ZWSOFT, a leading supplier of 2D and 3D CAD/CAM solutions to the AEC and MCAD industries, today released Beta 2 for its forthcoming release of ZW3D 2012. Compared with beta 1 (released on January 18), this beta adds functions in the areas of the user interface, 2D drawings, sheet metal design, and translation.
"We are pleased to provide our customers with continuous improvements to our market-leading ZW3D CAD/CAM software," said Owen Zi, Director of Overseas Department, ZWSOFT. "This beta 2 release is just a hint about what ZWSOFT has planned in our ongoing commitment to our customers."
What's Updated in ZW3D 2012 Beta 2
ZW3D 2012 Beta 2 adds the Dynamic Copy-Move Entities command, which allows users to move, rotate, and copy entities interactively. Two surface commands (Trim to curves and Split with curves)support intersecting faces direct operation, no longer need curves definitions.
The view origin can now be defined automatically: when users right-click during edge and face editing, the pick point becomes the view origin -- unless they specify otherwise. The Drag Datum command has been added for resizing datums.
In 2D drawings, detail views now support hole dimensions, and dimension tolerances can consist of just one tolerance. In the area of sheet metal design, the Update Fold Along a Line command now supports 3D lines and sketch lines.
The user interface has been enhanced through a new user-customizable Window Pick cursor. The TransMagic import menu is merged with the native Import menu; this convenience means that users no longer deal with two menus.
Pricing and Availability
ZW3D 2012 Beta 2 is a no-charge, time-limited testing program and is already available for download fromhttp://www.zwsoft.com/en/zw3d-2012-beta-test/.