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 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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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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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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3-D viewing software updated for improved mobile functionality

March 7, 2016

Kisters has introduced release 2016 of 3DViewStation WebViewer. This version provides extremely fast 3-D viewing, advanced analysis, and digital mockup for browser-based viewing and mobile users of tablets, smartphones, and notebooks. No client installation is required. The program ships with...

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Tool library added to design software

March 2, 2016

IronCAD has introduced the IronCAD Mechanical add-on, which offers a library of tools such as standard fasteners, steel sections, pipes, and flanges for use in the design process. Because knowledge and rules are built directly into the tools, typical day-to-day tasks such as bill of materials...

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CAM software offers updated knowledge-based machining library

January 26, 2016

SmartCAMcnc has announced the release of SmartCAM® v2016, which features an updated knowledge-based machining (KBM) library, as well as improvements to the user interface and to the core milling functionality. The SmartCAM software family comprises applications for CNC milling, turning,...

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Cutting software automatically creates NC programs from customer orders

January 19, 2016

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has released Columbus® CAD/CAM nesting software version 1.3 for plasma, oxyfuel, laser, and waterjet cutting. It includes the new Job Wizard, which automatically creates NC programs from customer orders. For the parts and plates within a customer’s library...

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CAD filtering, DXF splitting added to order creation software

December 7, 2015

Jetcam Intl. s.a.r.l. has released version 1.65 of its Jetcam Orders Controller (JOC) Premium and Premium Automation with two new CAD import features, designed to streamline the process of generating NC code from CAD files. Many companies receive CAD files of components from customers in a...

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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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