New Version of Unigraphics to Mastercam Translator Now Available

FARMINGTON HILLS, Michigan -- March 28, 2002 -- CADCAM-E announces a new version of its Unigraphics to Mastercam translator CIMMC-UG that is integrated within the Mastercam environment and has the same look and feel as Mastercam. CIMMC-UG is ideal for Mastercam users who have to work with Unigraphics data but do not have access to Unigraphics software. It cuts the time to generate tool paths from Unigraphics data by eliminating iterations between design and manufacturing due to lack of accurate and reliable data exchange. The translator is a C-Hook integrated into Mastercam, with the same "look and feel" as other Mastercam applications and provides seamless data exchange between the two systems.

CIMMC-UG works with Unigraphics uncompressed files from Versions 14, 15, 16, 17 & 18 and requires Mastercam Version 8.1 or 9.0 Design as a minimum. It converts native Unigraphics part files (.prt) into Mastercam and it requires no pre- or post-processing of the data on either of the two systems. It works with files from Unigraphics running on Windows 2000/NT workstations. Unigraphics solids are converted to Mastercam solids if the SOLIDS option is present and to surfaces otherwise. Depending on the type of data, the resulting Mastercam file size is less than half that of other translation methods, notably IGES. This allows end-users to work with very large data Unigraphics files with greater ease in the Mastercam session and does not require preparing or pre-processing Unigraphics files in any way.

CADCAM-E's ( web site delivers interoperability solutions to the user’s desktop over the web. The user simply registers for the service, downloads the translation software and installs it on their desktop. Running the conversion application on the desktop provides the fastest conversion speed. In addition to Unigraphics to Mastercam translations, CADCAM-E also offers conversion solutions between CATIA, Unigraphics, SolidWorks, Solid Edge, Mastercam, Mechanical Desktop, Surfcam and Varimetrix systems and PARASOLID, ACIS, IGES and STEP formats.

CADCAM-E also offers a wide range of services targeted at engineering and manufacturing organizations as well as independent software vendors. The company’s engineers can economically perform translations, particularly those involving feature-based solids, that can’t be cost-effectively automated. They can also provide legacy data conversion, 3D design and drafting, computer-aided engineering, manufacturability studies, data conversion and distribution to the supply chain and the development of web-based engineering applications. The company also offers licensable components for reading and writing CAD files independent of the CAD systems that created them. These components can be embedded in software packages to provide seamless interoperability with most any CAD system. The company also provides custom programming to customer specifications.

For additional information please visit CADCAM-E’s web site or contact CADCAM-E’s sales department by Phone (248) 932-5295 or Email Email Contact

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