Why Choose CAM Plug-in for TurboCAD?
The Professional Machine Shop Solution
The plug-in, in combination with TurboCAD Pro, provides unparalleled flexibility and productivity. Unlike typical solutions in which the design, CAM, and post-processing are in two or even three distinct phases; the CAM plug-in performs all phases with integrated, non-linear associativity. That means you can make a last minute design change and all machine setup, drill-paths, and post-processing equivalent native g-code generation are updated automatically to reflect those changes.
With many CAM products there are several distinct activities:
Any change to the drawing, the paths, or the tool size, for example, and many applications force you to go back to step 1. Not the CAM Plug-in for TurboCAD Pro!
The CAM Plug-in for TurboCAD Pro performs steps 1-6 in an associative manner so that a change to bit size, or a design change to add a peck-drilled pocket can be performed at any time and all other steps including the g-code are automatically updated. Work on the project in the order that makes sense to you. Design changes, revisions, secondary milling for precise finishing can all be made quickly and efficiently. Productivity is ennhanced further with design simulation and 3D rendered views of the completed part. The plug-in offers step-by-step simulation in 3D wireframe, hidden line, or rendered mode. Models may be viewed in completed rendered mode or exported as STL solid models. CNC programmers will see significant time savings, and material savings by spotting and correcting errors before the DNC downloads g-codes to the controller.
Using the TurboCAD Pro constraints in the design means that an entire part may be automatically modified by changing a single variable dimension. With the single value being entered, all corresponding drill paths and g-codes are updated. This is a simple way to define entire part families.
Use the Setup Wizard to configure your controller and part materials, select your tools, and more. The CAM Plug-in for TurboCAD Pro supports FADAL, FANUC, and HAAS controllers or you can easily configure your own controller. Then perform maching operations, including: