CAD/CAM Software Products

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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Cost estimating software includes 3-D CAD feature recognition

June 26, 2015

MTI Systems Inc. has released Costimator® with 3DFX, an automated feature recognition (AFR) function that recognizes CAD features and their parameters from solid models. This function provides estimators with control over features they extract and import into the software for estimating....

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CAD/CAM software updated with redesigned user interface

June 3, 2015

Tebis America has launched version 4.0 of its CAD/CAM software with a redesigned user interface for use in model, mold, and die manufacturing. It offers intuitive access to the functions through self-explanatory icons and more feedback for the operator. The status bar has been reduced in size...

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Quoting tool added to CAD/CAM nesting software

May 12, 2015

Hypertherm has introduced Version 11.1 of its ProNest® 2015 CAD/CAM software. A quoting tool has been added that can calculate per-part and total costs for any job. This tool is suitable for job shops, metal service centers, and other fabricators who need to quote work to external customers. In...

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Enhancements made to CAM software

April 30, 2015

Lantek has released the 2015 version of CAM 2D to help improve work preparation and ensure the accuracy of time calculations for laser machines. The software also offers improved flexibility for machines that have fly-cut mode, allowing machining to alternate between fly-cut and normal modes using...

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CAD platform eliminates geometry translations

April 24, 2015

Bricsys NV has introduced the BricsCAD V15 Platinum platform. With this product, there is no need to rework a 3-D CAD sheet metal design into two separate parts. Instead, the user cuts the panel in two and adjusts the link elements for the assembly, all directly on the original design file. A quick...

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Improvements made to CAM system

February 3, 2015

Vero Software has made 180 improvements to its Radan CAM system for 2015. The software now creates more compact nests by spreading parts more evenly throughout the sheet and by better using the middle of the sheet material. Additional nesting upgrades include the automatic application of...

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CAM software offers new interface and nesting engine

January 15, 2015

Jetcam Intl. s.a.r.l. has released version 18 of its Expert CAM and nesting software. It features a new interface, a new nesting engine, and automatic sheet processing for punching machines. The user interface is designed to reduce the mouse movements a user has to perform during day-to-day...

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Nesting software introduced

December 22, 2014

Accurate Die Design Inc. offers Logopress3® Nesting software from Logopress Corp. Fully integrated inside of SolidWorks®, the product can set a sheet size to nest on or set only the width, provide angular control and constraint of parts, allow nesting into openings or not, and generate reports...

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CAD/CAM nesting software released in new version

December 8, 2014

SigmaTEK Systems LLC has released version 10.2 of its SigmaNEST® CAD/CAM nesting software. It offers a split window, allowing different areas of the workspace to be viewed simultaneously. Users also may manually nest parts across the split windows and onto other sheets, without having to select...

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CAD/CAM software integrated with CNC

August 13, 2014

FlashCut CNC has released its 2-D CAD/CAM system that fully integrates its version 5 software and CNC to eliminate the need to transfer and import files from a CAD program to a CAM program to the CNC. Features include:CAD for drawing any 2-D shape.Simplified import of pictures and drawings...

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Software simplifies constructing, editing solids

June 23, 2014

CNC Software Inc.’s Mastercam X8 software includes a new Solids Workflow that makes constructing and editing solids more intuitive. Every existing Solids function has been updated to reflect this new workflow. A new interface allows the user to work in the interface and on-screen as needed; a...

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CAD/CAM nesting software upgraded

May 19, 2014

Hypertherm has announced an upgrade to its ProNest® advanced CAD/CAM nesting software for automated cutting. ProNest 2015 offers improvements designed to make the software more efficient and easier to use. Among the new features are:IntelliChoice™, an automatic nesting process that makes...

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Pressure vessel production software allows import of part program files from CAD/CAM

May 5, 2014

New ProShell software package from HGG facilitates the design and fabrication of pressure vessels, spools, and nozzles on the company’s pressure vessel machinery. With it, users can design product profiles and profiling information in MDI, view profiles with a 3-D viewer, and divide them into...

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CAD/CAM programming/nesting software simplifies part program creation

April 28, 2014

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has released Columbus III™ version 1.2, a CAD/CAM programming and nesting software designed for plasma, oxyfuel, laser, and waterjet cutting. The new release provides improved CAD functionality, with a standard shape library that simplifies part program...

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Simulation tools added to CAM software

March 10, 2014

Delcam offers the 2014 R2 version of its PowerMill CAM software for high-speed and 5-axis machining. Simulation and customization tools have been added, and editing flexibility has been increased. The ordering of the Vortex tool paths, the software’s high-efficiency area-clearance strategy,...

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