CAD/CAM Software

No modern fabrication shop would be complete without computer-aided design (CAD) or computer-aided manufacturing (CAM). This technology area has information on 3-D modeling, nesting, machine control, and process simulation.

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Find the Best Fit: Automated Nesting & Laser Fabrication

Date: Thursday, October 27, 2016 1:00 PM

Sponsored by Autodesk Inc.

Length: 60:00

This webinar is designed for the person that nests and then CNC cuts sheet metal parts, with a laser or other method. Learn how to save time and effort by eliminating the need to touch and edit every profile. Learn how automated CNC programming can optimize your tooling head automatically. Connect with your MRP or ERP system to manage material needs with your nests, and prioritize jobs as needed. Generate reports on the whole process.

New NIMS standards define competencies, skills for entry-level CAM positions

June 17, 2016

The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), San Francisco, has released the first industry CAM standards. Developed with guidance from 3-D design and engineering software manufacturer Autodesk Inc., these standards are intended to enhance education and training programs to meet the...

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Add-on upgrade helps reduce design times

June 14, 2016

IronCAD LLC has announced the availability of an updated version of its IronCAD Mechanical add-on. This upgrade helps improve the add-on’s ability to reduce design times by adding tools to the areas of bill of materials, document management, fasteners, structural steel, and assembly management....

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Can this product be made?

May 23, 2016


Waiting for a callback to discuss a major design change is one thing; but waiting hours just to see if a hole can be moved a little farther from the bend radius—that’s something else. One industry project, iFAB, aims to make design for manufacturability far more efficient.

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CAD/CAM nesting software upgrade features manual nesting improvements

May 19, 2016

Hypertherm has announced ProNest® 2017 CAD/CAM nesting software for automated cutting. Manual nesting improvements have been added, including drag array, anchor part to cursor, and automatic bumping functionality. The software fills parts with different colors based on a designated attribute...

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CAD/CAM software nesting modules introduced

May 17, 2016

BobCAD-CAM Inc. has released Nesting Standard and Nesting Pro CAD/CAM software modules. According to the company, the software packages offer advanced nesting power with intelligent sheet optimizing technology that can increase material usage by as much as 15 percent for sheet cutting on CNC mills,...

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Webinar on May 18 to demonstrate new nesting tools

May 11, 2016

BobCAD-CAM Inc., Clearwater, Fla., will host a webinar on May 18 at 1:00 p.m. EDT to provide a detailed look at its new CAD-CAM Nesting Standard and Pro add-on modules. The webinar, “Get More Parts out of Every Sheet,” will demonstrate newly available tools and strategies for maximizing...

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CAD/CAM/CNC available on thermal cutting machine

May 9, 2016

Koike Aronson has introduced the FlashCut Titanium CAD/CAM/CNC system for its Monograph Extreme thermal cutting machine. The control provides 2-D drawing, nesting and cutting, and toolpath creation with lead-ins and -outs. The all-in-one console has 8-amp advanced microstepping technology, as...

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CAD file importer added to shop management software

May 4, 2016

LVD Strippit has added a new module to its CADMAN® programming and shop management software. CADMAN-SDI (Smart Drawing Importer) helps simplify 2-D and 3-D CAD file import and calculation of cost drivers for quick creation of job estimates. It features an integrated 3-D CAD package for checking or...

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Lantek names chief commercial officer

April 27, 2016

Lantek, Mason, Ohio, has appointed Juan José Colas as chief commercial officer. Colas, who serves on the board of directors, is responsible for global commercial strategy and business development for the corporation, as well as the two key markets of U.K. and France. Colas previously worked at...

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Tebis wins the DiSciTech Award

April 26, 2016

Tebis America, a Troy, Mich.-based provider of CAD/CAM software for design and manufacturing in the tool, die, mold, aerospace, and automotive industries, has received the DiSciTech Award from Corp! magazine. The award recognizes Michigan companies displaying innovation in the digital, science,...

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CAD/CAM program offers 3-D sketching

April 11, 2016

ZWSoft has announced the availability of ZW3D 2016, a 3-D CAD/CAM program designed for product design and operations. The program is embedded with new functionalities including 3-D sketch for efficient piping design, alignment for fast assembly, and expansive FTI. Mechanics and engineers can...

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Vero Software appoints sales director – Latin America

April 4, 2016

England-based CAD/CAM/CAE software developer Vero Software has appointed Jessica Woodall as sales director – Latin America. Woodall has worked in the industry for 22 years, serving as the company’s Alphacam director of sales and services – Americas for the past 16...

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CAD/CAM and nesting software updated with new features

March 29, 2016

Jetcam has launched version 19 of its Expert CAD/CAM and nesting software, which has several new features and improvements. Multisheet nesting nests parts across multiple sheets at one time. Both the standard free-form and high-performance nesters also can now nest punching parts to be common...

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App brings 3-D design product to mobile devices

March 23, 2016

IronCAD has introduced the latest version of the Compose Mobile app, an iOS version of its Compose 3-D design product. The app allows designers to share 3-D designs securely on mobile devices throughout the organization and with customers. The free download is available at...

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