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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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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Nesting software for plasma, oxyfuel applications enhanced

September 18, 2012

Hypertherm has announced releases of its TurboNest® and NestMaster® nesting software for conventional plasma and oxyfuel applications. A 2-D CAD editor has been added for creating or editing a detailed CAD drawing. In addition, the part list pane has been redesigned for greater flexibility and...

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Fabricating software customizable for user requirements

August 20, 2012

Wittlock Eng. has released the latest version of WE-CIM Advanced Fabrication software. Version 20 allows users to manipulate the software to their requirements, including automatic true-shape nesting with drag and drop capability, reporting, tool-path optimization, customizable shape library, and...

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Management software designed for structural steel companies - TheFabricator.com

Management software designed for structural steel companies

May 16, 2012

Lantek has released Steelworks 2012, the latest version of its software designed to help companies in the structural steel industry increase their management efficiency. The software integrates 3-D design programs such as Tekla Structures® with automated manufacture and control of...

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Nesting software, controller updated

April 26, 2012

Jetcam Intl. s.a.r.l has announced the simultaneous launch of updates to its two flagship products: Jetcam Expert CAD/CAM and nesting software for sheet metal and composite users, and the Premium version of Jetcam Order Controller (JOC), which provides remote ordering, geometry creation, and...

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Interface allows unfolding, import of CAD files from within nesting software

April 11, 2012

Jetcam Intl. s.a.r.l has introduced new CAD interfaces to AutoPOL for Windows® and AutoPOL G2 3-D CAD and unfolding software packages. The interface allows users to unfold and import CAD files from within Jetcam Expert nesting software, providing a seamless work flow from 3-D CAD to bending,...

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Updated and optimized CAD/CAM, nesting software available in three versions

May 16, 2011

Jetcam has released version 16.20.02 of its Expert CAD/CAM and nesting software. The new version contains an entirely new entry-level product, as well as many new features. Three versions are available: Expert 1, Expert Premium, and Expert Lite. The latter excludes some of the automation of the...

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Nesting interface for CAD/CAM released

May 2, 2011

Striker Systems has announced the release of PARTshare for Siemens' Solid Edge 3-D CAD system. The add-in allows the CAD system to share sheet metal manufacturing data with Striker Systems’ nesting software. An individual part or entire assembly is extracted from the CAD environment. Sheet metal...

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Software facilitates quick flange, blank shape development

February 7, 2011

Forming Technologies Inc. (FTI) has released BlankWorks 4.3. It provides SolidWorks® 2011 users with a fully integrated tool for developing flat patterns from complex 3-D designs. With the software, users can develop flanges and blank shapes for their stampings in less than a minute, the company...

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OEE module for CAD/CAM software examines, reports on equipment productivity and performance - TheFabricator.com

OEE module for CAD/CAM software examines, reports on equipment productivity and performance

October 11, 2010

LVD Strippit has added an overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) module to its CADMAN® family of offline software. The module examines and reports on equipment productivity and performance; provides analysis in simple graphical charts; presents real shop floor information; and monitors...

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