VisualIMPORT for Onshape

VisualIMPORT for Onshape

VisualIMPORT for Onshape allows import of Onshape 3D models into MecSoft’s Windows desktop product VisualCAD by accessing your Onshape account from inside VisualCAD. Once imported, utilize VisualCAD’s plug-in VisualCAM to create cutter paths for CNC machining. VisualIMPORT for Onshape is completely free and comes with no restrictions on its use.

Utilize this product to access the following functionality:

  • Free 3 Axis Milling CAM functionality using VisualCAD/CAM’s FreeMILL
  • Access to (paid) perpetual licenses of 2-1/2 axis to 5 axis CAM
  • Save imported models as other format files to your desktop

To start using VisualIMPORT for Onshape, follow the steps below:

Step 1

VisualIMPORT for Onshape is a VisualCAD plug-in that requires the latest version of VisualCAD/CAM to be installed first. Download and install the VisualCAD/CAM product from the VisualCAD/CAM page.
You can access the VisualCAD/CAM page by clicking on the button below:

VisualCAD/CAM

VisualCAD/CAM includes FreeMILL, a completely free 3 Axis system to create cutter paths for CNC machining. Once installed

  • You will have permanent free access to 3 axis tool path generation
  • The ability to post GCODE to your machine and export in any number of formats
  • Save imported models as other format files to your desktop

Step 2

Once you have VisualCAD/CAM installed, download and install the appropriate VisualIMPORT for Onshape plug-in below

VisualIMPORT for Onshape (64 Bit) VisualIMPORT for Onshape (32 Bit)

Step 3

Once you have both products installed, launch VisualCAD/CAM from the start menu of your Windows computer. Locate the VisualIMPORT for Onshape icon in the Plugins group in the Home tab of the ribbon bar in VisualCAD, as shown below, and launch the product to access your Onshape account.

Step 4 - CAM!

To access any of the CAM modules including FreeMILL from the VisualCAM product, locate the VisualCAM icon in the Plugins group in the Home tab of the ribbon bar in VisualCAD, as shown below, and select the appropriate module to begin using our CAM products. Have fun!

To learn more about FreeMILL click here!