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The DeskProto Multi-Axis edition, for rotary machining and more

In the Multi-Axis edition all DeskProto options are available: for 3-axis4-axis and 5-axis CNC machining. Especially the fourth axis support is strong: up to one continuous helix toolpath. DeskProto offers this for all types of CAD data: 3D geometry (STL files), vector curves (DXF, EPS, SVG) and bitmap data (JPG, BMP, etc). The result is a CAM program that allows you to produce even the most complicated models. The software is available for Windows, for MacOS and for Linux.

The extra features that DeskProto Multi-Axis offers (compared to the Expert Edition):

  • Continuous Rotation axis machining: during machining the part is rotated by the fourth axis
  • Indexed Rotation axis machining: the fourth axis is used to machine the part from several sides
  • Five-axis machining (indexed): the model can be machined from almost all sides
  • The Venus STL file is a free download, on page Download free CAD models. You can find more information about how to machine a Venus model in the Tutorial book and in the rotary instruction videos.

    DeskProto Multi-Axis offers this high-end functionality for a price of just  € 995.00
    Which is an unbelievable low price for Five-Axis machining !

    This DeskProto edition is often sold to hobby users, as they need lowcost CAM software, and to schools, as these need CAM software that is easy to use. For schools and hobbyists DeskProto is available under a special license (limited use for commercial applications). The price of this ‘Flagship edition’ then even is much lower:  € 248.00
    When these prices still are to high please look at the Expert Edition, the Entry Edition or the Free Edition.

The DeskProto Multi-Axis edition offers 4-axis and 5-axis CNC

The Multi-Axis edition includes all functions that are available in the Expert Edition.
In addition you can create toolpath for 4-axis machines and for (some types of) 5-axis machines.
So all Strategies shown on the Expert page are available, both for three-axis jobs and for indexed machining. The illustrations below shows the extra Strategies for continuous rotation. When ‘Parallel, around A’ is selected DeskProto can create one long helix toolpath.

Indexed machining can be done both on a 4-axis machine (A-axis) and on a five-axis machine (A-axis and B-axis).
Extra wizards are available, for continuous rotation (‘Rotary machining’) and for indexed machining (‘Two or more sided, automatic rotation’). In addition some Custom wizards for jewelry applications are present (123WaxRing, JWX-30 wax ring).

DeskProto Multi-Axis edition

The DeskProto Multi-Axis edition is meant for users needing more than three axes. Like model makers making complex models, jewelers needing a wax model, artists for a sculpture that needs to be machined from all sides, etc.

DeskProto can be combined with any 3D CAD program, and with any CNC milling machine.
Some examples of the extra options offered by this edition:

Purchasing a license for the DeskProto CAM software

The distribution of DeskProto (all editions) is completely Internet based: all items needed are available via the website or by email. When purchasing a license (via our webshop or via a reseller) the user receives an registration code by email.

The software can be downloaded from the website. This will start the Free edition: you can use your registration code to unlock the functionality of the higher edition license that you bought. Manuals can be downloaded from the website as well (as PDF files). Also see the Tutorial video’s.