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LaserCAM 2D Design
LaserCAM 2D Design
2D Design Software for Laser Cutters
LaserCAM 2D Design

LaserCAM 2D is a 2D CAD solution for use with Laser cutting machines. Simple designs can be created quickly and accurately and output to a laser with minimum effort. A host of import options make it the ideal way to manufacture logos, designs and projects on most types of Laser cutter & engraver.

POWERFUL TOOLS TO MAKE LASER MANUFACTURING EASY

LaserCAM 2D Design has all the features you need for laser cutting / engraving - all in one place. For example, the image importer includes image editing features to adjust brightness, contrast and gamma. The interactive preview and tools to create greyscale, black and white or halftone images will ensure you get the best results every time.

Custom colour palettes make it easy to pick the right colours for the laser driver (e.g. solid blue for vector engraving, solid red for vector cutting, black for raster engraving).

Grid size setup is easy - just click ‘Match to Printer’ and select the laser driver you’re going to use.

Before printing your design, the handy preview window allows you to offset its position and scale, without altering the original. It also gives you the option to only output selected objects.

With a wealth of designs available in postscript (.EPS) and metafile (.WMF, .EMF) formats, you will never be stuck for logos or cool designs!

CAD DRAWING FEATURES

The following objects can be created to exact sizes:
Lines, Arcs, Polylines, Curves, Polygons, Ellipses, Text*, Multi-line Text with justification*, Hatched areas, Offset paths, Bitmap Image Contours.
*Any TrueType font available to Windows™ can be installed and used by LaserCAM

Drawing features allow easy creation and manipulation of objects:
Customisable grid size for snapping to fixed distances, Editable object nudge, Angular (polar) snap, Absolute and relative co-ordinate entry, Object property editor allows sizes, angles and positions to be entered exactly, Quick drawing navigation (pan & zoom) is realised by mouse wheel operation, Object grips can be grabbed and moved, Various object snap modes can be activated at any time: End point; Mid point; Nearest; Intersection; Tangent; Perpendicular

Object modifiers allow objects to be altered quickly and accurately:
Move, Scale, Rotate, Mirror, Copy, Paste, Join, Explode, Group and Ungroup, Customisable colour palettes for easy configuration to match the Laser driver, Rectangular array, Circular array, Boolean shape operators: Union; Intersect; Split; Subtract.

IMPORT/EXPORT FEATURES

  • Import
  • Raster Images: .JPG; .BMP; .ICO; .EMF; .WMF
  • Clipboard paste from other drawing packages such as CorelDraw.
  • PCB Gerber file (RS274X).
  • AutoCAD: .DWG and .DXF (versions up to 2000).
  • Vector image clipart metafiles: .WMF and .EMF
  • Fonts: True type .TTF font files.
  • Encapsulated PostScript: .EPS vector files.
  • Export
  • AutoCAD: .DXF files can be saved.
  • QuickCAM 2D Design: .MCM files saved in LaserCAM can also be opened in QuickCAM 2D for CNC machining.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

  • IBM or 100% Compatible PC
  • Pentium III, 1Ghz, 512MB RAM
  • 200MB Free Hard Disk Space
  • Microsoft Windows XP; NT; 2000; Vista; Windows 7, 8
  • CD-ROM Drive
  • OpenGL 3D Accelerator Graphics Card with 128MB RAM supporting at least 1024 x 768 screen resolution.
  • CNC Machines require USB Connection.
QuickCAM 2D Design
QuickCAM 2D Design
2D Design & Manufacture Software
QuickCAM 2D Design

QuickCAM 2D Design is an advanced, yet simple to use, wizard based 2D CAD/CAM package. You can create designs quickly and accurately, then run the CAM wizard to create CNC machine toolpaths. It features various import options to allow images, PCB’s and designs from other CAD packages to be manufactured. The customisable post processor and advanced printing facilities provide outputs to most desktop CNC and laser machines.

CAD DRAWING FEATURES

Shape Creation:
Line, Polyline, Rectangle, Curve/Spline, Circle, Arc, Point, Polygon, Ellipse, Text, Multiple Line Text with Justification, Hatch, Offset Path, Image Outline (Contrast Edge Detection).

Drawing Help:
Customisable Grid Size, Grid Snap, Object Nudge, Polar Snap, Absolute and Relative Co-ordinate Entry, Shape Property Editors, Fast Drawing Navigation.
Snap Modes: End, Middle, Nearest, Intersection, Tangent.

