ZW3D, ALL-IN-ONE, AFFORDABLE CAD/CAM
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. It brings customers multiple benefits such as reduced costs, optimized design workflow and improved efficiency. And it covers the whole product development cycle from product planning to manufacturing.

ZW3D CAM is comprehensive, intuitive software for programming CNC machines, offering 2-5 axis milling, turning, high-speed machining and drill strategies. Powered by the unique QuickMillTM technology, with automatic feature/region identification and a flexible tool path editor, engineers can generate highly reliable and easy-to-program tool-paths efficiently; bringing you unmatched productivity and reliability.

Easy to Learn and Use

A clear workflow with an intuitive UI enables you to start working quickly. Whether you are an experienced engineer or a complete novice, ZW3D CAM can be mastered with a short learning curve, while ease of use is reflected in the daily work, to improve efficiency.

Smart Hole-machining

Many different drill operations, such as Drilling, Boring, Pecking, Reaming and Tapping, as well as smart 2-5 axis hole tactics, help programmers to deal with any hole-making work.

• Hole geometry includes arcs, circles and cylinders. Both 3D
 models and 2D wireframes can be identified.
The 2-5 axis hole tactic is able to automatically identify
 features of all holes on work pieces including size, depth and
 types, before generating reasonable tool-paths. This helps
 save programming time by up to 70% and significantly reduces
 errors.

Turning

Turning provides outside and inside Roughing, Finishing, Grooving, Threading, Facing and Drilling to deal with most types of turned parts.

• Wireframes, surfaces and solid features can all be recognized.
• Easy-to-use and powerful capability for turning programming.

Productive 2X Milling

ZW3D delivers the necessary tools for easy control over all aspect of 2D milling, including Spiral, Zigzag, Box, Contour, Profile, Chamfer, Helical as well as Top-face cutting.

• 2X Milling tool-paths can be generated on 2D geometry,     surfaces or features easily and flexibly.
2X milling tactic can automatically identify the machining area  and select proper tools and operations. Roughing and top face finishing can be done quickly in one step.

Efficient and Intelligent 3X Milling

A variety of 3X milling operations deliver efficient roughing, smoothing finishing and productive high speed machining to deal with all kinds of work easily.

• Multiple surfaces, solid models and STL geometry can all be   directly machined.
The unique QuickMillTM technology generates a smooth     roughing tool path with uniform cutting loads and adjusts the feed rates automatically to lengthen tool life by 50%.
With the Reference Tool or Reference Operation function, ZW3D  can identify previously-machined areas automatically and    create tool paths correspondingly.
Highly smoothed tool-paths are easily achieved with       QuickMillTM technology, which will cater for the high speed   machining requests on cutter patterns and

Higher-value 5X Milling

The 5X milling module provides a complete solution for multi-axis machining. Multiple sides of a work piece can be machined in one set-up to achieve highly accurate cutting with reduced machining time.

• Easily convert 3 axis tool paths into 5 axis tool paths.
• Automatically interpolate the cutter vectors with Flow-cut    strategy.
• Intelligently generate the link movement between two 5 axis  operations.

Flexible Tool-path Editor

Tool-path editor tools enable users to easily and intuitively edit the entire or partial tool-path, greatly saving programming time without tedious adjustments of parameter settings and continuous re-calculation of tool paths.

• Easily trim the partial tool-paths with window pick, chain select  and polygon select.
• Freely change the sequence and direction of the tool-paths   with the reorder functions.
• Quickly change lead in and lead out types of partial tool-paths in terms of manufacturing requests with the re-link tools.

Reliable Machining

Knowing the actual machining results is very important for programmers. ZW3D provides lots of options to ensure feasible and reliable machining, which gives you more confidence when machining.

• The solid verify tool simulates the actual machining process   and analyses the excess materials, leading to more reliable and  more efficient machining.
• The analysis function helps programmers to detect collisions   and gouges between tools and stock, table, clamps etc.
• The accurate calculation of the minimum tool hang length    ensures the safety of your machining.

Post processer

ZW3D Post provides advanced post-processing capabilities for converting cutter location data (APT-CL) into machine specific code (GM code) required by CNC machines. ZW3D Post is integrated into all ZW3D machining bundles.

