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Wednesday, 22 August 2012 10:51

Geometric to showcase CAMWorks 2013 at IMTS 2012

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Geometric will preview the latest version of its revolutionary solids-based CNC programming solution, CAMWorks® 2013, in Booth# E-3330 during the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS 2012) in Chicago, Illinois from 10 - 15 September, 2012.

CAMWorks 2013 raises the bar with several enhancements including a new Synchronous Machining Module (SMM) focused on simplifying programming of complex mill-turn machines. A first for the CAM industry, CAMWorks 2013 will also introduce the first cost effective true G-code machine simulator, giving its users the ability to create ‘first time right’ programs for mill-turn and other complex multi-axis machines.

Looking beyond into the future, CAMWorks 2013 provides users with the capability to fully automate CNC programming not only for families of parts, but also for families of features regardless of part configuration to simplify the 'Order-to-Part' process. To make this a reality, CAMWorks provides its users with full tool-path to solid model associativity, the ability to capture best practices of their best programmers and machinist, and a rich set of APIs allowing its users to automate the entire CNC programming process. Just as parametric, feature based solid modelling revolutionized mechanical design, CAMWorks parametric, feature based technology is revolutionizing CNC programming.

CAMWorks is the first Gold Partner CAM (computer-aided manufacturing) solution designed exclusively to operate in SolidWorks. CAMWorks is a unique parametric knowledge-based machining CNC programming software that uses patented technology to provide a smart, easy and efficient way to manufacture today’s products.

For more information, visit: www.camworks.com

Thursday, 12 July 2012 10:30

Geometric launches DFMPro for NX

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Geometric Limited (BSE: 532312, NSE: GEOMETRIC), announced the launch of its automated design for manufacturability solution, DFMPro® for NX™ software, Siemens PLM Software’s solution for integrated computer-aided design manufacturing and engineering (CAD/CAM/CAE).

Today, organizations are striving to create innovative products and need to get them to the market faster, within cost targets and with better quality. Issues related to product delays as well as cost and quality need to be detected early in the product development cycle as changes in later stages have an exponentially higher impact on time and cost. Geometric’s award-winning DFMPro product is a unique solution that identifies and fixes these issues at the design stage itself. DFMPro comes with global best practices in the area of manufacturability and assembly, along with a powerful framework to add an organization’s in-house best practices. This allows design engineers to save time on design reviews and rework, and utilize such time in creating innovative products.

“Unexpected rework of manufacturability problems is one of the biggest challenges to improving the time-to-market of any product. With the DFMPro tool introducing automated manufacturability checks, our NX users will have a powerful new tool to help ensure they get their designs right the first time. The powerful manufacturability analysis capability provided by DFMPro leverages, complements and augments the already powerful Check-Mate framework inside NX,” said Jim Rusk, Senior Vice President, Product Engineering Software, Siemens PLM Software.

“We are very happy to bring the power of DFMPro to the large NX user base around the globe. Using the DFMPro tool and its framework, we deliver automation solutions to our customers worldwide for their design creation and validation processes. Our automation solutions have helped in achieving at least 60 percent productivity improvement in these processes,” said Venkatesh Jagannath, Senior Vice President, Consulting and Technology at Geometric.

DFMPro provides numerous built-in checks for manufacturing processes like machining, sheet metal, casting, molding and assembly. The standard checks in DFMPro are derived from various handbooks, design guidelines and global best design practices.
 
DFMPro automates manufacturability checks which help design and manufacturing engineers validate the design quickly. It assists identification of design areas which are difficult, expensive or impossible to manufacture, assemble and service. It works on principle of ‘Right First Time’ by validating manufacturability guidelines right at the design stage. These guidelines can be easily configured as per organizational requirements in form of rules. It facilitates a collaborative design environment by generating reports, which are compact and easy to share. The product received the 2011 Frost & Sullivan Global Enabling Technology Award for Computer-aided Design.

For more information, visit: dfmpro.geometricglobal.com

Geometric Limited (BSE: 532312, NSE: GEOMETRIC), announced the release of DFMPro® version 3.2 for PTC® Creo® design software with configurable assembly checks for clearance and interference. The injection molding checks now support multiple pull directions for better plastic part design.

Engineers often struggle with validation of assemblies, which takes significant time and effort. Many times, components or parts of the assembly have imported geometries, quilts or surfaces. Global clearance and interference checks, though useful for complex assemblies identification of failing components, are difficult due to too many items. Moreover, it is difficult to derive this with visual inspection.

DFMPro allows building a list of checks and standard clearance values for specific components. It allows users to run checks only on selective components and exclude unwanted areas - for example, interference in threaded areas. DFMPro can display only the components failing the interference or clearance requirements. This significantly reduces the time required for the assembly validation process.

The latest version of DFMPro, DFMPro V 3.2, now provides the ability to select required secondary pull directions. This helps avoid inadvertent undercuts and lowers tooling cost and rework. In addition, to facilitate tooling requirements, users can now control and edit the default mold-face classification using DFMPro.

