In this post, you’ll learn what is the RDWorks or RDCAM. If you know what is that then you’ll able to download it here.
RDWorks is free and powerful software to manage laser machines. You can control predominantly Chinese laser machines.
In comparing with LaserCut RDCAM has more features and tools. LaserCut very simple and easy to use. But in RDWORKS you can find advanced tools that will give you the ability to draw, modify and manage you laser machine to a new level.
RDWorks / RD CAM is free software and you can download it here.
RDWorsk support different type of file formats like AI DFX, PLT, DWG and other CAD software file formats.
Also in RDWorks you can import and engrave raster images like jpg, BMP, gif. Difference between Rdworks and Lasercut in this situation is
In Lasercut, you can import images and even send it to engrave. But you can't control any parameter of engraving and final result as there is no any tool to do that.
But in RD works you can import and control the way how your work will be.
Below you'll find a full list of features of RD Works.
By the way, if you are new in RDWORKS / RDCAM and want learn how to use it then I Just started work on video course about RDWorks. If you want to join to the course with discount please subscribe to the course and you'll get notification when it will be online
1. Support import/export various file formats:
- Support for importing DXF, AI, PLT etc general CAD software format file
- Support for importing DST, DSB etc embroidery machine graphics format
- Support for importing general CNC G-code file format
- Support for importing BMP, JPG, GIF, and nearly all file formats for images
- Can export PLT, AI, BMP etc general graphical format file
2. Support save and open the customized rld format file.
- Rld format contains graphic data and the processing technology & parameters the user setup.
3. Support for drawing and operation for simple graphics
- Support for drawing points, lines (horizontal /vertical), fold line, ellipse/round, rectangular/square, Bezier curve and text
- Support for graphics transform operation (translation, rotation, zoom in/out, mirroring)
- Support node editing functions (add, delete, split, merge)
- Support auxiliary graphics edit (array copy, group/ungroup)
- Support alignment layout tools for graphics (left, right, up, down, centering, equal width/height)
4. Powerful image processing functions
- Support extracting images from the camera or scanner directly Image processing function(adjust brightness, resolution, contrast, hanging net, scatter plot, sharpen, extract contour)
- Vector graphic transferred to bitmap function
5. Text editing function
- Support TrueType and single-line font
- Support variable text (time & date variable text, serial number variable text)
6. Curve processing function
- Support curve smoothing function
- Support parallel lines function
- Support curve checking function (closure checking, interference checking, overlapping checking, etc.)
- Support curve automatic processing function (connect linked line, curve auto-close, auto-delete overlapped line, etc.)
7. CAM processing functions
- Laser spot size radius compensation
- Cutting backlash compensation function and backlash compensation optimizing
- Engraving backlash compensation function
- Auto-path optimization function (inside to outside, block cutting, top to bottom, etc.)
- Manual edit path(cutting sequence, cutting direction, starting point)
- Lead-in and lead-out lines function
- Small circle speed limitation function
- Simulation processing and working information statistic
- Processing functions
- Custom graphics output method (cutting, scanning, dotting, drawing dotted line)
- Pen marking function
- Double-head independent control (laser control independently, laser head position matching)
- Double-head linkage movement (double-head allocation automatically, leftover processing)
- Virtual array processing (feeding line by line, dislocation array, mirror array)
- Rotary engraving function
- Cyclic feeding processing
- Super-working area processing (super-working area image partition automatically and image partition forcedly)
- Support for multiple positioning methods (current point position, locating point position, software absolute coordinate position)
- Processing with lifting platform(laser processing in different platforms, and can cooperate with double-head linkage device or feeding device)
- Left-right ejection plates processing
9. Other Functions
- Multilanguage support (support multiple languages switch, users, can define the language)
- Commonly used processing gallery (users can save the frequently-used processing graphics in gallery, for reuse conveniently)
- Parameter library (users can store and classify the frequently-used process parameters in parameter library )
- Encryption Function(staging encryption function, delay authorization,
- Re-encryption authorization )
- Mainboard document management (Mainboard documentation preview, delete, download, upload, calculate work time, preview the last work time)
- Mainboard running information management
- Mainboard version, cumulative work information (working time, emit light time, guide rail stroke )
- Mainboard firmware upgrade (users can upgrade the mainboard by themselves s