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  • Engraving and Carving up to 5 Axis

    Industrial Engraving of plates, signs, moulds and jewellery. Highlights include 3D projection and 3D wrapping, bitmap vectorisation and 3D reliefs from greyscale photos.
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Vector Graphic and Typography

Pictures by PC CAD/CAM Software - Engraving and Carving

New artwork can be sketched using the vector graphic design tools (Bezier, Nurbs). Typesetting tools (Truetype Postscript) offer the highest level of typography (Kerning, Editing, Unicode). Vector based artwork can be imported using Adobe Illustrator (AI), Encapsulated Postscript (EPS), Window Meta Format (WMF) and Enhanced Meta Format (EMF). Black and white bitmaps (scans) can be vectorised to generate engraving contours. Grey scaled photos can be converted into 3D mesh relief models.

Engraving and Carving

Engraving involves running a tool with a constant depth of cut along the center of a contour. The tool diameter determines the width of cut. Carving requires a conical tool, and facilitates the cutting of sharp embossing stamps and imprints. To achieve this in a sharp corner of a contour, and corresponding to the conical angle of the engraving tool, a 3D toolpath is created to ensure the smallest conical radius is maintained at the top contour, leaving a "sharp" corner. Carving facilitates the production of both raised and indented stamps. Pictures by PC CAD/CAM Software - Toolpath Wrapping

3D Projection and 3D Wrapping

Pictures by PC CAD/CAM Software - 5 Axis Engraving

2D engraving and carving strategies can be projected onto 3D solid, surface or mesh models. Toolpaths can also be wrapped around cylindrical, spherical or conical forms (simple curved surfaces). For more complex shapes (jewellery and woodworking) the simple curved toolpaths can be wrapped a second time around additional cylindrical, spherical or conical forms (double curvature surfaces). The resulting tool paths can be machined up to 5 axis simultaneously.


** All features are standard within CAD and CAM **

No Yearly Maintenance Fees

No Yearly Maintenance Fees

When purchasing our Pictures by PC CAD/CAM software, you purchase a perpetual license. This means that the license can be continually used without any time limit and without any charge for yearly maintenance. Simply put there is only one upfront cost with unlimited use and no yearly maintenance fees.

Free Machine Post Processors

Free Machine Post Processors

Machine post processors for standard controllers are included with our Pictures by PC CAD/CAM software and adjusted free of charge. Customers can also use the supplied post processor generator to make alterations.

Free Software Support

Free Software Support

Our policy since the launch of Pictures by PC back in 1984, has always been to offer free software support. This continues even today with free access to support via telephone and email, directly with our software development team, for all of our customers.


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About us

SCHOTT SYSTEME GmbH has over a 35 year period successfully developed and marketed a wide range of software product families for graphic and design, CAD and construction, product presentation and documentation, CAM computer aided machining in addition to numerous specialist applications.


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