Components Library

VX Corp. (Palm Bay, FL) has integrated its CAD/CAM with Lib3D, an extensive library of smart mechanical components for moldmakers.

VX Corp. (Palm Bay, FL) has integrated its CAD/CAM with Lib3D, an extensive library of smart mechanical components for moldmakers. This library—a third party product available from the company’s Italian distributor—includes a range of mold bases from popular catalogs along with standard mold components such as fasteners, waterlines, sliders and BOM management. When using Lib3D with VX CAD/CAM, complete mold assemblies are automatically generated and completely editable with the VX Mold and Die and End-to-End bundles. With these smart components, the user can select components for mold assemblies such as fasteners to a series of plates, and the library automatically calculates the required length and clearances, and allocates manufacturing attributes to the resultant holes in the plates. All attributes are attached to the components such as supplier, material, code, etc., and are available in the VX BOM and the automatic hole making strategies in VX CAM. The library also includes a development tool that allows users to build their own standard library of components for assembly automation using the same Lib3D functions as catalogued components. It is completely integrated with VX CAD/CAM and follows the VX Graphic User Interface standards.