• Supports all classes of 3-5 axis milling machines
• CL file conversion
• State-of-the-art technology using Windows GUI
• Easy-to-use macro language

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Solid-Surface Hybrid Modeling: Future Trends of 3D CAD Modeling

Solid-Surface Hybrid Modeling, developed on ZW3D’s OverdriveTM kernel, combines the traits of both solid modeling and surface modeling technologies to enable flexible and convenient 3D CAD designing.
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Boosting Mold Design with ZW3D CAD/CAM

Are you suffering the various frustrations during mold design process? Are you troubled by tedious core & cavity splitting? ZW3D can help to provide a productive workflow during mold design process as a time saver.
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Manufacturing Better Product Smartly with ZW3D CAM

ZW3D CAM, powered by the unique QuickMillTM technology, can assist you to machine smartly and efficiently with seamless collaboration between CAD & CAM.
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Speeding Up CNC Machining with ZW3D Tool Path Editor

Tool Path Editor, a tool embedded in ZW3D CAD/CAM 2014 allowing further modification of the tool path, can reduce programming time and boost CNC machining with commands like ReOrder, Trim, Extend and Transform.
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Enjoy Convenient and Flexible Product Design with ZW3D

ZW3D, powered by the unique Solid-Surface Hybrid Modeling, can speed up the product process and boost design productivity with the shortened learning curve and the flexibility of design.
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Secrets on Simplifying Mechanical Design Procedures

ZW3D, empowered by parametric technology and all-in-one CAD/CAM solution, can simplify mechanical designing by supporting synchronization of changes on parts, assembly and CNC programs, saving leads time with reduced communication cost.
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ZW3D CAD/CAM White Paper


Solid-Surface Hybrid Modeling: Future Trends of 3D CAD Modeling


With the innovation of computer aided design technology, it is easier than ever to express the world three-dimensionally. The technology of 3-demensional modeling is ever-developing with diversified modeling approaches like wireframe modeling, solid / surface modeling, feature modeling and synchronous technology. ZW3D CAD/CAM software presents users with solid-surface hybrid modeling technology, developed on the foundation of ZW3D kernel - OverdriveTM, resulting in great 3D CAD modeling flexibility.

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Boosting Mold Design with ZW3D CAD/CAM


With the requirements of users continuously increasing, mold design at the present time faces more challenges than ever, such as the low efficiency in quotation, core and cavity separation, mold design and so on. ZW3D functions as both perfect time saver for quotation and reliable booster for mold design, improving the mold design efficiency greatly.

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Manufacturing Better Product Smartly with ZW3D CAM


Currently, it costs a lot to educate CAM beginners to become experienced users , so what is really imperative is to make the CAM systems smarter and easier to use. In ZW3D, if you want to machine the holes with different tools, you can use the tactic technology by few clicks.

In CAM, ZW3D greatly enhances machining and makes it smarter and easier to use. With the application of the design for manufacturing by which the CAM tool path will be updated whenever the CAD data is updated, ZW3D help greatly shorten the CAM machining process by understanding the CAD design.

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Speeding Up CNC Machining with ZW3D Tool Path Editor


During machining, perfect parts always require great manufacturing skills. However, generation of accurate tool paths is a quite time-consuming work, which could be extremely troublesome without the help of good tools. In ZW3D, if you want to generate a tool path, you can always rely on a perfect functionality - Tool Path Editor, to do this job without complex operations.

ZW3D can help you to greatly reduce programming time with Tool Path Editor and makes it simpler and smarter to produce a perfect tool path for machining. With the power of ReOrder, Trim, Extend and Transform, the time spent on adjusting the parameters and recalculation will be greatly reduced.

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Enjoy Convenient and Flexible Product Design with ZW3D


Normally speaking, most people are fancy about products with eye-catching shapes. Thus, designing products with strong visual impact becomes crucial to designers, making market competition tenser and tenser.

Featuring diversified modeling capabilities, like Solid-Surface Hybrid Modeling technology, Flex Tools and Morph Tool etc., ZW3D CAD/CAM enables designers to realize their wild creation flexibly and efficiently with shortened learning curve, saved leads time and reduced cost.

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Secrets on Simplifying Mechanical Design Procedures


Featured with parametric technology, ZW3D can boost mechanical design by synchronizing any modifications made on a mechanical part with their relevant parts family and assembly.

In addition, apart from providing a library of standard parts, ZW3D also offers some handy tools to do some personalized designs, such asembeddedlogos and transitions of the contour. With ZW3D, designers can use wrapping to map mechanical parts with logos, adjust the transition of the connection with a few clicks, and transform the parts in seconds to easily build part family for future use.

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