Scottsdale, AZ, USA, & Mumbai, India – January 28, 2016: Geometric Ltd. (BSE:532312, NSE:GEOMETRIC), a global leader in 3D CNC machining software, today announced the addition of automated manufacturing support for SOLIDWORKS® MBD 2016 technical communication software, which provides product manufacturing information (PMI) and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) instructions in 3D, to its CAMWorks® 2016 CNC machining application. These new capabilities for the joint SOLIDWORKS/CAMWorks CAD/CAM platform further streamline design and production processes, enabling a seamless transition from design to manufacturing for the first time in SOLIDWORKS design environments, as well as supporting drawingless design and manufacturing by eliminating the need to generate, store, and maintain 2D engineering drawings.
Available through an upcoming, second-quarter 2016 point release of CAMWorks 2016 software, which is fully associative to SOLIDWORKS 3D design geometry as a certified SOLIDWORKS Gold Partner, these new CAMWorks MBD-related capabilities will enable manufacturers to obtain the information required to machine a part— including tolerances, thread data, surface finishes, and other and GD&T information previously only available on a drawing—from the SOLIDWORKS design file and then generate the tool paths to produce it, eliminating the need to refer to traditional drawings.
Using the dimensions, tolerances, thread data, model, and surface finish data from the SOLIDWORKS MBDenabled file, CAMWorks 2016 will extract machinable features and MBD information, map that data to manufacturing features and use the operation and strategy that is associated with the feature, tolerance, thread data and surface range, to automatically generate the operations and toolpaths to machine the part. If the model or tolerances change, the strategies and toolpaths will update automatically to meet the new requirements.