We have successfully configured the software on all the major brands of machine used across the woodworking industry. CAM 5 is tailored CAM software to automate your CNC production, for 5-axis machines. After the initial software configuration and installation, the day-to-day work is done in one single view.

Manage production with full control

Our customers value the ability to customise Staircon CAM 5 to suit their production methods. After the initial software configuration and installation, day-to-day work is completed in a single view. The simulation of tool paths and/or CNC code visualised in 3D provides a good understanding of what the generated CNC programme will ultimately do. Users can alter and fine tune the configuration of the CAM software over time.

Machining available with Staircon CAM 5

  • Drillings and pockets with automatic tool selection
  • 5 axis riser pockets and step pockets
  • Contour and profiling with general arc recognition functionality to output arc (G2/G3)
  • Helical and interpolation drillings
  • Sawing
  • Mitres
  • 5-axis tenons
  • 5-axis drillings

Functionality may vary due to machine limitations.
Staircon CAM 5 excludes arc details and stairs with Z-risers.

Optimise production flow

Multiple Staircon production files can be processed simultaneously enabling the processing of details from several projects at the same time and optimising table layouts for details. The system can be setup to run several machines and distribute the stair details among them according to a set of rules.

Design and construct in 3D

Staircon CAM 5 includes the same design features as Staircon Sales. Stair construction is made easy with pre-defined stair shapes and a customised design model database. The staircase is designed in three views and surrounding walls, windows and doors can also be visualised. There is no limitation to the number of stairs, floors or stairwells that can be designed in one single project. Dimensioning can be done automatically and/or manually.

Compatible modules to extend the functionality of Staircon CAM 5:

Export 3D

Let your customer see the staircase they envision, send them the 3D file. The exported 3D file can be sent to the customer for viewing, which is an alternative superior to showing the stair with still images. This has been a much appreciated sales tool for Staircon users.

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Edit database

The power of Staircon software can only be experienced if it is tailored to your own needs and methods. With this add-on module the database can be accessed and edited continuously by the user. All of this can of course be adjusted individually in each project to meet specific customer requests.

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Calculate price of the stair with the push of a button. The price is set for the stair details and can be configured to relate to material, detail type/model etc. The price is separated into two: one for the stair detail and one for applying finish to it.

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Export 2D

Export plan view, side view and/or production details to DXF files. Production details can be exported as separate files and/or separate layers for later processing in external CAM system. Another common use for exporting DXF is if a stair detail is made by an external manufacturer, for example glass boards.

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

Easily transfer data between your ERP system and Staircon CAD. Staircon provides standardised formats for import and export. Integration between the ERP system and Staircon CAD is made simple by using an IMP file (text file) for import and XML file for export. The configuration of data selection and processing is made within your ERP system.

Fixture positioning

Automatic positioning of beams and pods to hold the pieces on the work table. Output as laser file, led or motorised positioning of beams/pods. Functionality may vary due to machine limitations.

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Step split

For machines that can split steps or popup fixtures. Functionality may vary due to machine limitations.

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Choose the best option for your business

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Single User Licence (Business)

Simplest licence, with local access on only one machine (the licence can be transferred periodically).

Single User Licence (Local)

We support tertiary institutes, lecturers and students with free software licences.

Book demo

Book a one-to-one demo with one of our experts so you can see the software in action and ask questions to see if it is the right choice for your needs.