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The PTC Product Development Co. (Needham, MA) has introduced Pro/TOOLMAKER 8.1—a stand-alone software application that provides multi-CAD support to enable fully associative, reliable NC toolpath programming for Pro/ENGINEER® and other CAD systems.

The PTC Product Development Co. (Needham, MA) has introduced Pro/TOOLMAKER 8.1—a stand-alone software application that provides multi-CAD support to enable fully associative, reliable NC toolpath programming for Pro/ENGINEER® and other CAD systems. This application offers manufacturing engineers and machinists a powerful package of NC programming capabilities that include NC post-processing and tooling libraries in a single product. Additionally, it enables companies to reduce scrap costs, increase product quality, decrease production time, and deliver products to market faster. The software is part of the company’s Product Development System (PDS), and as a result is able to provide a unique connection between product design and manufacturing—enabling designers to work side-by-side with manufacturing engineers which allows for real-time changes to designs that lead to optimal product designs created for manufacturability. Additionally, toolpath data created using the software can be managed in Windchill®, PTC’s content and process management software, allowing manufacturers to manage all 3D CAD/CAM/CAE information in a centrally located system. This provides the security and flexibility that designers, tool makers and manufacturers require in order to optimize its product development processes.