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We introduced a new Fade parameter to Rapid Texture that lets you define a distance over which to fade out the noise texture applied to the RT offsets. This gives you another way to make your RT designs creative and unique. (Pro)


We separated the Rapid Texture parameters in order to simplify the interface, and to group parameters so that it is easier to keep track of what you are trying to accomplish with your texture. (Pro)


A copy of EnRoute that can only design and toolpath, no output, for EnRoute Pro. (Pro)


Offsetting a relief surface can enhance EnRoute’s applications for mold-making. It is also an interesting creative tool, and can be used to improve the effects achieved with Rapid Texture. (Pro)


This alignment tool will allow for the bottom of a selected relief to be quickly moved to the Z axis zero position for relief editing purposes. (Pro)


With this feature both the outer shape of reliefs and the surface itself can be distorted using selection handles. (Pro)


EnRoute implements the ability to create sharp external corners using conic tools in the Engrave and Routing Offset strategies. For certain applications the sharp corners look more natural, and fit the design better. In the engrave strategy this is presented as an option, and with routing offsets it happens automatically with square corner offsets when […]


Rendering and simulation enhancements – EnRoute includes a new rendering option that improves the OpenGL rendering to better utilize graphic card hardware. This speeds up and improves the rendering process. This can be seen both in normal 3D rendering, and will also be an improvement to the simulation process. (Plus, Pro)

EnRoute Software -Different-Plates-on-Different-Layers-only-with-remnants

Creation of different plates on different layers using non-rectangular shapes — This allows users to define different material sizes in one drawing, and to also utilize remnant contours as their plate definitions. This is a productivity tool that will make the plate definition more useful for users during the design process. (Plus, Pro)


Any shape, including remnants created by the nesting process, can be converted to a plate. Shapes can then be nested into the non-rectangular plate. (Plus, Pro)


The cutting estimation tool now produces reports in XML format which will allow for some customization. (Plus, Pro)


During the nesting process you can create a remnant from the un-nested material. This remnant can be easily trimmed and the resulting contour that is created can be turning into a plate and nested into. (Plus, Pro)


We consolidated all of the different nesting options into one interface so that it is simpler and more straightforward to use. (Plus, Pro)


Nesting summary report – EnRoute creates a nesting summary document that allows users to track the efficiency of the nest, and also to track their material utilization for job cost tracking. (Plus, Pro)


EnRoute Software can automatically recognize contours that are selected as nesting “obstructions” and will nest around these obstructions. This provides a very simple way to avoid clamps on the machine, or to avoid a section of the material that is not good for nesting, such as knots or other defects in a solid wood panel. […]


Easier to nest multiples – Nesting originals, a copy, or multiple copies of objects can all be accessed in one interface.(Plus, Pro)


Block nesting can be the most efficient and fastest method of nesting for certain types of objects. This is another algorithm we developed in-house to provide more control over the options and the results. Common-line contour creation for cutting – As part of the block nesting process, users can choose to create contours that can […]


There are three different nesting engines in the True Shape Nesting options to choose from. (Plus, Pro)

EnRoute Software Tool-Compensation-Support

Added support for standard tool compensation. This is applicable for specific router manufacturers and users. It is typically used for more repetitive manufacturing applications that don’t utilize complex toolpathing but need to have the flexibility of using tools that have been sharpened. Sharpening tools changes their diameter slightly so without tool compensation it is necessary […]

EnRoute Software Toolpath-Noise-Distortion

This is a similar tool to the contour distortion, but it is applicable to toolpaths. The cool thing about this is that it allows you to introduce variations into the surfaces you cut, which allows you to achieve a more “hand cut” look to your pieces. (Basic, Plus, Pro)

EnRoute Software Horizontal-Drilling-Support

EnRoute now includes support for horizontal drill bank tools. Drill banks can be configured with both horizontal and vertical drills, which will then be automatically utilized during output. (Basic, Plus, Pro)

