I'm a (proud) Mac user, my house is Windows-free, even if I'm a sysadmin and work a lot with Windows and virtualization.
For this reason I'm using the Benbox software in a Windows virtual machine, but I'm trying to get rid of the VM, and move everything to Mac OSX.
I've a Banggood Laser, and I'm switching the firmware of my Arduino Nano to LX-Nano.328p.20150626, for the BenBox, that is working, to the grbl_v0_8c (testing the grbl_v0_9j_atmega328p_16mhz_115200.hex, but I've the problem that the laser is always on at the boot).
I'm switching between the two firmware because I can use the Benbox with success and satisfaction, the precision and controls are very good, but...
- I've to use Windows
- It's slow
- I've a problem with the size of the engrave. Even if I can do a 300x400mm, the size of an image loaded is small, and if I try to enlarge inside of the Benbox software, after a size of about 15 cm the program crash. Maybe it's a problem of a VM using 2 cores and 2,5 GB, but that is.
So, I'm trying the GRBL code, but...
- Not precise, not even closer to the Benbox
- The software is not as good for the setup of the engraving, testing, change size, ecc.
Here's the questions:
1 - Any info about a Benbox-like software for Mac?
2 - Anything I can do to resolve the problem of the crash when I resize the image?
3 - A better software for GCode? Something like BenBox or even better, RDWorks Thunder Laser (http://www.thunderlaser.com/down
Attached a couple of test