Originally titled 'Software Allows Creating a 3D Solid Model from Scratch'
PartMaker Inc., a division of Autodesk’s Delcam unit, has released PartMaker Modeling 2014. PartMaker Modeling is a 3D CAD for CAM application that provides users the ability to create 3D solid models from scratch as well as repair and modify 3D engineering data of any origin. PartMaker Modeling 2014 features a host of new exciting enhancements from the previously released version, including the Radial Cut Wizard for creating cylindrically wrapped part features as well as improved direct modeling and feature recognition functionality. This release is a particularly focused on users who make parts on turn-mill centers and Swiss-type lathes as it includes a variety of functionality for creating milled features on parts that are cylindrical in nature.
PartMaker Modeling 2014 includes the Radial Cut Wizard. This feature allows for quick and intuitive creation of solid cut features on cylindrical surfaces. This functionality is particularly helpful for creating “wrapped” features on cylinders that typically require cylindrical interpolation programming when machined.
Additionally, PartMaker Modeling 2014 includes automated functionality for snapping both geometry and solid features to existing faces. This makes creating both milled and drilled features such as hexes, flats and holes of any orientation much faster than previous versions.