CAM for 5 axis router

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16 Jun 2021 06:21 #212178 by aaron
CAM for 5 axis router was created by aaron
Hi all
Over a number of years the fairies have built me a 5 axis xyzbc router running on LCNC of course. All axis are now moving, but I now see that CAM is a real problem. I have tried; CNC toolkit, but can't get it to work (is anyone still using this?), fusion 360 and desk proto are not full 5 axis. So the question is, can anyone suggest a program, windoze or Linux, that is free or reasonably priced with full 5 axis capability.
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18 Jun 2021 12:32 #212328 by andypugh
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I think that paid-for Fusion is full 5-axis. You could argue that it is reasonably priced, but maybe not for hobby use.

I don't know of any FOSS packages. (Which does not necessarily mean that they don't exist)
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24 Jun 2021 09:37 - 24 Jun 2021 09:38 #212803 by Roiki
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Fusion is full 5 axis, you just need the manufacturing add on for it to get all the tool paths.

There isn't any free or cheap 5 axis cam. Because 5 axis is hard.

You can always pirate a cam like powermill if you want. Otherwise you need to fork the bucks or try to find some workarounds.
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25 Jun 2021 14:59 #212908 by eighthaxis
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BobCAM is probably the lowest cost 5 axis option to purchase.
It uses the same Kinematics that over 20 5 axis CAM systems license including MasterCAM.
Still a big chunk of change (thousands)!
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