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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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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
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
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
and many more!
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:
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.
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!
If we have sparked your interest in Alibre, please contact us!