May 14, 2014 -- Edgecam Solid Machinist has reinforced its leading CAM-partner credentials by gaining 2015 certification from Autodesk Inventor – forming a relationship that gives the best in class CAD and CAM solution.
Using the Edgecam add-in for Autodesk Inventor, the CAD model is sent to Edgecam Solid Machinist for feature finding and CAM application processes. As Edgecam loads the Inventor model directly, without using a translator, there is no data loss. Any changes to the design model in Inventor are automatically flagged when loading an Edgecam part file, giving the option to accept or reject them. Accepting changes to the design model automatically regenerates features such as holes and pockets that were on the original model.
Edgecam finds machineable features, such as pockets, bosses and holes in the Autodesk Inventor part, with a single click, extracting information relating to them. In addition, the CAD to toolpath associativity eliminates down time in the event of a late design change.
The game-changing Edgecam Workflow environment ensures that the route from CAD to NC Code is as quick and efficient as possible with easy steps to add stock and fixtures, and apply machining processes to the Autodesk Inventor part.
General Manager Raf Lobato says the key advantage of the Inventor/Edgecam solution is that CAM processes are applied to the original Inventor model as produced by the designer. “Edgecam adds to a manufacturer’s profitability due to the high degree of CAD integration and flexibility in toolpath creation, providing increased productivity and rapid return on investment. Therefore, its combination with Autodesk Inventor provides a solution that offers best in class CAD and CAM products.”
Part of the Vero Software Group, Edgecam is a leading CAM solution providing productivity, reliability and flexibility. Improving these attributes in any company will help increase profitability. Vero has direct offices in the UK, Italy, France, Japan, USA, Brazil, Netherlands, South Korea and China, while supplying products to more than 45 countries through its wholly owned subsidiaries and reseller network.