A range of features in the latest VX software include a new STEP translator, as well as modeling, drafting, machining, and graphical user interface (GUI) improvements.
VX version 14.01 software offers new functionality to improve design and machining.
The new STEP translator supports AP 203 and 214. It offers an improved support of primitive surface types on import and export files. Reportedly, you will have better control when importing and exporting. There is a switch to export an assembly as separate components or as shapes in one part.
The Show-n-Tell built-in learning feature eases access to tutorials that you can download from the on-line learning center. Updated QuickTips provide helpful information.
Modeling and detailing enhancements include new support for heart-shaped dome features, fast creation and editing options for bill of material (BOM), hole, and trode tables, and a sketcher supports negative dimensions.
A technician restores a Triumph TR7 vehicle using VX software.
A new intelligent machining option offers automatic operation and tool selections based on 2D part features. It is touted as helping to reduce programming time because of its faster calculation times for 2-axis machining.
Milling and drilling updates include:
–5x side cut enhancements tighten up tool paths
–New parameters help you have more control with 5x Swarfcut
–Hole drilling supports simultaneous spot drilling
If you want to try the product out, download a 30-day trial at www.vx.com.
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