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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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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Cost estimating software updated with new features

June 4, 2013

MTI Systems Inc. has released Costimator® version 12 software for estimating and quoting parts. The updated material wizard allows users to account for material drop (scrap), minimum lot charges, and surcharges. New cost models include painting, routing, cycle time complete, waterjet, laser,...

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Order control software includes remote ordering system

May 29, 2013

Jetcam Intl. s.a.r.l. has released version 1.04 of its Jetcam Orders Controller (JOC) Premium II. Its features are designed for profiling and punching users, making it suitable for use with existing Expert CAD/CAM systems. The software's core functionality is a remote ordering system, allowing...

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Software allows building of multiple-component worksheets

March 21, 2013

Jetcam Intl. has launched Jetcam Orders Controller (JOC) Premium II. The software provides a way to build unlimited worksheets of components remotely for nesting, either manually or automatically. Able to support multiple Expert systems from the manufacturer, it can send CAD files for tooling to...

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MRP system designed for fabrication industry

March 5, 2013

SigmaTEK Systems has introduced SigmaMRP™. Developed for the specific requirements of the fabrication industry, the manufacturing resource planning (MRP) system manages transactions and communication with customers and suppliers, inventory of goods and raw materials, and departmental and...

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CAD platform allows users to build conveyor assemblies to exact specifications

November 7, 2012

Dorner Mfg.'s new Configurator is an intuitive, 2-D and 3-D CAD platform that allows users to build complete conveyor assemblies to their exact layout dimensions. The tool provides the download of a single CAD model of the complete assembled conveyor, saving the time spent matching up individual...

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CAD/CAM software provides improved multitool support

October 30, 2012

Vero Software has announced the introduction of the 2013 release of Radan sheet metal CAD/CAM software. The new release provides improved support for multitools. Multitool configurations are deployed by taking the "variable to buy" for the machine tool in question. For example, a configuration for...

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