We have been using RhinoCAM for a 3 axis CNC router in an architecture school. It is up for renewal and so we are looking at alternatives. The obvious alternative is MadCAM, but we would also consider non-plug-ins.
Most of our milling is 3d curvy topography, sometimes with prismatic elements (e.g. buildings), and 2d panels.
- At this point 3 axis.
- mesh and NURBS
- able to handle large files, with many, many surfaces
- 2d nesting would be nice
- toolpath(s) defined by NURBS isoparms
Looking forward to peoples responses.