Delcam: ArtCam 2D Software
January 22, 2002
Delcam has released ArtCAM 2D, a new "entry level" version of its ArtCAM Pro software for 2-D and 2.5-D CNC engraving and routing. The new software takes lettering and other artwork and generates machining instructions for all sizes of product, from small pieces of jewelry to signs and billboards. The software is easy to use, with on-line help available at every stage. Designs can be created using ArtCAM's comprehensive drawing and text creation tools. Alternatively, they can be imported from other graphics packages or as bitmap images or scans. Once created, designs can be easily edited, rotated or scaled within the software. Special tools allow text to be placed along or around any shape of curve. Once the design has been completed, a wide range of machining options is available, including 3-D engraving with V-bit cutters, automatic area clearance using multiple tools, and precision engraving with automatic corner sharpening. Realistic 3-D simulations can be used to verify all toolpaths before sending them to the CNC machine.