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24 Must-Have CNC Furniture Design Resources For Your Next Project

Neatly-designed chairs, intricate patterns on tables, unique carvings on beds, spiral staircases spanning 3 stories, bookcases with the Swedish aesthetic – all of these look visually perfect, but have you ever wondered just how manufacturers design and build such beautiful masterpieces? How do they concept designs that make customers fall in love at first sight? The behind-the-scenes CNC furniture process starts with well-thought designs and advanced tools. CNC furniture designers use software applications that not only allow them to visualize their ideas but also rotate the design and view it from different angles. This allows them to inspect the furniture from all angles to cut the wood and give shape to their final product with precision.

If you want to design and create furniture using your own home CNC machine like the pros, this list of resources, including designs, software, open source plans, and content libraries is just the thing to make these kinds of projects a reality.

CNC Furniture Software

With dozens of software applications claiming that they would allow you to design some of the most beautiful CNC furniture and fixtures, which one should you use? Which one gives you the flexibility to design foldable CNC furniture or ones with intricate pieces that only a few can create? Here are a few software applications that have been tried and tested by some of the leading furniture designers in the world.


CAD Pro is a widely popular drafting software application that allows you to visualize your design, document it, and develop a prototype so that the manufacturing team can cut wood accordingly. This application comes with a host of drafting software features that you can make the most of to design the blueprints of your furniture and fixtures.

Furniture designers often praise its unique features like auto shape tools, networking support, draw, edit, and snap and dimension. CAD Pro has become one of the leading drafting software applications that help designers and architects to grow their businesses.

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An example of cad furniture designs

This application not only lets you design an entire collection of furniture and fixtures but also replacement doors, raised panels, face frames, dovetail drawers, and cabinet boxes.

Best features:

• It comes with advanced sketching and editing tools, allowing you to sketch and edit your idea within a few minutes. You will find groups of points on a blank sheet on this application. Just rearrange these points according to your idea to give shape to the design you have in mind. It saves a lot of time and effort because you don’t need to use the designing pen or rubber to make the furniture look perfect.

In addition to the quick-sketch feature, the application also lets you add fillets and chamfers to your designs using the fillet & chamfer tool.

• The dimension tools, together with the precise snap tools, allow you to create precise designs. While designing, you will notice that these features automatically align themselves according to the shape you want. They can work as object centers, intersections, parallels, or perpendiculars, depending on the shape of the furniture.

• The architectural tools allow you to create folding furniture and minimalistic furniture, something that modern-day customers want to use in their homes. Its architectural smart symbols allow you to get an idea of where the furniture would suit you best, such as under the windows, beside the wardrobe, or at the center of the living room.

Wood Designer

As the name suggests, Wood Designer is specifically for professional CNC furniture designers. It gives you the perfect blend of performance, price, and quality. Most importantly, this application is five times cheaper than any other pro-level software application. From giving shape to the design to viewing the practicality of the furniture on a 3D presentation, this software allows you to do everything to make the furniture look flawless. This application increases your productivity by making the design process easier so that you can develop more designs within a short period.

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• Drawing a collection of furniture and fixtures can take days if you sketch them using a pencil and paper. Instead, you can use Wood Designer as it generates instant tools that allow you to shape furniture that will work on a CNC machine.

• Wood Designer comes with a 3D feature that allows you to view your design from all possible angles. With CNC machines, you need to get your measurements absolutely inch-perfect. Plus, the high-end detailing of furniture and fixtures tests your skills. And Wood Designer will help showcase your skills in style. The 3D feature is very useful for testing the practicality of your idea. Will the table work if the user folds it sideways? How much space does it save? You can get all these answers using the 3D platform.

• You can eliminate various production errors by editing and updating the design in real time. Unless the manufacturer produces a prototype, it is difficult to determine if the design will work for bulk production or not. If you notice any challenges during the production of the prototype, you can edit the design accordingly.

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SketchUp is one of the best 3D modeling and documentation software applications suited for woodworkers. It allows you to make changes to your design, view the design on a 3D platform, and build mockups so that you can show your clients what the collection of furniture will look like once it’s complete.

Best features:

• Traditionally, furniture designers used 2D plans to view their ideas. This was a time-consuming job because the designer had to sketch the same furniture from different angles to give an idea of how it will look like. But SketchUp works differently. With its 3D modeling platform, you don’t need to sketch from different angles. The application will allow you to drag and change the views, thanks to its 3D feature.

