Dear John Smith,
We are happy to send you this next new issue of the DeskProto newsletter, about
"CNC machining for non-machinists". We hope that you will enjoy reading.
DeskProto now also in Polish !
DeskProto reseller Ekspertsoft has translated DeskProto in Polish,
something that many users and potential users in Poland have asked for. Only
the user-interface has been translated: manuals and help file still are in English.
Polish is the 10th language that has become available.
You can download the Polish Setup
from our website. After installation DeskProto will be in Polish,
though in the Preferences you will be able to switch between Polish
and English. The new version can be activated with your current
license: licenses are valid for all languages. For Polish this
needs to be a Version 7 license, as only DeskProto V7 has been
Video on CNC machining custom insoles
In the 6 months after the latest newsletter mailing we have
released three new DeskProto tutorial videos. Shown above is the
video on creating Orthotic
insoles. We have found that many podiatrists worldwide are using DeskProto to create their custom insoles, as DeskProto
can generate the toolpaths fully automated. The short video (2 min)
shows how this can be done.
Beta test DeskProto on Linux and on
DeskProto Version 7 has been completely re-programmed (using a
toolkit called Qt) in order to make the code independent from
Windows. As a result we now have:
- a version that runs under MacOS
(we tested with V10.12 Sierra and 10.14 Mojave).
- a version that runs under Linux
(only 64 bits, we tested with Ubuntu).
Any client with a paid DeskProto V7 license is
welcome to test these new versions: the key on your current license
will work for all three versions. Please email us if you want to
join this test-program and have time to provide feedback.
We do not yet have an expected release date for these new versions:
that will depend on what the testers will find.
Two new DeskProto woodworking videos
View this nice video on 2D CNC machining a
small stool (9 min). It shows the basics of 2D vector
maching: intended for novice machinists, though nice for any
viewer. The DXF design drawing of the stool (made by CNCrouterdesign.com) is a
download, so feel free to machine your own stool !
Also new is a video on CNC machining a great
relief (using DeskProto V7, to replace a 9 year
old video with DeskProto V5), with the STL file also as free download.
New Service releases for DeskProto Version 7
Since the latest Newsletter email (May 2019) two Bugfix
Builds (Service releases) for
DeskProto Version 7 have been released. The list of fixes for each release can be seen on the Buildhistory page.
Here you can also find a link to the Updater setup (which can
only be used when V7 has already been installed). Download it and
update your DeskProto V7 free of charge.
Latest Gallery project:
Custom rudders for racing yachts
CNC-Service Herget from Germany
uses DeskProto to create custom rudders and daggerboards for
racing yachts. In this application the exact shape of the
profile is critical: a foil shape will create the extra drag (lift) that
is needed to achieve an outstanding result. Using DeskProto and
a CNC milling machine guaranties the high quality that
Herr Herget needs to deliver. You can read more about this
project on the new Custom
Rudders Gallery page.
Try for yourself and download the DeskProto
Free edition from our website. To get
started you can use the tutorials (both video and PDF) and the sample geometries.
This is all possible completely free of charge !
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