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CNC

Software CNC

With the popularization of the Internet has become easier the access to software of CNC control, low cost or no cost at all, with mechanical or electronic components sold on eBay, made ​​the CNC machines flourish for hobbiest.
On this page I’ll do a summary about CNC software related (usually in the slang spoken, CAD / CAM sftware, because some of the programs do both jobs), I give links to the pages of manufacturers or Download programs related to CNC. This page will be updated with information about CAD/CAM software and related, with special attention to free and/or opensorce softwares.

CAD (Computer Aided Design) Wikipedia

The CAD software is where you will draw or design parts or assemblies.

CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) Wikipedia

It´s the program that will convert the drawing to be drawn in a CAD software liguagem the CNC controller knows. (There are some programs that serve as CAD / CAM or perform both operations)

CNC control software

Interprets the code generated by the CAM program, usually in G-code, and converts the movements in CNC machine.

CNC simulation software
There is also software simulation, these programs are a real help when it comes to optimizing routes or run times. A simulator for verifying CNC tool paths on a computer. The CNC Simulator and The NCPlot are my favorites for this work.

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Software CAD

Google Sketchup – Gratuito
Blender – Gratuito
Caligari TrueSpace
DoubleCad- Grauito
Wings 3D – Gratuito
Moi3D
ARTCAM
SolidWorks
Rhinoceros
Edge2D – Gratuito
AutoCAD
CadKey
TurboCAD
Alibre

Software CAM

EMC2 – Linux
SheetCAM-Gratuito
KCAM – Windows 98
TurboCNC – DOS-Gratuito
Mach2/3 – Windows 2000/XP
DeskCNC – Windows
CNCZeus – DOS
DesKAM – Windows/DOS
CNCPro – DOS
USBCNC – USB CNC Controller
CNCDudez – USB CNC Controller

Utilidades CNC

SimpleCNC
Machinists Tool Box
Ace Converter – DXF to G-code converter
CNC Toolkit
 NCPlot
 CNCSimulator
 IMGToGcode
 Exchange

In these page below you can find numerous link to download software related.

http://www.luberth.com/cstep/software.htm