ZW3D Since 1986

ZW3D, which began as ModelMATE in US, keeps growing in 30 years to become an integrated CAD/CAM solution for the complete product development process. Scroll down to check the photo timeline of ZW3D history.

1986
Control Automation Inc. established and created ModelMATE, a full-featured 3D solid modeling package.

1985

1987
ModelMATE's first trade show at NCGA in March, 1987.

1987

1989Started VX Join Development with NKK Corp(a Japanese Company).

1989

1991Control Automation Aliased as Varimetrix and the first version of VX was released as an integrated CAD/CAM/CAE solution.

1991

1994VX opened its Europe market. In the same year, it started the strategy alliance with Samsung Alliance.

1994

1999Hybrid Modeling was added to make VX become the industry's first hybrid modeler.

1999

2000VX allianced with SNK(SHIN NIPPON KOKI CO., LTD., a machine tool company) to provide a turn-key solution to manufacturers.

2000

2001VX V5 built leadership in complex class A surfacing handing difficult shapes.

2001

2002NASA Tech Briefs announced VX got the golden Winner & Product of the year.

2002

2004VX restructured its product line as VX Mechanical, VX Modeler, VX Designer, VX Mold & Die, VX Machinist, VX End-to-End.

2004

2007The new QuickMill machining tactic was fully integrated with CAD and could help mold-makers keep up with part and mold designs that change often.

2007

2008Product designers benefited from a new filleting engine that helped them get more "style".
Mechanical designers benefited from motion simulation where animations could be created for studying moving parts in assemblies.

2008

2009The expandable CAD/CAM product integrated a built-in 3D learning system, Show-n-Tell. These integrated 3D Books allowed users to learn CAD/CAM at their own pace.

2009

2010VX was rebranded as ZW3D which includes 5 versions as: Standard(CAD), Professional(CAD+Mold), Premium(CAD+MOLD+CAM), 2X Machining and 3X Machining.

2010

2011Direct Editing technology has been introduced to combine with the hybrid modeling technology.

2011

2012New Ribbon Interface offered a better user experience.

2012

2013Student version was available in 13 languages for free.

2013

2014ZW3D overseas business achieved 50% sales growth covering 60 countries with 105 channel partners.

2014

2015ZW3D broke the CAD/CAM limit with partner products.

2015

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