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The ArtCAM interface
Understanding the framework
Understanding the Project panel
Understanding the Tool Settings panel
Understanding the Toolpaths panel
Understanding the Assistant panel
Understanding the Layers panels
Understanding the design windows
Using 2D View windows
Using the 3D View Window
Information about ArtCAM
Creating models
Creating a new model
Creating a new model from a file
Creating a new model using pixels
Creating a model using the Face Wizard
Opening a model
Opening recent models
Setting the model resolution
Saving a model
Closing a model
Creating a new project
Creating projects
Creating a new project from a file
Opening a project
Opening recent projects
Saving a project
Closing a project
Using bitmap layers
The 2D design process
Importing bitmap artwork
Choosing the active layer
Creating a new layer
Renaming a layer
Viewing a layer
Creating and editing bitmap artwork
Selecting the primary and secondary colours
Using the Paint tools
Using the Draw tool
Using the Flood Fill tools
Converting bitmap artwork into vector artwork
Using vector layers
Importing vector artwork
Selecting vector artwork
Assigning a colour to a layer
Locking a layer
Snapping on a layer
Setting the stacking order
Creating artwork on a vector layer
Creating preset vector shapes
Creating free-form vector shapes
Converting vector artwork into bitmap artwork
Editing vector artwork
Selecting nodes and control points
To select nodes and control points:
Converting spans
Moving nodes
Inserting nodes
Smoothing nodes
Aligning nodes
Importing artwork from PDF files
The 3D Design Process
Using relief layers
Setting the combine mode
Creating a bitmap layer from a relief layer
Previewing a relief layer's content
Transferring relief layers between stacks
Creating a relief layer from bitmap artwork
Using the Shape Editor
Creating simple shapes using bitmap colours
Creating simple shapes using closed vectors
Calculating a relief
Replacing the relief
Adding to the relief
Subtracting from the relief
Merging with the relief
Creating complex shapes using vectors
Creating an extruded shape
Creating a spun shape
Creating a turned shape
Creating a two-rail sweep
Creating a two-rail ring sweep
Creating an Embossed Relief
To create an embossed relief:
Importing a triangle or surface model
Sculpting a relief
Importing from the Component Library
Creating Toolpaths
Using the Tool Database
Saving toolpaths
Simulating toolpaths
Resetting a simulation
Deleting a simulation
Saving a toolpath simulation
To save a toolpath simulation:
Loading a toolpath simulation from a relief
Creating a relief layer from a simulation
Shading a toolpath simulation
Toggling the simulation display
Floating a docked panel
Customising the user interface
Docking a floating panel
Auto-hiding docked panels
Hiding and displaying panels
Embedding panels
Resizing panels
Floating a docked toolbar
Docking a floating toolbar
Hiding and displaying toolbars
Creating a custom toolbar
Deleting a custom toolbar
Renaming a custom toolbar
Adding buttons to a toolbar
Setting toolbar button properties
Adding a custom menu to a toolbar or menu
To add a custom menu to a toolbar or menu:
Assigning or changing keyboard shortcuts
Using the keyboard
Changing the theme
Resetting and changing the layout
Choosing favourites
Using the mouse
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ArtCAM 2010 User Guide

ArtCAM 2010 User Guide

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