To control your CNC machine, you need a G-code sender. This piece of software allows you to:
- Send g-code
- Jog your machine
- Change and view firmware settings
Some also allow you to:
- Preview your g-code
- Adjust your feed rate on the fly
- Use a corner finding touch plate
- Use macros
- And more!
We recommend using UGS Platform. This is an open-source program developed by Will Winder. You can download it here: https://winder.github.io/ugs_website/download/
Detailed instructions on how to use UGS Platform can be found here: https://winder.github.io/ugs_website/guide/platform/
If you have purchased a LongMill, your machine will be pre-configured and will not require the Setup Wizard.
There are also many other g-code senders that you can use. They can be found in the GRBL documentation here: https://github.com/gnea/grbl/wiki/Using-Grbl
Please note that many of these programs have not been tested by us, so please use at your own discretion.