Control Software

Whether high-perfomance full version software or intuitively operatable program with industrial character - with us you can select the control software that suits you and your projects best. All of them run under Windows® or a Windows® Emulation for Apple®. For information on CAD software, please see "CAD CAM Software - Quick Overview".


UCCNC

UCCNC is a software designed to make the interaction with your machine as easy as possible. Thus, the G-Code processing program has not only been optimized specifically for the STEPCRAFT CNC machines, its interface also allows an intuitive operation of the software. The data exchange is ensured via a conventional USB interface of the computer or via a network interface. The easy operation, the graphic presentation with simulation and the arbitrary parametrization are only a few of the software's features.

WinPC-NC

With the latest version of the machine control software WinPC-NC the engineering office Lewetz released a comprehensive update. WinPC-NC not only contains an entire new graphical interface and a powerful 3D view but also a rearranged and simplified parameter structure as well as an intuitive help function. Further highlights of the new version are the graphic live tracking of the machine's position, the possibility of showing non-productive motions, the optional hiding of machine-specific basic settings as well as the reduction of the filament feed in the corners during a 3D print. Additionally, WinPC-NC can process isel-NCP files.

Software comparison


WinPC-NC USB

UCCNC

Similarities

Control software for Windows PCs

Minimum requirements CPU with >2Ghz

For STEPCRAFT machines preconfigured

Manual simultaneous control of all axes

Processing of G-code files

Display of the tool paths with the current tool position in the GUI

Simple CAM functionality

Compensation of backlash adjustable for each axis

Tool length measurement and compensation

Software limit switches and machine area monitoring

8 additional outputs e.g. drilling spindle, cooling, dosing

8Bit PWM spindle control

Toggle signal as a safety function

Axis resolution, speeds and ramps can be set individually

Signal test

Controlling a 4th axis, e.g. as a tangential axis

Price (199,-€)

Differences

Many languages

Only english

From version 4.0 three display options of the GUI: optimized for touchscreen, window-based and divided into logical areas

GUI divided into logical areas (also touchscreen optimized)

Many setting options for customization

Largely preconfigured

Only all axes can be referenced in the preset order

Referencing of individual axes possible

General functions and functions for accessories can be accessed via menus

Many functions can be called up via buttons and integrated in the GUI

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Entry line for manual use of G-codes

Job parameters can be saved and easily retrieved

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Accepts HPGL, DXF (2D, R10, R12, R14), drill data by
Sieb&Meyer1000/3000 or Excellon and EPS/AI (V3, V8),
as well as DIN/ISO, G-Codes, Multicam and ISEL-NCP

In addition to G-code, only processes 2D DXF

Up to 10 tools

Pre-configured for 12 tools

Wired handheld remote control available

Wireless handheld remote control available

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Control via app possible (iOS & Android)

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Network adapters available for more stable connection

Offers the possibility of panel production

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Milling program can be rotated manually as required

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Alignment of the workpiece adjustable (manual and 3D probe)

From version 3.0 alignment of the workpiece on the raw part using a 3D probe

Integrated 3D edge tracing function

Integrated 3D edge tracing function,

incl. creation of a tactile grid (simple scanning)

Integrated test routines for laser power calibration for

laser image engraving and laser cutting

Integrated plug-in for laser image engraving

Drag knife compensation and calculation of the overcuts

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