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 program includes new tools for improved fabrication and assembly design

November 24, 2015

IronCAD has announced its 2016 product release, which the company reports includes improvements for customers working in the fabrication and assembly sector. Sheet metal improvements include a new sketched bend command, which allows the creation of more complex bending operations. Users can...

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Software allows 3-D CAD to be embedded in PDF document

September 21, 2015

Theorem Solutions has developed Publish 3D, a software application that allows 3-D CAD to be embedded into a PDF document, alongside associated metadata such as part descriptions, part numbers, detailed drawings, and proposed changes, to create a 3-D PDF. Using the 3-D PDF, engineers can pass...

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Software offers visualization, analysis of large 3-D CAD models

September 16, 2015

Kisters has introduced release 2015.1 of the 3DViewStation. The new version, designed to optimize the handling of extremely large assemblies, features enhanced analysis functions. It handles such CAD formats as CATIA®, NX™, Creo®, SolidWorks®, JT™, 3D-PDF, and STEP and offers functional...

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Training videos cover CNC mill programming, CAD software

August 18, 2015

BobCAD-CAM Inc. has released a CAD/CAM video training series for its newly launched Version 28 CNC mill programming and CAD software. The software offers new CAD and CAM CNC programming features, including faster drawing tools, improved holemaking systems, better surfacing toolpaths, increased...

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CAD/CAM software series released

July 28, 2015

BobCAD-CAM Inc. has released its Version 28 CAD/CAM software series. The software is used to design and import 3-D models of prototypes, custom parts, and mass-produced parts for machining. The software uses solid model designs to create toolpaths and NC G-code. The new version builds on the...

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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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