Software Plugins for CAD Software
Version 15 of nPower Software and IntegrityWare’s plugin products supports Autodesk 3DS Max 2019 and 3DS Max Neptune.
Version 15 of nPower Software and IntegrityWare’s plugin products supports Autodesk 3DS Max 2019 and 3DS Max Neptune. These plugin products include Power NURBS Pro; Power Translators, Power Translators Pro and Power Translators Universal; Power SubD-NURBs; Power ScanToNURBS; and Power RhinoToMax.
Power NURBS Pro provides CAD modeling tools including filleting, shelling, Booleans and surface blending. The Power Translators suite provides tools for importing and manipulating CAD models. Power SubD-NURBS converts models into NURBS geometry for export to CAD systems. Power ScanToNURBS converts scanned meshes into NURBS geometry. Power RhinToMax provides tools for importing and manipulating Rhino models.
You're going to need more than the CAM program you're currently using for your standard CNC lathes and mills.
The ability to import complex curves into CNCs promises to let shops finally get beyond old limitations imposed by contouring with linear interpolation. Faster and smoother cutting will be the result.
Importing and exporting CAD files is a fundamental function of CAM software. An understanding of this process can help you know what to expect and will aid you when making a CAM purchase.