Easy and powerful GRBL CNC Control software
The CNC3D Commander project (Formerly SharpCNC Commander) started off as a complimentary configuration tool for our CNC router kits. Over time, this project has turned into a full CNC control management suite with built in Creation tools that allow you to make your designs come to life. It is also completely FREE for personal use.
This software is written in Microsoft .NET framework and is designed for use on Windows PCs and laptops.
Our server is protected and secured by SSL encryption technologies.
Windows 8.1- Windows 11 (64 Bit)
2gb RAM (8gb recommended)
Intel Pentium Core 3 Minimum
200mb of free space
Version 1.1* and greater
Metric & Imperial Inch support
Commander supports both Metric and imperial inches. This option can be easily configured in the "Operation" tab of commander under "Machine Units".
Please Note: Some aspects of GRBL controllers must be in metric, these include; Steps per millimetre, Acceleration and Max speed values. The good news, this typically only needs to be done once during initial machine configuration.
Spark Concepts xPRO V5 Support
The current version of Commander fully supports all of the extended features of the xPRO V5 including SD file handling, easy network setup and most importantly, network recovery!
There is very limited compatibility with FluidNC in Commander, FluidNC has removed almost all of the easy $ settings configurations found in GRBL in favour of a preloaded config file that must be compiled and re-uploaded to the controller.
This means you cannot easily tune or adjust your machine on the fly using Commanders easy setting configuration tools.
FluidNC is still in the development stage, with constant and drastic changes to how it operates with each release, this makes it extremely difficult for our team to ensure that Commander can suit it entirely.
With all due respect to the developers of FluidNC, we feel the platform is not quite stable enough for our development team to keep up with supporting at this stage.
Machine profile management
Immediate override controls
Variable Macro support
Job tracing function
Machine setup wizard
Easy endmill management
SD card file synchronization
Detailed job info
Easy software updater
Supports IP (Wifi) controllers
Advanced probing wizard
Firmware update tools (ESP32)
Informative alarm and error info
Fully featured FREE 2D design tools
Advanced xPROV5/ESP32 support
Start jobs accurately from any line
Handy control shortcuts