CAD to CAM benefits from tighter integration

With the launch of EdgeCAM for Mechanical Desktop Version 4, the integrated Mechanical Applications Initiative (MAI) CAM software from Pathtrace increases the level of functionality available to Mechanical Desktop CAD users.

With full associativity between the solid model and toolpaths, the user has the capability to program complex part families without the need for extensive reprogramming. Because of the implementation of OpenGL in the software, engineers have the ability to visualise the model or part, which can then be manipulated on screen, making the programming task simpler.

EdgeCAM has also been extended to support Toolstore, software that allows for the selection and retrieval of tools. Cutting data can also be stored for future reference and use.

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