New utility from Delcam’s PartMaker division is a great tool for viewing and sharing manufacturing and engineering data
Figure 1: The recently released PartMaker Viewer lets both PartMaker user and
non-users alike share and view manufacturing and engineering data free of cost.
February 7, 2013 - Fort Washington, PA – PartMaker Inc., a division of Delcam Plc, has launched a new, free utility called PartMaker Viewer. PartMaker Viewer allows users to view 2D prints, 3D models and even complete 3D assemblies. One very beneficial feature of PartMaker Viewer is that allows PartMaker users to collaborate with others both in their organization as well as those outside of it who may not have access to PartMaker, free of cost.
With PartMaker Viewer anyone, be it company management, shop floor personnel or even a shop’s customer or other external partners can see the work being done in PartMaker. This can easily be done by just exporting a file from PartMaker's Simulation as an STL and bringing it into PartMaker Viewer. Contract manufacturers and job shops can encourage their customers to download PartMaker Viewer in order to work more collaboratively with them.
PartMaker Viewer is a free utility offered by Delcam. It is not a timed evaluation that will expire. The software can be downloaded at: http://www.partmaker.com/viewer
“PartMaker Viewer is a great addition to the PartMaker CAD/CAM software suite,” says PartMaker Inc. division President Hanan Fishman. “With the addition of PartMaker Modeling last year and the recent introduction of the new Advanced Surface Machining module in PartMaker Version 2013, PartMaker is perhaps the most complete suite of production oriented CAD/CAM software on the market today. PartMaker provides a complete production engineering CAD/CAM solution from geometry creation, to engineering data repair and modification to tool path creation to machine simulation to NC code generation.”
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PartMaker is a Knowledge Based Machining system, allowing it to provide a substantial gain in programming efficiency by remembering the tools, material and process information necessary to machine individual part features. It thus relieves the user from reentering the same features information for subsequent parts. It also improves productivity by placing the emphasis on tool management functions.
PartMaker pioneered the field of CAM software for Turn-Mills and Swiss-type lathes with its patented Visual Programming Approach for programming multi-axis lathes with live tooling. It assures quicker learning and easier use. It makes an extensive use of pictures to help the user describe tools, part features and machining data. Synchronization of tools working on multiple spindles is achieved by a few mouse clicks.
PartMaker Inc. is a subsidiary of Delcam Plc, the world’s leading developer and supplier of complete CAD/CAM software solutions. Delcam Plc is publicly traded on the AIM exchange in London. In North America PartMaker is sold directly by PartMaker Inc. PartMaker is sold overseas through a network of sales partner offices operating in over 120 countries.