Dear John Smith,
We are happy to send you this next new issue of the DeskProto newsletter, about
"CNC machining for non-machinists". We hope that you will enjoy reading.
DeskProto Version 7 has been released !!
After its official release at the RapidPro trade show in the
Netherlands, DeskProto V7 now is available for delivery,
either as upgrade (for existing users) or as new license.
New clients will be happy
CAM functionality in DeskProto V7 may be used
without payment: all three images above show toolpaths made
with this basic edition.
Users of this free edition can start the three paid editions in trial
mode: all functionality is available, though in trial mode the resulting parts will be "watermarked"
by a trial cross. The old 30 days time limitation is no
2D CAM functionality:
Most important new
feature is that DeskProto V7 also offers real 2D CAM:
Profiling, Pocketing and Drilling are supported. This is called
Vector machining, based on a drawing in a DXF, AI or EPS
Your next step:
DeskProto V7 and use it; in case needed Buy a
Currently V7 is available only in English and
in German, more translations will follow. Like us on Facebook or Google+ to be
informed about this.
All free updates to V7 have been sent
We promised all users who bought their V6.1 license
after Sept 1st, 2017 to send them a V7
update: these update licenses have all been sent. This has been done between March 15 and
March 20, either directly to the end-user or to the DeskProto dealer
that sold the original license.
We have found that some of
these emails have been delivered in a spam box. Bad luck, I suppose
that this was caused by the word "fr.." being used too many times...
So in case you are entitled to receive a V7 update and have not
yet received it: please check your spam email
and/or contact your reseller. If that does not help then send us
who do not qualify for this automatic update DeskProto V7 is of course
available at a special
First DeskProto V7 bugfix builds
Version 7 already a number of bugs have been reported (despite the
months of beta testing...). Including a critical error that for
a few users made it impossible to activate the license.
In March we have already released two
bugfix builds. You can see
the complete list of fixes and download an Updater Setup on the Build
New Version 7 Tutorial, new V7 leaflets
The new DeskProto
leaflet is shown left. It clearly illustrates the three types of
machining that Version 7 offers: Vector machining,
Geometry machining and
Bitmap machining. In addition it does
(of course) draw attention to the new Free edition.
Even more interesting is the new V7
Tutorial book. The three types of machining are explained in nine lessons,
using interesting sample projects:
||(basic Vector machining)|
||(basic Geometry machining)|
||(basic Bitmap machining)|
||(advanced Geometry: two halves)|
||(advanced Geometry: rotary axis)|
||(advanced Geometry: two-sided)|
||(advanced Vector: project on
||(advanced Bitmap: translucent
Try for yourself and download the DeskProto
trial version from our website. To get
started you can use the tutorials (both video and PDF) and the sample geometries.
This is all possible completely free of charge !
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