EnRoute Software Fine-Tool-for-Routing-Offsets

A request that we have received a bit over the years is to include a feedrate calculator that would allow you to enter the chipload for a given tool and the number of flutes and the RPM and provide a suggested feedrate. Chipload values are provided by the tool manufacturer. (Basic, Plus, Pro)

EnRoute Software Feed-Rate-Calculator-added-to-Solutions

A request that we have received a bit over the years is to include a feedrate calculator that would allow you to enter the chipload for a given tool and the number of flutes and the RPM and provide a suggested feedrate. Chipload values are provided by the tool manufacturer. (Basic, Plus, Pro)

EnRoute Software Daisy-Chain-No-Lift-Option

Daisy-chain cutting for no-lift cutting option – This provides a method for reducing the number of tool lifts during cutting. To accomplish this, the tool modifies the location of start points in order to minimize the amount of cutting required between parts. (Basic, Plus, Pro)

EnRoute Carving Software Contour-Noise-Distortion

This tool allows 2D contours to be easily distorted to give the appearance of a hand finished piece without perfectly straight machined edges. There are two different methods for applying noise to the contours providing a lot of flexibility.(Basic, Plus, Pro)


EnRoute supports many of the leading woodworking software applications, including Microvellum Software.( Add-on option for Basic, Plus, Pro)

You can now have a 180 Entry Exit value when assigning a 3D lead in to an Open Contour Offset. (Basic, Plus, Pro)

Bridges on open-contour offset toolpaths – It is now possible to manually place bridges on open-contour offset toolpaths. Bridges are placed after the toolpath has been created. (Basic, Plus, Pro)

Single-stroke fonts – EnRoute now includes single-stroke fonts that can be used just the same as other font styles in EnRoute. These fonts are intended for use primarily for marking purposes using an Engrave toolpath strategy. (Basic, Plus, Pro)

One Solution that we are excited about is a new Braille translator. Activate the translator, type in some text, and the translator will provide the appropriate Braille layout for the text. Both Grade 1 and Grade 2 Braille are available, and the best part is that it is included free with EnRoute 5. (Basic, Plus, […]

This parametric shape wizard will create boxes that can be created with 90 Deg V-groove bits. (Basic, Plus, Pro)

This parametric program will allow customers to create and arch box shape. (Basic, Plus, Pro)

A thread milling wizard for generating geometry to create threaded parts. (Basic, Plus, Pro)

File preview – Files saved in the EnRoute 5 have a preview created so that the next time the file is opened, a preview is available in the Open File dialog. This makes it easier to identify the correct file to be opened. (Basic, Plus, Pro)

Import an EnRoute drawing into the current drawing, maintaining the layer structure of the imported drawing. (Basic, Plus, Pro)

This Shapewizard feature will allow you to create geometry from a Gcode output file. For bringing toolpaths back in a contours. Will most with most standard Gcode based formats. (Basic, Plus, Pro)

The user now has the option of extending arc segments as either a continuation of the arc or as a line segment. (Basic, Plus, Pro)

A Toolbar button was added that will call the Precision Input Center for easy scaling, rotating and moving of parts. (Basic, Plus, Pro)

This feature will allow you to select 2D contours and distort them using a grid of selection handles. A powerful creative tool for text and shapes. (Basic, Plus, Pro)

This is a program found in the Solutions menu that will allow you to put a rectangle around the selected contours. It can also to an offset rectangle around the part or grouped parts. (Basic, Plus, Pro)

Our work with high-production users has allowed us to implement support for machine manufacturers that utilize automated labeling solutions. The improvements also allow for more efficient printing of sheet labels. (add-on option for Basic, Plus or Pro)

This Solution makes processing DXF files with EnRoute easier and more powerful than ever. This will allow for layer printouts and labels to be created for any DXF files processed. (add-on option for Basic, Plus or Pro)