Cenon Manufacturing Software


Cenon is a universal manufacturing software for your CNC milling machine. You can either import your projects from your favoured design software (CorelDraw, AutoCAD, etc.) or you can edit them with Cenon.

Using Cenon, you can concentrate on the important steps of the CAM output; intelligent algorithms perform the exact conversion of the graphics to your milling machine.

Just a few steps from input to output

It doesn’t matter whether you import DXF or EPS files or if you create your own graphics – the steps to the output are quite simple. You just have to assign the proper carbide tool to each process step and start the machining right away. The double-sided tool radius correction ensures that your workpieces will become exactly true to size, regardless of whether you mill inline contours, pockets or outline contours.

In producing technical workpieces, you will benefit from powerful functions for making threads, countersinks or chamfers. The possibility to produce several smaller items on a large panel and the serial number function will help you when you produce some workpieces in larger quantities.

Cenon – the universal manufacturing software

Working on all kinds of foamed materials
Milling finest structures for model making
Milling and engraving front plates
Manufacturing technical parts of aluminium
Illuminated acrylic advertising signs
Ornaments and adornments in furniture

For sign making or engraving tasks where the work is focused on perfect letterings, graphics or logos, functions for well-fitting inlays or for thinning the letters of stamps quickly turn out to be indispensable. Moreover, thanks to the PostScript technology, you can use all fonts of your computer or software. It is no longer necessary to use special engraving fonts (except when you want to achieve a very high working speed).

If you should want to re-edit an imported graphics: just use Cenon’s comfortable editing functions to make all necessary changes. On top of that Cenon bursts the limits of your milling machine. Even if a workpiece does not fit completely on the working table of your machine – no problem: With the pushing through function you can split the job into different working cycles and thus produce also very large advertising signs or compound logos.

  • Import

    • high-quality import filters for all important file formats with automatic file format recognition

      • PostScript (EPS, PS)
      • DXF (including 3-D areas)
      • SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics)
      • HPGL
      • Gerber (Extended and Standard)
      • halftone images (TIFF, GIF, JPG, etc.)
      • ASCII (e. g. text lists for serial production)
      • drill data (Excellon, Sieb & Meyer)

    • automatic assignment of colours from the imported graphics to layers in Cenon; DXF layer recognition
    • automatic merging and filling of paths

    Graphics and editing functions

    • easy and ergonomic to use
    • exact preview with zoom function
    • editing functions, also for re-editing the imported graphics (lines, arcs, rectangles, Bézier curves, text)
    • removal of hidden areas
    • usage of type 1 and true type fonts
    • function for aligning elements
    • undo and redo for several steps
    • many powerful functions (threads, countersinks, “pushing through” too long workpieces, bars, inlay works, etc.)
    • serial number function
    • panel production
    • font editor
  • Path calculation

    • tool radius correction (vectorial algorithm and halftone algorithm) for internal and external contours guarantees exact results
    • 3-D halftone image handling without vectorization (darker grey tones lead to deeper dipping depths)
    • standard and contour filling algorithms
    • angular approach in a spiral movement along the output path
    • thinning function for 3-D effects in the production of stamps, signs, etc.
    • algorithm for path optimization


    • high output quality due to floating point accuracy and completely vector-oriented processing
    • individual parameter settings for each tool (diameter, feed, dipping depth etc.), comfortable administration of the tools in magazines
    • position memories with parking position for quick approach to different workpiece origins and fixing devices
    • wide range of possible tasks (milling, engraving, drilling, chamfering, countersinking, cutting, plotting, etc.)
    • stepwise working possible, optional finishing step
    • embedded CNC commands for initiating defined machining steps
    • control and surveillance of all important functions and peripheral devices