Archive for category: 2018 News

December 11, 2018
11 Dec 2018

MecSoft Releases RhinoCAM & VisualCAD/CAM 2019

Irvine, CA, Dec 12th, 2018: MecSoft Corporation, the developer of industry leading CAM software solutions, has announced the availability of the following products

  • RhinoCAM 2019, the latest version of MecSoft’s fully integrated CAM plugin for Rhinoceros 5 & 6
  • VisualCAD/CAM 2019, the latest version of MecSoft’s standalone CAD/CAM product

Release highlights include:

  • 2 ½ Axis – Improved feature based machining, new Drag Knife cutting method, new cornering options in Profile machining
  • 3 Axis – Improvements in Flat Area machining, new Trochoidal entry motions for High Speed Machining, improved cut connections and overall performance improvements
  • 4 Axis – Smoother motion outputs in the post-processor
  • 5 Axis – Nutating Head support & local coordinate plane programming have been introduced
  • Simulation – Tool shank collision detection and early error detection
  • Other Productivity and User Interface enhancements
  • The TURN module is included free in certain 2019 MILL configurations
  • NEST has been enhanced to add 3D object nesting

“With this release of these 2019 versions we at MecSoft continue to refine and improve our CAD/CAM products to meet the demanding requirements of our customers. In addition to these improvements, the inclusion of the TURN module to our production level MILL configurations, allows us to offer comprehensive and complete CAD/CAM solutions with no additional modules to purchase. Our entry level production ready CAM 2019 solutions now all include modules for MILL, TURN, NEST and ART, providing unmatched functionality and value.”, stated Joe Anand, President and CEO of MecSoft Corporation.

Free demo software downloads of RhinoCAM and VisualCAD/CAM 2019 can be requested here.

 

About MecSoft Corporation

Headquartered in Irvine, California, MecSoft Corporation is a worldwide leader in providing Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) software solutions for the small to mid-market segments. These solutions include products VisualCAD/CAM®, RhinoCAM™, VisualCAM for SOLIDWORKS® and AlibreCAM®. These software products deliver powerful, easy-to-use and affordable solutions for users in the custom manufacturing, rapid prototyping, rapid tooling, mold making, aerospace, automotive, tool & die, woodworking, and education industries.

For the latest news and information, visit mecsoft.com or call (949) 654-8163.

September 28, 2018
28 Sep 2018

MecSoft Releases VisualCAMc – Production CAM for Onshape!

For Immediate Release: MecSoft releases VisualCAMc – production CAM for Onshape!

Irvine, CA, Oct 1, 2018: MecSoft Corporation, the developer of computer aided manufacturing (CAM) software solutions, announces the commercial release of VisualCAMc for Onshape, its cloud-hosted, fully integrated CAM add-on app for Onshape. After an extended beta testing period, where the product was fine-tuned to meet the demanding requirements and expectations of users, it is now ready for production use. The VisualCAMc application can be added to your Onshape account by browsing the Onshape App Store and selecting VisualCAMc in the CAM category of applications.

VisualCAMc leverages the legendary manufacturing capabilities of MecSoft’s desktop-based VisualCAM product running remotely across the internet on a server, allowing this product to be used from any computer, anytime and anywhere in the world.

Features of this product include:

  •  Fully cloud-based – no downloads required
  •  Runs as a tab inside the Onshape environment
  •  Browser interface allows use from any computer, anytime, anywhere
  •  Uses MecSoft’s industry-proven, production-level CAM technology
  •  Includes 2 ½ Axis, 3 Axis milling and 3+2 milling

We are very excited to be releasing VisualCAMc commercially. We have worked hard with our beta users to make sure that VisualCAMc fulfills the promise of being the only production-level CAM companion application for Onshape running fully on the cloud. This is one of the most important product releases for MecSoft in its 20-year history.” stated Joe Anand, President of MecSoft.

For Onshape users who require industrial-strength CAM, VisualCAMc represents a major milestone. Like Onshape, VisualCAMc was developed from the ground up as a true cloud application. VisualCAMc requires no installation, no updates, and is platform-independent. VisualCAMc tool paths are fully associative to the Onshape model. Industrial-strength, professional CAM is what Onshape users require.” says Jon Hirschtick, CEO and co-founder of Onshape.

To learn more, please visit mecsoft.com/VisualCAMc or call (949) 654-8163.

