Affordable, Entry-Level CAM Package Due for Launch

Dec. 22, 2011
Geometric will introduce CAMWorksXpress in early 2012
CAMWorksXpress is described as “ideal” for programmers and machinists, as well as new users, who want an easy-to-learn and easy-to-use 2.5D machining CAM package.

Geometric plans to introduce its new CAMWorksXpress package at SolidWorks World 2012, in San Diego, February 12-15, 2012. SolidWorks World is an annual event for users of the CAD platform, to gather ideas and insights for working more effectively, and for program partners to exhibit and demonstrate their products and developments.

The software developer calls CAMWorksXpress “an ideal solution for programmers and machinists, as well as new users, who are looking for an easy to learn and easy to use 2.5D machining CAM package.” It incorporates feature-based machining and model associativity to reduce programming time, so it is “powerful yet inexpensive,” according to Geometric.

CAMWorksXpress runs within the SolidWorks platform and provides the high-powered features needed for efficient machining. The software package is offered in 32- and 64-bit versions and has features like automatic toolpath updates; optimized toolpaths; simple CNC-code generation; model importing from common file formats (IGES, SAT, ACIS, etc.); automatic feature recognition; a library of post processors for CNC controllers; and unlimited upgrade paths to CAMWorks.

Geometric develops and supplies global engineering services and digital technology solutions for Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) that manufacturers use to formulate, implement, and execute global engineering and manufacturing strategies.

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Robert Brooks has been a business-to-business reporter, writer, editor, and columnist for more than 20 years, specializing in the primary metal and basic manufacturing industries. His work has covered a wide range of topics, including process technology, resource development, material selection, product design, workforce development, and industrial market strategies, among others. Currently, he specializes in subjects related to metal component and product design, development, and manufacturing — including castings, forgings, machined parts, and fabrications.

Brooks is a graduate of Kenyon College (B.A. English, Political Science) and Emory University (M.A. English.)

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