Shape Modification:
Unlimited Undo and Redo, Move, Scale, Rotate, Mirror, Copy, Paste, Join, Explode, Group and Ungroup multiple shapes, Apply colour to any shape, Modify shape using grips or by property editor, Boolean shape operations: Union, Intersect, Split, Subtract, Rectangular Repeat, Circular Repeat.

Automatic Island Recognition:
Selects whether shapes within shapes are machined on the inside or the outside. Each island’s level (ie, inside or outside) can be altered manually.

IMPORT/EXPORT FEATURES

  • Import
  • Raster Image - JPG,BMP,ICO,EMF,WMF.
  • Clipboard Vector paste (eg from CorelDraw)
  • Gerber (RS274X) - PCB designs are imported and converted into polylines.
  • Autocad drawings (DWG,DXF) - drawings can be imported (Autocad versions 2.5 through to 2000).
  • Vector Image Clipart - WMF, EMF.
  • Font - any Truetype Font (TTF) can be imported then used by the software.
  • Export
  • Autocad DXF versions 10 through to 2000.
  • Custom file format for loading and saving design,machining plans and images.

CAM WIZARD FEATURES

Material selector - customisable materials define cutting feeds, speeds and cutting depth.

Machining plans - easily create and rearrange any number of machining plans from the following types:

  • Follow - follow the shapes path ideal for Engraving and Laser Cutting.
  • Inside Offset - offset cutter path inside shape(s) with automatic island recognition.
  • Outside Offset - offset cutter path outside shape(s).
  • Area Clearance - multiple offset cutter paths inside the shape(s).
  • Raster Clearance - create a raster path at any angle to clear the inside of shape(s).
  • Drill - select point, circle or arc centres for drilling operations

Post Process - final tool path can be simulated quickly in 2D then posted (G code) to a variety of machines via the customisable post processor.

NEW V-CARVE EXTENSION

The advanced V-Carve extension is available at additional cost. This addition to the standard QuickCAM 2D Design package enables 3 additional CAM features:-

  • V-Carve – allows shapes and text to be machined at the correct width by automatically controlling the depth of cut of the V cutter.
  • V-Carve Clearance – allows larger shapes (wider than the V cutter) to be machined by adding an area clearance path within the shape.
  • Add Tabs – allows parts to be retained while cutting through a billet. The size, number and depth of the Tabs can be user-defined.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

  • IBM or 100% Compatible PC
  • Pentium III, 1Ghz, 512MB RAM
  • 200MB Free Hard Disk Space
  • Microsoft Windows XP; NT; 2000; Vista; Windows 7, 8
  • CD-ROM Drive
  • OpenGL 3D Accelerator Graphics Card with 128MB RAM supporting at least 1024 x 768 screen resolution.
  • CNC Machines require USB Connection.
QuickCAM PRO
QuickCAM PRO
Advanced Milling CAM Software
Quick CAM Pro

QuickCAM Pro is an advanced, yet simple to use, wizard based CAM package, which is used to create cutter paths for machining 3D parts on a milling machine or router. Both STL files and image files can be imported into QuickCAM Pro, and a comprehensive set of machining plans can be used individually or in combination to produce complex 3D surfaces and lithophanes.

FEATURES

  • 12 machining plans – use individually or in combinations
    • 3 Roughing Plans.
    • 6 Finishing Plans.
    • 3 Fine Finishing Plans.
  • Each plan can be customised or used with default values.
  • Any number of plans can be used to produce the final part.
  • Different cutters can be used with each plan.
  • Simulation mode can be toggled on or off for easy viewing.
  • Custom boundary feature allows selected area to be machined.
  • Viewer and simulation colours can be selected and changed.
  • Finished models can be rendered in custom materials.
  • Intelligent scaling fits model into billet or billet around model.
  • Comprehensive “show me” files to provide Help options.
Quick CAM Pro

SUPPORTED INPUT FORMATS

  • 3D Stereo Lithography*(STL) files.
    *Used by Pro/DESKTOP, ArtCAM, Autodesk Inventor and Solid Edge.
  • AutoDesk 3D Studio Files (3DS).
Quick CAM Pro

