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 (https://stepcraft.us/product/touchprobe/ – In the DOWNLOAD tab). 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