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    Hi everyone,
    I would like any suggestions on the following
    I'm installing a 3D CNC routing multicam machine into my factory but it doesnt come with any software for design, I currently use Corel Draw 10 to draw up the DXF files for the 2D cuttingit will do for now but for the 3D there must be something out I can use ie looking at ART CAM or PRO ENGINEER

    Is there anyone that is using any of these packages on a cnc machine that can halp with a suggestion?

    thanks Steve.

  • #2
    What are you making with this machine? One-offs or multiples?

    Whups, just re-read your post. A 3-D machine? Full 360 3D or reliefs only?
    Not that I can help much. Ours are 2D only but it would do reliefs if I bought the module for it. We use Signlab on one, Enrout on the other.

    The machine manufacturer doesn't have any recommendations?
    I've only heard of Cad/Cam but I've never used it. Haven't heard of the two you mention.
    Not a lot of CNC guys here. You may do better on a woodworking or milling site.

    PD is a grande format digital print dude. His advice/opinions may not apply to the 4color/offset/web world of printing

    Post Edited (PrintDriver) : 4/14/2005 3:13:41 AM GMT


    • #3
      Hi We are cutting multiples of units in 2d and 3d reliefs ie signs and engraving to do any full 3d's you would need a 5 axes cnc routa big bucks $$$$$ around 1.5 mill to start off and 50 to 100 k software.

      Does sign lab cater for auto tool changes on the routa head or is it for vinyl cutting for signs?
      thanks Steve


      • #4
        We use signlab on a 5x10 cnc router. I personally like it better than Enrout but Enrout has the purchaseable 3D module. Not sure about Signlab.
        As for the auto tool changer, man that would be handy too. Sorry. Can't hep help ya. If you are using this for signage, check out

        PD is a grande format digital print dude. His advice/opinions may not apply to the 4color/offset/web world of printing






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