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Acorn Lathe CNC Software License

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$175.00

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If you are buying a License for an existing control, please upload the Report.zip from that control before pressing 'Add to Cart' or you can Email your Report.zip file to diysales@centroidcnc.com, please note your order number in the email. Alternatively, if you have the Barcode or Serial Number from an existing control, you can enter it in the box below then click 'Add to Cart'. If you are purchasing a new CNC Controller and a License file, you do not have to upload a Report.zip file or enter a Barcode or Serial Number as we will automatically assign the license file to the CNC Controller you are purchasing.



Once a software license has been assigned to a control, it becomes non-transferable with the exception of RMAs. Please see the Acorn FAQ for more information.

Please see the detailed table below describing the differences between Pro and Ultimate software levels

Please be sure that you are purchasing the correct Software Version for your Acorn Install. Lathe Licenses only work with Lathe Installs, and will not work for Mill, Router, or Plasma.

Features Acorn Free v5.0+ Acorn Pro v5.0+ Acorn Ultimate v5.0+
Mill and Lathe Intercon Conversational programming Limited to 20 blocks of conversational Unlimited Unlimited
Wireless MPG Pendant WMPG-4 or WMPG-6 support Not included Included Included
G-code program size Limited to 50Kb G-code file size Unlimited G-code file size Unlimited G-code file size
Work Coordinates Systems (WCS) One (G54) Eighteen (G54-G59 plus extended WCS) starting with v5.08 Eighteen (G54-G59 plus extended WCS)
Menu driven Probing cycles Center of bore Complete Set of menu driven probing cycles. Bore, Boss, Slot, Web, Inside Corner, Outside corner, Single edge find, find angle, auto probe for CSR Complete Set of menu driven probing cycles. Bore, Boss, Slot, Web, Inside Corner, Outside corner, Single edge find, find angle, auto probe for CSR
Menu driven Digitizing cycles Grid, Radial, Contour, Wall following, limited to 2500 points Grid, Radial, Contour, Wall following, limited to 2500 points Unlimited point Grid, Radial, Contour, Wall following
Auto Tool Height Measurement Unlimited auto measure on:
Reference Too l & Tools 1,2,3
Unlimited auto measure on all tools. Unlimited auto measure on all tools.
Coordinate System Rotation Yes Yes Yes
Auto find CSR with Probe No Yes Yes
Manual find CSR with Probe or Wiggler Yes Yes Yes
Manual enter angle for CSR Yes Yes Yes
Tool Library 10 Tools 200 Tools, (99 Tools Lathe) 200 Tools Mill, (99 Tools Lathe)
Sub Programs and Macros (M98 & G65)
Write your own custom marcos, many uses
Included Included Included
Cutter Compensation G41/G42 Included Included Included
Backlash Compensation Included Included Included
Screw compensation (laser or manual!) Included Included Included
3 axis simultaneous Included Included Included
4 th Axis linear or rotary conversational programming. limited to 20 blocks of Intercon Unlimited Unlimited
Operate as a 2 axis CNC with Manual Quill Included Included Included
Operate as a 2 or 1 axis CNC control Included Included Included
Any axis can be Linear or Rotary Included Included Included
Supported Axes Labels

X,Y,Z,U,V,W,A,B,C Mill/Router/Plasma
X,Y,Z,C,A,B Lathe

X,Y,Z,U,V,W,A,B,C Mill/Router/Plasma
X,Y,Z,C,A,B Lathe
X,Y,Z,U,V,W,A,B,C Mill/Router/Plasma
X,Y,Z,C,A,B Lathe

