Newsletter Issue #30

Issue #30, April

Integrated CAD/CAM At Its Best


Significant time gains thanks to TopSolid'Cam

German resellers reinforce their teams

TopSolid on show at MACH 08

What’s new?

Customer of the month: Crown Tooling

TopSolid Tip of the month: TopSolid'Cam

Missler Software is now recruiting

Upcoming Events

Significant time gains thanks to TopSolid'Cam

Missler Software is very happy to announce significant time gains for TopSolid'Cam users in the latest version of its CAM module. Thanks to the optimisation of certain algorithms together with the new possibilities offered by instruction sets available in Intel processors, TopSolid'Cam can now offer significantly reduced calculation times for 3D operations. Here is a summary of just some of the resulting time gains (we have compared the most recent version of TopSolid'Cam 2008 with previous versions):

  • Machining on parallel planes: Between 1.5 to 1.8 times faster
  • Constant crete machining: Between 1.5 to 2 times faster
  • Z-Level machining: Between 2 to 2.5 times faster
  • Revolved parallel plane machining: Between 1.5 to 2.5 times faster
  • Roughing: Between 1.3 to 1.5 times faster
  • Residual material removal: Between 1.2 to 1.6 times faster

Notes :

  • A result of 2 indicates that the calculation is done twice as fast. Thanks to the latest version of TopSolid'Cam it now only takes 1 hour (instead of 2 hours) to calculate constant crete machining.
  • The above time variations are due to the different processors tested and can also be accounted for by looking at the age of the processors and the instruction sets of the processors. TopSolid'Cam operators need to work on a processor that can manage SSE2, SSE3 and SSSE3 instruction sets to benefit from the aforementioned time gains.

3D operations now benefit from significant time gains of up to 2.5 times faster

German resellers reinforce their teams

2 of Missler Software's leading VARs (Value Added Resellers) in Germany have recently added to their dedicated TopSolid teams.

Company AQS, located in the South of Germany, has been a TopSolid reseller since 2003. AQS has also known a rapid progression over the past 5 years and has increased its number of employees by 30% since it started reselling TopSolid. Some well-known TopSolid customers working with AQS include Marbach, Liebherr, INA, FAG, Daimler, WTO and Rohde & Schwarz.

Company AQS has also recently increased its team by employing 3 new employees:

  • Ulrich Manz - Sales Engineer
  • Marcin Sobota - TopSolid'Wood Applications Engineer
  • Moritz Schneider - Marketing and Communication
3 new employees at AQS:
Ulrich Manz & Marcin Sobota

Moritz Schneider

Company Moldtech, whose main office is based in the North-West of Germany, has been a TopSolid reseller since 2001. The company employs 25 people who are entirely dedicated to distributing TopSolid in Germany. Moldtech has rapidly progressed especially over the past few years with a 30% increase in company turnover. Some well-known TopSolid customers who work with Moldtech include MAN Turbomaschinen AG (ehem. Blohm und Voss), Airbus, Koenig & Bauer AG, FIBRO GmbH, Grohe AG, Häfele Gmbh & Co., Claas Industrietechnik, SIG GmbH, ...

The new members of the Moldtech dedicated TopSolid team are:

  • Dan Martin - Sales in Weissach office near Stuttgart
  • Michel Theobald - Sales in the South-West of Germany

The Moldtech sales team

2 new employees from left at Moldtech: Dan Martin and Michel Theobald

TopSolid on show at MACH 08

Missler Software has just recently presented TopSolid, its integrated CAD/CAM line of software at Mach 08, the UK 's premier manufacturing technologies event which took place in Birmingham from 21-25 April.

Here are just a few important improvements which were demonstrated on the show:

  • Slave parts: A slave part permits the isolation of a part of the assembly in which it has been designed in order to facilitate its machining, drafting and its management in TopSolid'Pdm. For example, for sheet metal parts this means that a slave part can be generated for unfolding with TopSolid'Fold, for machining with TopSolid'Cam as well as by TopSolid'Draft for the tables and drilling notes.

  • Components server – Standard components which are driven by numerical control can now be inserted by a server. Thanks to the components server the geometry is calculated only once which permits important gains on several levels:

    • Quicker assembly updates

    • Reduce memory consumption

    • Smaller file sizes thanks to better mold component management

  • Integration of Product Data Management (PDM) to all TopSolid modules: A company can now file and organise its technical data thanks to the introduction of integrated project management with TopSolid'Pdm.

  • Reproduction of the operations plan: This new function enables the manufacturing dpt. to reproduce all or part of the operations plan on another part (which may be completely different). This is a very important improvement which enables companies to better store their company know-how.
  • Mouse-facing: Available in TopSolid'Cam for many years this updated function now enables the operator to manage tool diameter corrections, to create tool paths leaning on solid faces or to follow pre-defined profiles.
  • Management of pockets whose walls are not vertical (aerospace parts): Missler Software is a leading provider of CAD/CAM solutions to the aerospace industry across the world. With such references as the Safran Group, MBDA, Mecachrome, Airbus Cimpa... TopSolid is widely recognised as the leading CAD/CAM solution in this field and new functions to optimise aerospace machining are a priority in the development of the company's CAD/CAM solutions.
  • New functions for 3D milling including:
    • Better material management in roughing operations to prevent the part becoming fragile
    • Left material machining in several passes
    • New cycles for machining planar faces

Missler Software recently participated on MACH 08

TopSolid'Cam is widely recognised as the optimal CAD/CAM solution for the aerospace industry and was presented at MACH 08

TopSolid on MACH 08

What’s new?

