Enhance Your Drag Knife with our free CNC router Software Tools
The Donek Drag Knife is extremely versatile. This is where you can download free CNC router software or gadgets that make programming for your Drag Knife a lot simpler.
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SheetCAM Software Information
|Program your Drag Knife toolpaths with ease.
||Profile Cutting (Routing and Milling)
||Pocketing (Routing and Milling)
|Drilling (Routing and Milling)
||V-Carving (Routing and Milling)
||View your tool path in 3 dimensions|
Add Corner Actions to your Tool Path
In most cases a very basic G-Code Post Processor will work. Your CAM software most likely has a post processor titled "G-Code". If you do, try it. Make sure you choose the one that is not an arcs processor.
This code will automatically locate the corners in your part file and add swivel actions to those corners.
Watch the video tutorial
Cardboard Box Software
Our software can be downloaded for free. It can be used to make a cardboard box with 4 flaps top and bottom, just like the ones used for most shipping purposes. The software is available in g-code and shopbot code versions. Click here for the free download.
Make a Cardboard Box with the Donek Tools Drag Knife.
Make a cardboard box with ease using a Donek Drag Knife. With this free software, all you need to know are the dimensions of the cardboard box you want to make. Enter the dimensions in the software and it will create the file to cut the box you need. You can cut the same box over and over or create new cardboard box files for any item you sell.
D2 or D4 Drag Knife
Our D2 or D4 Drag Knife is the right choice if you want to make a cardboard box. They can cut materials up to 1/4in thick and use a standard utility knife blade, minimizing the cost of blades. Make a cardboard box, cut leather, cut gasket material, cut pre-preg carbon fiber laminates, and more. If you can cut it with a utility knife, you can cut it faster and more accurately with a Donek Tools Drag Knife.
Post the created contours with your default post processor. Afterwards, open the file with DragKnife to convert it into a specialized g-code for drag knives. After inspecting the outputted g-code, you are ready to use a drag knife on your CNC. For inspection, we recommend NC Viewer which can be also downloaded here in the app store.
Supported post processors:
- CNC Router Parts
- Eding CNC
- LinuxCNC (EMC2)
- MultiCam ISO
- Thermwood 3-Axis
- Tormach PathPilot