What are people using as a cam plugin for rhino?


#1

have been using rhinocam for 3 years but have not been paying maintenance as the added features each year haven’t been attractive for what i do and i have not had questions i couldn’t solve. i asked my first question in 3 years and they would not look into the potential bug as my version is too old, so now to solve my problem i have to buy from scratch again at $900 and also buy the $300 a year maintenance.

so the question is are there cam packages that like rhino, have great customer service, or do i just have to suck up the maintenance whether i use it or not?

i’m making guitars so lots of 2D work and some 3D.

thanks
tom


#2

Vectric Vcarve desktop or pro will handle stl files output by Rhino, but it’s not integrated into Rhino as I understand Rhinocam is. Desktop is a little less expensive than rhino cam, Pro is about the same if I recall correctly.

DeskProto will read .3dm files, but is also a separate program.

I agree that Rhinocam’s idea of customer service is pretty old fashioned and self-defeating. I hope you are able to find a solution that includes a more positive relationship.


#3

We’ve been using MADCam which is a plugin for Rhino for years.
Software is great.
The developer is very responsive to support requests and there is a good forum on CNCzone where help is swift and knowledgable.

Hope that helps