July 2, 2020
Delft Spline Systems has released DeskProto CAM software for Mac users, as a native 64 bits macOS application (macOS 10.12 or newer). Projects made on Mac and Windows will be interchangeable. Licenses for DeskProto V7 can be used to activate DeskProto both on Mac and on Windows, so existing users can switch to a Mac without extra cost, according to the company.
“Many designers, artists and hobbyists are attached to using their Apple computer in their creative process,” said Lex Lennings, DeskProto sales manager. “However so far almost no CAM software has been available for Mac. We are very happy that we can fill this gap by offering DeskProto for macOS”
DeskProto offers three types of CAM:
- Vector machining: 2D jobs like nameplates and front-panels (import DXF, AI, EPS file)
- Geometry machining: 3D jobs like sculptures and scale models (import STL file)
- Bitmap machining: reliefs based on digital images (import any image format).
Four editions are available: Free, Entry, Expert and Multi-Axis. The Free edition offers basic CAM functions for all three types of CAM and can be used free of charge (no time limitation), while the paid editions offer more functionality. The top edition (Multi-Axis) supports 4-axis machining and some 5-axis work. DeskProto is available as free download on www.deskproto.com. The users friendly software was designed for users without much prior CAM experience in mind.