Geometric Ltd and an industry leader in developing advanced
manufacturing software, will showcase CAMWorks(R) 2009 at the
International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS 2008) at booth
number D3110 in Chicago, IL from September 08 to 13, 2008.
The CAMWorks 2009 release will have over 80 userdriven features and
enhancements to enable users to program parts faster and more easily.
In addition, it will provide a significant number of new machining
options that will further strengthen CAMWorks' manufacturing
CAMWorks is a SolidWorks(R) certified Gold CAM product that provides
state-of-the-art machining capabilities seamlessly integrated in
SolidWorks. CAMWorks can run within SolidWorks or as part of a
cost-effective CAD/CAM package that includes CAMWorks Solids, an
integrated solid modeler.
"At IMTS, attendees will see demonstrations of the latest innovations
in CAMWorks 2009 that facilitate machining processes and boost sho
productivity," said Bruce Wiener, Geometric Technologies' Director of
Research & Development. "In today's manufacturing landscape, most
successful shops are constantly evaluating their methodology to stay
competitive and we constantly strive to improve CAMWorks functionality
for the mold making and machining industries."
Some of the key enhancements for performance efficiencies in CAMWorks
-Multiple Process Support: Users will immediately notice performance
improvements due to CAMWorks' ability to generate 3-5 axis tool-paths
as separate threads and in separate processes that allow them to
continue working in other are as, or on other CAM models.
-CAM Data Reusability: While the CAMWorks Technology Database has
always provided the ability to capture and reuse a facility's
manufacturing best prctices, data reusability has been extended
further to enable the import of CAM data from CAD part models into
assembly models. This allows parts to be programmed and applied to
different jobs, and with other parts. In addition, library features
can be created for selective CAM data that is to be reused in other
-Visualization: CAMWorks 2009 has improved graphic display
performance, expansion in part and machine simulation, and a new
XML-based user-defined setup sheet which allows machining information
to be viewed in a web browser.
-Additional Enhancements: Turning features and tool-paths have been
made more intelligent, thus resulting in safer and more simplified
programming of turn and mill/ turn parts. Wire EDM users will benefit
from the new and easy creation of multiple glue stops and much more
powerful powerful post processing environment.
Simultaneous 4/5 axis improvements include enhanced toolpath control,
expanded collision avoidance and creation of multiple tool-paths using
rotate and copy options. Automatic Feature Recognition has been
improved and continuous enhancements to the intuitive user-interface
make CAMWorks even easier to use.
CAMWorks modules for 2-5 axis milling, turning and wire EDM are
available in a variety of bundles or combinations that provide an
advanced collection of cutting straegies and time-saving features.
At IMTS, the attendees will also learn about Geometric's range of
cutting-edge productivity solutions aimed at enhancing design and
improving manufacturing operations, like DFMPro(R), eDrawings(R)
Publishers and GeomCaliper(R).