TpaCAD panel
TpaCAD piece view

General features

TpaCAD is Tpa’s CAD/CAM programming system for Microsoft Windows environments. It can interface with 3 or 5-axis CNC milling centres.
TpaCAD can be used to work with several types of materials, such as wood, marble, metal, glass, and plastics. The strong suit of TpaCAD is offering in a single environment the high performance of a graphical editor and the excellent dedicated functions typical of a CAD drawing program.

TpaCAD is available in three versions: Essential, Basic, Professional.

TCN and generic formats

The original format of TpaCAD is TCN, that was created thinking of specific needs in panel programming. A file may contain different types of technological data on the workings that the machine is to execute. TCN today is a vastly common format in the furniture field, and it is exported by the larger part of programs used in woodworking.

Moreover, TpaCAD can import and export two formats that are two standards in the CAD/CAM world: DXF and G-code (ISO). Both importing and exporting can be extensively configured, so that the production is more efficient, as handling directly the individual files is minimized or eliminated.

Essential Version

code SW1.1.02

  • Interface available in Italian and English;

  • interprets different drawing formats (DXF, G-code);

  • technology integration of the single machine or machine line;

  • wide native set of complex workings dedicated to drilling, insertions, and milling;

  • possibility to program logic instructions, like IF … ENDIF cycles, variable writing;

  • different piece views: three-dimensional, expanded view, two-dimensional, box view;

  • definition of inclined planes;

  • possibility to create parametrical subprograms.

Basic Version

code SW1.1.03

  • All the functions as the Essential Version;

  • completely customizable working database;

  • possibility to create parametrical macros;

  • up to 1,000,000 programmable workings for each workface.

Professional Version

code SW1.1.04

  • All the functions as the Basic Version;

  • produces different drawing formats (DXF, G-code);

  • piece modelling with the extrusion technique;

  • possibility to produce documented prints of the piece (dimensioning and similar);

  • generates emptying profiles, writings, spline curves;

  • generates curve work planes and surfaces.

MPR importer

code SW1.2.03

The MPR format is the one that Homag machines – leaders in furniture CNC – use to program pieces.

TpaCAD offers the possibility to import from MPR as an option for those users who decide to buy machines with a Tpa system. This option allows you to start producing with the new machine using your existing file archives, files that can also be eventually modified, if needed.




Possibility to create parametrical subprograms

Interpretation of different drawing formats

Technology integration of the single machine or machine line

Wide native set of complex workings dedicated to drilling, insertions, and milling

Possibility to program logic instructions, like IF … ENDIF cycles, variable writing

Different views: three-dimensional, expanded view, bidimensional, box view

Definition of inclined planes

Interface available in 15 languages

Completely customizable working database

Possibility to create parametrical macros

Up to 1,000,0000 programmable workings for each workface

Production of different drawing formats

Piece modelling with the extrusion technique

Possibility to produce documented prints of the piece (dimensioning, etc.)

Generates emptying profiles, writings, spline curves

Generates curve work planes and surfaces


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