Archive for category: 2019 News

April 10, 2019
10 Apr 2019

MecSoft Releases CAMJam 2019

Irvine, CA, April 8, 2019: MecSoft Corporation announces today the release of CAMJam 2019, the Video Training Companion for their popular VisualCAD/CAM®, RhinoCAM®, VisualCAM® for SOLIDWORKS and AlibreCAM® Milling modules. CAMJam 2019 is a video archive and viewing guide of training sessions conducted by the support staff at MecSoft Corporation. It includes updates for the new 2019 products as well as all of the CAMJam 2018 version videos.

“We’re super excited about our new CAMJam 2019 video archive and viewing guides. It builds upon previous versions and now includes videos on all of our CAM modules including MILL, TURN, NEST, ART and MESH. It also includes indexed and simultaneous 4 and 5 axis milling, multi-axis robot machining, the effective use of selections, additional bonus tutorial videos, printed user guides not available anywhere else 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 2019 includes:

  1. New instructional videos covering the complete suite of the MecSoft CAM module functionality including MILL, TURN, NEST, ART and MESH!
  2. CAMJam 2019 PDF user guide for the organization and easy retrieval from the video library.
  3. The source 2D & 3D practice part files referenced in the CAMJam video archive!
  4. Plus bonus user guides including the 2019 Question & Answer Guide, the 2019 Cutting Tools Workbook and other print media.

 

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 mecsoft.com or call (949) 654-8163.

April 2, 2019
02 Apr 2019

MecSoft Partners With FlexCNC

Irvine, CA, April 1, 2019: MecSoft Corporation, the developer of industry leading CAM software, has announced today a partnership with FlexCNC, a leader in large bed CNC milling machines. As part of this partnership, FlexCNC will be bundling MecSoft’s VisualCAD/CAM product with their FlexCNC milling machines.

“We are thrilled to announce that FlexCNC will be bundling MecSoft’s VisualCAD/CAM products with their FlexCNC milling machines. We look forward to working with the team at FlexCNC to bring to market the best of class CAD/CAM and CNC machining solutions.” says Joe Anand, President & CEO of MecSoft Corporation.

Nick Kennedy, President of FlexCNC, added, “Experience massive action with FlexCNC and MecSoft and see how we are changing manufacturing. We are very excited for what the future will bring.”

VisualCAD/CAM is MecSoft’s flagship CAD/CAM software product that addresses the CNC machining market needs. With modules VisualCAD, VisualMILL, VisualTURN, VisualNEST, and VisualART the product address specific needs of various CNC manufacturing processes, including 2D and 3D CAD Design, Artistic Modeling, 2 ½ Axis – 5 Axis milling, 2 Axis Turning and True Shape Parts Nesting.

FlexCNC offers vertical machining centers for face milling, helical milling, rough milling, drilling and more, of large or long parts in a single set-up. The Standard Edition model 20-06 SE boasts a 20-foot by 6-foot bed, to machine parts up to 20-feet in length. Custom-build options are also available, with 50’ long machine beds being a possibility. FlexCNC machines are ideal for the machining of long products like tube, or pipe, cutting keyways, and more.

 

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.

 

About FlexCNC

FlexCNC is a subsidiary of Midwest Specialities, Inc. in addition to FlexArm, Inc, which has been manufacturing and selling tapping machines & assembly arms since 1984, and is an officially recognized ‘U.S. Veteran Owned Business’. In addition to the tapping lines, the FlexCNC machines they provide offer the largest, most versatile vertical machining center in the country. FlexCNC currently boasts over 20,000 current customers along with a dedicated internal team.

February 21, 2019
21 Feb 2019

MecSoft Releases AlibreCAM 2019

Irvine, CA, Feb. 21, 2019: MecSoft Corporation, the developer of industry leading CAM software solutions, has announced the availability of AlibreCAM 2019, the latest version of MecSoft’s fully integrated CAM solution for Alibre Design 2018.

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

Free demo software of AlibreCAM 2019 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®, 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 mecsoft.com or call (949) 654-8163.

February 21, 2019
21 Feb 2019

VisualCAMc for Onshape to use cloud-based MachineWorks Software

SHEFFIELD – 20 Feb 2019 – MecSoft Corp., developer of computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software solutions, a customer of MachineWorks Ltd. since 2003, has licensed MachineWorks’ cloud-computing technology.

