ArtCAM Software Solutions
At just $149, ArtCAM Express is our CAD/CAM software of choice. It is one of the most user-friendly and intuitive CAD programs we have worked with. We use it simply as a CAD program for CNC plasma cutting, exporting the DXF file of our drawing, and then taking that DXF into SheetCAM TNG to create the plasma cutting G-Code, and finally into Mach3 to do the actual cutting.
For CNC routing, we use ArtCAM Express for the entire CAD/CAM process, creating vectors for profile (silhouette) cutting, pocket cutting, and V-bit carving, and incorporating any of the 600 existing 3-D relief models included with the software, or models from other sources into our router projects. We then create the tool paths and save the G-code files to take into Mach3 for cutting.
As your business grows, you can add new features and functionality to ArtCAM Express by purchasing Modules. Two of our favorite ArtCAM Express Modules are the Nesting Module and the Texture Toolpath Module.
ArtCAM Express Nesting Module offers advanced nesting capabilities to make maximum use of your material.ArtCAM Express Texture Toolpath Module allows you to quickly create a textured toolpath to jazz up what would normally be flat, empty space in routed projects such as wood signs or furniture panels.
All of our CNC tables, when outfitted with a router, are capable of carving beautiful 3-D relief models. If you’re planning on doing a lot of CNC routing and 3-D work, the ZR series table is the best model for the job.
ArtCAM Insignia offers all the features of ArtCAM Express and all the Express Modules combined, and then some! You will enjoy advanced creation and machining capabilities with Insignia, including some basic tools for creating your own custom 3-D relief models. For a full spectrum of 3-D relief creation tools, you’ll definitely want ArtCAM Pro. Pro is a great choice for sign shops, artists, and anyone who enjoys the creative freedom of creating fully customized 3-D relief models. All of our CNC tables, when outfitted with a router, are capable of carving beautiful 3-D relief models. If you’re planning on doing a lot of CNC routing and 3-D work, the ZR series table is the best model for the job. [/boxed_content]