January, 15, 2007 – SolidCAM, the leading and fastest-growing supplier of integrated software solutions for the manufacturing industry, today announced that they will exhibit at SolidWorks World 2007, the world’s largest annual 3D CAD event. This international user conference and exposition takes place in the newly renovated Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA U.S.A., February 4 - 7, 2007.
SolidCAM2007 is the Gold-Certified integrated CAM engine for SolidWorks® 2007 software and provides seamless, single-window integration and full associativity with SolidWorks. SolidCAM will preview the new SolidCAM2007 R11.1 version at SolidWorks World. This version complements the main SolidCAM2007 R11 release, which was introduced in the Fall of 2006.
While the main R11 release is primarily targeted to the Tool and Die market with its new module for high-speed machining of complex 3D parts, the R11.1 version adds important extensions for production applications. The automatic feature recognition capabilities are greatly enhanced with the addition of powerful automatic pocket recognition and machining capabilities, which complements the existing versatile interactive pocket definition tools. This new feature can handle any prismatic part with multiple, complex, interconnected pockets. For the shop floor user, the documentation and tool-sheet output is now available in XML-format and is customizable. The mill-turn module has been greatly extended to support 4- and 5-axes mill-turn centers such as Mazak Integrex and Okuma MacTurn. The new R11.1 version will also provide a photorealistic machine simulation with toolcutting verification for turning and mill-turn machines. This will improve the optimum part setup and avoid unnecessary tests on the actual machines.
Emil Somekh, managing director of SolidCAM, stated, “Last year, a lot of new customers purchased the combined SolidWorks / SolidCAM solution. We are looking forward to meeting them at SolidWorks World 2007, to demonstrate the software’s power in integration and manufacturing automation.”
Emile Bloemen, strategic sales manager, Europe for SolidWorks Corporation, added, “The successful partnership with SolidCAM gives SolidWorks a better competitive position for applications where integrated CAD/CAM solutions are essential. Using SolidCAM and SolidWorks, our customers can not only design better products, but also streamline design time and reduce costs throughout the entire manufacturing process.”
Founded in 1984 by its Managing Director Dr. Emil Somekh, SolidCAM provides manufacturing customers with a full suite of CAM software modules for 2.5D and 3D milling, high speed machining, multi-sided indexial 4/5 axes milling, simultaneous 5 axes milling, turning, turn-mills up to 5-axes and WireEDM. SolidCAM is a SolidWorks Certified Gold Product and provides seamless, single-window integration and full associativity with SolidWorks software including parts, assemblies and configurations. Today, SolidCAM has more than 11,000 seats installed in industry and education. SolidCAM is sold by a worldwide re-seller network in 40 countries. SolidCAM has been on a very rapid growth path since it implemented the SolidWorks integration strategy. In the CIMdata NC Software Market Assessment Report, CIMdata named SolidCAM as the worldwide fastest growing CAM vendor in 2003, 2004 and 2005 with revenue growth rates of +39.4 percent, +51.1 percent and +40%.
About SolidWorks Corporation
SolidWorks Corporation, a Dassault Systèmes S.A. (Nasdaq: DASTY, Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) company, develops and markets software for design, analysis, and product data management. It is the leading supplier of 3D CAD technology, giving teams intuitive, high-performing software that helps them design better products. For the latest news, information, or an online demonstration, visit the company’s Web site (
www.solidworks.com) or call 1-800-693-9000 (outside of North America, call +1-978-371-5000).
For more information about SolidCAM visit:
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303 487 7406
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