Geometric Technologies Releases CAMWorks 2008

Geometric Technologies, Inc. (formerly TekSoft), an industry leader in developing advanced manufacturing software, has released CAMWorks® 2008 with significant advances in 3 axis functionality as well as new features and cutting strategies for 2-5 axis milling, turning and wire EDM.

Geometric Technologies, Inc. (formerly TekSoft), an industry leader in developing advanced manufacturing software, has released CAMWorks® 2008 with significant advances in 3 axis functionality as well as new features and cutting strategies for 2-5 axis milling, turning and wire EDM. CAMWorks 2008 also features performance enhancements including improved speed and toolpath reliability for multiaxis operations and improved simulation speed and quality. In addition, numerous user interface options for display and navigation make CAMWorks even easier to use. Highlights of the enhancements for 3 axis milling include: - Adaptive roughing strategy provides the ability to cut using the full depth of the tool and safely run your machine at optimum speed. This can reduce machining time up to 40% over conventional roughing with less wear. - Z Level/Constant stopover combination operation for machining steep and shallower slope areas in one toolpath. - Advanced helical milling strategies. - Additional control for improved pencil milling. - New methods for defining Rapid plane. - Entry point control for roughing. New capabilities in 2.5 Axis Milling include offset roughing, contour spiral lead-in, improved contour milling in corners for high speed machining, and arc fitting for faster, smaller toolpaths. Faster Automatic Feature Recognition (AFR), additional detection of hole conditions and added functionality for local feature recognition make AFR even more powerful. Turning has been improved with enhanced feature recognition, back facing, automatic multi-start threading and arc fitting. Options for die and punch processing, defining stock allowance and cutting corners in 2 axis contouring help streamline wire EDM manufacturing. For advanced customization, internal changes have been made in CAMWorks 2008 that result in the availability of over 100 new API's. CAMWorks is a SolidWorks® Certified Gold CAM Product that has provided state-of-the-art machining capabilities seamlessly integrated into SolidWorks 3D mechanical design software since 1997. With CAMWorks 2008 support for SolidWorks 2008, the combination of the latest innovations in CAMWorks 2008 and SolidWorks' excellence in design continue to make CAMWorks a premier CAM and mold machining solution. CAMWorks can be purchased to run with SolidWorks or as part of a cost-effective package that includes CAMWorks Solids, an integrated solid modeler.