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  1. i was thinking $1k to $2k. come to find out the cost begins at $10k. this is out of my price range at this time. this is the first time i ever looked up software like this. it was an eye opener. the home learning edition will help me finish the book i purchased and prepare me for the class when i take it winter term.
  2. I downloaded the home learning edition. I wanted the full version but did not realize the cost involved. I will continue to learn this program but won't be able to output G-Code. thank you all for all your help. frank
  3. edited because post didn't stay with the nature of the thread.
  4. i submitted a request for a copy to purchase. thank you for your time
  5. thank you for the links.
  6. the laptop is pretty darn nice! i'm a believer in refurbished computers. i looked at this site for the mastercam software. but it seems even the ones offered here are "demo" with a limited shelf life. am i missing something here? thank you for replying NOTW Programmer. i'm not sure how to perform the tasks you outlined. i will yahoo it and do some research.
  7. laptop arrived. it arrived as advertised. 6GB memory on the Nvidia Quadro card, 64GB RAM etc. installed my mastercam disk. won't have time to play until later. note: the software on the disk that came with my book reminded me the demo ends in 14 days. i'm bummed about that. can i order a version that does not expire? i prefer a disk versus downloading.
  8. that is correct. this new system is going to be solely for mastercam. i don't plan on this ever going online either unless i have to for CAD reasons. can you post a screen shot of the configuration steps? i know some software things but not enough to follow your post. thank you
  9. thank you, i can't wait for it to get here so i can get back to learning. after reading about CAD workstations, i am surprised my tablet/laptop worked as well as it did.
  10. fdbarajas

    connect two arcs with tangent line help

    i will practice this. this has been a lot of fun to learn. thank you
  11. ordered a laptop. my wife was supportive of the idea... which made life much easier. should arrive next week. refurbished: Processor: Intel Xeon E-2176M Processor (6 Core, 2.70 GHz, 12MB Cache, 45W) OS: Windows 10 Pro for Workstations (4 Cores Plus) Memory: 64GB (4x16GB) DDR4 2666MHz SDRAM Non-ECC Memory Hard Drive: 2TB PCIe M.2 NVMe Class 40 Solid State Drive Video: NVIDIA Quadro P3200 6GB GDDR5 Battery: 97Whr, 6-Cell Lithium Ion Battery with ExpressCharge i spent a little more than i expected: $2600 but if this works as i hope it will, i should not have to worry about another laptop purchase for a long time.
  12. i've done a bit of reading. i understand now why the NVIDIA Quadro is suggested here. not all video cards are created equal. i'm learning stuff every day. i plan to use this computer solely for CAD. no general internet use. thank you all for taking time to respond.
  13. when a laptop is classified as "refurbished", i get that it's used. how beat up are these machines? is there an industry standard that the sellers must adhere to when classifying these PCs?
  14. thank you for the feedback. i'm going to look at each one.
  15. i looked up the Dell and it was out of my price range. it was priced at around $2500. my budget is around $1700. i found these, what do you think? https://www.newegg.com/p/1TS-000E-0DUD0 https://www.newegg.com/p/1TS-000E-0DUC9 thank you for your time

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