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This is a list of software we have available on lab computers or in common use by members for our Epilog Laser Cutter, CNC Router, Mini CNC, Haas CNC, and 3D printers.
* [FreeCAD] * [OpenSCAD] "The programmer's CAD program." * [Autodesk Fusion 360] Excellent CAD program (also does CAM). Free for makers and for small businesses making less than $100k/yr. * [Blender] Powerful open-source 3D modeling software, excelling in organic modeling, animation, and similar tasks. * [Adobe Illustrator] Program for creating 2d vector drawings. We use it often for the laser cutter and the 4x4 CNC.
* [OctoPrint] Web-based 3D printer control. Typically run on a Raspberry Pi. * [Simplify3D] Premium slicer/control software for 3D printing. * [Cura] Excellent open-source slicer for 3D printing.
* [Mach3] Current software used on the Metal Shop's Mini CNC. * [Mach4] Current software used on the Wood Shop's CNC Router. Newer version of Mach3. * [Cut2D] Our currently used CAM program for the 4x4. * [Vcarve] We are planning on purchasing a hackerspace license in the near future and transitioning from Cut2D to Vcarve, which has additional 2D and 3D cutting features. Will also allow members to have a license on their personal computers to prepare files at home and then cut them at FamiLAB. * [Autodesk Fusion 360] Preferred CAM for the Haas CNC. Excellent for the 4x4 as well. Supports 3, 4, and 3+2 axis setups with a wide variety of post-processors for different CNC machines.