Reading, ENGLAND, May, 2003: Firmly established as the leader in solids-based machining, Pathtrace introduced a complementary CAD product for its EdgeCAM Solid Machinist last year. EdgeCAM Part Modeler provides users with a modeling tool specifically for simple part construction, manufacturing modifications, and fixture building.
"Many of our users have a need to modify customer's parts, to enable manufacture," says Brian Steatham, Managing Director of Pathtrace. "These modifications are often minor, and the power and complexity available in design solutions provided by mainstream solid CAD producers is simply not needed. EdgeCAM Part Modeler is a perfect solution for users of CAM software who have a need to construct or visualize workholding systems, such as turning chucks or milling jigs and fixtures," continues Mr. Steatham.
Until recently EdgeCAM Part Modeler was only available to users of EdgeCAM Solid Machinist. Pathtrace has now added a fully functional 30-day FREE download of EdgeCAM Part Modeler to its web site. The new download offers a free introduction to solid modeling for engineers involved in all manufacturing disciplines. "All users of CAM software will find EdgeCAM Part Modeler a useful supporting tool," concludes Mr. Steatham. "Production machinists can quickly construct a 3D solid model from conventional component drawing input, or build a library of workholding devices. A toolmaker will get great benefit from Part Modeler's boolean operations for simple mold core and cavity construction and EDM electrode design."
EdgeCAM Part Modeler enables quick and simple construction or editing of 3D solid models. It benefits manufacturing engineers by providing a cost effective and immediate solid CAD facility, complete with fully associative drafting capability. The free 30-day evaluation version is available from