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

  • IBM or 100% Compatible PC
  • Pentium III, 1Ghz, 512MB RAM
  • 200MB Free Hard Disk Space
  • Microsoft Windows XP; NT; 2000; Vista; Windows 7, 8
  • CD-ROM Drive
  • OpenGL 3D Accelerator Graphics Card with 128MB RAM supporting at least 1024 x 768 screen resolution.
  • CNC Machines require USB Connection.
VR CNC Milling 5
VR CNC Milling 5
CNC Machine Control Software
VR CNC Milling 5

Virtual Reality (VR) CNC Milling 5 is an improved and updated version of our CNC machine control software incorporating Denford PCB Manufacturing Software and 2D DXF import facilities, together with USB connectivity, delivering machining times up to 40% faster than before. Enhanced features provide the user with new machining capabilities, simplified options in datum setting, improved tool and work offset features and a new, powerful, virtual reality 3D simulation engine.

PROGRAMMING FEATURES

  • Program information screen provides fast interactive 3D depiction of tool path.
  • Powerful NC code editing options.
  • Program pre-scan checks for syntax errors and invalid codes prior to machining.
  • Utilities toolbar provides seamless integration with other Denford applications.
  • Simplified tool editing with multiple tool types.
VR CNC Milling 5

VR SIMULATION FEATURES

  • Simulate real machining with highly detailed Virtual Reality.
  • Actual cutting of the virtual material in jog mode or program cycle.
  • Tables, bases and workholding fixtures are simulated.
  • Collision detection: objects change colour when cutter comes into contact with billet, workholding or tables.
  • Virtual feed & speed overrides can control the virtual machine.
  • Auto datum facility: Program can run without having to set the VR offsets.

MACHINE CONTROL FEATURES

  • USB connectivity – Faster Data Transfer.
  • Continuous Path Manufacturing system pre-examines CNC moves to determine optimum change of direction.
  • One click datum positioning.
  • Material override mode – Automatically adjusts program feeds & speeds from a pre-set menu.
  • Intelligent program restart window allows restart of program from any line.
  • Denford Post Processor allows translation of NC programs between different controllers.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

  • IBM or 100% Compatible PC
  • Pentium III, 1Ghz, 512MB RAM
  • 200MB Free Hard Disk Space
  • Microsoft Windows XP; NT; 2000; Vista; Windows 7, 8
  • CD-ROM Drive
  • OpenGL 3D Accelerator Graphics Card with 128MB RAM supporting at least 1024 x 768 screen resolution.
  • CNC Machines require USB Connection.

VR MILLING PCB IMPORT

  • Simple “Wizard” program with 3D Graphics.
  • Imports Gerber files from all major PCB design packages.
  • Imports Drill files from all major PCB design packages.
  • Multi pass machining strategy increases clearance around tracks.
  • Option to create drilling plan from pad hole diameters.
  • Option to centre pads, pilot holes or drill all holes.
  • Handles double sided boards.
  • Toolpath simulation.
VR CNC Milling 5

VR MILLING 2D DXF IMPORT

  • Simple “Wizard” program with 2D Graphics.
  • Integrated Material and Tool Library.
  • Imports DXF and DWG files from all major CAD packages:- TechSoft, Pro/DESKTOP, ArtCAM, AutoCAD, CorelDraw etc.
  • Multiple cutter path strategies including:
    • Follow Path.
    • Inside Offset (cutter path offset by radius).
    • Outside Offset (cutter path offset by radius).
    • Area Clearance (Offset by outline) with programmable step-over.
    • Area Clearance (Raster) with programmable step over and angle.
    • Drilling cycles.
  • Intelligent selection of Islands.
  • Toolpath simulation.

SEAMLESS IMPORT OF TECHSOFT 2D DESIGN FILES:

The import routine with VR CNC Milling V5 operating software works with Techsoft 2D Design Tools Versions 1 & 2 and also with ALL major CAD packages.
It is far more advanced than the Techsoft post-processor, supplied with Techsoft Version 1 and is far simpler to use.

All machines operating with VR CNC Milling V5 are able to import designs drawn in Techsoft Versions 1 & 2, saved in DXF format, without any additional software or post processor being required.

VR Milling V5 has the facility to import DXF, DWG and Gerber files, which then allows multiple toolpaths to be created. The toolpaths are generated using the vector data imported and not colours, fill or line width.