• The perspective view of the furniture in the 3D platform helps you understand the practicality of the design. You can use the same model to develop scaled shop drawings with various dimensions using SketchUp. The isometric view in this application allows you to view the furniture from the top, bottom, front, back, and left and right sides. You can add notes, labels, or dimensions if you want to edit the design later.

SketchList 3D

For any Mac user out there, SketchList 3D provides a complete suite of 3D design and modeling tools. With realistic textures, detailed measurements, and the ability to produce complete plans and layouts, SketchList gives everything needed for DIY amateurs and pros alike.

Best features:

– Cabinet Wizard – Time is often pressing, and even pros may not have the luxury of designing new pieces entirely from scratch. The Cabinet Wizard fixes all that. Simply start with certain presets and templates, and then adjust dimensions, board sizes, material thickness, and so on as needed.

– Customizable software – SketchList comes with a number of options. In addition to the Cabinet Wizard, there are optional furniture design and kitchen design suites. Users can adjust the software as needed, adding tools as they go.

Best CNC Furniture Design Websites

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A piece of furniture created with CNC machines

Now that you know about the top-rated applications that can help you design custom CNC furniture patterns and fixtures, you should also check out a few sites that offer incredible furniture designs. You can draw inspiration from their designs and develop a collection of furniture that your clients will love. It is not easy to come up with unique designs every day. And taking inspiration from others is not cheating. So, don’t think that you are stealing someone’s idea as long as you put your own creativity into it


Thingiverse is widely popular for its 3D printable objects, but it also has a furniture design section for CNC machines. Consisting primarily of dining tables, corner tables, coffee tables, and chairs, this site helps you design some basic furniture and fixtures using the software applications above. If you are a novice at furniture design, then Thingiverse should be your go-to site for design inspiration. You can download the 3D designs of different types of furniture and fixtures and follow the sketching instructions. It is the ideal site for beginners to get their feet wet in furniture design.


Etsy is a comprehensive and reliable source of furniture designs. Their designs range from furniture accessories to traditional benches, chairs, tables, and fit-together lamps. You will find thousands of designs on Etsy that have already been developed by many manufacturers. But you can always add your own twists to their designs to make them look unique. All the files are available in DXF format, making it easier to open them in the designing applications above. Most importantly, all the plans are laser-ready. This means you can create a prototype using a CNC machine if you don’t want to edit the readymade design.

However, the subscription plans on Etsy may seem to be expensive as they provide a guarantee and assistance from the sellers. You can start with a reasonable plan before moving to a long-term plan later.


It is challenging to develop period furniture because it includes a combination of ornamentations. These pieces of furniture contain designs of flowers, fruits, and carved legs to make them look unique. CNC carvers toil hard to achieve the highest level of accuracy in their designs, but it takes days to reach that goal.

AliExpress makes this process easier. With period furniture and fixtures, it is about finding the appropriate 3D model for the respective ornaments. Find the right model, and you can program your 3D printer or CNC router to create period-appropriate ornaments.

AliExpress contains more than 600 3D models so you can identify the right model for different designs. From headboards and sofas to carved moldings and legs, this site has almost every 3D model you can think of. AliExpress is ideal for designers working on a shoestring budget as most of the designs are available for a couple of bucks.


Yeggi is a hub for CNC-carved furniture and fixtures. With more than 2000 unique designs of table corners, chair handles, table stands, and bed ends, this site will never disappoint if you want inspiration for out-of-the-box ideas. Sometimes you may go through a rough patch where you can’t think of ideas to make a piece of furniture look funky. You can combine the ideas from Yeggi and Etsy or any other website to come up with new designs. The more designs you see, the more ideas run through your brain. Make the most of these designs to showcase your design skills.


Open design CNC furniture is now selling like hotcakes. With construction companies building smaller apartments than before, families are now turning towards open design furniture and fixtures to save a significant amount of space so that they have more room to move around in their houses. Makezine consists of some open designs that work on CNC machines without facing any challenges.

Supported by eight top-rated furniture makers, this website will give you excellent ideas on how to design modular shelves, foldable tables that convert into sitting units, bookshelves that turn into beds, and many such designs. The ideas will literally make you want to fire up your computer and start sketching the fixture using the software above. Once you’ve got your design, it’s off to your CNC router or laser cutter to start production.