 

About MecSoft Corporation

Headquartered in Irvine, California, MecSoft Corporation is a worldwide leader in providing Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) software solutions for the small to mid-market segments. These solutions include products VisualCAD/CAM®, RhinoCAM™, VisualCAM for SOLIDWORKS®, AlibreCAM® and VisualCAMc for Onshape®. These software products deliver powerful, easy-to-use and affordable solutions for users in the custom manufacturing, rapid prototyping, rapid tooling, mold making, aerospace, automotive, tool & die, woodworking, and education industries. For the latest news and information, visit www.mecsoft.com or call 949-654-8163.

 

About Onshape

Onshape is the only company in the world 100% focused on cloud and mobile CAD, offering the first professional 3D CAD system that lets everyone on a design team work together using any web browser, phone, or tablet.

As the leading CAD platform for Agile Product Design, Onshape helps companies design better products and bring them to market faster, offering real-time deployment, real-time data management and real-time analytics and controls. Using full-cloud CAD, engineers, designers and manufacturers get secure and simultaneous access to a single master version of their designs without the hassles of software licenses or copying files.

Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Onshape includes key members of the original SolidWorks team, plus elite engineers from the cloud, data security and mobile industries. For more information, visit Onshape.com/press-room.

May 29, 2018
29 May 2018

MecSoft Releases CAMJam 2018

Irvine, CA, May 30, 2018: MecSoft Corporation announces today the release of CAMJam 2018, the Video Training Companion for their popular VisualCAD/CAM®, RhinoCAM®, VisualCAM® for SOLIDWORKS and AlibreCAM® Milling modules. CAMJam 2018 is a video archive of training sessions conducted by the support staff at MecSoft Corporation. It includes all of the CAMJam 2017 version videos as well as updates for the new 2018 products.

“We’re very excited about our new CAMJam 2018 video archive. It builds upon previous versions and now includes videos on all of our CAM modules including MILL, TURN, NEST and ART. It also includes 5 axis milling, multi-axis robot machining, additional bonus videos and links to our popular Learn CAD/CAM blog series and case studies, all organized, indexed and searchable, so you know exactly which video to watch to get questions answered.” said Don LaCourse, Senior Application Engineer at MecSoft Corporation and one of the principals involved in the creation of this product.

CAMJam 2018 includes:

  1. Over 60 new instructional videos covering the complete suite of the MecSoft CAM module functionality including MILL, TURN, NEST, ART and MESH!
  2. CAMJam 2018 PDF document for the organization and easy retrieval from the video library.
  3. All of the source part files referenced by the CAMJam video archive!

Sample of topics covered:

  1. The NEW Automatic Feature Machining tools in the 2018 release!
  2. A complete “What’s New” video and discussion on all of the new features in the 2018 release.
  3. New bonus videos: Best Practices in 2½ Axis and 3 Axis Machining!
  4. Machine Setup, Stock and Geometry considerations for 2½ Axis, 3, 4 and Indexed 5 Axis setups.
  5. 2 through 5 Axis machining strategies.
  6. Creating User Defined Form Tools for custom 2½ Axis Profiling operations.
  7. The Post Processor Generator and Setup for 2½ Axis, 3, 4 and 5 Axis milling.
  8. Implementing custom Tool Libraries and Rules-Based Machining Knowledge Bases.
  9. Implementing User-specific defaults databases.
  10. Using 2½, 3 Axis Machining Regions and Control Geometry effectively.
  11. Viewing, Simulating and Editing your toolpaths operations.

About MecSoft Corporation

Headquartered in Irvine, California, MecSoft Corporation is a worldwide leader in providing Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) software solutions for the small to mid-market segments. These solutions include products VisualCAD/CAM®, RhinoCAM™, VisualCAM for SOLIDWORKS® and AlibreCAM®. These software products deliver powerful, easy-to-use and affordable solutions for users in the custom manufacturing, rapid prototyping, rapid tooling, mold making, aerospace, automotive, tool & die, woodworking, and education industries.

For the latest news and information, visit mecsoft.com or call (949) 654-8163.

May 7, 2018
07 May 2018

MecSoft Releases AlibreCAM 2018

Irvine, CA, May 7, 2018: MecSoft Corporation, the developer of industry leading CAM software solutions, has announced the availability of AlibreCAM 2018, the latest version of MecSoft’s fully integrated CAM solution for Alibre Design 2018.

