Too Many Updates to Mention

There is another 3D modeling and rendering software news to report — solidThinking Version 8.0 – that touts dozens of improvements for both PC and Mac users. Here are some that might be of interest. The latest version of the software includes photorealistic rendering capabilities and the ability to exchange data with leading CAD/CAM/CAE software.

MecSoft and Roland DGA Release JewelMILL CAM Software

Irvine, CA – MecSoft Corporation and Roland DGA Corporation announce their OEM agreement and release of JewelMILL CAM software, to be used by jewelers in conjunction with Roland JWX-30 milling machines. The packaging of JewelMILL with Roland’s existing JWX-30 provides customers a combination of easy-to-use, powerful, and affordable CAM software technology that also delivers strong

The CNC Shrinks from Industrial Size to Individual Size

Like various smaller sized rapid prototyping equipment and 3D printers, the CNC is following suit and shrinking to a “personal” size. The design concessions necessary to achieve that size are fewer than you might think. The term ‘Personal CNC’ describes the new Tormach mill and correlates to the first personal computers when they shrank in

MecSoft Expands Global Dealer Network

Irvine, CA – MecSoft Corporation announces the expansion of their global partner channel through the addition of dealers in Italy, France, India, Turkey, Malaysia, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates. With an economy defying sales increase of 16% over July 2008, and MecSoft’s continued increase in visibility, it

MecSoft Releases VisualMILL for SolidWorks

Irvine, CA – MecSoft Corporation announces the release of VisualMILL for SolidWorks®, an affordable integrated CAM software solution for SolidWorks® users. With over a decade of production testing, and thousands of users worldwide utilizing their standard VisualMILL product, MecSoft has joined the exciting market of integrated CAM solutions for SolidWorks®. “MecSoft’s partnership with SolidWorks unites

Delcam Software Doubles Productivity at Turbine Manufacturer

Many companies have experienced a doubling of their productivity after changing to Delcam’s CADCAM software. However, there are very few examples where that means going from producing an average of one item in a typical day up to completing two parts each day. That was the case at the Turboatom plant in the Ukraine, which

FeatureCAM is Autodesk Certified

Delcam’s FeatureCAM suite of CAM software products is certified by the Autodesk Inventor Certified Application Program for Inventor 2010. This means that FeatureCAM applications have been tested to ensure that they meet the standards for robustness, quality, and interoperability with the latest version of Inventor. The software incorporates a combination of feature and knowledge-based functions

Blockbuster Upgrades to CAD/CAM Package

IMSI is shipping TurboCAD Professional version 16 and touts it as the largest upgrade to date. It includes improvements to drafting and detailing, 3D modeling, architectural features, lighting and rendering, compatibility, and interoperability. The software enables you to create nested, associative sections and 2D views. They may be placed in paper spaces, hatched, dimensioned, and

CAM Feature Recognition Tools

Mold and model makers can benefit from new freeform feature recognition tools from Schott Systeme. The software examines and extracts geometry to complex machines. The improved surface modeling capabilities help you prepare models more quickly. All freeform holes on a model, such as those created to house ejector pins, can automatically be addressed with a

Delcam’s ArtCAM Used for Giant Chandeliers

Delcam’s ArtCAM software enabled Adirondack Studios to complete successfully a project to produce five giant chandeliers for the Mohegan Sun Casino at Pocono Downs, Pennsylvania. For over 30 years, Adirondack Studios, based in Argyle, New York, has helped to design and build themed environments for theatres, arenas, exhibit halls, ballrooms, parks, restaurants, casinos, amusement parks,

SURFCAM Velocity 4® SP1 Now Available

Surfware, Inc. announces the release of SURFCAM Velocity® 4 SP1. This release contains new features as well as enhancements from the SURFCAM user-base.   New features include: * Three-Axis HSM machining – complete tessellation of helical and arc moves for the HSM rapid motions * Direct read of the Solidworks Sketches * Updated Toolkits *

MecSoft Corporation Partners with C.R. Onsrud

Irvine, CA — MecSoft Corporation, the developer of VisualMILL™ computer aided manufacturing (CAM) software, has partnered with C.R. Onsrud of Troutman, NC to quickly integrate a new router solution for Aerospace Composite Products of Livermore, CA — a valued MecSoft customer. After three (3) years of successfully working with VisualMILL™, Aerospace Composite Products decided it

Delcam to Demonstrate CADCAM Solutions at Northwest Machine Tool Expo

Delcam will demonstrate its most recent CADCAM solutions in booth 650 at the Northwest Machine Tool Expo May 5-7, 2009 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland OR. The Expo runs concurrently with a free three-day conference. On May 7, 2009 at 11:00am, Ben Gowers, Delcam training specialist, will present how technologies in today’s CADCAM

