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PyCAM is described as 'toolpath generator for 3-axis CNC machining. It loads 3D models in STL format or 2D contour models from DXF or SVG files. The resulting GCode can be used with EMC2 or any other machine controller' and is an app. There are more than 10 alternatives to PyCAM for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Online / Web-based and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is LinuxCNC (the Enhanced Machine Control), which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like PyCAM are Ink/Stitch, Embroidermodder, Blender CAM and jscut.

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PyCAM is a toolpath generator for 3-axis CNC machining. It loads 3D models in STL format or 2D contour models from DXF or...

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  1. LinuxCNC (the Enhanced Machine Control) icon

    LinuxCNC (the Enhanced Machine Control)

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    7 alternatives to LinuxCNC (the Enhanced Machine Control) 

    LinuxCNC controls CNC machines. It can drive milling machines, lathes, 3D printers, laser cutters, plasma cutters, robot arms, hexapods, and more.

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    Like Mach3, this is for controlling machines, not generating the paths said machines follow.

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  2. Ink/Stitch icon

    Ink/Stitch

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Inkscape
    10 alternatives to Ink/Stitch 

    An Inkscape extension for designing machine embroidery patterns.

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    Embroidermodder

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Raspberry Pi
    12 alternatives to Embroidermodder 

    Embroidermodder is a free machine embroidery software program which allows editing, scaling, and translating sewing machine embroidery files to a variety of formats. It allows the user to add custom modifications to their embroidery designs.

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    1.  PortableEmbroidermodder can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  Support for LayersEmbroidermodder supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    Embroidermodder runs on all major operating systems.
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    Blender CAM

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Blender
    17 alternatives to Blender CAM 

    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.

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    1.  PortableBlender CAM can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    • jscut

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      10 alternatives to jscut 

      A CAM in your browser! Convert your SVG files to CNC cutting paths with this tool.

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      CamBam

      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      • Linux
      11 alternatives to CamBam 

      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.

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      gCAD3D

      • Windows
      • Linux
      60 alternatives to gCAD3D 

      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 programming interface for user programs.

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      SprutCAM

      • Windows
      18 alternatives to SprutCAM 

      The fast and easy way to create CNC or robot milling programs that let you get the very best from your machines.

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    • KrabzCAM

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      10 alternatives to KrabzCAM 

      KrabzCAM is a javascript-based web application for converting SVG files to gcode. It supports the basic 2D machining operations: pocket, profile, engrave and drilling. It features easy to learn user interface and is great for simple CNC tasks.

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      ECam

      15 alternatives to ECam 

      ECAM is a programming system for CNC lathes and machining centers. He combines features of CAD / CAM systems with typical features of conversational programming.

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