Software for Engraving on a sphere

Other CAD CAM systems used by Denford machine users but not supported by Denford themselves.
eg BobCAD, Dolphin, MasterCAM, Inventor, AutoCAD, EdgeCAM, DraftSight, Blender, SketchUP, TurboCAD, FeatureMill, SurfCAM, Mach3

Moderators: Martin, bradders, Steve, Mr Magoo

Post Reply
Posts: 17
Joined: Thu 17 May , 2012 7:24 am
Hardware/Software: Denford Orac and Triac on Mach3
Location: North Wales

Software for Engraving on a sphere

Post by johnechall » Mon 12 May , 2014 10:12 am

Hi all,
Could anybody point me in the right direction.
I need to be able to engrave on the radius of a Gear Shift Knob.
I have a Triac using Mach3. I turned the knob on my Orac and engraved on
a flat surface ok, but would like to try engraving on a spherical surface.
I have downloaded Cambam but don't think this will do it.

Any recommendations welcome.

Joe Pineapples
Posts: 8
Joined: Fri 15 Jul , 2016 12:45 pm
Hardware/Software: Hardware;
Denford Novamill
Haas Minimill
Haas Super Minimill 2
XYZ Proturn 350 lathe
Nokia 3310 with custom ringtone


Re: Software for Engraving on a sphere

Post by Joe Pineapples » Sat 16 Jul , 2016 8:45 am

Hi, I know this is a couple of years old but for the benefit of anyone else who might be looking for a solution, I use Mastercam for 3D engraving (and for just about all my CAM needs) but, obviously, it's astronomically expensive. A free option would be HeeksCAD/HeeksCNC, Google it and download. Tutorials available on YouTube.

Post Reply