AlibreCAM 2018 now includes the ability to perform continuous 5 axis machining operations on Alibre Design models. A picture of a turbine blade being machined using a Swarf machining method is shown below:

Release highlights include:

  • 2 ½ Axis – Fillet and Chamfer machining methods have been introduced
  • 3 Axis – Horizontal Finishing follow containment, performance & stability improvements
  • 4 Axis – Drive Surface machining
  • 5 Axis – Continuous 5 axis machining methods such as Surface Normal, Curve Projection and Swarf Machining have been newly introduced
  • Other Productivity and User Interface enhancements

“The newly released ability to perform 5 Axis continuous machining inside AlibreCAM along with the other numerous enhancements and additions opens up significant productivity improvements for our users. The powerful combination of Alibre Design and AlibreCAM, delivers functionality found only in products costing thousands of dollars more”, stated Joe Anand, President and CEO of MecSoft Corporation.

Free demo software of AlibreCAM 2018 can be downloaded here.

 

About MecSoft Corporation

Headquartered in Irvine, California, MecSoft Corporation is a worldwide leader in providing Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) software solutions for the small to mid-market segments. These solutions include products VisualCAD/CAM®, RhinoCAM™, VisualCAM for SOLIDWORKS® and AlibreCAM®. These software products deliver powerful, easy-to-use and affordable solutions for users in the custom manufacturing, rapid prototyping, rapid tooling, mold making, aerospace, automotive, tool & die, woodworking, and education industries.

For the latest news and information, visit mecsoft.com or call (949) 654-8163.

April 9, 2018
09 Apr 2018

MecSoft Releases VisualCAM 2018 for SOLIDWORKS

Irvine, CA, April 9, 2018: MecSoft Corporation, the developer of industry leading CAM software solutions, has announced the availability of VisualCAM 2018 for SOLIDWORKS, the latest version of MecSoft’s fully integrated Gold Certified CAM solution for SOLIDWORKS.  

VisualCAM 2018 for SOLIDWORKS now includes the ability to run inside the Assembly document of SOLIDWORKS. A picture of this is included below:

visualcam2018 for solidwors

Other release highlights include:

  • 2 ½ Axis – Automatic Feature Detection & Automatic Feature Machining
  • 3 Axis – Horizontal Finishing follow containment, performance & stability improvements
  • 4 Axis – Create Round Stock method & Helical Milling
  • 5 Axis – Use 5 Axis continuous programming methods for 4 axis machining
  • Productivity and User Interface enhancements

“The newly released ability to perform CAM programming inside an Assembly document of SOLIDWORKS opens up significant productivity improvements for our users.  This in addition to the innovations such as Automatic Feature Detection (AFD) & Automatic Feature Machining (AFM) along with the addition of new toolpath methods and enhancements to existing methods have been introduced.  MecSoft continues to deliver functionality only found only in products costing thousands of dollars more”, stated Joe Anand, President and CEO of MecSoft Corporation.

Free demo software of VisualCAM 2018 for SOLIDWORKS can be downloaded here.

 

About MecSoft Corporation

Headquartered in Irvine, California, MecSoft Corporation is a worldwide leader in providing Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) software solutions for the small to mid-market segments. These solutions include products VisualCAD/CAM®, RhinoCAM™, VisualCAM for SOLIDWORKS® and AlibreCAM®. These software products deliver powerful, easy-to-use and affordable solutions for users in the custom manufacturing, rapid prototyping, rapid tooling, mold making, aerospace, automotive, tool & die, woodworking, and education industries.

For the latest news and information, visit mecsoft.com or call (949) 654-8163.

February 21, 2018
21 Feb 2018

MecSoft Releases RhinoCAM 2018 for Rhino 6.0

Irvine, CA, Feb 22, 2018: MecSoft Corporation, the developer of industry leading CAM software solutions, has announced the availability of RhinoCAM 2018 for the newly released Rhinoceros 6 product. 

Users have the option now to choose RhinoCAM 2018 to either run inside Rhinoceros 5 or the newly released Rhinoceros 6. Each of these versions of RhinoCAM 2018, RhinoCAM 2018 for Rhino 6 and RhinoCAM 2018 for Rhino 5 are separate products and can be bought and licensed individually. Alternatively, users have the choice of purchasing a bridge license that will allow them to run both versions.

