Delcam has launched a new learning zone for the 2011 version of Delcam for SolidWorks, its integrated CAM system for SolidWorks. The guide, which is available at www.delcam.tv/dfs2011/lz, includes a range of videos detailing the expanded functionality in the new release, customer testimonials and an option to request an evaluation copy of the software.
The guide has been introduced to support the growing interest in Delcam for SolidWorks within the SolidWorks user community since it was awarded Certified Gold Product status. Delcam is currently working with a number of established SolidWorks resellers and welcomes approaches from other companies wanting to add its CAM software to their product ranges.
The 2011 release of Delcam for SolidWorks includes comprehensive options for the programming of turning and mill-turn equipment, alongside the company’s industry-leading technology for drilling and two- through five-axis milling. This expanded range of strategies, which are all detailed on the new website, will allow users to program everything from lathes up to mill-turn equipment, more quickly, more reliably and more easily than with other integrated CAM systems.
Delcam for SolidWorks combines the benefits associated with Delcam’s PowerMILL and FeatureCAM CAM systems. It is based on Delcam’s proven machining algorithms that are already used by more than 35,000 customers around the world. The software offers PowerMILL’s exceptional speed of toolpath calculation, plus the advanced strategies for high-speed and five-axis machining, to ensure increased productivity, maximum tool life and immaculate surface finish, even when cutting the hardest, most challenging materials. At the same time, Delcam for SolidWorks has the same strong focus on ease of use as FeatureCAM, including all of the knowledge-based automation that makes that system so consistent and reliable.
The new release of Delcam for SolidWorks also benefits from all of Delcam’s recent developments to take advantage of the latest hardware, including support for 64-bit computers. 64-bit technology removes the memory limitations of 32-bit computers so allowing more efficient toolpath generation, especially for companies machining large or complex parts. The use of the latest multi-threading technologies has been extended to further increase user productivity. In addition, improved memory management within the software gives faster calculation times, with the greatest benefits again coming when programming larger or more complex components.