|NEW GRAPHICAL CAM INTERFACE IN VX CAD/CAM SPEEDS MANUFACTURING PLANNING – Directly integrated into VX software, a new graphical CAM interface provides a complete overview of the entire manufacturing process associated with a product design. Each element of the machining process is displayed in a single easy to understand hierarchical tree (left side of screen) and each element can be selected, moved, reordered and copied to provide complete control over the manufacturing process.|
PALM BAY, Fla. – Feb. 27, 2003 – VX Corporation, the pioneering developer of advanced, integrated CAD/CAM solutions for engineers and industrial designers, announces that its VX® CAD/CAM software now incorporates an exceptionally easy to use graphical approach to manufacturing.
Directly integrated into the core application, the new VX graphical CAM interface provides a complete overview of the entire manufacturing process associated with a product design. Each element of the machining process is displayed in a single easy to understand hierarchical tree and each element can be selected, moved, reordered and copied to provide complete control over the manufacturing process.
"CAM users can now radically increase their productivity and control over manufacturing thanks to this new VX approach," said Bob Fischer, vice president of sales and marketing at VX Corp. "The entire approach has been designed for ease of use and learning, and we've built in intelligence that simplifies CAM planning and decision making. At the same time, VX retains all of the precision and sequential logic necessary for very complex manufacturing."
Unlike other approaches to CAM, the new VX graphical interface does not require multiple forms and pages to establish or modify manufacturing routines. Options for each machining process are available right on the hierarchical tree by simply right- clicking on the list item, which pops up an appropriate context-sensitive selection for modifying that routine. Double-clicking on any of the CAM icons will select the most commonly used action and perform it.
The new VX graphical approach can be applied to construct an entire visual manufacturing plan. In essence, VX Version 7 now provides a visual project plan that helps organize even complex manufacturing processes with tens of thousands of individual tool movements. Typically, complex manufacturing processes are difficult to visualize, but the new VX approach enables users to collapse manufacturing steps as well as hide operations in order to revise individual operations.
This approach is especially useful when conducting a time study, as VX makes it very easy to replace one technique with another simply by deleting and copying-in another modular piece of machining operations. Entire manufacturing plans or sections of plans can be saved and "shrink wrapped" as templates to quickly create a new family of components with similar design geometries.
VX estimates that the new CAM graphical user interface can reduce learning time by more than 50 percent and provide substantial ongoing productivity gains. For more information on the new VX CAM graphical interface or to upgrade to VX Version 7, call 1-800-683-9222 or visit www.vx.com.
About VX CAD/CAM
VX CAD/CAM software offers premium-performance capabilities typically available only in expensive enterprise-level products. VX is the only value-priced, premium- performance CAD/CAM software that integrates design and manufacturing to eliminate the traditional gap between CAD and CAM. Manufacturing planning and CNC machining routines are integral parts of the VX engine and provide synchronization between design and manufacturing. In addition, VX provides sophisticated functionality such as advanced Class A surfacing, intelligent sketching, photo-realistic rendering, and history editing.
About VX Corporation
VX Corporation is the pioneering developer of advanced, integrated CAD/CAM solutions for engineers and industrial designers. Using VX's design-through-manufacturing solutions, companies can speed time-to-market, increase profitability and gain a sustainable competitive advantage – made possible by new breakthroughs in technology, price and performance. Unlike conventional CAD/CAM systems, VX technology is built on an exclusive, high-performance VX engine that delivers sophisticated 3D hybrid modeling capabilities and provides interoperability with emerging process management and engineering tools. Some of the world's leading manufacturers rely on VX software to drive the design, engineering and manufacturing of innovative products.
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