Here at Heeks Software, you can buy HeeksCNC 1.4, a CAD/CAM application for Windows, for only £10, that can help you produce the NC code for your milling machine. Many happy customers are already using HeeksCNC to boost their productivity.

HeeksCNC is totally open source ( see here for source code details ) . You can modify it to suit your company's needs. The NC code can be configured by editing files written in the popular "Python", a clear and powerful programming language.

    • Functionality:

    • Import solid models from STEP and IGES files.

    • Import DXF drawings; lines, arcs, ellipses, splines and polylines are supported.

    • Some limited 2D drawing functions

    • Create new primitive solids, or make solids by extruding a sketch or by making a lofted solid between sketches.

    • Modify solids using blending, or boolean operations.

    • Save IGES, STEP and STL.

    • Create drilling, profile, pocket operations

    • Post process to g-code

    • g-code is backplot to show red and green lines in the graphics window

    • configure your post processor for any machine with the editable script files ( see help for more details )

    • solid simulation of material removal

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