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DeskProto® releases free CAM software for Linux.

For immediate release, Sept 2020.

[The DeskProto CAM software now also is available as native Linux application, suited for various Linux distributions.]

Utrecht (Netherlands) -- Sept 17, 2020 -- Delft Spline Systems (NL) announces that the DeskProto CAM software now also is available for Linux users, as native 64 bits AppImage file that will work on various Linux distributions. Projects made on Linux, on Mac and Windows are interchangeable. Licenses for DeskProto V7 can be used to activate DeskProto on all three platforms, so existing users can switch to a Linux without extra cost.

Cartoon about CNC software for Linux, featuring Tux the penguin.
The DeskProto CAM software now also runs on Linux.

"In the past many requests have been made if we could make DeskProto available in Linux”, says Lex Lennings, DeskProto sales manager, "We are very happy that we now also can help Linux users with this easy-to-use CAM software, following our motto ‘CNC machining for non-machinists’.”

DeskProto offers three types of CAM:
  • * Vector machining: 2D jobs like nameplates and front-panels (import DXF, AI, EPS file)
  • * Geometry machining: 3D jobs like sculptures and scale models (import STL file)
  • * Bitmap machining: reliefs based on digital images (import any image format).
Four editions are available: Free, Entry, Expert and Multi-Axis. The Free edition offers basic CAM functions for all three types of CAM and can be used free of charge (no time limitation). The paid editions offer more functionality, the top edition (Multi-Axis) even supports 4-axis machining and some 5-axis work.

DeskProto is available as free download on A quick start is possible, as DeskProto is friendly for users without much prior CAM experience.

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The release video for the Linux version on YouTube (7 min).

About DeskProto

DeskProto by Delft Spline Systems is the 3D CAM program that has made CNC milling a competitive alternative for 3D Printing by making it just as easy. The software can import 2D drawing files (DXF, EPS, AI), 3D geometry files (STL, DXF) and digital images (BMP, JPG, PNG, ...), calculate NC toolpaths and then export NC program files suited for any 3-axis or 4-axis CNC milling machine. Key feature is the ease of use: DeskProto is aimed at designers, not (as most other CAM software) at CAM specialists.

Despite its low-end price DeskProto contains many high-end features, like automatic feedrate reduction at high chiploads, collet collision check, full rotation axis support, the two-sided milling wizard, and much more (not all options are available in all editions). Current users range from hobbyists and one-person model-shops to multinational A-brand companies like Unilever, Lancôme, Sony-Ericsson and NASA.
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Illustration caption: "The DeskProto CAM software now also runs on Linux."

A Video about this release is available on (7 min)

For more information

For more information on this press release contact Lex Lennings of Delft Spline Systems
Tel +31 30 296 5957, Email

DeskProto® is a registered trademark of Delft Spline Systems.
Linux® is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.