Mold Design Software

VX Corp. (Melbourne, FL) has released Version 12 of its mold design software, which includes new capabilities for mold and industrial designers, enhancements in light-source rendering, raster-to-vector conversion, surface analysis, assembly modeling, drawing layout and extended capabilities of the company’s integrated 2-5 axis CAM.

VX Corp. (Melbourne, FL) has released Version 12 of its mold design software, which includes new capabilities for mold and industrial designers, enhancements in light-source rendering, raster-to-vector conversion, surface analysis, assembly modeling, drawing layout and extended capabilities of the company’s integrated 2-5 axis CAM. The software includes a design-centric, intelligent, parametric mold library that contains all of the common mold tool component types and cooling channels. The library sports a very intuitive interface designed by mold designers for mold designers. Also included is a new electrode design wizard that makes the 3D definition and 2D layout of electrodes fast and easy. Other mold enhancements include better parting line gap checking with auto-zoom and wire frame-supported parting line entities. Additionally, the software features a 5-axis isocut tool path as well as added side cut depth for the current 5-axis swarfcut operation. 3-axis CAM enhancements include new Link/LeadIn/LeadOut for Mill3, spiral and wave support for VX QuickMilling, dynamic shoulder and shank collision checking with automatic tool path correction, and more options for controlling 3-axis engraving.