QuickTURN 2D Design
QuickTURN 2D Design
CAD/CAM Design And Manufacture Software for Lathes
QuickTURN 2D Design

QuickTURN is an advanced yet simple to use, wizard based CAD/CAM package for Lathes. You can create or import 2D profiles, configure your tooling and material settings, then run the CAM wizard to create and simulate CNC Lathe toolpaths. The software features fully automatic toolpath generation, picking the most suitable tool from those available.

PROFILE DRAWING FEATURES

  • Create lines, arcs and threads on external and internal profiles.
  • Geometry is limited to the billet size and interacts with the rest of the profile to inhibit the creation of profiles that would be impossible to machine (eg, overhangs or breaking through from the internal profile).
  • DXF file import wizard allows designs from other CAD software to be turned into a profile ready for the CAM wizard.
  • Profile items can be edited interactively on screen, or by the property editor.
  • Profile dimensions update constantly.

TOOLING AND MATERIAL OPTIONS

  • The tooling editor allows a wide range of tool types to be edited or created and features a live 3D preview of the tool.
  • The shape and size of tool tips and holders can be defined exactly as they are in the real world for a more realistic simulation.
  • Tools can be quickly deactivated so the CAM wizard will not pick them.
  • Material types can be configured quickly and easily to include feed, speed and cut depth settings for each of the tools available.
  • Default feed and speed settings for all tool types can be edited quickly by a unique override slide bar.
  • Tooling and material details can be printed out in summary or full detail.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

  • IBM or 100% Compatible PC
  • Pentium III, 1Ghz, 512MB RAM
  • 200MB Free Hard Disk Space
  • Microsoft Windows XP; NT; 2000; Vista;Windows 7, 8
  • CD-ROM Drive
  • OpenGL 3D Accelerator Graphics Card with 128MB RAM supporting at least 1024 x 768 screen resolution.
  • CNC Machines require USB Connection.
QuickTURN 2D Design

TOOLING AND MATERIAL OPTIONS

  • Material selector to alter feed, speed and cut depths.
  • Billet material size editor in case the actual material is larger than the design.
  • Tooling selector quickly allows certain tools to be deactivated.
  • Toolpath generator automatically picks the tools and creates all internal/external cutting and threading operations.
  • Tool nose radius compensation is automatically applied to the generated toolpath for any turning, boring and grooving tools.
  • A 3D preview of the design also shows the generated toolpaths.
  • Each set of toolpaths can be deactivated if not required by the rearrange profile editor.
  • Toolpaths are post-processed to a CNC file suitable for a Denford Lathe.
  • A fully animated 3D cutting simulation of the tool paths lets you verify that the CNC program is ok.
VR CNC Turning
VR CNC Turning
CNC Machine Control Software
VR CNC Turning

VR CNC Turning is a Virtual Reality based CNC programming software package offering full machine control and Virtual Reality simulation of CNC Lathes. Features include customisable docking toolbars, comprehensive tooling management, colour formatting of NC code & powerful NC code modification options.

PROGRAMMING FEATURES

  • Customisable docking toolbars.
  • Comprehensive tooling management.
  • Colour formatting of NC code.
  • Powerful NC Code modification options.
  • Context sensitive G&M code help.
VR CNC Turning

VR SIMULATION FEATURES

  • Dynamic rotation/zooming.
  • Colour coded move types and tooling.
  • Built in Virtual Micrometer to measure the simulated workpiece.
  • Unique “SourceTrack” technology for interaction between graphical data and NC Code.
VR CNC Turning

MACHINE CONTROL FEATURES

VR CNC Turning is recommended for physical control of the full range of Denford CNC Lathes. Password protected machine parameters allows tailoring to suit individual machines.
The Denford Post Processor allows translation of NC programs between different controller types.

VR CNC Turning

VIRTUAL REALITY FEATURES

Virtual Reality control encourages students to familiarise themselves with machining processes before physical manufacture. Includes a fully working Automatic Turret and library of machine options.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

  • IBM or 100% Compatible PC
  • Pentium III, 1Ghz, 512MB RAM
  • 200MB Free Hard Disk Space
  • Microsoft Windows XP; NT; 2000; Vista;Windows 7, 8
  • CD-ROM Drive
  • OpenGL 3D Accelerator Graphics Card with 128MB RAM supporting at least 1024 x 768 screen resolution.
  • CNC Machines require USB Connection.