GUANGZHOU, China — (BUSINESS WIRE) — January 9, 2019 — ZW3D, one of the world's leading suppliers of advanced CAD/CAM solutions for the manufacturing industry, today announced the launch of ZW3D 2019, a breakthrough in productivity improvements from design to manufacturing, helping to bring complex products to the market faster.
Significant Design Optimizations
Being optimized and innovated on the 3D CAD platform, ZW3D 2019 proceeds to a new stage. A new algorithm empowers a higher processing speed of display, calculation and response, delivering faster zooming, panning & rotating of 3D models and facilitating better experience in handling big models with over-1GB files. For instance, patterning 4,480 shapes with 98,560 faces is faster by 75%.
The upgraded assembly is another must-know star in ZW3D 2019. Equipped with new flexible sub-assembly, this edition allows engineers to verify the motion of the whole assembly at ease. Plus, more productive assembly design is ensured, with the in-context assembly tool to enhance usability and fully-customized 3D BOM to manage attributes efficiently.
Augmented Mold Updates
ZW3D 2019 optimizes workflow and extends functions such as clearer parting wizard, enhanced patch tool, multi-region definition and parting, to make mold parting easier and more stable.
Reliable CAM Enhancements
VoluMill, the powerful high-performance roughing strategy, has been integrated into ZW3D 2019, reducing cycle time by up to 70%, and increasing productivity by 50%.
Other CAM features include the NC output sub program, cleanup corner control for 2X operation, and flat finishing, which help improve machining quality and efficiency.
Perfect Integration with Third-Party Tools
Besides VoluMill, other native integrations can be spotted, like Alma CAM for nesting to maximize the use of material and PARTsolutions for libraries to minimize the repetitive work of standard parts modeling.
“The latest ZW3D edition is packed with enhancements based on insights and feedback from our community,” said Joh Li, CTO of ZW3D. “We strive to drive our products forward in usability, quality, and productivity.”
ZW3D, an integrated CAD/CAM solution designed for the complete product development process, features the fastest kernel for Solid-surface Hybrid Modeling, non-solid mold parting, and smart CNC Machining tactics from 2-axis to 5-axis.