This is a specialist resource when it comes to furniture plans for CNC machines. From cut and assemble flat-pack pieces to elaborate carvings, you will find tons of designs on, all of them for free. But although there are hundreds of designs available, it is challenging to find downloadable information. You may need to scroll a lot as every page is full of sponsored ads. The site also doesn’t contain any search bars, making it time-consuming for viewers to find the information they need. If you can overcome these challenges, will provide you with never-seen-before designs.


DXFdownloads provides furniture plans both in STL and DXF format, depending on whether you want to carve or cut. There are two ways to use this website: either spend money to buy points to download a furniture-design plan. Or, you can submit your own sketch to earn points that can help you download design plans later. This site is also ideal for starters who want to learn the basics of carving furniture parts using CNC machines. The designs are simple enough for beginners to grasp and later implement on their design sheet.

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Opendesk not only offers various furniture designs but also provides a list of makers who can custom-build the furniture you had designed. This site usually follows a European style of design that looks elegant and slick at the same time. Although there are only 30 designs on the website, you can get inspiration from them to develop various pieces of furniture that will reflect your imagination and creativity.


While not many machinists’ first choice when designing furniture, Pinterest contains some great ideas for your next CNC furniture project. There are links to open source CNC furniture plans and plenty of beautiful images to inspire your project.


Inventables is yet another site offering plans for everything from a unique otter chair design to a parametric circle cubby. They have pages of downloadable CNC furniture plans and home decor ideas, and most of them are appropriate for a medium-sized tabletop CNC router.


Obrary has designs for laser cutting or CNC routers. Their collection includes modern furniture such as an infinity chair and other CNC projects like a Barcelona Warre Beehive. The free downloads include either DXF or STL files and supporting documentation.

CNC Furniture Plans and Designs

Looking for a curated list of CNC furniture for inspiration? Here are a few you can access today to start your next project, including some free open source designs.

The Edie Set by David & Joni Steiner

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Edie Set

The Edie Set is perfect for young children to eat or play around and was designed to be friendly and approachable, simple in form and easy to make. The table and stools also double up as small coffee or side tables.

The Italic Shelf by Ronen Kadushin

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The Italic Shelf

The Italic Shelf is easy to fabricate, easy to assemble knock down shelving system. It consists of only 2 parts, a 24 or 18-mm plywood shelf and spacer, that can be assembled in many ways and configurations.

Its name “Italic” is derived from the italic typefaces that slightly slant. It has endless arrangement possibilities and has a unique sculptural presence that comes from the direction of the spacers and the fact that the shelves are not aligned.

The shelf is very stable and strong as each part is locked by its own position and weight in a structure I developed and named “Controlled Collapse”. Basically, when the shelf is built high, it doesn’t lose its strength or stability. It may be plywood furniture, but it’s built to stand up to heavy shelf loads.

AtFAB Walking Chest of Drawers

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AtFAB Walking Chest of Drawers

This low chest is suited for clothing storage. The Walking Chest is one of AtFAB’s next generation of case goods that rely on CNC techniques to fabricate integral drawers and doors, without the need for hardware.

The Alex Chair

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The Alex Chair

The Alex Chair is made from 1/2″ birch plywood. It uses a living hinge design, so the seat and back are a single piece of wood.  The chair snaps together by hand.  It uses no screws or nails.  It can also be taken apart again.

The Layer Chair

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Do you want to create formal chairs for your home that doesn’t feel so stuffy? Jens Dyvik created the Layer Chair, and through open design, it has morphed into a wide range of different chairs, from plywood chairs to elegant hardwood models, that all stem from the same basic structure. Depending on your specific needs, you can customize this chair to make it your own.

Ultimate CNC Cut Height Adjustable Desk

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figured this out and came up with a way to customize his own sit/stand desk that is unlike most of the adjustable desks you’ve seen.

Modern Dining Chair

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The perfect gift for that perfect someone: a 1:6 scale miniature modern dining chair. Laser cut files SVG DXF CDR will instantly download. Material thickness is 18mm, but the seller will scale the file if you prefer another thickness.

Parametric CNC Chair

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This Parametric Chair Design will brighten the workspace in your home office. Includes digital download DXF files vector template. The material is .7” or 18mm plywood and has dimensions of 23.1” x 22” x 36.5” (L x W x H). All the parts and spacers are included in the design.

CNC Table Plan

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You will receive the CNC table plan in DXF file format, vector plans only, to be cut on your CNC Router. The table is 24” long x 14” high x 4” wide and works with plywood, wood, MDF, and aluminum. You can scale it as needed.

