For release at 9AM Pacific Time – February 15, 2007
Autodsys Releases AcceliCAD2CAM
Portland, Oregon - Autodsys (http://www.autodsys.com/ ) today announced AcceliCAD2CAM, a new CAD platform that in conjunction with Solustan’s LinkMotion driver provides direct-to-CAM output, allowing designers to go directly from design to manufacture.
Said Ron Prepchuk, President of Autodsys, Inc. “We have worked closely with Solustan to create the features that engineers and designers need to quickly produce fabricated parts from their CAD drawings. The combination of AcceliCAD2CAM and Linkmotion will save users thousands of dollars in software costs.” Some of the features added to the base AcceliCAD product include over-travel, bridges, fills, toolpath direction, and the conversion of entities such as text shapes to polylines.
In the past parts would be designed with CAD software and then imported into a CAM software package before being sent to the machine for milling. With this new combination designers will send their drawings straight from CAD to the cutter just as if they were sending it to a printer. Supported machines include 2 or 3 axis machines with step or servo motors, and laser machines with step, servo or Galvanometric motors. Said Dhiren Shah, Dir. of Operations for Solustan, Inc., “After creating a design in AcceliCAD the designer uses the LinkMotion driver to send the design to the machine as if it were being sent to a printer. There is no need to learn a new program or create additional controller software; and no G codes to remember. ”
AcceliCAD is the new standard for low-cost CAD software that offers compatibility with the DWG file format as well as support for industry standard commands, menu files, script files, shape files, text fonts, hatch patterns, linetypes, LISP programs, SDS/C++ programs, and VBA programs. Based on the popular IntelliCAD software, it contains all of its standard features as well as many advanced features that make it easier to create and edit DWG files. AcceliCAD2CAM has a suggested retail price of $499.
About Autodsys, Inc.
Autodsys is a commercial and board member of the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium and developer of IntelliCAD, ArchT, and other utilities that work with both AutoCAD and IntelliCAD. Autodsys has been producing AutoCAD add-ons since 1986 and has received industry awards for its products including a "Highly Recommended" by Cadalyst Magazine.
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