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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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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CAM software's user interface redesigned

January 8, 2014

SmartCAMcnc has announced the release of SmartCAM® v2014 software. It features a redesigned user interface, as well as updates to milling process modeling, tool path verification, and geometry modeling. New panel task menus and customizable toolbars on the user interface simplify access to...

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CAM brought to the cloud

January 8, 2014

Autodesk Inc. has introduced Autodesk® CAM 360, a cloud-based system for computer-aided manufacturing. The system allows users to tap into the near-infinite computing power of the cloud and use collaboration tools and shared data storage. The multiplatform CNC programming system transcends...

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Control software optimizes waterjet tool paths - TheFabricator.com

Control software optimizes waterjet tool paths

October 21, 2013

OMAX® Corp. has introduced Intelli-MAX® 20 intuitive control software that automatically optimizes the tool paths of the company's abrasive waterjet systems. The new automatic tool path planning engine in the software improves the artificial intelligence of the waterjets, creating less...

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Nesting software updated for scribing, laser cutting

September 13, 2013

A new software update to Hypertherm's ProNest® CAD/CAM software is available for download at no charge to customers with a current ProNest subscription. Improvements to the software’s scribe text function allow users to add varied information to parts, such as heat number or customer ID. Users...

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Stand-alone application performs DFX validation of product designs - TheFabricator.com

Stand-alone application performs DFX validation of product designs

September 5, 2013

Geometric Ltd. has launched Geometric DFX, a stand-alone application for carrying out design for X (DFX) validation of product designs. Powered by the company's DFMPro® design-for-manufacturability system, the application uses the CGM 3-D modeling kernel from Spatial Corp. Spatial's 3-D...

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CAM, nesting software supports waterjet beveling - TheFabricator.com

CAM, nesting software supports waterjet beveling

September 3, 2013

Jetcam Intl. s.a.r.l. has introduced a new release of its Jetcam Expert CAM and nesting software that includes native support for beveling on compatible OMAX® CNC waterjet machines. The update to software and postprocessors, suitable for all sheet bevel cutting requirements, is available...

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Tool data management software helps streamline CAM simulation

August 29, 2013

TDM Systems has released TDM 4.6 tool data management software, designed for short implementation times and simplified use. Three-dimensional generators have been improved to help streamline CAM simulation. The 3D-Revolve Generator for rotationally symmetric tools and the 3D-Solid Converter help...

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CAD viewer update offered free of charge - TheFabricator.com

CAD viewer update offered free of charge

June 19, 2013

Jetcam Intl. s.a.r.l. has released an update to its free CAD viewer supporting all major 2-D CAD formats. The application is lightweight, requires no registration to download and use, and does not need any CAD applications to be installed to view the files. The update can view files located...

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