Richardson, TX – Alibre, Inc. today announced the Alibre CAM™ product family, the first fully integrated 3D parametric Personal CAD/CAM™ solution is accessible and affordable for manufacturers and machine shops of any size, even individuals. The Alibre CAM family of Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) software products is integrated within Alibre’s popular Alibre Design™ 3D parametric CAD software. Alibre CAM strengthens Alibre’s product offering to include an integrated CAM system at a fraction of the price of alternative products providing just CAD or CAM alone.
Alibre CAM products provide 2½ to 5-axis CNC milling fully integrated into the Alibre Design interface, with complete parametric solid modeling of parts and assemblies and automated creation of 2D drawings and Bills of Materials (BOM). All components of the integrated solution are associative to the solid model, meaning that an update to a model automatically updates other related components. So when a part model is edited, all assemblies that use that part will automatically update, all 2D drawings of that part will automatically update, and now with Alibre CAM, the toolpaths created for that part will also automatically update.
Building on the success of Alibre Design Xpress, the first and only free 3D parametric CAD application that has been downloaded over 500,000 times since its release in August 2005, the entry-level member of the Alibre CAM product family, Alibre CAM Xpress, will be offered free of charge to a select group of manufacturing professionals. This initial group will then be authorized to invite colleagues and partners to also get Alibre CAM Xpress at no charge. Unprecedented in the CAD/CAM industry, Alibre CAM Xpress is the first and only 3D parametric CAD/CAM system available for free. Details for obtaining Alibre CAM Xpress are available on the Alibre web site at www.alibre.com/products/mechanical/alibre_cam_xpress.asp.
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