I am also quite new. I think you are ooking for something that can profile and slice your model...?
I currently have both Fusion 360 and Artcam installed, however I have not had the opportunity to get to them yet. I am still assembling my 12 x 12.
I did find the Fusion 360 to have a more cleaner, crisper and well designed GUI interface. Fusion 360 is also free, which is another huge bonus!
Just my 2 cents. Thanks!
- Steven, the Skywalker