O CNC Toolkit trata-se de um Plug-in gratuito para o 3ds max, com ele pode-se importar e exportar códigos para controlar as máquinas CNC a partir do 3ds max ou outros meios de automação como mecânica e robótica. Não deixa de ser interessante para ver as potencialidades do MAX e para quem quer fazer experiências.
The CNC Toolkit enables creative and effective use of multi-axis computer controlled machinery.
It does this
by taking advantage of 3D Studio Max’s (and its variants, including GMAX which is also free) ability to model the kinematics of complex mechanical systems. Although written as a CAM plugin for CNC mills and routers, the CNC Toolkit is probably best thought of as a collection of utilities to help users
produce, edit, import and export the machine control codes for general automation, mechatronic, hexapod, robotic and animatronic applications. The source code is freely available under the GPL licence if you wish to develop your own modules and post-processors.