that I wanted to buy it and use when I get up and running soon. Hence the request for a Stepcraft post processor to add to the myriads... As someone said, 'The nice thing about standards is that there are so many to choose from.'

Do you have a post-processor for the Stepcraft, which uses UCCNC? Fusion360 has one in the list linked to below (about halfway down), but it seems to be tuned to Vectric software. Many people use Stepcraft machines because of their quality and price. It would be nice if PixelNC could produce G-code for them. https://cam.autodesk.com/hsmposts?_ga=2.167637882.573604995.1546040958-283306744...