Rather than pay for access to libraries of CNC furniture plans, use the open source options above to plan out your next CNC furniture project.


With so many websites ready to provide design information on CNC furniture and fixtures, you shouldn’t feel lost if you can’t think of new ideas. Plus, the software applications will help you develop your own creations and make a name as a professional furniture designer.

Using the resources above not only helps you create beautiful furniture, it significantly lowers the price of such projects. After all, if you’ve invested in a CNC machine, having the plans and resources makes your next project a breeze.

CNC Masters also has you covered if you want to take an open source design and make it your own. We offer desktop milling machines and lathes that are ideal for these projects and many more. Contact us at 626-962-9300 to learn more today.

About Peter Jacobs

Peter Jacobs is the Senior Director of Marketing at CNC Masters, a leading supplier of CNC mills, milling machines, and CNC lathes. He is actively involved in manufacturing processes and regularly contributes his insights for various blogs in CNC machining, 3D printing, rapid tooling, injection molding, metal casting, and manufacturing in general. You can connect with him on his LinkedIn.

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29. Create a Peck Drilling Program in Circular or Rectangular Patterns
Using the Circular or Rectangular Drilling Wizards, you can program the machine to drill an un-limited series of holes along the X and Y planes. Program it to drill straight through to your total depth, use a high-speed pecking cycle, or deep hole pecking cycle. You can program the cut-in depth and return point for a controlled peck drill application to maximize chip clearance.

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20. Change up to 30 tools with compensation, and store your tool offsets for other programs
The MX supports…

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21. Use the optional ATC rack up to 8 tools for milling, drilling, and rigid tapping applications
The CNC Masters Automatic Tool Changer Rack and Tools (US Patent 9,827,640B2) can be added to any CNC Masters Milling Machine built with the rigid tapping encoder option. The tutorial will guide you through the set-up procedure using the ATC tools.

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22. Use the optional Rigid Tapping Wizard without the need for tapping head attachments
When you order your CNC Masters machine, have it built with the optional rigid tapping encoder. You can take any drill cycle program and replace the top line with a tapping code created by the wizard to tap your series of holes up to 1/2” in diameter.

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23. Use the optional Digital Probe to scan the profile and/or pockets of your fun/hobby type designs to write your tool path program and machine out a duplicate of your original design To “surface” scan an object, you can program the probe along the X or Y plane. The stylus will travel over the part starting on the left side front corner of the object and work its way to the end of the part on the right side. Depending on how the stylus moves, it will record linear and interpolated movements along the X, Y, and Z planes directly on the MX Editor.
To “pocket” scan an object containing a closed pocket such as circles or squares, the scan will start from the top front, work its way inside of the pocket, and scan the entire perimeter of the pocket.
Under the Setup of the MX software you will find the Probe Tab which will allow you to calibrate and program your probe. Your “Probe Step”, “Feed”, and “Data Filter” can also be changed on the fly while the probe is in the middle of scanning your object.

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24. Use work offsets G54-G59 for nesting applications
The work offsets offer you a way to program up to six different machining locations. It’s like having multiple 0.0 locations for different parts. This is very useful especially when using sub-routines/nesting applications.

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25. Create a Rectangular Pocket / Slot with our selection of Wizards to help you build a tool path program
The Cycle Wizards for the mill or lathe makes it easy to create a simple tool path without needing to use a CAD and CAM software.
On this Wizard, the Rectangular Pocket / Slots, can be used to form a deep rectangular pocket into your material or machine a slot duplicating as many passes needed to its total depth.

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26. Create a Circular Pocket Wizard
Input the total diameter, the step down, and total depth and the code will be generated.

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27. Do Thread Milling using a single point cutter Wizard

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28. Cut a gear out using the Cut Gear Wizard with the optional Fourth Axis

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19. Disable the axis motors to manually hand crank each axis into place
Easily de-energize the axis motors by clicking [Disable Motors] to crank each axis by hand, and then press [Reset Control] to re-energize the axis motors.

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30. The MX interface can easily be interchanged from Mill Mode to Lathe Mode
Use this interface for your CNC Masters Lathe. It contains all the same user-friendly features and functions that comes in Mill Mode. Simply go to the Setup page and change the interface.

