PyCAM Alternatives

    The most popular alternative is LinuxCNC (the Enhanced Machine Control), which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked 16 alternatives to PyCAM so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting PyCAM alternatives are Ink/Stitch (Free, Open Source), Embroidermodder (Free, Open Source), Blender CAM (Free, Open Source) and jscut (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Nov 27, 2020

    • Enhanced Machine Controller project, (or simply EMC) is a software system for computer control of machines such as milling machines, lathes, plasma cutters, cutting machines...
      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
      Ru
      Like Mach3, this is for controlling machines, not generating the paths said machines follow.
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    • An Inkscape extension for designing machine embroidery patterns.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Inkscape


    • Embroidermodder is a free machine embroidery software program which allows editing, scaling, and translating sewing machine embroidery files to a variety of formats.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Raspberry Pi
    • Blender CAM is an open source solution for artistic CAM - Computer aided machining - a g-code generation tool.

      Blender CAM is an add-on for the free open-source Blender 3d package.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Blender
    • A CAM in your browser! Convert your SVG files to CNC cutting paths with this tool.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
    • CamBam is an application to create CAM files (gcode) from CAD source files or its own internal geometry editor. CamBam has many users worldwide, from CNC hobbyists to professional machinists and engineers.
      • Freemium
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • gCAD3D is a 3D CAD CAM application that features an integrated 3D OpenGL viewer, a program interpreter for geometry and NC-commands in 3D, an integrated NC-processor, and a...
      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • Mach3 is very popular among the Hobby CNC community. Artsoft produces Mach3 software and has been around for some time.
      • Freemium
      • Windows
      Ru
      PyCAM generates Gcode from 3D geometry, while Mach3 interprets said Gcode to produce signals that control CNC machinery. They are two parts of the same workflow.
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    • The fast and easy way to create CNC or robot milling programs that let you get the very best from your machines.
    • ECAM is a programming system for CNC lathes and machining centers. He combines features of CAD / CAM systems with typical features of conversational programming.
      • Windows