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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Design software made for large assemblies, data sets

January 13, 2017

IronCAD has released its 2017 IronCAD Design Collaboration Suite, which is designed to make it faster to work with large data sets and to reduce the overall design time from concept to production detailing. According to the company, save and load times for large assemblies are up to 30 percent...

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CAM software updated with new features

November 21, 2016

Geometric Americas Inc. has released CAMWorks® 2017 software with additions to support smart manufacturing and Industry 4.0. The tolerance based machining (TBM) feature uses tolerances and nongeometric data in a 3-D CAD model to select optimal machining strategies and create toolpaths...

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CAD/CAM waterjet software offered

September 22, 2016

Flow Intl. Corp. has introduced FlowXpert 2016® CAD/CAM waterjet software for 3-D pathing and cutting. The software integration was engineered in partnership with Ansys SpaceClaim™. Incorporating application tips, material cut speed knowledge, improved pathing algorithms, and expanded...

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CAD/CAM and nesting software adds right-angle shear sorting buffer logic

September 22, 2016

Jetcam has launched version 19.08 of its Expert CAD/CAM and nesting software. Right-angle shear (RAS) sorting buffer logic has been added to allow parts to be unloaded in a predefined sorting bin list. The exit direction of forming tools can be specified to prevent collisions. Automatic turret...

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CAD/CAM software designed for 64-bit processors

August 15, 2016

Lantek has launched Lantek Expert native version in 64 bit. This CAD/CAM/MES/ERP software is designed so users can take advantage of the highest performance from current servers and equipment. It is included, along with the version for 32 bit, in the launch of the Global Release 2017. The...

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Add-on upgrade helps reduce design times

June 14, 2016

IronCAD LLC has announced the availability of an updated version of its IronCAD Mechanical add-on. This upgrade helps improve the add-on’s ability to reduce design times by adding tools to the areas of bill of materials, document management, fasteners, structural steel, and assembly management....

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CAD/CAM nesting software upgrade features manual nesting improvements

May 19, 2016

Hypertherm has announced ProNest® 2017 CAD/CAM nesting software for automated cutting. Manual nesting improvements have been added, including drag array, anchor part to cursor, and automatic bumping functionality. The software fills parts with different colors based on a designated attribute...

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CAD/CAM software nesting modules introduced

May 17, 2016

BobCAD-CAM Inc. has released Nesting Standard and Nesting Pro CAD/CAM software modules. According to the company, the software packages offer advanced nesting power with intelligent sheet optimizing technology that can increase material usage by as much as 15 percent for sheet cutting on CNC mills,...

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CAD/CAM/CNC available on thermal cutting machine

May 9, 2016

Koike Aronson has introduced the FlashCut Titanium CAD/CAM/CNC system for its Monograph Extreme thermal cutting machine. The control provides 2-D drawing, nesting and cutting, and toolpath creation with lead-ins and -outs. The all-in-one console has 8-amp advanced microstepping technology, as...

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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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