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The DeskProto Editions compared.

The Comparison table shows a functionality overview.

The DeskProto software is available in four different editions:
In order to decide which edition will suit your needs you can use the Comparison Table shown below.
You can of course also use it to compare DeskProto with other CAM programs.

DeskProto Edition Comparison Table

Free
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Entry
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Expert
edition:
Multi-Axis
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File import:
3D file import (stl, dxf, vrml) tick icon tick icon tick icon tick icon
2D file import (dxf, eps, ai) tick icon tick icon tick icon tick icon
Bitmap file import (bmp, gif, jpg, png, tif) tick icon tick icon tick icon tick icon
Vector machining options:
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Support tabs tick icon tick icon tick icon tick icon
Shortest route / climb / conventional tick icon tick icon tick icon tick icon
Pocketing
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Drilling
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Roughing options
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Project 2D curves on 3D geometry

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Geometry machining options:
Toolpaths parallel to X-axis tick icon tick icon tick icon tick icon
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Roughing options
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Toolpaths parallel at angle, Crosswise, Block

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Circular, Spiral, Offset, Waterlines, Outer contour

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Meander / climb / conventional

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Machine a limited area only

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Freeform areas

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Nested areas (freeform)

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Skip ambient area and/or borders

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Inverse milling (male to female conversion)

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Support tabs

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Automatic speed reduction for high chiploads

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Collet collision check

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Bitmap machining options:
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Lithophane machining tick icon tick icon tick icon tick icon
Project bitmap relief on 3D geometry

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User interface:
Two interfaces: Wizard and Non-wizard tick icon tick icon tick icon tick icon
Easy tree navigation with light bulb icons tick icon tick icon tick icon tick icon
Show undercuts (downward faces) tick icon tick icon tick icon tick icon
Scripting

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Custom wizards

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Other features:
64 bits version (for very large STL files) tick icon tick icon tick icon tick icon
3D simulation (preview of the resulting part) tick icon tick icon tick icon tick icon
Postprocessors configurable using dialog tick icon tick icon tick icon tick icon
Send toolpaths directly to (Roland) machine tick icon tick icon tick icon tick icon
Translation options (set the WP zero point)

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Number of axes:
Two axis machining (for Z pen-up / pen-down) tick icon tick icon tick icon tick icon
Full three axis machining tick icon tick icon tick icon tick icon
4th axis support: continuous rotary machining


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4th axis support: indexed machining


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5th axis support: indexed machining


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Prices, in Euro excl VAT (if applicable) Free
edition:
Entry
edition:
Expert
edition:
Multi-Axis
edition:
Commercial use FREE 145.00 595.00 995.00
Educational use or Hobby use FREE - - 248.00