Having designed your 3D masterpiece (in 3D CAD such as SOLIDWORKS)
you may well want to manufacture it on your router or milling machine.
To do this you need to transfer the 3D file from your design software to
the Visual Toolpath software. The effective standard for 3D data
transfer is the STL file format, so you simply save the file in STL
format in your design software and then open it in Visual Toolpath. You
then follow a simple wizard to automatically create the tool paths
needed to machine the model. It really is as simple as that.
A manufacturing simulation is not only for entertainment, it can be an
important part of the manufacturing process. Whilst it is possible to
skip this stage if you wish, the simulation can be used to see if
“silly” values have been accidentally set for depths of cut, number of
passes, etc. It also allows the user to get an impression of the surface
finish and the time taken. Tooling values may easily be changed and
another simulation run to see the effects of the changes. This is much
easier and quicker (and cheaper) than having to remake the item.
Visual Toolpath has a built-in simulation, which shows the tool movement
over the model as if it is being machined.
Minimum Hardware Requirements
Windows 98 / Me / 2000 / XP / 2003 / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10.
Microsoft recommended minimum hardware specification advised.
Minimum screen resolution 1024 x 768.
In order to avoid software theft, the software is encrypted with the name of the licensed user, typically the
name of a person, or
the name of an individual establishment.
When ordering please state:
a) Name of licensed user/site (max 28 characters, including spaces).
b) Address for site licence.