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Cut3D CAM Software

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Cut3D is a dedicated toolpath engine for CNC machining 3D models that have been designed using a 3D CAD or Graphics design product such as AutoCAD, Rhino3D, 3D Studio etc. or scanned using a laser or touch probe device. Cut3D's exceptionally easy to use interface leads you step-by-step through the process of loading a model, setting the size, interactively placing tabs to hold the job in place, calculating single, double or four sided roughing and finishing toolpaths, previewing the results and finally saving the CNC code to run on your machine.

3D Models that are too large / thick to machine because of gantry height, cutter length or limited material thickness can be 'Sliced' into separate pieces. Each slice can then be machined and the complete job assembled.

3D Model Formats

  • Cut3D includes powerful import filters that work with most of the industry standard mesh file formats. 3D CAD and Graphics Design software packages will typically include standard options for saving 3D models in at least one of the file formats supported by Cut3D. The commonly used design software products are, Rhino3D 3D Studio AutoCAD Bobcad ProEngineer Solid Works SolidEdge Silo The internet is a very useful source for 3D models with many web sites offering 3D clipart pieces. Many of these also offer Free models that can be used to test they work with Cut3D.
  • The 3D file types supported in Cut3D are STL, 3DS, DXF, OBJ, SBP, TXT, WRL, X, LWO, V3M

Estimated Machining Times

  • Cut3D automatically calculates the theoretical cutting times for each of the toolpaths using the specified feed rates. A scaling factor can be used to improve the accuracy of the estimated timings when cutting 3D toolpaths. This is often needed because the CNC equipment may not achieve the programmed feed rates when running in 3D mode.

Saving the Toolpaths

  • Standard postprocessors are included for virtually all CNC machine control systems. The postprocessors are 'open' and can easily be configured to match specific file formats. The postprocessor supports Automatic Tool Changing and can easily be modified to save the roughing, finishing and cut out toolpaths into a single file.