ZW3D 2012 Beta Testing Program
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Take Part in ZW3D Beta Program
Before its official release, each of ZWSOFT's products is subjected to thorough testing. ZW3D Beta Program is a phase in this process that is accessible to the general public. This is your opportunity to test out the newest features and improvements.
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If you have already installed ZW3D 2012 Beta on your system, please feel free to send us your thoughts and comments. We welcome your feedback and suggestions that can inspire new ideas and help make ZW3D even better.

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ZW3D is all-in-one, affordable CAD CAM solution which enables concept to finished product design in an integrated, collaborative environment. Supported by its Show-n-Tell™ built-in learning system, ZW3D includes data exchange, hybrid modeling, mold and die design, and CNC machining from 2-axis through to 5-axis.
 
     Key Features and Benefits
Ribbon Style Interface
  New
 
Graphics Gets Up to 3 Times Faster
 New
Intuitive access to common commands through the new ribbon interface speeds up and simplifies the design process. Hovering the mouse over an icon gives a pop up, context sensitive, help box to make operation even easier.
 
The increase in the display speed for large assembly files and individual parts and drawings, the speed of face analysis display modes and print quality rendered scenes are all enhanced dramatically in ZW3D 2012.

Enhanced Sheet Metal
 
 
Enhanced Extrude and Revolve
Many new features have been added to the sheet metal module. Highly complex shapes can be successfully manipulated in ZW3D2012 adding to its flexibility and capability.
 
New functionality has changed complex geometric operations into a series of simple steps to make these popular and commonly used commands easier and faster.

New 2X Turning
 New
 
Reliable Direct Edit 2.0
The new turning function supports OD and ID roughing, finishing, threading, and grooving operations. Hole making operations are also included. The standard functionalities of tool library, operation management, verification and simulation are also supported.
 
Enhanced Direct Edit reliability allows it to work robustly with more cases, particularly face offsetting and filleting. And the context sensitive mini-toolbar for Direct Edit functions, further adds to ease of use.

Easy Use and Efficient Sketch
 
New Face Operation for Mill 2X
  New
Good work starts with an efficient sketch. Easier to use and faster sketch in ZW3D2012 reduces preparation times by 30%. Lines and points coincident constraints are available. Constraint, snap, and highlight get significant improvements.
 
The Facing Operation creates tool paths which efficiently machine large planar regions with arbitrary boundaries or more complex planar regions with many holes and voids.
   

Frequently Asked Questions
1. What are the prerequisites for installing ZW3D?
    (a). System: ZW3D supports Windows XP/Vista/7 and more.
    (b). Video: ZW3D recommends a resolution of 1280X1024.
    (c). Installing: You must be logged in as Administrator.
    (d). Licensing: An activation ID license is needed when using a soft-key license.

2. How does ZW3D deal with STEP?
    ZW3D will import and export both STEP AP203 and AP214 formats.

3. How do I get component parts to regenerate when the assembly is    activated?
    From the Assembly Browser, right click on the component and pick 'REGEN'.

4. How do I measure a distance with respect to a user defined plane (or face)?
    INQUIRE – Distance – Plane - Point.
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System Requirements
Operating systems
Microsoft Windows XP, 2003, Vista, 7 and More.

Processor
Intel Pentium IV or better or equivalent AMD processor (1G or advanced).

RAM
Minimum configuration: 512 MB.
Recommend configuration: 1GB or above.

Video
Minimum configuration: 1024 x 768 VGA with True Color.
Recommend configuration: 1280 x 1024 VGA with True Color or above.

Hard Disk
800 MB free disk space.

Important Note
All Beta versions are precursors of final products. They are intended for testing purposes and should not be run on production systems that contain important data. This software may not be used for comparative product testing, product reviews or benchmark testing without the prior written consent of ZWCAD Software Co., Ltd.

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