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The ZW3D 2012 Beta is live!

January 18, 2012

CAD/CAM with New Ribbon Interface, Better Design and Easier Machining

 

Guangzhou, China: January 18, 2012 -- ZWSOFT, a leading supplier of 2D and 3D CAD/CAM solutions to the AEC and MCAD industries, today unveiled the beta program for its forthcoming ZW3D 2012, the flexible CAD/CAM software for all types of 3D modeling and machining. This new release promises significant improvements in many areas, with a special focus on increased modeling efficiency and advanced CAM operations as well as the new ribbon interface. More enhanced functions will come with the official release of ZW3D 2012 by the end of February this year.

 

Better User Experience

The user interface of ZW3D 2012 features the ribbon interface, along with a new in-context mini-bar and in-context help files. The integrated PARTSolutions library allows users to quickly access the entire feature history of each part. The Lightworks add-on renderer generates professional-looking images.

 

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 Amazingly new user interface

 

Increased Modeling Efficiency, Better Direct Editing

ZW3D 2012 offers users numerous improvements in creating and editing 3D models. The replace face, extrude, rib, curve mesh, and extend face operations are all improved. Direct Edit 2.0 makes it more intuitive for users to modify parts through direct editing functions.

 

Faster Sketching, Assemblies, and Drawings

Sketching is now 50% faster due to the optimizedwork flow. With the more interactive interface, it takes fewer steps for users to arrive at the result they want. In assemblies, it's easier to move them with the new Assembly Move command.

 

In 2D drawing mode, layout views are now associative, and users can apply solid-filled TTF fonts for text.

 

Advanced CAM Operations

The new 2X Turning Module gives users turning and milling in the same interface, with support for OD and ID roughing, finishing, threading, and grooving operations -- along with an improved hole-making process.

 

Quick Mill gets a new undercut feature for creating 3x tool paths with wheel and T-slot milling tools for removing material beneath, thereby creating overhanging shapes. Together with the new CAM user interface, customers will appreciate the improved work flow.

 

Expanded Translation Capabilities

ZW3D 2012 now exports models in nativeSTEP andACIS SAT format, and the PDF exporter is beefed up with the new 3D mode. Images can be saved in a variety of high resolution raster files, and the STEP importer is now three times faster than before.

 

Beta Availability

 

ZWSOFT looks forward to having users test ZW3D 2012 beta and providing valuable feedback. Users are encouraged to download the beta program at: http://www.zwsoft.com/zw3d-2012-beta-test/ ,

and then complete a survey on the ZW3D 2012 beta at: http://www.zwsoft.com/index.php?m=content&c=index&a=lists&catid=459

 

About ZWSOFT

ZWSOFT is a world-renowned CAD/CAM solutions provider for the AEC and MCAD industries, with over 180,000 clients in 80 countries. ZWSOFT's products, ZWCAD and ZW3D, have satisfied the needs of 2D and 3D designers for over a decade. Some of ZWSOFT's major clients include Siemens, Sony Ericsson, Panasonic, Carrefour, and Saint-Gobain. www.zwsoft.com

 

Contact Info

ZWSOFT

John Chow, 86-20-38289780-858

zhouzehong@zwsoft.com

www.zwsoft.com

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