Welcome to the D2nc
D2nc is an innovative program used for generating G-code in the machine shop. It integrates well with the Mach3 machine controller creating a fluid workflow. If you need to create one-off components for hobby projects or prototyping, then D2nc is the tool you need.
D2nc has a rich feature set including:
- Shape Description Language (SDL) for creating basic shapes
- Over 40 wizards for all the common tasks you need in the shop.
- Reading and extracting shapes from DXF files (R12 fully supported)
- Self authored wizards are fully supported, simple to do and sharable
- A native offset engine to compensate tool radius inside and outside
- Monolithic pocketing.
- Generate G41/G42 offset code for to allow for controller offsetting
- Drilling (G81/G82/G83/G73 and a manual position/pause mode)
- Basic nesting for multiple part creation
- Writing compliant DXF files for use in other programs
- True Type Font glyph extraction and placement
- 4th axis wrapping with scaling and true angular code generation
- Engraving in 2D or on 4th axis
- Back plot gcode to 3d model
- Shape Library for storing your common shapes
- Ramping of the tool into the material as an alternative to plunge
- Auto placed tabs which can be adjusted globally or individually
Latest Development Release
D2nc now includes True Type Font glyph extraction. This major new feature will allow you to engrave text on your projects. Also included are; gcode back plot to a 3d model, movable tabs, more wizards, improved DXF export features and several bug fixes. The movable tab and text enhancements are demonstrated in a video titled “V2.10.0 Features” on the ScreenCam page.. For a complete list of changes, check out “Whats’s new”
V2.9.9 is the current stable release and is recommended for most users. There have been no reports of any major issues. V2.9.0 was the start of an internal rewrite that introduced many often requested features. These include; pocketing, ramping and tabs along with many more additions, improvements and bug fixes. The DXF import module was also improved to support more DXF formats.
V2.3.0 is the last release for which the documentation was last updated. While not recommended for use, for those new to the CAD/CAM process, it may be helpful to follow along the tutorials using this version and then upgrading to the stable release.