DevCad Cam Pro, CAM features added to DevCad Pro!
- Using the new application DevCad
Cam Pro you can draw your objects and create
the machining file for a 3D milling machine within a single
new application DevCad Cam Pro includes all the drawing features of
DevCad Pro, and the management of CAM Projects.
- Now you can in a very easy way to
create a New CAD Project and import in it all
the objects you need to machine, by Copying &
Pasting them from a Cad Drawing.
- You can then associate at these objects Toolpaths like
Profiling (to cut objects), Area Clearance, Machine
along Vector and Drilling.
- Bridges: Bridging is a precautionary measure
to prevent a profiled vector from shifting in
the block of material as it is machined. You
can add and manage Bridges in a very easy way with DevCad
- Pre Drilling: Often machining like
Profiling or Area Clearance use milling tools with poor
abilities to make holes in the material. For hard materials
the problem is also worste.
Note that the tool must make
a hole when he plunges in the block to begin a Working
toolpath. You can add Pre Drilling to all the machining
types, simply enable it in the bottom side of the Toolpath
dialog. The Pre Drilling is a totally automatic toolpath. It will be created
according to the Geometry of the object
selected in the Toolpath (we call it often the Main
toolpath to distinguish it from the Pre Drilling toolpath)
and performed just before it.
- When creating a toolpath in devCad,
it is necessary to select a tool with which to machine your
model. A broad range of pre-defined tools can be selected
from the Tool Database
You can add your own Tools
or modify existing ones.
- The integration between the Cad and
the Cam workspaces has some great advantages. For example
youi can machine a True Type text
simply drawing it in the Cad Drawing, and importing it
in a Cam Project! No further operation like
Text exploding is required.
- After having imported the Objects
from a Cad Drawing and having added the right
Toolpath(s), you can create the Machining file. The approach
of devCad is to specify all the formatting issue of the
Machining file by a 'PostProcessing' file. A PostProcessing
file is a text file (.CON) describing all the commands,
variables and formatting as required by your CNC
offer a great number of PostProcessing files for all the
most common controllers, but you can always create your
- The Help file will teach you the
basic steps to create you first machining file
in a few minutes.