As Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) software users seek improved interoperability and better integrated modeling and simulation tools, suppliers are looking to Siemens PLM Software for solutions to help them overcome key software development challenges and give them the winning edge.
Advanced CAM-specific modeling and simulation tools
Many of the leading CAM applications have chosen Parasolid, the world's leading 3D geometric modeling component, to add CAM-specific modeling tools, such as tapering, blending, outlining and simplification to support a wide range of manufacturing processes. Parasolid's comprehensive suite of modeling functions are also available to provide a fully featured, integrated modeling capability for creating and editing work pieces, fixtures and tools.
D-Cubed components can be added to complement these capabilities with functions for parametric sketching, assembly part positioning, offset profile (toolpath) creation and dynamic collision checking for toolpath verification.
Parasolid XT is the most widely adopted 3D solids format, enabling a high proportion of the world's 3D models to be exchanged with 100% reliability between Parasolid-based applications. A suite of translator components enables part and assembly files to be exchanged with non-Parasolid applications. Data import utilities, such as model repair and error tolerance, are provided to create high-precision Parasolid models from low-accuracy or incomplete imported data.
Cost-effective innovation and minimum risk
Whether you're working with global solutions for mainstream CAM, or smaller, niche applications for a specialist market, Parasolid and D-Cubed components can be integrated to provide innovative modeling capabilities cost-effectively with the minimum of risk.
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