Do you know I spent as much as I did on the XCarve on some software called BobCAD CAM. To be honest.. it's very complicated and I almost always just use Easel which comes free with X-Carve for carving shapes. The reason I bought a pro CADCAM software is I figured if I got good enough I could upgrade milling machines. From what I see you cutting on your build threads I think Easel would suffice. You can use a simple web GUI to drag primitive shapes on and subtract add them together. If you wanted to make your original Merope base for example with the little bumps that just out... or the mirror retaining disc... forget what you called it... just draw a big circle.. .subtract a circle out of the middle... add three circles... you can also import a drawing from Illustrator which you so love and vectorize it in Easel. I wish I had not spent the money on the fancy software.
You're right. I'm sold.
Which software should I buy?