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8 June 2001


Q: Need for Macintosh CNC Milling Software

Architosh reader Joachim Grueninger wrote in to us about Macintosh milling software, a related CAD topic that has come up from time to time. The last time a reader wrote about CNC milling software it was to announce that he was forced to switch to PC's because of the lack of such products on the Mac. Joanchim wrote:

Hi there,

Excuse my slight off topic question, I am using CAD (MiniCad 7 on G3's) in my VisualFX and Modelmaking company. I have used for a short time a really bad CNC-Milling software from a French company (bought it through a German dealer, the company itself doesn't seem to have a webpage even, and the program is really sloooow. It's called MacCN.

Being a true Mac lover I was wondering if you happen to know of any Mac Software to drive a small model-making type 2.5D to 3D CNC-Mill?

Actually, at the moment we don't know of any Mac CNC Milling software. But that doesn't mean some doesn't exist. We just haven't focused on that type of software at Architosh before.

Looking Macintosh CNC-Milling Software

We would love to hear from other readers about CNC milling software on the Macintosh. If you have any experiences with such products please write to us and we will share the information with other readers and add it to our Digital Practice Guide.

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Tech'Soft out of France makes Maquette Volume, a product we did find listed under the Macintosh Products Guide. Ironically in finding Maquette we found the MacCN product Joachim was talking about. These are the only two products that show up in the Apple MPG.

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