Article From: 3/27/2009 Production Machining
The company offers the most recent version of PartMaker CAD/CAM software for CNC mills, lathes, wire EDM, turn-mill centers and Swiss-type lathes. The software gives users the ability to carry out programming and assign tool paths directly on a solid model. Critical manufacturing data is automatically retrieved from a solid model using the software’s “Extract Parameters from Solids” feature. The most commonly used solids manipulation functions are displayed via a solids toolbar.
The software allows the user to automatically generate professional setup sheets to improve shopfloor documentation. This feature, available to those users who have licensed the Documentation Wizard, can speed machine setup time by eliminating the manual creation of a setup sheet and by providing machine operators and personnel clear setup instructions.