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The latest release of Delcam’s ArtCAM Pro CAD/CAM software for artistic applications is designed to make it easier to create complex designs, especially those that include repeated elements that are similar but not identical within the design.

ArtCAM Pro is targeted at skilled artisans, rather than engineers, and requires little knowledge of engineering or computing.

It has been particularly useful in the sign-making, woodworking and engraving industries.

The software helps users to increase productivity, improve quality and deliver new designs more quickly, by combining their craft skills and creativity with the power and precision of computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), according to the company.

Key features and enhancements

  • A new technique called ‘free relief modelling’ allows previously created reliefs to be selected and then moved, rotated, rescaled and copied, either individually or as part of a group.
  • At any stage in the process, individual items or a group of items can be saved within ArtCAM Pro’s clip-art library for use in future projects.
  • It is now easier to create more complex designs and the interaction between different layers can be viewed in real time; this will make it faster to choose the best combination of layers as the effects of changing the overlap can be seen instantly.
  • Sketching in ArtCAM Pro has been made easier by giving the designer the freedom to alternate between straight and curved vectors while drawing; once created, vectors can now be added to or closed, and any nodes within them can be edited or deleted, at any time, either in the 2D or 3D view.
  • The ability to add textures to designs has been extended with a patent-pending ‘texture flow’ tool to create more natural organic textures, such as hair, fur and scales.
  • Sculpting effects can now be scattered randomly across the design as well as placed systematically; more control is available over all the sculpting options as these can now be limited to a specific area or to a set height.
  • The software now comes with POV-Ray ray-tracing technology, allowing high-quality images to be generated for customer approval or marketing materials.

Delcam supplies software and services that help manufacturing companies to maximise their profitability by increasing productivity, improving quality and reducing lead times. The company is the world's largest specialist supplier of computer-aided machining software, with its PowerMILL, FeatureCAM, Partmaker and ArtCAM programs making up the most comprehensive range of CAM systems from any developer.

This broad selection allows Delcam to offer a CAM system capable of machining virtually any product, in any material on any type of equipment. Delcam also develops product design, tooling design and quality control programs. The unique Tribrid Modelling approach to design incorporates solid modelling, surface modelling and triangle modelling in a single program, enabling complete design and reverse engineering projects to be undertaken without transferring data between software.

Delcam's Powerinspect offers fast, reliable comparison of parts, prototypes and tooling against CAD data on all types of inspection equipment and even on machine tools. This versatility has made it the world's leading hardware-independent inspection software. Related programs are available for checking machine tool set-up and part location. Delcam software is used in over 80 countries worldwide by around 40,000 organisations, from large multi-nationals to small sub-contractors, in industries including aerospace, automotive, dental, engineering, footwear, medical and toolmaking.

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