Due to the availability of other, more mature, low cost CAM packages, LazyCam development has ceased and it will remain in permanent Beta status. LazyCam is not intended – and not supported – for use in a production environment.
LazyCam is a BETA-release free importer included with Mach3. It’s purpose is to import standard dxf, cmx, and other file types to allow those that do not use CAM programs to more easily generate Gcode to be run under Mach3. The Basic (free) edition of LazyCam that is included with Mach3 carries no cost, but will only output 50 lines of gcode if Mach3 is running in Demo mode.
There is an optional PRO level upgrade that turns on advanced features such as object offsetting, pocketing, etc. As the software is BETA, not all features are fully functional – please thoroughly test your files before purchasing a Pro license!Purchase a License Download Page
ArtSoft Recommended CAM Programs
While Mach3 does come with LazyCam for very simple tasks, it is recommended to use a full CAM program. The CAM programs in this section are highly recommended products, and include Mach3 post-processors. If you have a requirement for CAM programs, we highly suggest you try these products.
For 2-1/2 Axis milling projects try our Free CAM solutions; HSMXpress, Inventor HSM Express, and Fusion 360. Autodesk brings CAD and CAM together for a truly integrated experience, whether your design tool of choice is SolidWorks®, Inventor™, or Fusion 360™.Visit Site
A robust, inexpensive CAM package with many users worldwide, from CNC hobbyists to professional machinists and engineers.Visit Site
DeskProto is aimed at designers for Rapid Prototyping, at jewelers for wax models, artists for sculptures, medics for prostheses, moldmakers, woodworkers, teachers, students, hobbyists, etc.DeskProto
One of the best Plasma CAM packages available, and also very good at general Milling work.Visit Site
Easy to use, powerful and yet affordable, allowing customers utilize the software in a wide variety of industries.Visit Site
A free STL File creation utility to create models from point clouds for cutting in Meshcam, VCarve, and other 3D CAM programs. Download and unzip to the Mach3 folder. An example point cloud is included.Visit Site
LazyCam Licensing & Updates
The optional Pro level license turns on advanced features such as object offsetting, pocketing, etc.
Because this software is no longer in development and has well documented bugs, it is not advised that users purchase a license for this software. Issues with Lazy Cam and some work-arounds are well documented on our Forum. Please read the posts about this product before you buy.
There will not be any updates, fixes, or improvements to this software.Purchase a License Download Page
LazyCAM Recommended Minimum Requirements
Laptop or Desktop
- Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8
- 1Ghz CPU
- 512MB RAM
- Video Card with 32MB RAM or higher
- Requires the “.net 2.0 update” from Microsoft to prevent an error at startup