TopSolid enduser seminar in Mumbai

The TopSolid VAR, DesignCell, based in Mumbai in India, has just recently held a TopSolid seminar in Mumbai. The seminar mainly targeted plastic injection mold and press tool manufacturers. DesignCell has been working in the CAD/CAM business for more than 12 years and believes that TopSolid will greatly enhance the design and production needs of Indian companies.

The seminar took place in April, the beginning of the Indian financial year, and also coincided with the presence of the Missler Software Mold & Die expert team on site in Mumbai to advise and answer all customer and prospective customer queries. According to Mr. Sunil Desai, Managing Director of DesignCell "Such a seminar gives confidence to our target market about our intentions to be present for a long time on the Indian market. TopSolid is gaining increasing recognition as a very reliable CAD/CAM software for the Tool & Die sector. We mainly target tool rooms and job-shops using multi-axis CNC machines and we are very confident about the future of TopSolid in India."

TopSolid seminar in Mumbai

TopSolid books available on Amazon

The TopSolid book collection is now available for purchase on Amazon. Over the last 4 months we announced the release of 2 new books to help TopSolid operators get the most out of the software:

  • "Solid Modelling with TopSolid'Design and TopSolid'Wood". This publication is made up of detailed working examples with different levels of difficulty. It is a guide for TopSolid'Wood beginners which explains the many wood specific functions present in the software (tenon, mortise, molding, ...).
  • "TopSolid'Mold: A Step-by-Step Tutorial" is a detailed guide to learning TopSolid'Mold and it walks the user through the design of a complete mold and is intended to be used as a first step and reference guide in learning TopSolid'Mold.
You can now find the TopSolid books on
Customer of the month: Crown Tooling

Crown Tooling is a woodwork tooling manufacturer based in Sydney, Australia. The company bought its first CNC machine in 1992 and saw the benefits of CNC immediately and today has 6 CNC machines with another on order.

Crown Tooling quickly realised that investing in new technology is not simply a matter of buying the latest machines: "you have to realize that to get the most from these machines you need the right software as well. I strongly recommend TopSolid because it runs the Macturn without fault, from simple milling and turning on one spindle to fully synchronized simultaneous machining with both spindles and all 9 axis together. Coupled with TopSolid's complete on screen machine simulation you know exactly what you are going to get on the machine even before cutting any metal, making it a highly efficient system." summarizes Andrew King from Crown Tooling.

Click here for the rest of the report .

TopSolid Tip of the month: TopSolid'Cam and modification of a machining geometry

You are a TopSolid operator and you would like some tips on what your software is capable of doing. Each newsletter will include a highlight of the month accompanied by an avi of a TopSolid module.
This month let's take a look at a new tip for TopSolid'Cam.

Video commentary

Some of you may not be aware that you can edit and modify a machining geometry (apart from modifications to drillings which was already possible) since the launch of TopSolid'Cam 2008. This function is not directly available in the menu, so all you need to do is open and edit the machining construction tree. In addition to knowing which machining schedule a profile belongs to (which can be very useful for large projects) you can also see and/or activate the level of the profile and, if necessary, modify or delete it, as illustrated in this tip of the month.

Minimum requirements to read videos

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Missler Software is now recruiting

Missler Software is currently experiencing rapid growth on the CAD/CAM market across the globe and is now recruiting Technical Engineers and Technical Support Ressources for its different offices throughout France. You can find a full list of all available positions on

Missler Software is looking for candidates with an international profile. If you are interested in joining a fast-growing international player don't hesitate to send us your CV and motivation letter.

Missler Software HeadQuarters close to Paris

Upcoming Events

All Missler Software and reseller trade fairs will be published here each month and can also be found on

PlastShow 2008 From 06/05/2008 to 08/05/2008 Sao Paolo, Brazil

Missler Software Brasil

Verktygsmaskiner From 06/05/2008 to 09/05/2008 Gothenburg, Sweden

Stand D06:11 - Protech Sweden

LAMIERA From 14/05/2008 to 17/05/2008 Bologna, Italy

Pad. 16 Stand C02 - D03 - Missler Software Italia S.R.L.

27ª Feira Internacional da Mecânica From 13/05/2008 to 17/05/2008 Sao Paolo, Brazil

Missler Software Brasil

Subcon Thailand 2008 From 14/05/2008 to 17/05/2008 Bangkok, Thailand

Hall 105 - G539 - 4D Corporation Ltd

TopSolid'Wood Road Show From 21/05/2008 to 21/05/2008 Gothenburg, Sweden

Protech Sweden

Xylexpo From 27/05/2008 to 31/05/2008 Milan, Italy

Pad. 4 Stand P11 - Missler Software Italia S.R.L.

MEC FOR PACK From 05/06/2008 to 06/06/2008 Bologna, Italy

Missler Software Italia S.R.L.

KOG From 11/06/2008 to 12/06/2008 Utrecht, Netherlands

Bemet International BV

2ème Congrès National de la Chaudronnerie From 11/06/2008 to 13/06/2008 Lyon, France

Missler Software

Fidest From 17/06/2008 to 19/06/2008 Marseille, France

A58 - Missler Software

InterMold Thailand 2008 From 19/06/2008 to 19/06/2008 Bangkok, Thailand

M03 & M04 Mold and Die Pavilion - 4D Corporation Ltd

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