Software Extracts Part Geometry Information

Griffo Brothers Inc. has combined its CamLink for Windows software with the 3D capabilities of SolidWorks in a program, GB\GeoSolid.

Griffo Brothers Inc. has combined its CamLink for Windows software with the 3D capabilities of SolidWorks in a program, GB\GeoSolid. A counterpart to GB\GeoEntry, the program is available for CamLink users who also use SolidWorks 3D part models. Unit creation is automated by deriving all unit geometric data from the 3D part model. Users can indicate a unit type, define auto-selected tools and select a feature of a 3D part model. The program then carries the part’s geometry and depth into the user’s Mazatrol program. According to the company, users can reduce the time required to input part geometry and prevent programming errors by extracting information directly from a part design. Shops that receive part designs in SolidWorks can now extract data from the 3D model, rather than 2D, which may lead to increased efficiency and time savings, the company says.