tool paths from ascii or binary STL files utilizing V, Ball, Bull, and Flat cutter
and finish passes with parallel, perpendicular, or waterline orientation
tool path generator
zoom and pan of model and tool paths in 2D or 3D viewing modes
rotation of model and tool paths in 3D.
plane adjustment for easy setting of Bas Relief depths.
height calculations for Ball & Angle cutter profiles.
plunge and feed along feed rates.
level roughing and finishing to make multiple passes to depth.
depth of cut calculation for V cutters.
and machining extents are fully adjustable.They can be constrained within a section of the model or
extend to a desired distance beyond in any direction. Cutting is limited to
defined strategic boundaries.
model, X raster, Y raster, or waterline tool paths, or any combination of the 3.
rotate or translate, and flip model.
the model as a male or a female part.Easy
to make a mold, or to construct a machined work holder pocket for machining
the backside of a model.
ISO/RS274-D, G-code to text file.Includes
tool changes, spindle speeds, and feeds with or without line numbers.No editing required. Also Shopbot .sbp files
Tangent Deviation generates long roughing cuts within a user settable
accuracy.Ripples from 3D
scanners can be eliminated and are replaced with a single G01 command.
of previously Z-roughed areas can be skipped.Tool will pick up and rapid to next cut location.
a fixed margin in X & Y to leave clearance all around the part.
is automatically centered in stock extents at opening.A user configurable stock allowance in Z is automatically set. Design coordinates can also be used.
configurable post processor.
Waterline Tool path cutting strategy
Selectable Cutting areas in X-Y & Z
Seclection of Waterline Cutting zone by angle of surface
Model slicer for ro tary 4th axis programming (totem pole function)
User configurable tool library
Operation library can be recalled for multiple uses
Open GL rendered view of model and toolpaths
Slabber function to create multiple parts for an assembly that exceeds tool and or Z axis reach
Combine as many X & Y raster and waterline roughing and finishing operations as needed for optimal machining process
Waterline cut peaks complete before proceeding to next
Clipping of raster in Z to geometry for all conditions
Raster cut model or rectangular stock extents (no flats)
StlWork Software, Hardware, and OS requirements
Requires Windows 95 or later 32 bit Operating
System, orWindows NT 4.0 or
Pentium 100 or faster class machine.We recommend at least a P-350MHZ or equivalent machine.A PIII-1.0 GHZ is much faster, but not required.