Cenon 3.81 review

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Cenon project is a graphical tool of a special kind

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
File size: 2091K
Developer: vhf interservice
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Cenon project is a graphical tool of a special kind. Build upon a modular graphical core, Cenon offers a wide variety of possibilities and applications.

The best of all, Cenon is free software, available with full source codes, and at home on many computer platforms.

Cenon has been developed with love. The clean user interface under Apple, Linux or other systems (using GNUstep) creates a pleasant user experience.

Desktop Publishing

The field of desktop publishing is a new speciality of Cenon. Freeing images, complex paths, text functions, color shading, printing, and a multitude of import- and export abilities - simply good.

Vector Graphics Conversion

Cenon owns an enormous range of Import- and Export possibilities. This allows the conversion of all supported graphic formats in any other format. The editability of imported data is fully guarantied. Conversion of the formats PostScript, PDF, DXF, HPGL, Gerber, DIN formats and other formats are solid part of the Import- and Export libraries of Cenon.

Astrology (Free Module)

Even an Astrology module is available for Cenon. It turns Cenon into an Astrology program with some unusual highlights. The Module uses the high precision NASA ephemeris data based on the Swiss Ephemeris. It allows the creation of Astrological Charts and Composite Charts in exceptional graphical precision. Furthermore, astrological Geographic Maps can be created.

CAM (commercial Module)

With this additional module, Cenon becomes a production tool for 2 and 2.5 dimensional applications. That's how Cenon started in 1993, and that's the field where Cenon has achieved a strong market position. The production tool Cenon is available from vhf camfacture. vhf camfacture also offers the appropriate machines from very small to very big.

PCB-Prototyping (CAM Module)

The CAM module allows the production of PCB prototypes by engraving the isolations. Cenon supports all necessary algorithms like calculation of isolation tracks, Blow-Up, Rub-Out and more, to get high quality PCB prototypes from your machine.

Here are some key features of "Cenon":

Import of DXF, HPGL, PostScript (PS and EPS), Adobe Illustrator 3, Gerber, PDF, Sieb&Meyer, Wessel, Excellon
Import of images (TIFF, GIF, JPG etc.)
Import of Type-1 Fonts
option: automatic distribution of colors to layers
option: automatic joining of paths
Import of text lists in ASCII format for mass production

Graphic- and Editing functions

Lines, Arcs, Rectangles, Bezier curves, etc.
complex paths
object manipulations like join, punch etc.
Rich Text (vector fonts, tabulators, rotation, ...)
Text along paths
Graphic Inspector
comfortable layer (page) management
alignment of graphic objects
multiple Undo and Redo


Exposing of images (Clipping)
Color shading (Graduate, Radial, Axial)
Thumbnail images
Color separation


Export of DXF, HPGL, PostScript (EPS + PS), Gerber, etc.

Special features

Vectorisation of images
creating the contour of graphic objects
Mix function
Batch production
Serial numbers

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