American Machinist

Software speeds assembly modeling.(Controls & CAD/CAM)

Using new VX burst technology, Version 8 of VX CAD/CAM software speeds assembly modeling. According to the developer, large assemblies are read-in or manipulated up to 10 x faster. It also checks for interference between components and verifies that everything fits together. Other additions include adaptive feedrate control; Flow 3D, a QuickMill high-speed machining function; and edge highlighting, a shading mode that reveals where a shape abruptly dips below the surface. …

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