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The three DeskProto Editions compared.

The Comparison table shows a functionality overview.

The DeskProto software is available in three different editions:
In order to decide which edition will suit your needs you can use the Comparison Table shown below.
You can of course also use it to compare DeskProto with other CAM programs.


DeskProto Edition Comparison Table

Entry
edition:
Expert
edition:
Multi-Axis
edition:
File import:
3D file import (stl, dxf, vrml) tick icon tick icon tick icon
2D file import (dxf, eps, ai) tick icon tick icon tick icon
Bitmap file import (bmp, gif, jpg, png, tif) tick icon tick icon tick icon
Number of axes:
Basic two axis machining (pen-up / pen-down) tick icon tick icon tick icon
Full three axis machining tick icon tick icon tick icon
4th axis support: continuous rotary machining

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4th axis support: indexed machining

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5th axis support: indexed machining

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Strategies:
Roughing options tick icon tick icon tick icon
Parallel to X-axis tick icon tick icon tick icon
Parallel at custom angle, Crosswise, Block
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Circular, Spiral, Waterlines, Outer contour
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Meander / climb / conventional
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User interface:
Two interfaces: Wizard and Non-wizard tick icon tick icon tick icon
Postprocessors configurable using dialog tick icon tick icon tick icon
Easy tree navigation with light bulb icons tick icon tick icon tick icon
Show undercuts (downward faces) tick icon tick icon tick icon
Script wizards
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123waxring Wizard

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Partial machining:
Build a model in separate slices (segments)
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Machine a limited area only (Operation segm.)
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Freeform segments
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Nested segments (freeform)
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Skip ambient area and/or borders
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Other features:
64 bits version (for very large STL files) tick icon tick icon tick icon
3D simulation (part preview rendering) tick icon tick icon tick icon
Send toolpaths directly to (Roland) machine tick icon tick icon tick icon
Bitmap-to-Relief conversion tick icon tick icon tick icon
Project bitmap relief on 3D geometry
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Project 2D curves on 3D geometry
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Inverse milling (male to female conversion)
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Support blocks (tabs)
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Translation options (set the WP zero point)
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Automatic speed reduction for high chiploads
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Collet collision check
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Entry
edition:
Expert
edition:
Multi-Axis
edition:
Commercial use € 145.00 € 595.00 € 995.00
Educational use or Hobby use - - € 248.00