BoardCAD is an open source CAD/CAM-system for surfboards. It allows you to easily draw your outline, rocker, and rail templates. BoardCAD also allows you to import templates from shape3D, surfcad, and akushaper. The templates can then be used to create a full 3D model of your board. BoardCAD's 3D model is based on powerful nurbs surfaces that can be edited directly in order to fine tune your model. The final model can be exported to STEP, DXF, and STL. BoardCAD also includes a CAM module that allows you to generate gcode for 3-, 4-, and 5-axis CNC machines directly from BoardCAD. BoardCAD can easily be extended with new functionality or adapted to different types of machines using jython scripts. Since BoardCAD is written in Java it works on any platform. You can either download the source code and build it yourself, or use one of the pre-built installers available for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X.
3D editing of swallow tail (Photo: )
BoardCAD version 3.0 released
Published 2015-01-11 by surfineurope
BoardCAD v3.0 is finally available to download. Due to the recent problems with java webstart we have instead chosen to offer specific installers for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.
Update 2: BoardCAD on Mac OS X
Published 2013-05-15 by surfineurope
With the release of BoardCAD version 3.0, BoardCAD should run out of the box on Mac OS X, so just download the installer by clicking BoardCAD 3.0 in the menu to the right.
BoardCAD wiki down
Published 2012-06-18 by surfineurope
Our wiki-pages have been taken down due to the large amount of spam. We are looking for a solution and hope to have the wiki back in the near future.
Script based toolpath generation
Published 2011-12-20 by surfineurope
BoardCAD v2.1 offers script based toolpath generation which makes it easy to customize the g-code for different machines or different types of materials or boards.
File preview feature
Published 2011-12-19 by surfineurope
The new file preview feature provides a quick overview of all your rockers and outlines. When selecting a file, detailed information such as the board's length, width, thickness, and volume is shown.