This is my first post. I have finished the mechanical part for a small 30 inch by 30 inch CNC router. But now need some help. I have windows 7. I also have Linux but it doesnt seem to be able to download and open files from the internet.
I want to use one of my Uno boards to control the steppers. I would like to be able to load a DXF file into a program. I would like that program to be able to let me browse my files for the desired drawing. Then it should be able to pass along to something like Mach3 then to the Uno. At least that's what I think is supposed to happen. I cant get Garble to load and I am guessing that program is a Gcode interpreter.
So does anyone have links to preferably open source software that they know works. Price is an object. I cannot afford to buy software that doesn't work.