Arc PRO Automation:
Arc PRO Automation is our single software solution to accomplish all three software needs; CAD, CAM, and CNC. With all your basic CAD functions needed for design work, built in parts catalog with full customization loaded with flanges, tabs, brackets, and gussets. This software leaves you with no unorganized mess of files but rather a clean click through inter-phase that will allow you to control one off parts to a full production run with both grid and true shape nesting options.
MyPlasm is a Budget friendly option. Although Myplasm is not a full industrial control package it is a great option for someone that is trying to save money while still getting their basic cutting needs met. MyPlasm is always in development so there are constantly new releases to try out and open up more opportunity while the developers add more options and packages to their software regularly. While MyPlasm only has very basic CAD functions it also has CAM/CNC integrated as well, this allows you do draw up a quick bracket on the fly.
Note: We do not recommend this option for a full production or educational environments.
DraftSight is one of many CAD softwares that you can use to create vector (DXF) files, or it can be used to edit already existing vector files you have. Although it takes a little time to learn, once you know how it works you can tackle almost any metal art project with ease.
Fusion 360 is a cloud based 3D modeling platform that has been used to help students and educators prepare for the future of design. It's the first 3D CAD, CAM, and CAE tool of its kind, connecting your entire product development process into one cloud-based platform.
AutoCAD is a great CAD software with amazing functionality as well as accuracy for more detailed and complex parts. With decades of perfecting AutoCAD has created a software that is virtually limitless with a proficient operator. Although AutoCAD is on the expensive side compared to other more budget friendly sketching software it is great for intricate designs with unmatched tool options. AutoCAD also has the ability to export DXF files allowing the operator to open them directly into one of our control options.
Remember, you can use any software that you prefer to create vector files. As long as the softwares can save or export a file in a DXF Format you will have no problems opening the file in our control software options to start your cutting process.