Spindle Encoder feedback,w/ RPM display

Included Included Included
Mill Rigid Tapping Not Included Included Included
Lathe Threading Not included Included Included
Lathe Automatic CSS Not Included Included Included
Lathe Rigid Tapping Not included Included Included
Lathe Automatic Tool Measurement Unlimited auto measure on:
Tools 1,2,3
Unlimited auto measure on all tools. Unlimited auto measure on all tools.
G81 drilling cycles Included Included Included
Compression Tapping Gcode Cycles Included Included Included
Mill G-code scaling and mirroring Included Included Included
True G-code backplot graphics Included Included Included
Run Time Program Graphics Included Included Included
Smart Search (stop and restart at any point) Included Included Included
User Configurable Touch Screen Virtual Control Panel Included Included Included
Backlash compensation Included Included Included
CNC Configuration Wizard Included Included Included
Menu driven Part and Tool setup menus Included Included Included
Intercon Teach Mode Limited to 20 blocks of Intercon Unlimited Unlimited
Intercon Drilling cycles: Drilling, Deep Hole, Chip Breaking Limited to 20 blocks of Intercon Unlimited Unlimited
Intercon Pocketing: Circular,Rectangular, Irregular Limited to 20 blocks of Intercon Unlimited Unlimited
Intercon Contouring Limited to 20 blocks of Intercon Unlimited Unlimited
Intercon Threadmilling Limited to 20 blocks of Intercon Unlimited Unlimited
Intercon Conversational Compression Tapping Limited to 20 blocks of Intercon Unlimited Unlimited
Intercon Auto Connect Radius Limited to 20 blocks of Intercon Unlimited Unlimited
Intercon Lathe Cycles. Auto profile cleanout, grooving, cutoff, chamfer, turning, end face turning, Limited to 20 blocks of Intercon Unlimited Unlimited
Intercon Math/Geometry Help Limited to 20 blocks of Intercon Unlimited Unlimited
Intercon DXF Import for Mill and Router. Yes, Limited to 20 blocks of Intercon Yes, MILL, Router, Plasma only Yes, Mill, Router, Plasma only.
Operate in Millimeter or Inches Yes Yes Yes
XY Diagonal Jogging Yes Yes Yes
4th axis Jogging Yes Yes Yes
Software Axis Pairing
(pair 4th axis any other axis in software)
No Yes Yes
Auto Squaring of Software Paired axis with auto homing No Yes Yes
Hardware Axis Pairing Yes Yes Yes
4th axis G-code moves:
4&1,4&2,4&3,4&1&2,4&2&3,4&1&3&4, 4&1&2&3
No, "Free" is limited to 3 axis simultaneous moves with single axis 4th axis moves. (aka (3+1) Yes, 4 axis simultaneous movement
with full interpolation. (move any axis in combination with any others)
Yes, 4 axis simultaneous movement
with full interpolation. (move any axis in combination with any others)
BCD Tool Changer output No Included Included
ATC Programs for Rack Mount Yes Yes Yes
ATC Programs for Lathe Turret Yes Yes Yes
CNC Setup Wizard with auto PLC
program generation
Included Included Included
PLC Detective Software Included Included Included
Use one input for all axis Homing Included Included Included
Contour ShuttleXpress Support Included Included Included
Xkeys, Xbox and other USB keyboard emulator support Included Included Included
Laser Engraving Yes Yes Yes
PWM output for Laser power Yes Yes Yes
PWM output for Spindle speed control Yes Yes Yes
Laser power Velocity modulation Yes Yes Yes
0-5 VDC or 0-10 VDC analog output Yes Yes Yes
Support for "Probe App" by swissi No Yes Yes
    •   Can I buy one Pro Acorn CNC12 license and use it on several Acorn CNC control boards?
    •   No, the Centroid Acorn Pro and Ultimate licenses are tied to the Acorn board serial number. When purchasing a Pro or Ultimate license, the Acorn serial number is required and then a Pro or Ultimate license is created that matches the Acorn board serial. When the CNC12 software starts, it checks the Pro or Ultimate license against the Acorn board that is connected to the CNCPC for a match. If it matches, then that particular level (Pro or Ultimate) of CNC12 software is made active. If it doesn't match, then the CNC12 software runs at the "Free" level. (So Acorn CNC12 will run without any license installed)
    •   If I buy an Acorn Mill Pro CNC12 license and then decide to upgrade to an Ultimate license how much does that cost?
    •   $299
    •   Can I buy an Acorn Mill Pro and Acorn Lathe Pro and Acorn Ultimate for use on the same Acorn Board?
    •   Yes.
    •   Can I ask Centroid to move a Pro or Ultimate software License from one Acorn board to another?
    •   If Centroid issues an RMA for an Acorn board to be returned, any License associated with that board can be transferred to another Acorn board.
    •   Do I have to state at time of purchase what machine I plan on using the Acorn with?
    •   No. Both the Mill and Lathe Free version of Acorn CNC12 control software is available for download so you can configure the Acorn controller for a wide variety of machine tools. The hardware doesn't care what kind of machine it connected to.
    •   If I bought an Acorn Mill Pro License, can I use it with the Acorn Lathe Software?
    •    No. The Acorn Pro License is Mill and Lathe specific. There is a Pro License for Mill and there is a Pro license for Lathe.
    •   If I destroyed the BBG (Beagle Bone Green) that came with my Acorn board can I supply my own?
    •   Yes, but the License file(s) that were issued for that Acorn will not work with the new BBG. Centroid offers License transfer service for $29 which requires you to email us a report.zip file to diysales@centroidcnc.com. Information on how to generate a report.zip file is here.
    •   How big of a G-code program can I run with the Free version of CNC12 software?
    •   50Kb.
      To give you an idea of what can be done with the Free version of the Acorn CNC12 software: on our website is a part program for a SEM DC servo motor cover plate, below on the left is the plate being installed and on the right is the tool path that was used to make the cover plate. This G code program to make this part is 5Kb in size.

      This is pretty typical of a home hobby shop type part. The G code file generated by a cad cam system or in this case Centroid's Intercon conversational programming software (with comments!) to make this part the G-code program is only 5kb in size. The Centroid FREE version of CNC12 has a file size limitation of 50KB so you could run a G code program 10 times this size with the Free version of CNC12. As you can see, you can do a lot even with the Free version of the Acorn CNC12 software.

      The 5kb Gcode program used to cut this SEM servo motor cover plate is available here (click to view, right click link and Save as to download).

      Note: The Centroid PRO version of CNC12 has no file size limitation so you could run a file as large as the hard drive on the CNCPC and the Ultimate License also has no file size limitation. (only limited by the size of the CNCPC hard drive space)

    •   How long does it take to ship the Acorn CNC control kit?
    •   Typically the Acorn CNC control kits are in stock ready to ship and ship within one or two business day from Howard, PA via UPS GND. You will receive an email with tracking number when your kit ships.
    •   How do I contact Technical Support?
    •   Free Acorn Technical Support is available 24/7 on the Acorn CNC community support forum. Here is how to sign up for the Free Support Forum. Centroid Direct Technical Support is available for $120/hr. one hour min. You can purchase support here then email support@centroidcnc.com with a current Report.zip file.
    •   Do I need to purchase a PC from Centroid or can I build my own?
    •   Ready to run Centroid CNCPC's are avalible for sale from Centroid, alternatively you can supply your own CNCPC as long as it meets the Centroid Minimum PC performance specifications found here.
    •   What is the Acorn Return, Warranty and Repair policies?
    •   Please see this page for complete details.
    •   Is there a return restocking fee?
    •   Yes. There is a 15% restocking fee on all returned parts and products.
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