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Not quite a calculator, PicFRC will dynamically adjust cutting speeds for engraving work so that deeper portions are cut more slowly than thinner portions which are cut commensurately more quickly: http://www.picengrave.com/PicFRC.htm CAD integrated with custom parts ordering

You can build models from scratch, or you can download what you need. People all over the world share what they’ve made on the Trimble 3D Warehouse. In 2013, Trimble released two new versions, licensing SketchUp Pro 2013 requires one to have licensed the software for $495, and the payment of an annual $95 license maintenance fee [15] [16]; SketchUp Make 2013 (formerly the free version) now has a license which forbids any commercial use [17]. There are many tutorials available, some discussion in the forums, including a post with excellent usage tips and advice: Re: Sketchup 3d Models – Update 12th Jun 2012.

One of the world’s leading 2D and 3D CAD design tools. There are a number of clones which are less expensive (and often have free versions) or are simply free. For free (including opensource), see 10 useful Free alternative to AutoCAD. See also REALIZE for AutoCAD] an AutoLISP script to generate G-Code from lines, circles, polylines, and points in a CAD file. Another similar tool is GCode Programming for AutoCAD by Steve J. Lindsay. See also a similar tool for engraving.

There is now a Carbide3D post-processor: http://fusion360.autodesk.com/learning/learning.html?guid=GUID-D701BB8F-6FAB-4282-B248-6206B36D160D [23] Notes on post-processor for associated CAM: http://www.shapeoko.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=6328&p=52650 https://forums.autodesk.com/autodesk/attachments/autodesk/2070/3456/1/carbide3d.cps [24]

Note on post-processors and G2/G3 arcs: https://www.shapeoko.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=8916&p=67516#p67516 Configuration specifics w/ screengrab: https://www.shapeoko.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=8916&p=67530#p67530 How to add a Post-Processor to your-Personal-Posts in Fusion 360 [25]

• https://github.com/Strooom/GRBL-Post-Processor [31] — free / opensource / documented Post-Processor which translates RPM values into dial-settings for Dewalt and Makita trim routers, and will alert you and recommend solutions for some errors in a design. Modified versions: C3D-SO3-DEWALT.cps.zip [32] C3D-MikeP-Dewalt.cps.zip [33]

Note that some users have found it necessary to increase the precision for metric files so as to avoid Invalid Gcode Error 33: http://community.carbide3d.com/t/grbl-error-invalid-gcode-id-33/1204/10 with Carbide Motion 4 and Grbl 1.1, there is a setting which may need to be changed to avoid a similar error: http://community.carbide3d.com/t/fusion-360-and-grbl-errors/5263/9

Free license available to hobbyists and startups making less than $100,000 annually (must be renewed each year, details: http://www.autodesk.com/company/legal-notices-trademarks/terms-of-service-autodesk360-web-services/autodesk-web-services-entitlements ): http://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/fusion-360/troubleshooting/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/How-to-activate-start-up-or-educational-licensing-for-Fusion-360.html

Notable for the student version (not usable for commercial or professional purposes) being offered for $20 (per year) to Canadian and U.S. Veterans: https://store.solidworks.com/veteran/default.php?command=Step1 [53] Note that processing the application takes 1–2 business days, then after paying (credit card or PayPal) it will ship in 1–2 business via USPS. Also available for EAA members: http://www.eaa.org/en/eaa/eaa-membership/eaa-member-benefits/solidworks-resource-center/solidworks-student-design-kit [54]

High end 3D CAD/engineering program. Version 5 of CATIA is stand alone. Version 6 is part of an integrated client/server suite (now called 3DEXPERIENCE). Both versions are still developed and sold by Dassault Systèmes, as some customers can’t/won’t move from V5 to the integrated suite version.

EAGLE (Easily Applicable Graphical Layout Editor) software for PCB design, including Schematic Capture, Board Layout and Autorouter. User Language Programs enable features such as simulation and 3D-visualization. See PCB-Gcode for a G-Code export tool for this app.

Windows and Linux versions available. English, German, Spanish, Swedish available. Company is a Mach2/3 reseller and can be purchased bundled for a savings. Has drag knife support. [63] Unlicensed mode will output a limited number (currently 180) lines of G-code for testing.

Software for 2D design and calculation of 2D and 2.5D toolpaths for cutting parts on a CNC Router. They also have Aspire, which is "built on the same platform" as well as the hobby-oriented Cut2D 1.5. A set of Post Processors is available at the following forum post Vectric Aspire Post Processor. Alternately use the ‘g-code (inch) (*.tap)’ post processor — put the code G20 at the beginning for inches. [64] ShapeokoPP.zip [65]

DISCONTINUED: https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/artcam/learn-explore/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/Autodesk-ArtCAM-Software-End-of-Sale-End-of-Development-FAQs.html ArtCAM [73] — Use Mach3 PP for Shapeoko2 and GRBL [74] Newer versions Mach3_4(MM)(*.TAP) [75] — some have instead chosen to use generic gcode and remove T1 M6 and add G20 and G90. Artcam jewelsmith 2011 — G-Code Arcs(mm) (*.tap) [76] Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPE-W6YgZAY [77] Free version: http://www.artcam.com/free/index.asp http://www.artcam.com/downloads/pdf/artcam-feature-comparison-flyer.pdf

Imports STLs, and SVGs and DXFs, can extrude R12 DXFs into a 3D part (on import, SVGs may be specified as to desired thickness). Will also convert pixel images into 3D shapes. 15 day demo available. How to write gcode to surface wasteboard? Supported on Mac OS X: http://www.grzsoftware.com/meshcam-mac/ http://www.grzsoftware.com/blog/how-to/solidworks-cam/

Application to create CAM files (gcode) from CAD source files or its own internal geometry editor. Requires .NET 2 or later. Older beta version is still available for free [84]. A plug-in for engraving is available on their forums: http://www.cambam.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=3513.0 — discussion of limitations in Re: VCarve Bar Sign.

Imports STL files from any 3D CAD program, calculates CNC toolpaths and writes NC program files (3-axis, 4-axis and 5-axis). Aimed at designers for Rapid Prototyping, at jewelers for wax models, artists for sculptures, medics for prostheses, moldmakers, woodworkers, teachers, students, hobbyists. [92] 5-axis capability. [93]. Note that as of version 7, 5th axis CAM is still indexed rather than continuous. 4th axis may be as well (the linked page is unclear on that poiunt).

Full 3D Simulation. Shows you a full 3D simulation of the finished part based on the toolpath, the stock you define, and the cutters you’re using. Collision detection. Versions for mills and lathes. Compare source .stl to previewed file. http://cutviewer.cncca.co.uk/Features.html

• http://360.autodesk.com/pricing — http://www.shapeoko.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=5543&p=41076 For a ShapeOko 3 using Carbide Motion Machine Controller “new CM V2 beta that works with Autodesk CAM. Use the Mach3 post, Uncheck "Use Radius" in the post processor”