CNC noob: What to learn FreeCad or Kiri:Moto?

Hi All,

So I’ve had my CNC for a while and only have been doing some basic things to learn how to use it. For the moment I’ve just been using CAMLab off the Sienci web page. However occasionally my internet connection goes down which then makes it impossible to use CAMLab.

So I though I’d try learning a more advanced CNC software tool. I’m only running Linux so it came down to Kiri:Moto and FreeCAD. I ran a local copy of Kiri:Moto, and also installed FreeCAD. Unfortunately they seem to be geared towards expert users. I’m having a hard time figuring out the steps that CAMLab seemed to do automatically.

Anyone have any opinions which one I should spend my time learning? Any tutorials they can point me would also be great.

Initially I’d like to do plaques and relief maps. Eventually I’d like to machine some aluminum parts.

Let me know?

Thanks,
S.Lam