3D Systems has released an update to Cimatron Version 14. With over 200 new features and enhancements, Cimatron 14 offers major benefits and more user value to manufacturing shops across their entire range of operations. From Tool design through NC programming, this latest version helps to ensure that our customers are more productive than ever, in their competitive marketplace.
What\’s new in version 14:
NC – New cutting strategies allow faster machining time with the use of cutters such as Barrel, Oval, Lens Tools. Overall reducing Rough machining time by an average of 20%. A new Guided Cleanup process allows controlling the milling direction of each region in Cleanup. Improved 5-axis Tilting toolpath and guiding curves for user controlled tilting. A large number of new and improved capabilities that boost programming automation for plate machining, such as the Facing procedure, automatic Chamfer Recognition, wider Pocket Recognition capabilities and more functionality of Automated Drill as well as using templates for pocket automation.
Die – New integrated incremental analysis options enable the user to accurately simulate the design, and find design flaws before the manufacturing process. Users can see whether they have carrier or material problems, non-desirable punch results or SpringBack, as well as incorrect press force definitions. New advanced Die design geometry tools such as Addendum faces and Fuzzy Offset were added to extend the application capabilities.
CAD for Tooling – Many long requested enhancements in Part, Assembly and Drafting were implemented for faster and easier design. New enhancements to the Mesh kernel of Cimatron with operations such as a new robust selection tool that was introduce for Split/Copy and Add/Remove commands. In addition, Advance 3D Text capability is now available for mesh and solid.
Mold & Electrode – New functions and enhancements for faster and safer Mold design such as Hole (Cooling) verification, Hole (Library) recognition and handling of ejectors with different diameters.
PLM Integration with Windchill – An integration with PTC Windchill PLM system. This Integration allows Windchill users who work with Cimatron files to perform Windchill operations (such as sync, check out/in, etc.) from within a Cimatron assembly or from the Cimatron browser.
About CimatronE. CimatronE is an integrated CAD/CAM solution for toolmakers and manufacturers of discrete parts, which provides full associativity across the manufacturing process from quoting, through design and up to delivery. Products include: Mold Design, Electrode Design, Die Design, 2.5 to 5-Axis NC Programming and 5-Axis Discrete part production. CimatronE is designed for concurrent engineering (multi-user or single-user) and works on the principle of flexible automation, providing a wealth of automated features but always ensuring full user control.
About 3D Systems. 3D Systems provides advanced and comprehensive 3D digital design and fabrication solutions, including 3D printers, print materials and custom-designed parts. Its powerful ecosystem transforms entire industries by empowering users to bring their ideas to life using its vast material selection, including plastics, elastomers, metals and bio-compatible materials. 3D Systems’ leading personalized medicine capabilities include end-to-end simulation, training and planning, and printing of patient-specific surgical instruments and medical and dental devices. Its 3D digital design, fabrication and inspection products provide seamless interoperability and incorporate the latest immersive computing technologies. 3D Systems’ products and services disrupt traditional methods, deliver improved results and empower its customers to manufacture the future now.