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Artcam 2017: A Powerful CAD/CAM Software for 2D and 3D Design and Manufacturing




Artcam is a software that allows you to create 2D and 3D designs and convert them into CNC machine language to cut them in the machine. Artcam can be used for various applications, such as woodworking, sign making, jewelry making, engraving, sculpting, and more. Artcam 2017 was the last version of this software before it was discontinued by Autodesk in July 2018. In this article, we will explore some of the features and benefits of Artcam 2017, as well as some of the alternatives that are available today.


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Features and Benefits of Artcam 2017




Artcam 2017 had many features that made it a powerful and versatile software for design and manufacturing. Some of these features were:



  • Easy to use interface: Artcam 2017 had a user-friendly interface that allowed you to create and edit your designs with ease. You could use the built-in tools, such as vector drawing, bitmap tracing, text editing, shape editing, relief creation, and more, or import your own designs from other software. You could also customize your workspace and toolbars to suit your preferences.



  • Advanced modeling tools: Artcam 2017 had a range of modeling tools that enabled you to create complex and realistic 3D models. You could use the interactive sculpting tool to sculpt your models with a pressure-sensitive tablet, or use the relief layers tool to combine different reliefs into one model. You could also apply textures, materials, colors, and lighting effects to your models to enhance their appearance.



  • Powerful machining strategies: Artcam 2017 had a comprehensive set of machining strategies that allowed you to generate CNC code for your designs. You could choose from various strategies, such as profiling, pocketing, drilling, v-carving, engraving, 3D machining, and more, or create your own custom strategies. You could also simulate your toolpaths and preview the results before sending them to the machine.



  • Library of clipart and fonts: Artcam 2017 had a library of over 600 clipart images and over 250 fonts that you could use in your designs. The clipart images included animals, plants, symbols, ornaments, borders, and more. The fonts included various styles, such as script, serif, sans-serif, decorative, and more. You could also import your own clipart and fonts from other sources.



  • Support for multiple file formats: Artcam 2017 supported a wide range of file formats for importing and exporting your designs. You could import files from formats such as DXF, DWG, AI, EPS, PDF, SVG, STL, OBJ, BMP, JPG, PNG, and more. You could also export files to formats such as DXF, DWG, AI, EPS, PDF, SVG, STL, OBJ, BMP, JPG, PNG, G-code (ISO), G-code (HPGL), G-code (ShopBot), G-code (Mach3), G-code (WinCNC), G-code (Vectric), G-code (EnRoute), G-code (MasterCAM), G-code (ArtCAM), G-code (TurboCAD), G-code (BobCAD), G-code (Type3), G-code (Pro/ENGINEER), G-code (SolidWorks), G-code (RhinoCAM), G-code (Aspire), G-code (Cut3D), G-code (VCarve Pro), G-code (PhotoVCarve), G-code (DeskProto), G-code (MeshCAM), G-code (CAMBAM), G-code (PyCAM), G-code (HeeksCAD/CNC), G-code (FreeMill), G-code (Easel), G-code (Carbide Create), G-code (Fusion360 CAM), G-code (SketchUcam), and more.




Alternatives to Artcam 2017




Since Artcam 2017 was discontinued by Autodesk in July 2018, many users have been looking for alternatives that can offer similar or better features and performance. Some of the popular alternatives are:



  • Vectric Aspire: Vectric Aspire is a software that allows you to create 2D and 3D designs and generate CNC code for them. Vectric Aspire has many features that are similar to Artcam, such as vector drawing, bitmap tracing, text editing, shape editing, relief creation, interactive sculpting, relief layers, textures, materials, colors, lighting effects, machining strategies, simulation, preview, clipart library, fonts library, and support for multiple file formats. Vectric Aspire also has some additional features that Artcam did not have, such as 3D component design, 3D assembly design, 3D editing tools, 2D toolpath optimization, nesting, job setup sheets, and more. Vectric Aspire is compatible with Windows 10, 8, and 7.



  • Carveco Maker: Carveco Maker is a software that allows you to create 2D and 3D designs and generate CNC code for them. Carveco Maker is based on the legacy of Artcam and has many features that are similar to Artcam, such as vector drawing, bitmap tracing, text editing, shape editing, relief creation, interactive sculpting, relief layers, textures, materials, colors, lighting effects, machining strategies, simulation, preview, clipart library, fonts library, and support for multiple file formats. Carveco Maker also has some additional features that Artcam did not have, such as vector offsetting, vector distortion, vector blending, vector nesting, vector clipping masks, vector engraving fills, vector engraving patterns, vector engraving borders, vector engraving corners, vector engraving fonts, vector engraving logos, vector engraving symbols, vector engraving barcodes, vector engraving QR codes, vector engraving data matrix codes, relief slicing, relief clipping masks, relief embossing, relief engraving fills, relief engraving patterns, relief engraving borders, relief engraving corners, relief engraving fonts, relief engraving logos, relief engraving symbols, relief engraving barcodes, relief engraving QR codes, relief engraving data matrix codes, and more. Carveco Maker is compatible with Windows 10.



  • Fusion 360: Fusion 360 is a software that allows you to create 2D and 3D designs and generate CNC code for them. Fusion 360 is a cloud-based software that integrates CAD (computer-aided design), CAM (computer-aided manufacturing), CAE (computer-aided engineering), and PCB (printed circuit board) design in one platform. Fusion 360 has many features that are different from Artcam, such as parametric modeling, direct modeling, surface modeling, sheet metal modeling, mesh modeling, sketching, dimensioning, constraints, assemblies, joints, motion studies, rendering, animation, simulation, testing, optimization, generative design, additive manufacturing, subtractive manufacturing, electronics design, schematic capture, PCB layout, PCB routing, PCB fabrication, PCB assembly, collaboration tools, version control tools, data management tools, cloud storage tools, and more. Fusion 360 is compatible with Windows 10 and macOS.




Conclusion




Artcam 2017 was a powerful CAD/CAM software that allowed you to create 2D and 3D designs and generate CNC code for them. Artcam 2017 had many features that made it a versatile software for design and manufacturing. However, Artcam 2017 was discontinued by Autodesk in July 2018, leaving many users looking for alternatives. Some of the popular alternatives are Vectric Aspire, Carveco Maker, and Fusion 360, which offer similar or better features and performance than Artcam 2017.


If you are interested in learning more about these alternatives or other CAD/CAM software options, you can visit the following websites:



  • [Vectric Aspire]



  • [Carveco Maker]



  • [Fusion 360]




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