Provides a solution for generating DXF files from 2D art for CNC fabricators.
Ziatek Paper²CAD! is a fabricator’s dream tool! It is an art-to-part Windows application that allows drawings and flat parts to be digitized rapidly and accurately, and then have the graphic images of those objects exported as dxf files either into a CAD program for additional processing, or directly into virtually any 2D CNC (computerized numerically controlled) machines. With eight colors to work with, any color-coding scheme can be used in this program. Ziatek Paper²CAD! avoids the complexity of solid modelling, but permits simplified 3D modelling by allowing the user to apply Elevation and Height (or Depth, or Thickness) to each color as needed. Common drawing entities such as line segments, arcs, circles, and ellipses allow for the generation of complex geometry with remarkable ease. Corners of polygons can be automatically filleted with radii that are specified by the user.
This software can generate files that are used by CNC machines including:
- Waterjet cutters
- Milling machines
- Plasma cutters
- Vinyl cutters
- Sewing machines
These machines are used to cut materials such as:
- Sheet steel and plate
- Gasket material
- Rubber sheet
The true benefit of Ziatek Paper²CAD! is in its ability to generate the DXF files in much less time than is needed to machine the parts even with CNC cutting machines! Thus, duty cycles are increased from single-digit percentages to nearly 100%. No longer does a CAD operator need to hold up the machine’s production as the front-end bottleneck of drawing production has been accelerated!