WarpDriver will ...
- extend 2D CAD/CAM design tools nicely
- make artwork 'pop' off the work
- provides diagnostics on the processed code's minimum Z for cuts
- warp commands based on G00, G01, G02 and G03 G-codes (the most commonly used)
- read and write G-code intended for Mach3; it should work for other machine drivers (e.g. EMC2) but this is not tested
- work with G-code produced by Vectric software; it should work for other CAD/CAM programs, but my testing is limited.
- work with G-code expressed in inches or mm units
- use predefined shapes to 'warp' the surface of the material; these models have parameters to adapt them to your needs. On-screen graphs show cross-sections of the model as you adjust the parameters
- easily preview warped toolpaths using external G-code viewers such as KMotion's downloadable driver
WarpDriver will not ...
- fully substitute for a true 3D CAD/CAM program, but it does go some way down this road
- pocket to curved surfaces as accurately as a true 3D design program does, because it does not use tool dimensions. Smaller diameter bits produce more accurate results, and take longer to machine
- allow users to define their own warping models; custom, proprietary designs can be made to order : contact me!
- cost you a penny if you don't like it, or choose not to support its development