I’ve been using a Shapeoko Pro for a year plus to make charcuterie trays. These trays start with a bowl bit to create the tray area, then 1/4, 1/8, and sometimes 1/16 inch bits to carve a detailed custom logo in the bottom of the tray. I wanted to upgrade to a machine with a spindle and all screw drives and the X-Carve Pro seemed like a perfect unit. I purchased and my system is scheduled to arrive tomorrow.
Tonight I started looking at the software to make sure I could get up and running quickly.
I’m struggling with how to set-up my trays in Easel Pro and cut on the X-carve pro. I’m hoping this problem is just because I’m not quite understanding the new software yet.
But help me with some re-assurance…
- Will I be able to carve trays with 3-4 bits without having to hack the software?
- Will I have to re-establish z-zero between each bit or will the system measure the new bit and auto reset the z?