In the Expert edition all DeskProto options are available except for the rotation axes. The result is a CAM program that allows you to produce even the most complicated models.
A few of the features that the Expert Edition offers you:
Two different user-interfaces: the wizards
to get you started, and the dialogs to exploit all options
calculations, also for complex geometries
Large STL files
are possible: 500 MB is no problem, for the 64 bits version even up to several GB
3D machining, simple 2D machining and bitmap machining all in one program
The ability to freely add cutters, machines and postprocessors
A very intuitive user-interface.
DeskProto Expert offers all these options (more are listed below) for a price of just € 595.00
The DeskProto Expert Edition is meant for professional users who's profession is not CNC machining. Like designers and modelmakers needing a prototype, artists for a sculpture, medics for a brace, etc.
DeskProto can be combined with any 3D CAD program, and with any CNC milling machine.
Using DeskProto you can create a model in many ways:
The following settings are available in the DeskProto Expert Edition:
Roughing and Finishing
operations, the roughing options: skin thickness and layer height
Limit the area to be machined using a (freeform) segment
Dynamic feedrate control: automatically reduce for high chip-loads. Also called "Bit Saver feature
Many machining strategies
available (see below)
: machine a cavity that fits the geometry in the STL file
Add support blocks
, needed when machining from several sides or with a rotation axis
Meander/climb/conventional, Ambient skipping, Collet collision check, ...
Simple 2D machining
, and you can also project the 2D contour on the 3D geometry
Bitmap machining (grey-value to Z-Height), also project the bitmap relief
on the 3D geometry
Choose a user-interface
: wizard or dialog-based,
or create a project with the wizard and then fine-tune using the dialogs.
Freely add machine-definitions
Configure your own postprocessor
The above list only shows the most important features. For a more complete list the comparison table
that compares the three editions of DeskProto.
DeskProto Expert offers a large number of Milling Strategies for the toolpaths: see the illustrations below.
The distribution of DeskProto (all editions) is completely Internet based
: all items needed are available via the website or by email. When purchasing a license (via our webshop
or via a reseller
) the user receives an registration code by email.
The software can be downloaded
from the website. This is a free 30 days trial version
: you can use your registration code to remove the 30 days time-protection. Manuals
can be downloaded from the website as well (as PDF files). Also see the Tutorial video's.