The main purpose of Router-CIM is to provide a complete CAD/CAM solution for both single part machining and nested based manufacturing.
For new users of Router-CIM, there are a few concepts which need to be understood in order to use the product efficiently. These are:
•A basic understanding of the Microsoft Windows environment, and file handling with programs such as My Computer, or Windows Explorer.
•A working knowledge of the AutoCAD environment. How to create and name layers, and assign geometry to those layers.
•Some knowledge of the types of tools, cutting conditions, and materials you are likely to use on your parts.
•Knowing the difference between the file types Router-CIM Automation Suite uses such as DWG, DXF, and SCN.
The following sections are broken up into the different areas of the Router-CIM program and are designed to give you as much information about the options available as possible.
This section is meant to be a reference for Router-CIM programming software and not a tutorial.