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DeskProto manuals as PDF files


image of the Tutorial's cover page
110 pages, including
  • Setup tips
  • Quick Start
  • Seven lessons, with many illustrations:
    1. the Picture Frame (basic information)
    2. the Bottle (two separate halves)
    3. the Venus Bust (rotation axis)
    4. the Cell phone (two-sided machining)
    5. 2D Machining
    6. Bitmap Machining
    7. Five-Axis Machining
Flag Britain - Download the V6.1 Tutorial (PDF/ 3.8 Mb)

Lesson 3 and 4 of the Tutorial each use a sample geometry file that is not included in the DeskProto trial version download. To allow trial users to complete the Tutorial you can download the files here:
Download an STL file of the Venus bust (ZIP/ 3.0 Mb)
Download an STL file of the Cellphone front (ZIP/ 3.6 Mb)

Reference manual

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239 pages, including
  • Essentials
  • Screen Layout
  • Command Descriptions
  • Concepts
  • Troubleshooting
Flag Britain - Download the V6.1 Reference manual (PDF/ 4.4 Mb)


The manuals have been translated only for a few languages:

Flag Francais - This French version of the Tutorial book is for the old DeskProto Version 6.0
Telechargement du V6.0 Didacticiel (PDF/ 3.7 Mb)

Flag Germany - Both the Tutorial and the Reference manual (V6.1) have been translated to German, and can be obtained via the German DeskProto distributor.

Flag Russia - Both the Tutorial and the Reference manual (V6.1) have been translated to Russian, by technology teacher Alexander Bashkatov from Moldova, and he kindly permitted to make these available as free downloads.
Download the Tutorial book in Russian (PDF/ 10.7 Mb)
Download the Reference manual in Russian (PDF/ 13 Mb)

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