If you are in Wood working area then probably you are working with CNC machine. Well to create or prepare files to cut in CNC router you need to prepare your drawing in special CAM software. The most popular and powerful CAM software is Artcam. Artcam very powerful CAD/CAM software that will allow you draw 2D / 3D drawings and convert it into CNC machine language to cut it in the machine.
This video course maded with Artcam 2017. But this information can be used in any other version of this software.
In this video course about Artcam 2017, you'll learn
In this video course beside of tutorials about how to work with Artcam you'll get information from my real experience how to work with Artcam and CNC machine.
In first tutorial you'll get familiar with Artcam 2017 new interface
If you don't like standard interface of Artcam then you can customize interface to make it more usable
In this video you'll see how to save customized interface and restore standard layouts
In this section, you'll learn how to draw with the primitive object. Here you'll see what kind of features rectangle has
Circle tool also very simple and easy to use drawing tool. Check video how to work with it.
Beside of circle tool you can find another tool that will allow you draw elipse. In this video you'll see how to do it
Check out how you can draw and modify polygon tool
Star tool very close to polygon tool but it has additional features that you'll see here.
Arc tool has 4 different variations that will help you create arc in way that you want
As in every vector drawing software you can see a tool that allows you modify nodes. In Artcam also has this kind of tool with a wide range of features.
I this video you see additional actions that you can do with node editing tool
Transform tool allows you change object after you created them
In this video, you can see how to change form of objects
As in all graphic software Artcam also has layers but here it works a little bit different. Learn how to work with vector layers
In Artcam you can also work with raster images. Learn how to work with bitmap layers in Artcam
Additional features of vector layers will allow you work faster.
Check out how to edit vectors to create something different
Beziers and arc look similar but in Artcam has a special tool to convert one to another. Learn why do you need to do that.
In this tutorial, you'll see how this works and how it can help you.
Mirror tool can help you reflect object in many different ways.
Un this video you'll see how Align and group tools works
With this tool you'll able tool merge vectors to create something different
This tool can help you in vector editing process
In this video you'll understand what is the open object and close object.
When you'll import vectors from another software you can meet with many problems. This tool can help you solve many problems with drawing.
Multiplication of objects can be an annoying process. With this tool, you'll able create copies of the object in Artcam in few clicks.
If you want to create copies around some Circle then this tool can help you
If you'll need to create copies in a different way then this tool will able to do that without any problem
Vector library can help you create and save for later object that you'll use in future
Another very useful tool to edit vectors
In this tutorial you'll learn about two simple tools in Artcam that will help you modify objects very simple
In this video, you'll see how to draw bitmap drawing and what you can do with them.
Flood tool can help you draw and fill it with color
Selective flood tool allows you create colorful bitmap objects to create mode hard looking 3D reliefs
Colors are another part of bitmaps. In this video you'll learn how to work with them
If you import some images and want to cut it in CNC then you'll need to convert it into the vector. In this Artcam tutorial you'll see how to convert image into vector automatically
In this video I'll show you how to convert images into vector manually
Model is the working space to create your drawing. Here you'll see how to edit model
Learn how to get o pro in mode editing in Artcam
I'm Graphic and Web designer with 8 years of experience. I love to create something new from T-shirt designs to Websites. I have work experience with wide range of Software like Photoshop, Illustrator, CorelDraw, Autocad, Artcam, 3Ds Max and etc. Last few years I'm building awesome websites with Joomla CMS. I love share my knowledge with people who want to learn something useful and awesome