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Design Tools

CAD - Design 2D or 3D objects, computer aided design software:
  Check here for "free" design software. 

Related to CAD are Drawing programs that work on meshs:
  Rhino, Maya, Meshmix, Blender, Meshlab

CAM: This a general classification of software used translate designs into information the mill or printer can understand. Different machines need different CAM:
Replicator 2Makeware, Replicator G, skienforgePrintrunCura slic3r,
BFB: Simplify
Roland MDX: Custom Roland software installed on computers at Makeit Labs imports DXF, STL, BMP
Sherline: meshcam fusion360
Plasma CNCCustom software installed on computers at Makeit Lab, imports DXF files

Viewers, DRC(design rule check), and assisting tools. This is a great sanity checker for viewing PCB gerber files before routing or ordering