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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, and 3D Printers
* [FreeCAD] * [OpenSCAD] "The Programmer's CAD program" * [Autodesk Fusion 360] Excellent CAD program (also does CAM), free for Makers and 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
Computer Aided Machining
* [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, excellent for the 4x4 as well. Supports 3, 4, and 3+2 axis setups with a wide variety of postprocessors for different machines.