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Using Slabsmith with WCAM

Important note:  You must have a WCAM version created on or after February 28, 2022

Important settings in both WCAM and Slabsmith

WCAM – 

  1. Define the layer name for the Slab outline in WCAM’s settings

Slabsmith – 

  1. Make Slabsmith’s DXF export use the same layer name as defined in WCAM.

Using a Slabsmith layout in WCAM: https://youtu.be/ZWExo4UwBKA

This video shows how use WCAM to place a Slabsmith layout on a saw table and program the cuts.  This is useful if you are using a camera over the saw, or a projection laser to align the layout with the slab on the saw table.  If you are using hard stops to locate the slab on the table, see the video below to snap to the origin of the table.

Snapping a Slabsmith layout to the saw tables origin: https://youtu.be/ooXVsyjFJlE

If you are using hard stops to locate the slab on your saw table, you will need the layout to be placed relative to the saw table’s origin.

You should set your Slabsmith DXF export to output a 6″ square with it’s lower left corner at 0,0.  The lower left  corner of this square will be used as a reference when snapping the layout to 0,0.

* Special thanks to Joe Alva of Poseiden Industries, Inc. for the creation of these videos and his work with the WCAM developers.