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31. Use Tool Change Compensation or the optional Auto Tool Changer Turret if your application requires more than one tool in a single program
You can offset the length and angle of each tool and record it under Tools in your Setup. The program will automatically pause the lathe’s movement and spindle allowing you to change out your tool, or allowing the optional ATC Turret to quickly turn to its next tool and continue machining.
On the MX interface, you also have four Tool Position buttons. Select your desired T position, and the auto tool post will quickly turn and lock itself to that position.

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32. Use the Lathe Wizard Threading Cycle to help you program your lathe’s internal or external threads in inches or metric

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33. Use the Lathe Wizard Turning / Boring Cycle to help you program simple turning and boring cycles without having to go through a CAM or writing a long program with multiple passes

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34. Use the Lathe Wizard Peck Drilling Cycle to help you program your drill applications or for face grooving

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35. Facing / Grooving / Part Off Cycle Wizards – with Constant Surface Speed
These cycles can be used with Constant Surface Speed allowing the spindle speed to increase automatically as the diameter of the part decreases giving your application a consistent workpiece finish. With CSS built into the wizard, there is no need to break down the cycle into multiple paths and multiple spindle speed changes.

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36. This is our list of supported G and M codes which can be found under Tools > G Code/ M Code List in the MX
If you plan to use a third-party CAM software to generate your tool path program, use a generic FANUC post processor and edit it to match our list of codes. As an option, we also sell Visual mill/turn CAM software which comes with a guaranteed post processor for our machines to easily generate your tool path programs based on your CAD drawings.

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10. Run each tool path independently to study its movement
1. Run the machine on Trace mode. You can run each tool path independently, one line at a time to study the tool path movement on the machine to verify the position of the application and if any fixture/vise is in the way of the cutter’s path.

2. You can also verify your program by clicking on the Trace and Draw buttons together. This will allow you to view each tool path independently one line at a time in the Draw Window.

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2. Clutter Free Interface
The MX is engineered for the CNC MASTERS machine so you do not have to fiddle with a detailed complicated configuration that can be overwhelming. Just load in the MX and start machining!2. Clutter Free Interface
The MX is engineered for the CNC MASTERS machine so you do not have to fiddle with a detailed complicated configuration that can be overwhelming. Just load in the MX and start machining!

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3. Features Tour and Tutorials Included
The Features Tour will give you a quick run-down on all the features the MX can do for you. The Tutorials are easy to follow even for the first time CNC machinist.
Feel free to download the MX on any of your computers. We recommend downloading the MX along with your CAD and CAM software there at the comfort of your office computer to generate your tool path programs. You don’t need to be hooked up to the machine either to test your program in simulation mode.

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4. Navigate and Edit Your Program through the MX interface with Ease
With a few clicks of the mouse or using touch screen technology, you can easily navigate through the MX interface importing saved programs into the Editor from the File drop down menu. Using standard windows features to edit your program you can then lock the Editor Screen to avoid accidental editing, and if you need to insert a line in the middle of a program, just click on [ReNum] to re-number your tool path list.
You can create a program or import CAM generated G-code tool paths into the Editor
The X Y and Z W arrow jog buttons are displayed from the point of view of the cutter to avoid confusion when the table and saddle are moving. You can also adjust your spindle speed and coolant control while jogging each axis.

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5. Feed Hold – Pause in the Middle of your Program
Feed Hold lets you pause in the middle of a program. From there you can step through your program one line at time while opting to shut the spindle off and then resume your program.
You can also write PAUSE in the middle of your program and jog each axis independently while your program is in pause mode.

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6. Hot Keys
Hot Keys is an alternative method to easily control your machine using your hard or touch screen keyboard. One can press P to pause a program, press S to turn Spindle On, G to run a program, Space Bar to Stop, J to record your individual movements one line at a time to create a program in teach mode.

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7. Pick Menu – for conversational mode programming
Write FANUC style G-codes directly into the Editor or select commands off the [Pick] menu and write your tool path program in conversational mode such as what is written in the Editor box. You can even mix between conversation commands and G-codes in the same program.

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8. Pick Menu List of Options
Use commands such as MOVE, SPINDLE ON/OFF, COOLANT ON/OFF, PAUSE, DELAY, GO HOME…. to write your tool path programs in conversational mode.

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9. Draw the Tool Path to verify it before pressing Go
Hit Draw to view your tool path program drawing, check out its run time, or even simulate the tool path in 3D mode. This can be helpful to quickly verify your program before running it. You can also slow down or speed up the drawing or simulation process.
You can also hit Go within the Draw Window itself to verify the cutter’s position on the machine. The current tool path will be highlighted and simultaneously draw out the next path so you can verify what the cutter will be doing next on the program.

