Licom Systems Launches AlphaCam V5

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Date: 6th August 2004


Latest CAD/CAM Software Provides
Simpler Operation and Increased Productivity

AlphaCAM V5, the latest version of Licom Systems’ powerful CAD/CAM software is now available.

Incorporating many new productivity features, AlphaCAM V5 builds on the proven capabilities of previous releases, with faster parts creation and programming, simpler system operation and improved flexibility.

All modules in AlphaCAM V5 feature a completely new graphical user interface (GUI) modelled on the familiar Microsoft Windows XP format. The fresh new look and feel to the working environment is backed by a wealth of tools, providing total control of the screen layout. Users are given an unlimited number of view ports; as well as configurable views and project manager tabs, complete with an auto hide option; and fully rendered isometric component views as standard. In addition, solids, surfaces, clamps, fixtures, tools and tool holders can all be displayed as rendered solid images or wireframes, as required.

Licom has harnessed the strength of leading CAD systems in AlphaCAM V5 by enabling Parasolid, SolidWorks and Catia V4 parts files to be imported seamlessly into the application. In addition, the implementation of support for Solid Machining provides close compatibility between the original CAD model and finished part, along with significant art to part’ lead time reductions across the system’s full range of milling, turning, laser/flame/water jet profiling, engraving, wire EDM and marble/glass cutting modules.

A further key capability within AlphaCAM V5 is the inclusion of a new parametric module that streamlines the specification and manufacture of families of products - by enabling new machining programmes to be created from existing parts simply by entering numerical values for product variables.

AlphaCAM V5 also incorporates Licom’s newly-developed feature recognition’ capability. This new tool automatically detects holes, pockets and profile features within the file using the Parasolid kernel. By simply applying the required machining strategy in AlphaCAM, fully specified CNC machining programmes can be produced at the click of a mouse button.

Like previous Licom CAD/CAM software releases, AlphaCAM V5 is available world-wide in all major languages. It is also backed by local customer helpdesks, advanced on-site or remote system support, comprehensive product training programmes and the company’s networking, installation and IT consultancy services.

About Licom Systems Ltd
Formed in 1978, Licom Systems has grown to become a leading supplier of CAD/CAM software for manufacturing products ranging from simple milled parts to complex 5-axis aerospace components.

A principal member of Planit Solutions (a division of Planit Holdings plc), Coventry-based Licom is today a multi-million pound business, with operations in Europe, USA, Taiwan and Japan, as well as a network of approved distributors and dealers throughout North and South America, Asia, the Middle East, South Africa and the Pacific Rim.

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