MachineWorks Ltd is the leading provider of component software for CNC simulation, verification and polygon-mesh modeling. The new cloud-based technology provides CNC manufacturers with an effective solution for running simulation on a server whilst displaying the results on one or more remote clients.

Multiple MachineWorks simulations can be run concurrently on a single server and a single simulation can be synchronised across multiple clients simultaneously.

VisualCAMc for Onshape is MecSoft’s browser-based, first production level cloud CAM app for Onshape. Incorporating MachineWorks’ cloud-based libraries, VisualCAMc provides the functionality of MecSoft’s desktop-based VisualCAM running on the cloud on any internet-connected device that supports standard web browsers.

Cloud-computing is radically changing the way industries work and communicate. Manufacturing software providers seeking to provide their users with the many advantages of cloud-based working can now benefit from MachineWorks’ client-server APIs.

“We chose simulation libraries from MachineWorks for our cloud CAM product VisualCAMc because of the unparalleled quality and speed of their libraries, ease of integration and also their excellent support. These factors combined with our long and valued relationship with MachineWorks made it a natural choice for us. We are very happy with the results and are excited to be one of the first companies to implement production level CAM on the cloud,” says Joe Anand, President & CEO of MecSoft Corporation.

“We are delighted that MecSoft have chosen MachineWorks for their cloud-based product line. MecSoft has always been at the forefront of innovation. Their new VisualCAMc product brings serious CAM and CNC simulation to the cloud and provides opportunities for more efficient ways of working through continuous installation-free upgrades and real-time collaboration across geographically distributed sites,” says Richard Baxter, Sales Manager at MachineWorks.

MachineWorks offers a full cloud back-end combined with a flexible client supporting all common web browsers and cloud-enabled desktop applications via both C and JavaScript APIs.

Networked devices such as mobile phones, tablets, laptops and desktops can visualise and drive connected MachineWorks simulations running on a remote server. Multiple clients can access the same server simulation and a single server can support multiple simulations on multiple clients.

Geometry is native to the client allowing local graphical operations without server round tripping. As with the standard MachineWorks API, the client module allows applications to use MachineWorks graphics as provided or to combine MachineWorks geometry with their own graphics pipeline.
 

About MecSoft

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 mecsoft.com or call (949) 654-8163.
 

About MachineWorks Software

MachineWorks Limited has been providing cutting-edge software engines to manufacturers across the world since 1994.

MachineWorks is a software development toolkit used by manufacturers looking to simulate any type of CNC machining and check for clashes and gouges in the full machining environment.

More than 60% of CAM developers in the world have integrated MachineWorks software which sets the standard for CNC simulation and verification component software in the industry. MachineWorks is integrated not only into CAM applications but also into stand-alone verification applications and controller-based applications, including collision avoidance systems.

www.machineworks.com
 

About Polygonica Software

Polygonica is a polygonal solid modeling toolkit for processing polygon meshes.

Polygonica provides a wide range of geometric operations on polygon mesh models such as automatic solid healing, self-intersection fixing and Boolean operations. Other algorithms in Polygonica allow remeshing, simplification, offsetting, shrink-wrapping and point cloud manipulation.

Built on MachineWorks’ core technology for material removal and machine simulation, Polygonica’s unique polygonal modeling technology takes advantage of many years of development and successful implementation in the CNC industry.

Polygonica has a wide range of applications, particularly in the fast-growing fields of additive manufacturing and 3D printing, where there is a requirement to solve complex polygon modeling problems when handling defective models with vast numbers of polygons. Polygonica is embedded into software solutions in a wide range of industries including mechanical CAD, CAE, CAM, dental, medical, mining and AR/VR for large capital asset industries such as BIM, offshore, plant and shipbuilding.

www.polygonica.com

Originally seen on MachineWorks

February 1, 2019
01 Feb 2019

MecSoft Releases VisualCAM 2019 for SOLIDWORKS

Irvine, CA, Jan 4, 2019: MecSoft Corporation, the developer of industry leading CAM software solutions, has announced the availability of VisualCAM 2019 for SOLIDWORKS, the latest version of MecSoft’s fully integrated Gold Certified CAM solution for SOLIDWORKS.  

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

Free demo software of VisualCAM 2019 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®, 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 mecsoft.com or call (949) 654-8163.