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Design with precision, mill with confidence, and own your software.

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Watch some Alibre Workshop workflows

Design, program, and mill a knife handle:
Design, program, and mill some wall art:

Core CAD / CAM Features

Everything to bring your idea to life.

Easy to learn CAD

A simplified yet powerful toolset lets you design great things quickly and precisely.

Easy to Learn CAM

The CAM is easy. It doesn't have 500 options. It's the fastest way to get to milling on the market today.

CNC / 3D Print

Export your design in STL, STEP, SAT, DWG, or DXF for whatever your 3D printer or downstream software needs.

2.5 and 3 Axis Machining

A range of machining strategies to maximize simplicity and efficiency.

Precision

Precision is built in - things will fit together every time. 

Simulate your Cuts

Simulate the toolpaths to make sure everything looks good before milling.

Model entire designs

Whether your design has one part or 1000, you can make it.

Import STL, SVG, DXF

A broad range of import formats means you can use whatever design tool suits a particular job the best.

Shop drawings

Create 2D drawings to send to MeshCAM or make detailed drawings with dimensions for assembly.

Machine from Images

Machine artistic projects using images to drive the toolpaths.

Free Training

Comprehensive video tutorials to get you designing and cutting.
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Toolpaths

2D / 3D Roughing

Roughing toolpaths clear out the bulk of the material and set the work piece up for further finishing operations.

Unified Finishing

Automagically combines all 3 finishing operations into a single toolpath, giving optimal surface finish results on the tops, sides, and on fillets with 1 toolpath.

Cutout

Cutout toolpaths cut the internal and external edges of the part, releasing it from the stock.

Pocketing

Pocketing removes material from pockets in the model, bounded by walls of the object.

Contour

Like a Cutout toolpath but with more granular control over which areas will be machined. Can go on internal or external edges.

Parallel Finishing

Sweeps a finishing path back and forth along the length of the model. Great for surface finish on the top.

Waterline Finishing

Machines around the model going deeper and deeper, similar to a water level changing around the model. Great for surface finish on the sides.

Pencil Trace Finishing

Cleans up fillets and rounded areas by tracing a path directly along them.

Works with your mill

Target the G-Code for these controllers:
Anilam
Baleigh
GCode
Carbide3D
Centroid
DeskCNC
Dynapath
EMC2
FabCAM
Flashcut
GRBL
Haas
Heidenhain
Laguna Swift
LinuxCNC
Mach3
MaxNC
ProbotixEMC
Protrak
Quickstep
Shapeoko
Sherline 
Shop Sabre
Shopbot
Tecger
Techno Isel
Thermwood
Tormach
TurboCNC
USBCNC

Alibre Workshop FAQ

Licensing (friendly), restrictions (none), and other useful info.
Alibre Workshop FAQ

Design and machine metal, wood, and plastic projects

You're limited only by the capabilities of your mill. Design and machine anything you can imagine.

Create works of art

The most epic pinewood derby car or beautiful clocks, furniture, or accent pieces - design it, machine it, and get it done.

Photo-based Machining

Create relief images in your favorite image editor or find them online. Machine them directly to create stunning pieces, no CAD required. Signs, terrain, art - so many possibilities.

Sky's the limit!

Unless you're making a drone - then it's not. Design and machine anything you can imagine without spending days on it - Alibre Workshop has the power.
CAD Import: STEP, SAT, DWG, DXF, Solidworks®
CAD Export: STEP, SAT, STL, DWG, DXF, 3D PDF, 2D PDF
CAM Import: STL, DXF, SVG, Images

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