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AcornSix Router CNC Software License

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$229.00$1,399.00

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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.



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

 

Compatible with:
Features AcornSix Free v5.0+ AcornSix Pro v5.0+ AcornSix Ultimate v5.0+
  Free Version (no license required) Mill Pro, Lathe Pro, Router Pro License Mill, Router Ultimate License
User Configurable Touch Screen Virtual Control Panel (aka VCP) Included Included Included
Mill (Router uses 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 Tool & Tools 1,2,3
Unlimited auto measure on all tools. Unlimited auto measure on all tools.
Support for "Probe App" by swissi No Yes Yes
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
Slave Linear to Rotary axis or vise verse Not Included Included Included
Inverse Time Motion 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
Multi Axis Lathe interpolated motion No Included Included

Spindle Encoder feedback,w/ RPM display

Included Included Included
Spindle RPM display with single pulse per rev sensor Included Included Included
Axis Scale input for position DRO display Included Included Included
Axis Scale input for position correction No No Included
XY axis deskew 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.
Lathe C axis Not Included Not included Included
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
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 Yes, Mill, Router
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
Two sets of software Axis Pairing
Example: First axis paired with 4th, Second axis paired with 5th.
No Yes Yes
Auto Squaring of Software Paired axis with auto homing No Yes Yes
Hardware Axis Pairing Yes Yes Yes
4 axis Simultaneous G-code moves: No, "Free" is limited to 3 axis of simultaneous moves with single axis 4th,5th,6th axis moves. Yes, 4 axis simultaneous movement
with full interpolation. (interpolated moves for any four axes in combination with any others including paired axes.This is 4+2*)
Yes, 4 axis simultaneous movement
with full interpolation. (interpolated moves for any four axes in combination with any others including paired axes.This is 4+2*)
Simultaneous 5 axis drive moves with one paired axes No, "Free" is limited to 3 axis of simultaneous moves with single axis 4th,5th,6th axis moves. Yes, 4 axis simultaneous movement
with full interpolation.(software paired axes are considered 1 axis as it has one label) This is 4+2*.
Yes, 4 axis simultaneous movement
with full interpolation.(software paired axes are considered 1 axis as it has one label)
This is 4+2*.
Simultaneous 6 axis drive moves with two paired axes No, "Free" is limited to 3 axis of simultaneous moves with single axis 4th,5th,6th axis moves. Yes, 4 axis simultaneous movement
with full interpolation.(software paired axes are considered 1 axis as it has one label)
Yes, 4 axis simultaneous movement
with full interpolation.(software paired axes are considered 1 axis as it has one label)
non paired (individual axes) 5 and 6 axis Simultaneous G-code moves: No, "Free" is limited to 3 axis of simultaneous moves with single axis 4th, 5th, 6th axis moves. Requires purchase of 6 axis simultaneous interpolated motion software. Requires purchase of Ultimate Plus.
BCD Tool Changer output No Included Included
Rack Mount ATC setup Wizard Yes Yes Yes
ATC Programs for Lathe Turret Yes Yes Yes
CNC Setup Wizard with auto PLC
program generation
Included Included Included
CNC12 Color Picker (create,save and share CNC12 software color themes) Included Included Included
PLC Detective Software Included Included Included
Use one input for all axis Homing an or Limits Included Included Included
Contour ShuttleXpress Support Included Included Included
Xkeys, Xbox and other USB keyboard emulator support Included Included Included
Laser Engraving and Cutting 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
Spindle VFD +-10, 0-10, +- 5, 0-5 VDC analog output Yes Yes Yes
    • Can I buy one Pro AcornSix CNC12 license and use it on several AcornSix CNC control boards?
    • No, the Centroid AcornSix Pro and Ultimate licenses are tied to the AcornSix board serial number. When purchasing a Pro or Ultimate license, the AcornSix serial number is required and then a Pro or Ulitmate license is created that matches the AcornSix board serial. When the CNC12 software starts, it checks the Pro or Ultimate license against the AcornSix 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 AcornSix CNC12 will run without any license installed)
    • If I buy an AcornSix Mill Pro CNC12 license and then decide to upgrade to the Ultimate license how much does that cost?
    • $299
    • Can I buy an AcornSix Mill Pro and AcornSix Lathe Pro and AcornSix Utlimate for use on the same AcornSix 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 AcornSix board to be returned, any License associated with that board can be transferred to another AcornSix board.
    • Do I have to state at time of purchase what machine I plan on using the AcornSix with?
    • No. Both the Mill and Lathe Free version of AcornSix CNC12 control software is available for download so you can configure the AcornSix controller for a wide variety of machine tools. The hardware doesn't care what kind of machine it connected to.
    • If I bought an AcornSix Mill Pro License, can I use it with the AcornSix Lathe Software?
    • No. The AcornSix 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 AcornSix board can I supply my own?
    • Yes, but the License file(s) that were issued for that AcornSix 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 AcornSix 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 AcornSix 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 AcornSix CNC control kit?
    • Typically the AcornSix 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.
    • Can I order an AcornSix CNC control kit over the phone? And do you have resellers in the EU?
    • Yes. Centroid accepts orders for AcornSix kits through our website, phone and email. We do ship internationally! International shipping will be calculated after the sale typical Air Freight cost range in the $70 to $120 for typical AcornSix kit international orders.
    • How do I contact Technical Support?
    • Free AcornSix 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. 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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