Vero Offers Free Test of CAM Software

Vero Software is offering manufacturers the opportunity to take its Edgecam Workflow software for a free “test drive” before deciding if such a CAM system can improve their business processes.

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Vero Software is offering manufacturers the opportunity to take its Edgecam Workflow software for a free “test drive” before deciding if such a CAM system can improve their business processes.

“CAM is a vital part of companies staying competitive nowadays,” Edgecam General Manager Raf Lobato says. “It enables manufacturers to produce complex components with very tight lead times. However, a number of engineering firms still rely on manual or first-generation CAM systems for programming and are falling behind their global competitors. This is mainly because they do not want to invest in something that they are unsure of or risk changing an existing system.”

By downloading a trial version of Edgecam Workflow from edgecam.com/testdrive, manufacturers who are new to CAM or considering their future CAM requirements will get the opportunity to test whether it makes a difference and improves their business. According to Vero, they can use it to program their parts and generate NC code to see how the software will work for them.

Once the TestDrive begins, manufacturers download Edgecam, use the tutorials provided, and attend a free training class.

Initially, the TestDrive installation will be in “Homework Mode,” a fully functioning system without the capability of generating CNC code. After attending the training course with their local Edgecam supplier, users can then switch to an evaluation Edgecam Essential System, either for milling or turning, which allows the creation of CNC programs.

With the TestDrive system, users can load CAD formats such as SolidWorks, Inventor and Solid Edge, and create simple solid models through Edgecam Workflow Solids (EWS). They can also make full use of other features, including stock and fixture management, advanced feature recognition (AFR), machining cycles, shopfloor documentation, and NC editor and simulation.

Most Edgecam TestDrives will last between one and four months before the manufacturer has to either stop using Edgecam Workflow or choose to invest and continue with it.

Further details are available on edgecam.com/testdrive.