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Videos on how to start using DeskProto

DeskProto tutorial videos about installation and configuration

This page presents videos about DeskProto topics other than toolpath calculation. Like downloading and installing, as shown in the first video on this page. More videos will follow: with tips and tricks about the user interface, about machines, postprocessors, etc.

You can also find basic information about using DeskProto in the printed or PDF DeskProto Tutorial.

1. DeskProto introduction, part 1: the wizards

This video introduces the program and shows the three basic wizards   (DP V7, 10.6 min)


DeskProto offers Free CAM software, to be used with a CNC milling machine. This video explains these concepts and shows the basic workflow for CNC machining. Next the Free edition of the DeskProto software is started and each of the three wizards is demonstrated: Vector machining, Geometry machining and Bitmap machining. You will see how easy it can be to calculate NC toolpaths. The dialog-based user interface will be explained in Part 2 of this introduction video.

This video is on HD quality (1280x720 pixels).
Subtitles are available and can be switched on, in English and in Dutch.


2. DeskProto introduction, part 2: the user interface

This video shows the DeskProto user-interface   (DP V7, 15.5 min)


The second introduction video for the DeskProto CAM software shows how to use DeskProto's dialog-based user-interface (the wizard-based user-interface has been shown in the first introduction video). In the video the Free edition of the DeskProto software is used to create toolpaths for a 3D geometry (a perfume bottle). In this process most elements of the user-interface that you can see on the screen are shown and explained. The information applies to all editions of DeskProto.

Viewing this video will teach you how to use DeskProto: strongly advised for novice users. In addition: also users with prior DeskProto experience may learn some handy new tricks. The spoken text contains some small errors, that have been corrected in the subtitles.

This video is on HD quality (1280x720 pixels).
Subtitles are available and can be switched on, in English and in Dutch.


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3. Download and install

This video shows how to download and install DeskProto   (DP V7, 8.7 min)


After a brief introduction this video shows step by step al that needs to be done in order to download a DeskProto Setup file. After that it shows how to install the DeskProto software with this Setup file (this part of the video is valid only for Windows). Next it shows what to answer on the configuration question that appears when DeskProto is started for the first time. The difference between the Free edition and the paid editions is explained, after which the video ends with showing how to start one of the wizards.

Subtitles are available and can be switched on, in English and in Dutch.


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4. Machine not listed ?

This video tells you what to do when your machines is not listed in DeskProto   (DP V7, 7.6 min)


When starting DeskProto for the first time DeskProto will pop up the "Initial Settings" dialog, in which you are asked to select your machine from a list. Though this list is long, you may find that your machine is not present. This video explains how to proceed.

This video is on HD quality (1280x720 pixels).
Subtitles are available and can be switched on, in English and in Dutch.

This same information is also available in written form, on the DeskProto Tips&Tricks page What to do when your machine is not listed.


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5. Now also for Apple

The release video that announces DeskProto for macOS   (DP V7, 2.5 min)


The DeskProto CAM software now also is available for Mac users, as native 64 bits macOS application (macOS 10.12 or newer). So far almost no CAM software has been available for Mac, we are very happy that we can fill this gap by offering DeskProto for macOS.

Projects made on Mac and Windows are interchangeable. Licenses for DeskProto V7 can be used to activate DeskProto both on Mac and on Windows, so existing users can switch to a Mac without extra cost.

This video is on HD quality (1280x720 pixels).

This same information is also available in a Press release message.


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6. Now also for Linux

The release video that announces DeskProto for Linux   (DP V7, 7 min)


The DeskProto CAM software now also is available for Linux users, as 64 bits AppImage file. In the past many requests have been made if we could make DeskProto available in Linux. 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".

Projects made on Linux, Mac and Windows are interchangeable. Licenses for DeskProto V7 can be used to activate DeskProto on Linux, on Mac and on Windows, so existing users can switch to Linux without extra cost.

This video is on HD quality (1280x720 pixels).
Subtitles are available and can be switched on, in English and in Dutch.

This same information is also available in a Press release message.