Dolphin Cad Cam Software

CNC file format is used by CAD/CAM documents that store data for Dolphin PartMaster software application. CNC files mediate between project environmnnt’s user interface and machine tool interface. CNC document files cannot be directly used by machine tools due to lack of compatibility with device drivers. Dolphin CadCam Systems Ltd (established in 1995) is a recognised world leader in the creation, distribution and direct supply of CAD/CAM software. We specialise in CAM for the CNC machining market, offering a depth of both practical and technical expertise second to none in the CAD/CAM software market.

Due to the availability of other, more mature, low cost CAM packages, LazyCam development has ceased and it will remain in permanent Beta status. LazyCam is not intended – and not supported – for use in a production environment.

LazyCam is a BETA-release free importer included with Mach3. It’s purpose is to import standard dxf, cmx, and other file types to allow those that do not use CAM programs to more easily generate Gcode to be run under Mach3. The Basic (free) edition of LazyCam that is included with Mach3 carries no cost, but will only output 50 lines of gcode if Mach3 is running in Demo mode.

There is an optional PRO level upgrade that turns on advanced features such as object offsetting, pocketing, etc. As the software is BETA, not all features are fully functional – please thoroughly test your files before purchasing a Pro license!

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ArtSoft Recommended CAM Programs

While Mach3 does come with LazyCam for very simple tasks, it is recommended to use a full CAM program. The CAM programs in this section are highly recommended products, and include Mach3 post-processors. If you have a requirement for CAM programs, we highly suggest you try these products.


For 2-1/2 Axis milling projects try our Free CAM solutions; HSMXpress, Inventor HSM Express, and Fusion 360. Autodesk brings CAD and CAM together for a truly integrated experience, whether your design tool of choice is SolidWorks®, Inventor™, or Fusion 360™.

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The world leader in powerful and affordable CAD-CAM software.

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A robust, inexpensive CAM package with many users worldwide, from CNC hobbyists to professional machinists and engineers.

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An innovative drawing to GCode generator.

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DeskProto is aimed at designers for Rapid Prototyping, at jewelers for wax models, artists for sculptures, medics for prostheses, moldmakers, woodworkers, teachers, students, hobbyists, etc.



An easy CAD/CAM system for 2.5 axis machining. Perfect for all budgets.

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A very nice GCode generator for 3D model files.

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Affordable Integrated CAM Software for Rhinoceros.

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One of the best Plasma CAM packages available, and also very good at general Milling work.

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A collection of very professional, very easy to use 3D CAM programs.

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Easy to use, powerful and yet affordable, allowing customers utilize the software in a wide variety of industries.

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A free STL File creation utility to create models from point clouds for cutting in Meshcam, VCarve, and other 3D CAM programs. Download and unzip to the Mach3 folder. An example point cloud is included.

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The optional Pro level license turns on advanced features such as object offsetting, pocketing, etc.

Because this software is no longer in development and has well documented bugs, it is not advised that users purchase a license for this software. Issues with Lazy Cam and some work-arounds are well documented on our Forum. Please read the posts about this product before you buy.

There will not be any updates, fixes, or improvements to this software.

LazyCAM Recommended Minimum Requirements

Laptop or Desktop

  • Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8
  • 1Ghz CPU
  • 512MB RAM
  • Video Card with 32MB RAM or higher
  • Requires the “.net 2.0 update” from Microsoft to prevent an error at startup
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How to open CNC file?

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After double-clicking on the unknown file icon, the system should open it in the default software that supports it. If this does not happen, download and install the Dolphin Cad Cam PartMaster software and then manually associate the file with it.


Step 1. Download and install Dolphin Cad Cam PartMaster

If there is no Dolphin Cad Cam PartMaster or similar software in the system that supports files with the CNC extension, you must first download and install it. Below you will find a list of the most-used applications that work with CNC. After going to the subpage of the program you will find a link to the developer's website, where you can safely download the software installer.

Programs that open files CNC

Step 2. Associate Dolphin Cad Cam PartMaster with the CNC file extension

If the user already has one of the applications installed, the next step will be to associate it with the file extension CNC. This can be done in two ways - one is to manually edit the Windows Registry and HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT keys. The second way is simpler and definitely recommended for less advanced users.

  • Right click on the unknown CNC file you want to open
  • Select 'Open with' from the menu
  • Click 'Choose another application'
  • Click 'More applications'
  • Click 'Find more applications on this PC' and indicate the installation location of the appropriate program
  • Finally, select the 'Always use the selected program to open CNC files' option and confirm the whole operation.

Remember! Manually editing the system registry is only recommended for advanced users, and changes made to it without proper knowledge may result in damage to the system.

Step 3. Check out other possible problems related to CNC files.

Sometimes it happens that despite having the right application and the correct configuration, there are still problems with opening the CNC files. You should then find out what is the reason of the problem.

  • Check if the CNC file is not infected - When the file CNC is infected with a virus or malware, it probably will not be able to be opened correctly. In this case, scan the CNC file and take the actions recommended by the antivirus program installed on the system. Most often it is disinfection or deletion of an infected file.
  • Check if you, as the operating system user, have appropriate permissions to work with the file CNC
  • Check if the icon is an element of the correct file but not only a shortcut to the location where the CNC file no longer exists.
  • Check that the system has the necessary resources to run the Dolphin Cad Cam PartMaster application and open the CNC file.
  • Check if the file is complete - Sometimes it happens that the CNC file was not copied completely from the external Flash memory, or downloaded from the Internet. When the file is incomplete, it is not possible to open it correctly. In this case, please download or copy the file CNC again.

Step 4. Contact an IT expert

When all of the above methods have failed, it remains to contact an IT specialist or developers of the DOLPHIN CAD CAM PARTMASTER program.

File extensions similar to CNC