I've wanted to pick up a CNC mill for years, but never have done it. There are some guys that are running a Kickstarter campaign right now and I decided to jump in. It seems like a simple setup that I can use to make small items and parts and should hold me over until I get a bigger workspace and I can build my own larger CNC mill.
There seems to be a bunch of different CAD/3D modeling programs out there. I checked out Solidworks and a few others, but many of them are extremely expensive (from a hobby point of view). I know that SketchUp is free to use and seems to have a pretty large user base. I thought, however, that I'd check in and see if anyone here had any recommendations for programs I can use to build my models.
Also, as a first time CNC mill owner (well, not until it ships in December ), does anyone have any suggestions, tips, or tricks they can offer? I'm super excited to get this and start making things, as I've always got a bunch of ideas rattling around this skull of mine.
Here's the mill I'm ordering: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...nomad-cnc-mill