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Geometric Technologies will showcase the upcoming releases of CAMWorks and DFMPro at Solidworks World 2010, which is due to take place from 31 January to 3 February.

According to the company, which will be found on Booth 425 at the Anaheim Convention Center in California, US, both CAMWorks and DFMPro are integrated within the Solidworks platform, enabling intelligence and automation in design as well as manufacturing processes.

Announcing the new versions, Dr Vinay Kulkarni, vice-president and head of desktop products and technologies at Geometric, said: ‘In this current global scenario, manufacturing companies are searching for ways to automate their processes, compress delivery times and reduce inefficiencies.

‘In order to achieve these goals, they are looking for novel solutions for trapping manufacturing errors early in the design stage and for effective collaboration between designing and manufacturing.

‘This can be easily facilitated by using integrated Solidworks solutions such as DFMPro and CAMWorks,’ added Kulkarni.

CAMWorks 2010 includes more than 50 features and enhancements for machining faster and more accurately, according to the company.

These include advances in feature recognition and multi-axis machining, as well as improved cutting strategies for two- to five-axis milling, turning and wire EDM.

The release also includes support for the SQL database interface for improved performance and multiple-user access for the TechDB proprietary knowledge database.

DFMPro Version 2.1 features an injection moulding module packed with best practices for the manufacturability of injection-moulded components related to wall thickness, draft analysis, undercuts, mould wall thickness, ribs and bosses.

Solidworks users will be able to quickly verify their designs within Solidworks, thus reducing costs and the time to market, while also improving the quality of manufactured parts.

DFMPro also facilitates collaborative design review processes by generating 3D reports in e-drawings formats.

This capability is useful for suppliers to quickly generate e-drawings reports and share them with the original equipment manufacturer for their review, comments and acceptance.

Demonstrations of CAMWorks 2010 and DFMPro Version 2.1 will take place throughout the three-day conference.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to speak with the company’s application engineers and executives during the following presentations: ‘Design, Collaborate, Verify and Manufacture – A New Approach’ at the Certified Partner Theater on 31 January at 18:15 by Mike Sours, director of IT, support and services at Geometric; ‘Automated DFM checks for sheet-metal components using DFMPro’ at the Technical Training Sessions on 1 Feburary at 16:30 by Bhaskar Sinha, product manager at Geometric; and ‘Take Collaboration to the Next Level with Automated DFX Reports Using E-drawings’ at the Technical Training Sessions on 3 February at 14:45 by Rahul Rajadhyaksha, product manager at Geometric.

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