Create easily your technical solutions on the computer with our CAD Software. The basic CNC programming piece geometries can be constructed in the CAD field. The workpiece geometry can be a 2D contour or a 3D model. Workpiece geometries are either imported into vectorcam by using interfaces or they are in the CAD field constructed.
It is possible to import CAD-data with the help of integrated or optional interfaces: STEP, IGES, STL, DXF, XYZ, Rhino, Open Cascade, JPG/BMP/PNG/TIFF/GIF, PLC, HPGL, Windows Clipboard uvm.
SolidWorks, SolidEdge, Catia, SAT, JT, Inventor, Parasolid etc.
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!
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
different 3D-curve calculations
surface of points
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)
and much more
Examples of various surface features:
Tangential interface surface
Birail – surface
Changing a 3D-point cloud into a 3D-surface
3D Solid modeling
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
Metal module for folding and unfolding of sheet metal
Excel spreadsheets interface
Associative 2D drawing, detailing
Assembling and BOM-generator
Excel Add-In for steering onwards separate parts or assemblies via parameter
Optional Interfaces: Inventor, Parasolid, Pro/E, Solid Edge, Catia etc.
and much more
The CAD designed assemblies or parts can be passed directly to a photo-rendering program. It produces amazingly realistic images of your products. With a few simple steps the user can produce deceptive realistic “Product-photos”.
Even the most complex reflections, refractions and blur effects are shown absolutely realistic. What once took hours or days now takes a matter of minutes. And this: without special know-how or special hardware requirements!