MecSoft Releases RhinoCAM, A Fully Integrated CAD/CAM Solution

Irvine CA, December 14, 2004MecSoft Corporation, the maker of VisualMill™, the easiest to use and best performing standalone CAM application, is now releasing a fully integrated CAD/CAM software package called RhinoCAM™. Working in partnership with Robert McNeel & Associates (RMA), the maker of the world's leading NURBS based CAD product Rhinoceros™, MecSoft brings to the market un-paralleled ease of use and seamless CAD/CAM integration in this product.

RhinoCAM screen shot showing a Rhino file with a 3 axis toolpath

RhinoCAM is ideal for the industrial design, rapid prototyping, production machining, mold making and educational markets. Powered by the VisualMill 5.0 CAM engine, it offers 2½-axis milling, 3-axis milling and hole making operations along with free post-processors.

"RhinoCAM is a fully integrated best of breed CAD/CAM solution that offers full data associativity with seamless user interface integration" said Joe Anand, President of MecSoft. "The associativity between design and manufacturing data, allows users to react to design changes instantly, reliably and most of all without the need for data translation. Additionally RhinoCAM's user interface is seamlessly integrated into Rhino allowing the user to create manufacturing operations without the need to learn a completely new user interface. All of this translates to significant productivity improvements and cost savings for the user. We are truly excited about RhinoCAM and consider this release as an important first in a series of new products that we have planned."

"Combining Rhinos flexible free-form modeling with RhinoCAM's excellent machining capabilities brings together a set of features never previously available in such tight integration," explains Bob McNeel, President of Robert McNeel & Associates. "Now it is possible to change the Rhino models and then immediately update the toolpaths for quick turnaround of prototypes and production machining. And all of this can be done without leaving the familiar Rhino native environment."

For more information, please call (949) 654-8163 or visit RhinoCAM's website at www.rhinocam.com or MecSoft's website at http://www.mecsoft.com.

MecSoft Corporation is a leading provider of Windows®-based CAM software solutions for manufacturing parts in a wide variety of industries, including automotive, mold & die, aerospace, general machining and education.

Founded in 1980, Robert McNeel & Associates (RMA) is a privately-held, employee-owned corporation providing technical professionals with productive tools shaped from emerging technologies. RMA has regional offices in Latin America, Europe, and Asia.

VisualMill and RhinoCAM are registered trademarks of MecSoft Corporation. Rhinoceros is a registered trademark of Robert McNeel & Associates. Windows is a trademark of Microsoft, Inc.

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