EDGECAM 12.5 to be Showcased at EASTEC 2008

April 25, 2008: Planit announced today that it will demonstrate the latest release of Edgecam in Booth 5841 at the EASTEC Advanced Productivity Exposition, taking place on May 20-22, 2008, at the Eastern States Exposition Grounds, West Springfield, MA.  This premier event presents manufacturing & metalworking technologies used in the production of world-class products.

Edgecam will demonstrate Version 12.5 of its market-leading CAM system for solids based manufacturing, which delivers extensive new capabilities to many areas of the product.  Edgecam 12.5 includes:

·         Improved Automatic Feature Recognition (AFR) allowing for rapid model alignment and feature finding across multiple faces in both milling and turning

·         Extended capabilities of Edgecam Strategy Manager including support for mill-turn applications

·         Enhancements to Edgecam’s feature browser gives users greater control over the machining order, making it easier to view which tools and cycles have been applied to a feature

·         A new rough turning cycle with improved chip control, reducing notching and tool wear

·         Enhanced setup options contribute to greater programming flexibility and improved collision detection within the turning environment

·         As a market leader in solids-based machining, Edgecam 12.5 supports the latest Solid CAD Modelers including Autodesk Inventor, SolidWorks, Solid Edge, Unigraphics, Pro/ENGINEER and CATIA

EASTEC is the East Coast’s largest annual manufacturing event. Some 14,000 manufacturing professionals from throughout New England and other key northeastern states are expected to attend, looking for advanced equipment to keep their operations competitive.  Exhibits include machine tools and related manufacturing technologies used in numerous East Coast industries, such as aerospace, consumer goods, automotive, high-technology, medical, computers, and more.

Education and training are critical to production and cost efficiency. The EASTEC conference includes SME-sponsored technical programming addressing advanced manufacturing technologies and processes. 

EASTEC is co-sponsored by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, www.sme.org, the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT) www.amtonline.org, and The American Machine Tool Distributors’ Association (AMTDA) www.amtda.org.


About Planit

Planit serves customers throughout the world with design and manufacturing software solutions (CAD/CAM) for metalworking, woodworking and stone-cutting industries. It is the world’s largest supplier with more than 85,000 industrial seats installed at thousands of customer sites around the world. The company provides its customers with products and services that enable them to improve the productivity of their machine tools, shorten design and manufacturing time, optimize material usage and deliver high quality goods and services to their customers. Leading Planit brands are Alphacam, Cabinet Vision, Cabnetware, Edgecam, Jobshop and Radan. For additional information visit www.planit.com


The Edgecam brand delivers a market leading computer aided manufacturing (CAM) system for NC part programming, Milling, Turning and Mill/Turn programming with unparalleled ease of use and sophisticated toolpath generation. Edgecam is a principal high end brand of the Planit group – recently ranked by CIMdata as the world’s fastest growing CAM vendor, with most industrial users. For further information visit: www.edgecam.com


Contact: Jane Briscoe                                       Planit Solutions, Inc.
Telephone: 651.982.0100 ext. 5515                   3000 Town Center, Suite 830
Email: Email Contact            Southfield, MI  48075


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