ProfileLab is software specifically designed for CNC machining. This application contains extensive 2D/3D toolpathing capabilities and functionality without the extensive learning curve. ProfileLab will output to a wide range of flatbed machinery including routers, engravers, and CNC machines in HPGL, G-code or special formats. Powerful toolpathing capabilities make milling, drilling and cutting out parts easy. Efficient sorting maximizes the efficiency of your CNC device.
With a few simple steps you can engrave custom logos, and more sophisticated graphics or beveled letters.
Powerful Graphics Creation Tools
ProfileLab represents a revolutionary leap ahead in flatbed machining software. It provides previously unheard of ease of use and power, to get designs from your imagination to your machine tool with breathtaking efficiency. More than just a machine tool control application, ProfileLab also includes powerful graphics creation, input, and editing tools. ProfileLab can easily import drawings and graphics from popular CAD / DTP type programs including AutoCAD™, CorelDRAW™, and Adobe Illustrator™. With ProfileLab, machine True Type or Adobe Type 1 fonts.
Take advantage of single line engraving fonts in the Professional Text Compose module. Scan in black and white artwork, vectorize, clean up, and apply machining paths using AccuScan. ProfileLab’s Advanced Nesting module efficiently nests parts, minimizing the amount of material required.
Steel Column Cut Vine Design
Steel Column Cut Basket Design
ProfileLab is the number one choice for all your flatbed machining needs. Whether you are just starting out or have been in the industry for years, ProfileLab has the perfect product to fit your needs.
ProfileLab 2D produces fast toolpath generation and drill functions with machining simulation for Windows 98, NT, 2000 and XP.
Easily drill, mill or cut out parts.
Import DXF, EPS, AI, and many more file formats Online, male, female and hog / milling toolpaths
Lead-ins, lead-outs, bridges, block nest
Machining strategies can be saved for later use
With ProfileLab 3D, create and output 3D graphics and text quickly and easily.
Powerful toolpath algorithms generate Chiseled and Beveled graphics and text.
Multiple tool support allows for creating raised and flat-bottomed graphics and text.
ProfileLab 2D & 3D Comparison Chart
Compare features in the ProfileLab family of products.
Tools You Can Use
Sequence Control, setting the best sequence for cutting shapes.
One of the most important keys to trouble free cutting is setting the best sequence for cutting shapes, and it has never been easier. Manually sequence shape by shape or by vector. Automated sequencing routines include sorting by depth, tool or location. After sequencing, start points can be edited to optimize the way parts are held during the cutting process.
Template System, fine tune your settings for tool selection, feed rates and direction of cut.
This powerful feature allows you to fine tune your settings for tool selection, feed rates, and direction of cut, and then save them for use whenever, and by whomever, the job is done again. You will find that you will be more likely to develop better techniques working with a system that saves them for you, and you will get infrequently done jobs right the first time, every time.
Toolpath Generation, control every aspect of the cutting process.
Specialized toolpath generation drives the machine exactly the way it has to be driven to get the best results for your job. Control every aspect of the cutting process including setting online, male, female and hog / milling toolpaths, lead-ins, lead-outs, bridges, and block nest. Nine different fill types ensure high quality output. Toolpath generation helps you get the most out of your machine.
Powerful Graphics & Editing Features
ProfileLab includes powerful graphics creation, input, and editing tools. Import DXF, EPS, AI, and many other file formats directly into ProfileLab. Use powerful creation and editing tools to modify shapes..
Preview & Simulation
Before sending instructions to the computer, the cutting of the job can be completely simulated on screen, and any last minute changes can be made manually to the cutting file. This way, before you start cutting expensive material, you can be sure you will get what you expect.
Preview your job prior to generating your output file using our 3D Simulator. See your job in either wireframe or fully animated. Other options allow for previewing tools motioning through the job.
Preview Modes: Wireframe; Tool Motioning in Material; and Fully Animated.
Powerful Graphics Creation
Powerful 3D chisel algorithm quickly and easily generates "V" or hand carved looking graphics and / or text. Select different conical or V-Bit tools and with the click of a mouse, automatically figure out the depth required to create "V" grooved artwork. Toolpaths do not have to be generated to know the depth required.
The 3D chisel was generated using a 90° V-Bit with a 1.25" inch cutting diameter. The text was generated in ProfileLab 3D using the Times New Roman True Type font set at a height of 1.547 inches. The maximum cut depth is 0.1317 inches.
An example of a two tool job using a 3D chisel and a S-sweep fill. A 1/8th inch end mill is used with the S-sweep fill to mill out the logo at a depth of 0.2 inches. tools using the Toolpath Viewer.
A 90° V-Bit with a 1.25" inch cutting diameter and flat bottom tip of 0.02 inches is used with the 3D chisel toolpath to create a hand carved look. The maximum cut depth is 0.2 inches. Two tool jobs are easily managed either automatically using ProfileLab's ATC (Automatic Tool Change) support or by enabling / disabling
ProfileLab System Requirements
Minimum System Requirements
CPU: Dual Core (2.0GHz or higher)
1GB + OS Requirements
Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7 32/64, Windows Vista 32/64, Windows XP 32
Suggested System Requirements
Quad Core (3.0 GHz or higher)
250 GB (or more)
4GB + OS Requirements
Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7 32/64,
ProfileLab Device Support
ProfileLab supports many of the most widely used router tables/CNC machining devices. If you do not see support of your device listed on this page, please contact us for further information.