PartMaker Version 8.5 features a number of productivity enhancing improvements in drafting and overall system functionality
Fort Washington, PA November 26, 2007–
PartMaker Inc., a subsidiary of Delcam Plc, has announced it is now shipping
Version 8.5 of its PartMaker® CAD/CAM software for CNC Mills, Lathes, WireEDM,
Turn-Mill Centers and Swiss-type lathes.
PartMaker Version 8.5 features a variety of new functionality and
enhanced capability all designed to make PartMaker users more productive across
every PartMaker application. The focus of this release is a significant
improvement of CAD and
“PartMaker Version 8.5
is a real productivity blockbuster,” according to Hanan Fishman, the company’s
President. “The improvements made to the
software’s drawing capability and general
PartMaker Version 8.5 offers all PartMaker users the ability to create dimensioned drawings in manner that is remarkably intuitive and easy to use. Users can create Horizontal, Vertical, Linear, Circular and Angular Dimensions in every Face Window separately by picking geometric entities. “Flexible” Dimension combines Horizontal, Vertical and Linear dimensions in one icon that results in saving time. Free-floating Notes and Notes with Leaders are also supported. Dimensions and Notes can be edited and special symbols inserted. Multi-line text is supported for Dimensions and Notes. PartMaker’s “smart” dimensioning tools make creating a detailed part drawings quick and easy.
General System Improvements
PartMaker Version 8.5
also features a number of enhancements across the PartMaker suite of products
including PartMaker Mill, Turn, Wire EDM, Turn-Mill and SwissCAM. These improvements include the ability to
link CAD to
PartMaker Version 8.5 also supports the import of files from SolidWorks 2008 and Autodesk Inventor 2008.
Introduction of the PartMaker Documentation Wizard (PDW)
PartMaker Version 8.5 includes the introduction of the PartMaker Documentation Wizard (PDW) option for all PartMaker applications. The PartMaker Documentation Wizard (PDW) is an optional module that will let you illustrate your part process like never before. The PDW allows you to create, preview and print documents with multiple views. Up to four views are allowed. A “Drawing Layout” dialog allows you to choose specific windows you wish to include in the document. These choices include any Face Window, the Solids Window and the Simulation Window. This dialog also allows you to enter information for the Title Block that could be included in the drawing.
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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.
pioneered the field of
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
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Hanan Fishman, President
Phone/Fax: (215) 643-5077 ext. 204/(215) 653-0105