PyCAM generates toolpaths (GCode) for CNC machines out of 3D STL model files or 2D gravure contour files (SVG or DXF). The output of PyCAM can be imported into EMC2 or other machine controllers to direct the milling machine. PyCAM features different path generation strategies, cutter shapes, and post-processing options.
gCAD3D is a 3D CAD-CAM application which features an integrated 3D OpenGL viewer, a program interpreter for geometry and NC-commands in 3D, and a programming interface for user programs. It has support for importing Step files and support for both importing and exporting Iges, DXF, and VRML files.
F-Engrave generates g-code tool paths for CNC machines using CXF fonts, true type fonts (TTF), or a 2D DXF file. It can generate tool paths for engraving or v-carving text or a DXF design. The output of F-Engrave can be imported into EMC2, MACH3, or other machine controllers. F-Engrave output can be reopened by F-Engrave for later editing. F-Engrave designs can also be exported as SVG files.
G-Code Ripper reads g-code, scales, and rotates and/or splits the tool paths before outputting the modified tool path data to a new g-code file. It evaluates g-code expressions and parameters and interprets YZ and ZX arcs. YZ and ZX arcs are internally converted to linear motions for compatibility with splitting and rotation.