Chapter 6. CAD/CAM Project: No Machine Necessary!
This chapter unites the CAD/CAM process by outlining the steps needed to design a wooden toy racer, then create and simulate the toolpaths—even if you don’t own or have access to a CNC.
MakerCAM is a free, fully functional, browser-based CAM software with basic built-in CAD functionality (see Figure 6-1). You can draw circles, rectangles, rounded rectangles, and polygons, and do basic vector editing.
MakerCAM can import an SVG file, create toolpaths, and save those toolpaths as a set of machining instructions or ...