2D / 3D CAD

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A 2D CAD / 3D CAD software with many advantages

vectorcam's 2D CAD / 3D CAD software allows a quick and easy design of various workpiece geometries which is needed for CNC programming.

Both 2D contours and 3D models can be used for vectorcam's CNC programming. The CAD program also offers the following advantages:

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2D/3D wire- / edgemodeling

In this type of construction, the user draws geometries by using points, lines, circles / arcs or curves. A large-scale drawing capabilities enable rapid design of the required geometry data:

  • Interfaces: DXF, XYZ, PLC, BMP/JPG, HPGL, Windows Clipboard etc.

  • simple drawing of points, lines, circles or curves (Splines)

  • full 3D support

  • rectangle, ellipse, offset-/Parallelcontour

  • rounded corners

  • Chamfer

  • Extend of lines, arcs, and splines

  • Changing the geometry attributes: width, line style and color

  • Connecting elements (Trim)

  • Offset, reflecting, zoom in, zoom out or rotation of elements

  • Large-scale dimensioning functions, including automatic dimensioning

  • Print and plot in full color

  • Line- and hatch-type-library

  • Layertechnology

  • faster access to common functions by using the right mouse button

  • comfortable selecting of geometrical elements

  • Direct analysis of any elements of size, element type, contour lengths and other properties

  • automatic calculation of surface areas of closed contours with islands

  • Measuring of distances and / or the angle between lines in 2D and 3D

  • dynamic coordinate system / free construction planes

  • 3D description

  • and many more!

3D Surface modeling

In the surface modeling you are able to construct the outer skin of a 3D model. For modeling, a wide range of functions are avaliable:

  • Interfaces: STEP, IGES, STL, DXF, XYZ, Rhino, Open Cascade, PLC, BMP/JPG, HPGL, Windows clipboard etc.
  • Rotation of surface
  • Netsurface
  • Coons surface (Picture 2)
  • Swept surface
  • Swung surface
  • YZ-Profil surface
  • Birail surface (Picture 1)
  • Plane surface
  • Different 3D-curve calculations
  • Surfaces triangulate
  • Surface of points (Picture 3)
  • Generation of transitions in complex areas by blending of surfaces with tangential transitions.
  • Creating of a flat surface by choosing any shaped, closed contour with or without islands.
  • Trimming of individual areas of curves and surfaces
  • Generation of boundary curves of surfaces
  • Trim / Untrim of trimmed surfaces
  • Extending and splitting of surfaces
  • Easy creation of blocks, spheres, cylinders and other forms
  • Generation of Z-sections through 3D surface by entering the desired depth sections
  • Shaded 3D description (OpenGL)
  • Freeform-surface
  • and much more...
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3D Solid modeling with Alibre

The solid modeling is done with Alibre Design. In solid modeling the whole body of a model is constructed. The construction is parametric. That means: Each defined demension can be changed back later to normal. All depending datas are automatically recalculated and the model is updated.

  • complete parametric 3D Solid-modeling.
  • Creating dependencies based on outlinging features
  • Boolsche Operations
  • Bi-directional 2D-drawing-deduction
  • Variant construction
  • Metal module for folding and unfolding of sheet metal
  • Excel spreadsheets interface
  • Associative 2D drawing, detailing
  • parts, assemblies
  • creating explosion-views
  • Assembling and BOM-generator
  • Excel Add-In for steering onwards separate parts or assemblies via parameter
  • Alibre Photorenderer for photo-realistic images
  • Interfaces: DXF/DWG, Step 203/214, SAT, STL, IGES, SolidWorks, CSV
  • Optional Interfaces: Inventor, Parasolid, Pro/E, Solid Edge, Catia etc.
  • and much more
3D Solid modeling with Alibre
  • Easily operated
    through simple logic
  • Less clicks
    through intelligent dimensioning
  • Time savings
    through sophisticated editing tools
  • Full integration
    in Microsoft Windows
  • CAD Data-Import
    with interfaces like STEP, IGES, STL, XYZ, DXF Rhino, Open Cascade and many more.
  • Powerful features
    within the modeling methods
  • With proven "Object-Action"-principle
    Select object once and perform several actions
  • Creation of various objects
    Two or Three dimensional

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3D Fotorendering with Alibre

The assemblies or parts previously constructed in the 2D CAD / 3D CAD software can then be passed directly to a photorender program. This will produce stunningly realistic images of your products. That means that with a few simple steps you can create deceptively real "product photos". Also, even the most complex reflections, refractions and blur effects are rendered absolutely realistic. What used to take hours or even days is now a matter of minutes. And that even without special know-how or special hardware requirements!

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