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CAD/CAM Software Tips


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. 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. MakerCam All you MakerCam users out there:
Topic Replies Activity
About the CAD/CAM Software Tips category 1 July 17, 2017
MakerCam Not Loading correctly 38 February 15, 2020
Sketchup to CAM? 19 February 3, 2020
Nesting & Creating Cutting Tabs 12 February 13, 2020
Dogbone failures 3 February 5, 2020
Aspire Post Processor 5 January 30, 2020
Seeking advice on getting started with wooden gears 6 January 28, 2020
Help with v-carving images 10 January 23, 2020
How to shift gcode? 6 January 18, 2020
Corel Draw 12 to MakerCam 4 January 3, 2020
Step by Step guide to creating GCode for the Maslow with FreeCAD 41 December 31, 2019
3D sign effect on acrylic/plexiglass sheet 3 December 29, 2019
Solidworks 2018 and up, CAM Post Processor 12 December 23, 2019
SheetCam post prossesor 4 December 9, 2019
DXF2GCODE tutorial 35 December 9, 2019
FreeCAD Not Letting me Pad 6 December 2, 2019
Cutting Improvements: Ramp Down in Corners and Full Height Finish Passes 31 November 21, 2019
Unresolved Fusion 360 Cam issue 6 November 18, 2019
Does the maslow post processor work for fusion 360 3 November 9, 2019
Fusion 360 Cam issue 1 October 28, 2019
Depth of cut issues 10 September 19, 2019
How to use maslow with SolidWorks 18 September 19, 2019
SVG out of Onshape 12 September 13, 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