New CAD/CAM Release Offers Variety of Updates

VX 2009 was unveiled recently with an expanded Show-n-Tell learning system and 10 new on-line tutorial books for healing, mold and die design, and two to three axis machining in several languages. VX 2009 authoring tools can help you create design review and assembly instruction documents directly in VX. New 3D ballooning and text tools

Delcam Sets New Sales Record in 2008

Delcam announces that the company achieved record sales in the year to 31st December, 2008. Sales for the period grew to ‚£32.9 million, an increase of 11% over the ‚£29.7 million recorded in 2007. Pre-tax profit rose to ‚£2.26 million compared with the ‚£2.15 million last year. The company continued to increase its high levels

Surfware Opens Demo and Training Center

Camarillo, CA – Surfware, Inc. announces the opening of the Surfware Demo and Training Center in Camarillo, California. This state-of-the-art facility will serve many functions. It will be a multi-media center where live demonstrations of TrueMill and SURFCAM will be filmed and made available on the Surfware website, YouTube and other communication outlets. The facility

New Machining Software Adds Multiple Enhancements

CAM Express 6.0.1 software debuted recently from Siemens PLM Software. It is the core component of the Velocity Series‚â„¢ product and offers a new, history-free, feature-based design. It includes additional model editing tools so NC programmers can edit multi-CAD data. CAM Express 6 provides expanded feature recognition. Multi-stepped holes, including chamfers and rounds and additional

3D CAD/CAM adds Zing to Custom Designs

Tim Kruse is an engineer, machinist, artist, designer, and longtime biker. His Cruzin Machine custom design and fabrication outfit specializes in building artistic theme images of motorcycle and automotive parts and accessories using VX CAD/CAM software from VX Corporation. When a customer asks Kruse for an air cleaner that looks like a dragon, for instance,

Air Force Thunderbirds Inspire Childhood Dreams That Come True

From the time Bob Carlton was five years old and his parents took him to see the Thunderbirds perform at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico, he dreamed of an adventure in the air. Bob said that watching the Thunderbirds was the most amazing thing he had ever seen, and it inspired him

SolidCAM to Reveal Electrode Solution at SolidWorks World 2009

SolidCAM® will reveal their latest highly-automated electrode design and manufacturing solution at SolidWorks World 2009. This new capability for Moldmakers is totally integrated in SolidWorks and is directly in line with the automation theme at SolidWorks World 2009 International User Conference and Exposition. Held February 8 – 11, in Orlando, FL at the Walt Disney®

China’s Largest CAD/CAM Software Developer Selects Aladdin HASP SRM

Aladdin Knowledge Systems (NASDAQ: ALDN)  announced that CAXA CO., LTD., the largest CAD/CAM/PLM provider in China, has selected Aladdin HASP SRM to secure its product design and lifecycle management software. Aladdin HASP SRM, the only fully-integrated software- and hardware-based software protection and licensing solution, provides CAXA a secure solution for protecting, managing and deploying its

VX CAD/CAM Launches Redesigned Website

Melbourne, FL – VX CAD/CAM WebsiteVX Corporation announces the launch of its new website, The website provides easy access to in-depth information on how VX helps solve today‚’s tough engineering and manufacturing problems. ‚“We‚’re introducing a more robust website that will make it easier to learn how VX CAD/CAM can help accelerate modeling and

PTC And Dallara Automobili Celebrate Partnership

NEEDHAM, MA. — PTC (Nasdaq: PMTC), the Product Development Company‚®, announced it is celebrating a 15-year technology partnership with Italian company Dallara Automobili, which for decades has specialized in racing car and super-car design and manufacturing. A customer since 1993, Dallara has standardized on the PTC Product Develop System (PDS) to design its race cars.

DP Technology releases ESPRIT Mold Version 10

DP Technology, maker of ESPRIT‚®, is now shipping ESPRIT Mold Version 10 (v10), the latest generation of its mold software. Designed to be user-friendly while maximizing efficiency, ESPRIT Mold v10 is loaded with new features and powerful upgrades ‚— including a new patent-pending ESPRIT FreeForm 5-axis composite machining cycle and a new cycle designed specifically

Delcam’s PowerINSPECT Supports Five-axis Inspection

Version 5 of Delcam’s PowerINSPECT software includes support for five-axis scanning with Renishaw’s REVO probe. This new release of the world’s most successful hardware-independent inspection software also features the ability to use multiple alignments within parts or assemblies, additional GD&T features, more flexible best-fit algorithms, improved CMM connectivity and more versatile report generation. PowerINSPECT 5