Melbourne, Florida — VX Corporation announces availability of VX Version 13.
This version contains a number of enhancements that
continue to strengthen VX’s position in the product design and mold
& die markets.
A new filleting engine helps get
more “style” into products. Product designers will realize
increased productivity gains for adding digital images to products with
the enhanced embossing tool that automatically smooths out irregular
surfaces. A new capability for branding and packaging is where text can
be made to follow a circle or spline curve where the text floats above
the curve as the curve’s profile changes and optionally stretches or
shrinks as the curve length changes. This allows manufacturers to
quickly and easily add company and other information to complex shaped
products and containers. Another performance enhancement for designers
is the ability to model with real-time analysis thus giving instant
feedback on aspects such as curvature and draft angles.
features to help product designers visualize new products are a new
photo-realistic rendering engine that brings an “industrial design”
level of rendering to VX. Likewise, textured objects, also new for
Version 13, lets designers get real-time realistic views of products
while they’re being designed.
Mechanical designers will
benefit from motion simulation where animations can be created for
studying moving parts in assemblies. Moreover, assembly interference
can be visually checked with dynamic clipping offering up-close
segmented and internal views of parts and assemblies.
Mechanical designers can get up-close segmented and internal views of parts and assemblies with the new dynamic clipping planes tool in VX CAD/CAM Version 13.
Mechanical designers can now get section views on layouts with
different hatching options that provide a much better view of
assemblies without a lot of manual editing. Mold designers will now be
able to design electrodes faster with the auto-electrode tool that
speeds creation and machining of multiple electrodes. Automatic region
recognition for picking connected sets of faces speeds electrode design
by reducing the number of picks to just a few for complex electrodes
with many surfaces.
Enhancements to VX’s QuickMill™ for
mold machining include new SmoothFlow™ technology that ensures smooth
finishes for reducing polishing time while maximizing machine tool
efficiency and reducing machine wear and tear. Other CAM enhancements
include Offset3D Feature Aware Machining where tool path motion is
automatically adjusted to preserve fine sharp edged detail; Variable Z
Level machining for containment of simple tool paths for better
finishes with no wasted motions; and XML output to help streamline
VX CAD/CAM's new SmoothFlow technology helps reduce polishing time while maximizing machine tool efficiency and reducing machine wear and tear.
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