Okay, then let me begin by introducing myself and my machine. I purchased my CNC Piranha about two years ago to aid in my hobby. Since then I have not been able to generate tool paths or to get the machine to function as advertised. To be fair though, I haven't tried as much as that sounds. But now I am at a place in my hobby that it would be a great time saver if I could use it. After going through the material that came with the machine I got the impression that by using and playing with the sample program that I could design a simple project and had closed tool paths that I could install it into the machine, after doing so the machine did not do anything. As I started studying into the Vectric website I ran across the term "G-code" and as I dug deeper into the samples, videos, instructions, and this forum I realized that I had very little experience in this field and all that I read made me realize that all the CAD programs required me to have a good understanding in all of the other areas of CAD, (Architecture, Mechanical, Electrical), those of which I don't need in my hobby.