Modern Machine Shop

DEC 2017

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126 MMS December 2017 SYSTEMS AND SOFTWARE and therefore enable overall machine, line and plant efficiency by identifying the areas for process improvement. Plant managers can now have a deeper level of insight into the machine's state, to better analyze root causes, make better deci- sions and solve problems with complete informa- tion in hand. Vimana, call 855-846-2100 or visit 3D CAD VIEWER ANNOTATES, ANALYZES ENGINEERING DATA ZWsoft's CADbro 2017 SP1, available from Creative CNC, is a 3D CAD viewer with improved functions to access, annotate and analyze engineering data. With its section view function, the system now shows the section profile in real time. Operators can save section views on the view manager to facilitate search functions. Users can also save or directly export the profile to DWG/DXF, IGES and STEP files. The product can export a 3D model to PDF with PMI information included, increasing design efficiency and optimizing design interaction. Users can more intuitively view dimensions and annota- tions on 3D entities, and they can speed the design process with upgraded favorites and file tools. Key words can quickly open a file or search target files. The updated file format filter allows users to view files with either list or table modes. With its improved export process manager, the software can preset, save and reuse favorite export configurations. Users can now select the desired component from the assembled tree to maximize processing efficiency. The product also enables collaborative cooperation across the web, mobile terminals and design software. Creative CNC LLC, call 262-347-3939 or visit UPDATED MEASUREMENT SOFTWARE PROVIDES UNIVERSAL CMM COMPATIBILITY Verisurf Software offers Verisurf 2018, the latest release of its measurement software for automated quality inspection, scanning, tool-building, reverse engineering and assembly guidance. The features of this edition focus on universal coordinate mea- suring machine (CMM) compatibility, quick pro- gramming shortcuts and other productivity features, and increased probing speed. All CMMs, including previously closed legacy systems, are now open to users, streamlining productivity and ensuring manufacturing enterprise compatibility. Expanded support does not require controller upgrades or added software, and legacy data is translated to allow the operator to take full advantage of the user interface, data management and reporting functionality. This enables the use of legacy CMMs as part of an enterprise-wide measurement plan. The new programming shortcuts and produc- tivity features include automatic feature recogni- tion, which enables users to select and immedi- ately add any CAD feature to an inspection plan. The software also enables the quick measurement of torus shapes for parts such as O rings and the ability to use the probe shaft for measuring thin edges. It also features improved mesh editing and added Boolean controls for combining and

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