“The future of ZWSOFT lays in combining closely with the industry. We will focus on helping different industries solve their practical problems, and grow together with them”, said Truman, CEO of ZWSOFT. While keeping enhancing the capabilities of ZW3D platform, we never forget industry applications. So what about ZW3D 2020 Beta for mold and electrode industries? New Mold Features Facilitate Detailed Design Now you can create the cooling systems much faster. Various parameters can be adjusted with a dynamic real-time preview. Groove, taper lock, runner, gate, etc. can also be created quickly and intuitively, delivering more powerful mold design. Figure 1. Create a cooling loop and preview it in real-time More Abundant Mold Library Commands Many tools for standard parts have been added, such as Positive Screw, Locating Rings, Wedge Lock, Spring and so on, enabling you to insert and modify positive screws, locating rings, sprue bush, wedge locks, springs, etc. with ease, and thus speeding up your mold design. Figure 2. Various new tools for the design of standard parts Auto Mold Drafting Similar to Auto Drafting mentioned in CAD module, Auto Mold Drafting allows you to create mold drafts in batches. Mold types can be recognized automatically for you to filter and select easily, and various drafting templates can be applied to different mold types. In this way, your time spent in creating 2D drawings for multiple mold components can be greatly saved. Figure 3. Generate 2D drawings in batches for multiple mold components Updated Electrode Module The Electrode module of ZW3D 2020 has also been updated, making the EDM (Electrode Discharge Machining) design a much easier job. For example, you can create multiple Electrode Blanks in Batches, use Dynamic Circle to help you quickly judge whether to insert an electrode at a specific location, generate a Bill of Electrodes, assign Electrode Attribute to non-electrode objects, engrave text on electrodes, etc. Figure 4. Add one Electrode Blank for multiple electrodes (left) Add multiple Electrode Blanks for multiple electrodes in batches (right) Figure 5. Bill of Electrodes which lists the basic information of the selected electrodes If you want to take the first bite of the ZW3D 2020 Beta, click here, and welcome to share with us your feelings regarding this new Beta release in our Facebook. You can also get to know the latest updates of the CAD and CAM modules. About ZW3D Developed by ZWSOFT CO., LTD.(Guangzhou)., ZW3D, an integrated CAD/CAM solution designed for the whole process of product development, features the fastest kernel for Solid-Surface Hybrid Modeling, non-solid mold parting and smart CNC machining strategy from 2-axis to 5-axis. It brings customers multiple benefits such as reduced costs, optimized design workflow and improved efficiency.