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CamBam What’s CamBam? Sketchup Sketchup is a 3D CAD program that’s popular with beginners and those with 2D backgrounds find it easy to migrate to. It does not incorporate CAM features. OnShape OnShape is a 3D CAD software package that runs in a browser and has cloud file storage. It’s free for hobbyists. Illustration Software Illustration software is sometimes used to draw shapes used later in CAM software to create toolpaths. FreeCAD FreeCAD is a free 3D CAD software package that will run on Mac, Windows and Linux. It’s fully extensible with Python programming. You can find it at freecadweb.org. MakerCam All you MakerCam users out there: Fusion 360 F360 Users are well supported by the community there and there are tons of videos on youtube, etc. As they are recommended, I’ll add them here.
Topic Replies Activity
About the CAD/CAM Software Tips category 1 July 17, 2017
Step by Step guide to creating GCode for the Maslow with FreeCAD 26 September 19, 2019
Depth of cut issues 9 September 19, 2019
DXF2GCODE tutorial 30 September 16, 2019
SVG out of Onshape 12 September 13, 2019
MakerCam Not Loading correctly 34 September 10, 2019
FreeCAD Not Letting me Pad 4 August 31, 2019
2D Pocket Random Toolpath Movements (SOLVED) 9 July 14, 2019
Making multiple copies on same sheet 2 August 12, 2019
Fusion 360 question 3 July 30, 2019
Fusion 360 Cam setup 6 July 30, 2019
Jscut down or file error 3 July 27, 2019
Flat Pack, Friction Fit Table Instructable - By Johnathan Odom 1 July 14, 2019
Fusion 350 Bit Specs 6 July 7, 2019
Fusion 360 codes no longer work in GC 11 June 14, 2019
InkScape SVG won't open in makercam 17 April 25, 2019
Design software for chairs 7 February 19, 2018
MakerCAM not willing to cut a ring-shaped pocket? 11 April 16, 2019
MakerCam and Easel question 21 April 11, 2019
Makercam to Mach3 Pocketing question/issues 4 April 7, 2019
Cut Path Order Fusion 360 9 March 13, 2019
Fusion360 CAM-Layout Checklist 9 March 3, 2019
Adjusting cutting feed rate 3 February 22, 2019
FbCadCam ellipses and elliptical arcs 7 February 18, 2019
Cuts are too big (bigger than I designed them to be in CAD) 10 February 13, 2019
How to use maslow with SolidWorks 14 February 1, 2019
Max plunge rate for simulation 4 January 31, 2019
Recommended Feed Rates 24 January 28, 2019
Help, I need a new OpenSource CAD/CAM today? 29 January 23, 2019
Inkscape with Makercam Question Double Line When Cutting? Mach3 14 January 21, 2019