Machine Maker

Machine Maker is the software that we at use internally to create virtual machines. It is now available as a free product for advanced users that want to create custom machines, plug-ins and postprocessors. The software is Beta and we appreciate issue reports and feedback from our users.

The software is free but you need to share any work you do with so that others get to enjoy it. You also need Platinum Edition in order to use it. We do not offer a public download link to the software as it is not for everyone. Users need to have good computer knowledge, know 3D design software and preferably have some level of programming knowledge.

We can only offer limited support on this software so users have to be prepared to experiment a great deal on their own. If you want to try the software and you feel that you are up to the task, please send an email to support asking for the download link. Let us know a little bit about you and your computer and CNC experience and what you want to create. We recommend that you have a look at the online help for Machine Maker before you contact us, to see if you think you would be able to work in it.

Important information, please read before you start making your own machines!

You can ONLY make the type of machines that we deliver with the simulator. Machine Maker cannot be used to create machines with more axes or other different ways of cutting the workpiece.

The simulator supports the following machine types:

  • 2 axis Lathe
  • 2 axis Cutter
  • 3 axis Mill
  • 4 axis Mill with indexing table (C-axis) *
  • 3 axis 3D Printer

* Please note that no other 4 axis mills can be created than one with a C-axis indexing table.

The Machine Maker is able to create machines with custom size and look, interpreters, intellisense and postprocessors but machines with new machining models cannot be created as long as they are not supported by the simulator.