creates 3D surfaces from color and gray-scale bitmapped (.BMP) images. Art2CAM is
designed specifically as an add-on feature to work directly with AS3000. Images can be
scanned in from photos, logos, artwork or brought in directly from your favorite graphics
or drawing package.
Color Bitmaps: The Art2CAM program
seamlessly allows the user to bring in and preview color bitmapped images (up to 16
million colors), assign Z axis depths for each color, answer a few additional questions
regarding tool, feed, speed and stepover to produce a complete 3D surface in minutes.
Gray-scale Bitmaps: Art2Cam previews the bitmapped image
for the user and prompts for tool, feed, speed and stepover information. After asking the
user to enter Z axis depths for absolute white and absolute black, the Art2Cam program
will calculate the correct depth based on the gray-scale gradient to produce a 3D tool
path in a matter of minutes with minimal user input.
Use AS3000 level 1 to complete the 3D tool path and post to your NC
machine tool. Users of AS3000 level 5 are also able to completely rough away excess stock
and fully simulate the tool as it cuts into a shaded and rendered block of material in up
to 16 million colors. In AS3000 level 20 and level 30 the user can additionally add
automatic surfacing routines to further enhance tool path and tool compensation.
Art2CAM is an add-on option to Advanced System 3000 and requires Advanced System 3000 to