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MX Software – Easy to Use, Easy to Learn – Included with your machine purchase
The MX software is designed to work seamlessly with your CNC Masters machine. It is made to work with Windows PC – desktop, laptop, or an all in one – on standard USB. Use it on Windows 8 or 10 64-bit operating systems.
No internal conversion printer/serial port to USB software or additional conversion hardware is used with the MX.

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11. Counters display in Inches or Millimeters – Continuous Feed
1. When running a program, the counters will display a “real-time” readout while the machine is in CNC operation without counting ahead of the movement.
2. The current tool path is highlighted while the machine is in operation without causing slight interruptions/pauses as the software feeds the tool path to the machine. The MX internally interprets a program ten lines ahead to allow for “continuous machining” avoiding slight interruptions as the machine waits for its next tool path command.
3. “Run Time” tells you how long it takes to run your tool path program.

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12. Use the “Go From Line” command to start in the middle of your program
If you ever need to begin your program from somewhere in the middle of it, use [Go From Line] which you can find under Tools. The Help guide will walk you through how to position the cutter without losing its position on the machine.

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13. Exact Motion Distance without over-stepping on an axis while jogging
Use “Relative ON” to enter a specific coordinate to jog any of your axes to an exact location without having to write a program. It’s like using “power feed” but easier. You can jog an exact distance on any of the axes without needing to keep the key pressed down and mistakenly over-step the movement releasing your finger too slowly off the jog button.
Let’s say you need to drill a hole exactly 0.525” using the Z. So you enter 0.525 in the Z box. Next, adjust the JOG FEED RATE slider for the desired feed rate. Then “click once” on the +Z or -Z button to activate the travel. In this case you click once the -Z button first to drill the hole exactly 0.525”. Then click once on the +Z button to drive the axis back up 0.525”.

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14. Teach Mode – Jog Input
You can create a tool path program by storing each point-to-point movement by simply jogging an axis one at a time. Click on either of the Jog Input buttons to store each movement on the Editor Screen. You can then add Spindle ON, feed commands, and press GO to run the new program as needed. This is a great feature to help you learn to create a program by the movements you make on the machine without necessarily writing out an entire program first.

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15. Override on the fly to adjust the Jog Feed to Rapid or the Spindle Speed during the middle of a program
1. Jog Feed and Rapid with Override: You can adjust feeds using the slider from slow minimum 0.1″ per minute to a rapid of 100″ per minute of travel. You can even micro-step your jog as low as 0.01”/min. The [-][+] buttons allow you to fine tune feeds in 5% increments while the program is in motion.
2. Spindle Speed with Override: You can adjust speeds using the slider from a slow minimum RPM to the max RPM according to the machine setup. The [-][+] buttons allow you to fine tune feeds in 5% increments while the program is in motion.

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16. Adjust Counters using Pre-Set if you cannot begin the program from 0.00
In a situation where you cannot begin your cutter at it’s 0.00 location, you can “Pre-Set” directly into the counters by typing in your beginning coordinate. You can press Go from here to run your program. You can also “zero all” or “zero” your counters independently. With one click of the [Return to 0.0] button, all axes will travel back to its respective 0.0 on the machine.

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17. Set and Save your 0.00 position for future runs
Set and save your 0.00 position on the machine. These coordinates will be recorded as the first line of the program in the Editor Screen. Should you desire to return to this program at a later date, you only have to click on the Set Zero Return button. This will command the machine to automatically jog each axis to its saved “set” 0.00 position according to the recorded coordinates at the first line of the program.

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18. Create a “Home” position to clear your application and run multiple times
Let’s say you need to machine one application times 100 pieces. This usually requires a jig to retain that physical 0.00 position. But in this case, you want the program to end with a clearance of the axes to easily switch out the next piece of stock and start again. With Save Home, you have the ability to save this offset (home) position while still retaining your Set Zero position where the machine will mill your part out. Pressing [Save Home] will record this new position under the Set Zero line in your program.
Pressing [Go Home] will jog your axes back to your “saved home” position where you originally pressed the Save Home command. You can also input GO_HOME from the Pick Menu as its own tool path in your program. At the completion of your program the axes will end at your Home position. Replace your part, then press [Return to 0.0] button to allow the axes to return to its zero position, and press Go to start your next run.

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