The latest version of PartMaker CAD/CAM software allows users to integrate a solid model into a programming window and assign tool paths directly to the model. Critical manufacturing data is automatically retrieved from a solid model using the software’s new “Extract Parameters from Solids” feature. This saves time and reducing the chance for error by eliminating redundant data entry, the company says.
A new user interface features easy-to-use, user-configurable toolbars. Existing icons have been recast to make them easier to understand.
The software also allows the user to automatically generate professional setup sheets to improve shopfloor documentation. This new feature, available to users who have licensed the PartMaker Documentation Wizard (PDW), can greatly speed machine setup time, the company says. Setup sheets are created in HTML format and can be viewed on virtually any computer with an Internet browser. Setup sheet format is fully customizable by the user.