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ZW3D 2020 Beta - CAD Module: Tackle More Complex Product Design

September 24, 2019     ZW3D 2020

The importance of product design capabilities can never be overemphasized. We keep improving the CAD functionality to help you design great. Useful new features of modeling, assembly, PMI, 2D drawing and file management are waiting for you to have a try! Let’s check it out.

Rough Offset

If you are working for casting and pressing die, especially in the automotive industry, draw your attention to this new feature. It is used to create a rough offset surface based on the product model. While approximating the original surface, only its main characteristics will be kept, greatly enhancing the efficiency of mold design for the initial manufacturing stage.

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Figure 1. Rough offset surfaces of different stepover to realize different degrees of roughness

Flange with Profile

Always tired of creating several sketches, then extruding or filleting to get the flanges of special shape? Now with “Flange with Profile”, you are able to customize the shape of flanges as you want just in one sketch environment, significantly simplifying and accelerating the modeling process.

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Figure 2. All the customizations of flange shape can be done in one sketch

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Figure 3. The results can be checked immediately in the modeling environment

Efficient Assembly Design

The assembly section in ZW3D 2020 Beta has also been upgraded to make your assembly work easier and more efficient. For example, the logic of constraint status has been more reasonable – the components which are constrained by a range can also be marked as well-defined. In other words, the well-defined components can be moved within a specific range.

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Figure 4. The component with a specific range of angle can be marked as well-defined

Moreover, if a component is moved across different levels or sub-assemblies, its related constraints can be retained automatically, which means that these constraints can be maximally reused to improve design efficiency and flexibility.

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Figure 5. A component will be moved together with its constraints

Another good news is that the assembly of bolts and nuts becomes quicker than ever. You can insert fasteners in batches by “With layout” or “Auto hole match”, with the constraints being added automatically.

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Figure 6. All the holes of 16mm on the selected face are recognized and selected automatically

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Figure 7. The fasteners can be fixed by the preset pattern

Auto Drafting

Creating 2D drawings manually for parts or assemblies one by one can be time-consuming and cumbersome. Auto Drafting can save you a lot of time by generating 2D drafts in batches for multiple components or assemblies, which can be selected conveniently by layers or filter. What’s more, the sheet, view layout, dimension and table can also be customized.

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Figure 8. Create 2D drafts for multiple components in batches

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 Mold and CAM modules.

 

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