CAD-To-CAM Exchange Feature Added

Esprit FX is a CAD-to-CAM feature exchange technology that allows users to automatically capture the original design intent, define what the user is machining and program parts quicker and more accurately, the company says. Going beyond transferring the part geometry, the new utility provides portions of the original CAD feature tree directly inside the CAM user interface. This includes the complete original design intent, such as features, tolerances, material properties, surface finishes, administrative data and more.

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Esprit FX is a CAD-to-CAM feature exchange technology that allows users to automatically capture the original design intent, define what the user is machining and program parts quicker and more accurately, the company says. Going beyond transferring the part geometry, the new utility provides portions of the original CAD feature tree directly inside the CAM user interface. This includes the complete original design intent, such as features, tolerances, material properties, surface finishes, administrative data and more. Using the FX technology, the CAD features and their associated properties are mapped into machinable features providing a complete definition of what is being machined. These manufacturing features and their properties are then fed into the Esprit KnowledgeBase which aids the user in automatically selecting how to machine the part based upon existing best practices. 

In addition, the company has added EspritMold, an automated, three-axis and five-axis CAM system.