Rhino 6 from McNeel & Associates is one of the most anticipated version upgrades to this popular CAD and Design Modeling platform to date. As their longtime partner, MecSoft is proud to announce that our latest CAM plug-in RhinoCAM 2018 now runs inside Rhino 6.0.,” stated Joe Anand, President and CEO of MecSoft Corporation.

Free demo software of RhinoCAM 2018 for Rhino 6.0 can be downloaded here

 

About MecSoft Corporation

Headquartered in Irvine, California, MecSoft Corporation is a worldwide leader in providing Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) software solutions for the small to mid-market segments. These solutions include products VisualCAD/CAM®, RhinoCAM™, VisualCAM for SOLIDWORKS® and AlibreCAM®. These software products deliver powerful, easy-to-use and affordable solutions for users in the custom manufacturing, rapid prototyping, rapid tooling, mold making, aerospace, automotive, tool & die, woodworking, and education industries.

For the latest news and information, visit mecsoft.com or call (949) 654-8163.

February 2, 2018
02 Feb 2018

MecSoft launches VisualCAMc Public Beta – production CAM for Onshape!

For Immediate Release: MecSoft launches VisualCAMc Public Beta – production CAM for Onshape!

Irvine, CA, Feb 6, 2018: MecSoft Corporation, the developer of computer aided manufacturing (CAM) software solutions, announces the launch of a free public Beta program for VisualCAMc, its cloud hosted, fully integrated CAM add-on app for Onshape. The beta is free and available for anyone who has an Onshape account. The VisualCAMc Beta application can be added by browsing the Onshape App Store and selecting VisualCAMc in the CAM category of applications.

VisualCAMc leverages the legendary manufacturing capabilities of MecSoft’s desktop based VisualCAM product running remotely across the internet on a server. A brand-new browser based user interface allows this product to be used from any device, anytime and from anywhere in the world.

Features of this product include:

  •     Fully cloud based – no downloads required
  •     Runs as a tab inside the Onshape environment
  •     Browser interface allows use from any device, anytime, and from anywhere
  •     Uses the same geometry kernel as Onshape – allows error free data transfer
  •     Uses MecSoft’s industry proven, production level CAM technology
  •     Includes 2 ½ Axis and 3 Axis milling (more to come)

“We are absolutely thrilled to be taking our private Beta program for VisualCAMc public. We have worked hard with our early beta users to not only add new functionality but also to make VisualCAMc more user-friendly and to make sure that VisualCAMc fulfills the promise of being a production level CAM product running fully on the cloud. This is another important milestone for MecSoft as we ready VisualCAMc for a full commercial release during the early part of this year.” stated Joe Anand President of MecSoft.

“Onshape is very excited to see the launch of the public beta program of VisualCAMc – an Integrated Cloud App. This represents a big milestone for Onshape customers to have a production level CAM App, fully on the cloud. No more downloads, no more installs, no more being held hostage to your hardware. Our users require industrial strength CAM and VisualCAMc will bring that to them,” says Joe Dunne Manager of Developer Relations at Onshape.

We will be showing VisualCAMc at the Pacific Design & Manufacturing trade show in Anaheim on Feb 6-8 in Anaheim, CA. Come join us at the Onshape’s booth #3401.

To learn more, please visit mecsoft.com/VisualCAMc or call (949) 654-8163.

About MecSoft Corporation

Headquartered in Irvine, California, MecSoft Corporation is a worldwide leader in providing Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) software solutions, addressing both Additive and Subtractive manufacturing technologies, for the small to mid-market segments. These solutions include products VisualCAD/CAM, RhinoCAM, VisualCAM for SOLIDWORKS and AlibreCAM. These software products deliver powerful, easy-to-use and affordable solutions for users in the custom manufacturing, rapid prototyping, rapid tooling, mold making, aerospace, automotive, tool & die, woodworking, and education industries. For the latest news and information, visit www.mecsoft.com or call 949-654-8163.

About Onshape

Onshape is the only company in the world 100% focused on cloud and mobile CAD, offering the first professional 3D CAD system that lets everyone on a design team work together using any web browser, phone, or tablet.

As the leading CAD platform for Agile Product Design, Onshape helps companies design better products and bring them to market faster, offering real-time deployment, real-time data management and real-time analytics and controls. Using full-cloud CAD, engineers, designers and manufacturers get secure and simultaneous access to a single master version of their designs without the hassles of software licenses or copying files.

Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Onshape includes key members of the original SolidWorks team plus elite engineers from the cloud, data security and mobile industries. For more information, visit Onshape.com/press-room.