Basic Features and Functions
- Converts a standard PC to a fully featured, 6-axis CNC controller
- Allows direct import of DXF, BMP, JPG, and HPGL files through LazyCam
- Visual Gcode display
- Generates Gcode via LazyCam or Wizards
- Fully customizable interface
- Customizable M-Codes and Macros using VBscript
- Spindle Speed control
- Multiple relay control
- Manual pulse generation
- Video display of machine
- Touch screen ability
- Full screen eligibility
Mach3 is extremely affordable to the hobbyist and industry alike; it is pioneering in it’s features and continuing development. There are over 10,000 users of Mach who like its ease of use, great features, and outstanding support.
Mach3 has successfully been used to control the following types of equipment:
- Gear cutting
Wizards are “mini-programs” that extend the capabilities of Mach3 by helping users to quickly perform routine operations without the need to have a pre-written GCode file.
Some wizards included with Mach3 are “for demo only” and may be purchased separately in the “Mach3 Addons for Mill” solution available from the Mach3 website: www.machsupport.com.
Examples of Wizards:
- Bolt Patterns
- Gear cutting
- Slots and keyways
- Text engraving
- Many standard shapes
Keeping with our home hobbyist roots, the minimum software requirements to run Mach are very reasonable.
Minimum Software Requirements
- Windows 2000/XP Operating System
- 1Ghz CPU
- 512MB RAM
- Non-integrated Video Card with 32MB RAM
- Intermediate Computer Skills (ability to copy/rename files, browse directories, etc)
- Desktop PC if using the Mach3 Driver (Laptops are not supported because the power saving features of the chipsets disrupt the pulse stream).