What software is recommended to run the Touch Probe?
STEPCRAFT customers can use UCCNC for the Touch Probe. We have a special screenset and macros to control it for various functions (DOWNLOAD HERE). For 3D object scanning with the Touch Probe, you will need a CAD/CAM program like Vectric Cut2D or VCarve to be able to draw a box and create a simple tool path for the scanning area. Once a point cloud file is created, you can download Meshlab (www.meshlab.net) for free, which will convert the point cloud file into a STL 3D file that you can CNC machine.
Non-STEPCRAFT customers will need to setup a macro for their machine control software to allow it to work. You would need to reference your software’s manufacturer to obtain information on this.
The videos below will give you much more information the setup and use of the STEPCRAFT TOUCH PROBE
Can I buy the STEPCRAFT Touch Probe for use with a non-STEPCRAFT CNC machine?
Yes, you can purchase the Touch Probe and it will most likely work with just about any CNC. However, you be responsible for the correct software setup, macros and configuration for your system. STEPCRAFT will NOT support the operation or configuration of the Touch Probe for non-STEPCRAFT machines. The unit will, however, be warranted for mechanical defects.