November 29, 2007
By DE Editors
Delcam’s (Birmingham, UK) PartMaker subsidiary released version 8.5 of its PartMaker CADCAM software for the programming of CNC mills, lathes, wire EDM equipment, turn-mill centers, and Swiss-type lathes. The new release features a variety of new functionality and enhanced capability all designed to make PartMaker users more productive across its full range of applications.
The main focus of the release is a significant improvement to commonly used CAD and CAM functionality in the software. PartMaker Version 8.5 also marks the introduction of the PartMaker Documentation Wizard, an optional module that allows the user to create, preview, and print documents incorporating multiple views.
PartMaker Version 8.5 gives users the ability to create dimensioned drawings intuitively. With PartMaker’s “smart” dimensioning tools, users can create horizontal, vertical, linear, circular, and angular dimensions in every face window separately by picking geometric entities.
PartMaker Version 8.5 includes the ability to link CAD to CAM to update automatically programmed features when a geometry change is made. Toolpath profiles can now be modified once they have been created and recently used files can be accessed automatically from within the software. The PartMaker Documentation Wizard is an optional module for all PartMaker applications that allows the user to create, preview, and print documents with multiple views.
For details, go to Delcam.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.