DeskProto Releases Free CAM Software for Linux

The DeskProto CAM software now also is available as native Linux application, suited for various Linux distributions.

The DeskProto CAM software now also is available as native Linux application, suited for various Linux distributions.

Delft Spline Systems (NL) announces that the DeskProto CAM software now also is available for Linux users, as native 64 bits AppInage file that will work on various Linux distributions. Projects made on Linux, on Mac and Windows are interchangeable. Licenses for DeskProto V7 can be used to activate DeskProto on all three platforms, so existing users can switch to a Linux without extra cost.

The DeskProto CAM software now also runs on Linux. Image courtesy of Delft Spline Systems.

“In the past many requests have been made if we could make DeskProto available in Linux,” says Lex Lennings, DeskProto sales manager, “We are very happy that we now also can help Linux users with this easy-to-use CAM software, following our motto 'CNC machining for non-machinists.'”

DeskProto offers three types of CAM:

  • vector machining: 2D jobs like nameplates and front-panels (import DXF, AI, EPS file);
  • geometry machining: 3D jobs like sculptures and scale models (import STL file); and
  • bitmap machining: reliefs based on digital images (import any image format).

Four editions are available: Free, Entry, Expert and Multi-Axis. The Free edition offers basic CAM functions for all three types of CAM and can be used for free (no time limitation). The paid editions offer more functionality, the top edition (Multi-Axis) even supports four-axis machining and some four-axis work.

DeskProto is available as free download on www.deskproto.com. A quick start is possible, as DeskProto is friendly for users without much prior CAM experience.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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