4. Class orientation

About this appointment

Please book an initial consultation if you haven't had an appointment with us in the past. Thank you.


The Boston Architectural College offers students access to cutting edge digital fabrication tools. The CNC is a Computer Numerically Controlled router. Through the use of CAD and CNC tool path generating software, we convert 2D line drawings and 3D models into a numerical language (g-code) and cut your model out of a solid material.

There are 3 steps to using the CNC machine:

1) Orientation: where we discuss the machines and their capabilities

2) Prep: we sit down and look at your drawing or model and discuss the best approach for its fabrication. (this can take more than one appointment)

3) Cut: based on our software's cut time estimate we book a separate day to fabricate your model. (Cut appointments are scheduled by operators only after a filed has been reviewed and approved to be cut.)

Please Note: This is a professional service offered to students free of charge and we ask that students respect both the tools and the operators time by showing up in a timely fashion and cleaning up after themselves when their model is completed.

Cancellation policy

We have a 24 hour cancellation policy. If you miss 2 appointments, or cancel with less than 24 hours CNC privileges will be revoked for the semester.