“Creo Parametric and DFMPro provide a powerful set of tools for users to create innovative and holistic designs addressing the manufacturing and assembly requirements of a global organization. This enables early consideration of tooling requirements and supply chain manufacturing capabilities, thus helping reduce the overall cost and improve time-to-market,” said John Buchowski, VP of MCAD Product Management, PTC.

“DFMPro integrated with Creo offers rapid design validation for components as well as assemblies. Our high tech electronics, medical devices, aerospace, automotive and industrial customers will certainly benefit with this introduction of assembly checks,” said Sameer Kondejkar, Head - Geometry Technology Solutions, Geometric Limited.

For more information, visit: www.dfmpro.com

Monday, 04 June 2012 11:41

Geometric launches CAMWorks Nesting

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Geometric Limited (BSE: 532312, NSE: GEOMETRIC), announced the release of CAMWorks Nesting®, a nesting module designed to nest the layouts of SolidWorks® parts or assemblies, thus optimizing material utilization.

Integrated with SolidWorks, CAMWorks Nesting allows users to seamlessly transition 3D SolidWorks models as well as sheet metal parts or assemblies to CAM nested SolidWorks 3D assembly files, within the SolidWorks interface. It utilizes the nesting features of NestLib®, Geometric’s automatic true-shape nesting library, to generate the most optimized nested layouts.

“With the CAMWorks Nesting module, users will now take the advantage to nest composites, wood and metals, and produce the maximum number of parts from a single piece of raw material within a few minutes,” said Bruce Wiener, Director of R&D and Support, CAMWorks.

CAMWorks Nesting automatically nests parts based on the thickness and the material within an assembly. This feature eliminates the manual efforts of segregating individual parts with the same thickness and material during a nesting operation. The nested results are compatible with SolidWorks, and can be further utilized for toolpath and NC code generation. CAMWorks Nesting provides the best solution that addresses issues of nesting and reduction in material consumption, thus improving utilization and increasing productivity. The module supports nesting of wood for the wood-working industry, as well as composites nesting for industries like aerospace manufacturing.
 
For more information, visit: www.camworks.com/products/CAMWorksNesting.aspx

Given the ever shortening lifecycle of product development, design and manufacturing engineers today barely have the time to look into core product design aspects. In such a pressured environment, striking balance between manufacturability, cost, time and performance can be a daunting task. To know how you can achieve the right balance and fit all the pieces - manufacturability, cost, time and performance - of the design jigsaw together, join us for a webinar on Injection Molding Design. This webinar will be chaired by Bhaskar Sinha, Head - Design and Manufacturing, Geometric Limited.

When:

Thursday, April 19, 2012
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM EDT

About Speakers:

Vikram is a Fellow of the Society of Plastics Engineers and Past Chairman of its Product Design and Development Division. He is currently the Director of Mechanical Engineering Services at Motorola Solutions in Holtsville, NY heading an international group of professionals. He has almost 40 years of experience in product design, development, manufacturing and management, especially in plastics. He is a sought after trainer and has trained over a thousand engineers and suppliers in the proper design and manufacturing of plastic parts and assemblies in the US, China and India. He holds or has pending over fifteen US and International patents. Vikram has successfully led or leading many Six Sigma projects and is a certified Motorola Six Sigma Black Belt and trainer.

Sue Wojnicki has worked for the Society of Plastics Engineers for the past year and a half. She is responsible for Member Acquisition, Retention and Benefits. She serves as staff liaison to the Next Generation Advisory Board, Membership and Student Activities Committees.

For more information or to register, visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/431688721

Wednesday, 01 February 2012 09:29

Geometric introduces Glovius

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Geometric Limited announced the launch of its new extensible and customizable 3D visualization tool, Glovius® for consumption of product design data anywhere, anytime. Glovius runs on Windows® and as an app for iPad®/iPhone® and Android™ systems.

“Glovius is a strategic initiative for Geometric. It will enable us to build solutions across various applications for our enterprise customers. Today, high fidelity 3D product design data is consumed using expensive, difficult to use, proprietary applications, with limited customization and interoperability abilities. Glovius helps organizations expand the reach of 3D data beyond traditional CAD and PLM users. It is an easy to use, on-the-go and customizable tool to enable these new users to view high fidelity 3D data in an affordable manner”, says Manu Parpia, MD & CEO, Geometric.

Glovius for Windows is a free viewer with an add-on based architecture, and operates on the industry standard JT file format. Its add-ons allow users to import CAD files from multiple platforms like CATIA® V5, NX™, Pro/ENGINEER®, Creo™, SolidWorks®, Autodesk® Inventor®, STEP and IGES. Many more out of the box add-ons for implementing industry standard use cases are in the pipeline, including visualization with markup and collaboration, drawing-less manufacturing, etc. Glovius is also available as a toolkit along with rich Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) for building custom solutions.

Salient features of Glovius for Windows:

  • Interactively view 3D models using Zoom/Pan/Rotate
  • Hide/Show Components and PMI data
  • Perform simple sections and see section profile
  • Measure point to point distance
  • Export to a mobile optimized format, and transfer it to your smart phones and tablets


Glovius apps for iOS and Android will help users access 3D data anywhere, anytime. Users can consume and showcase 3D information on their smart phones and tablets. They can interact with 3D models using the intuitive touch interface, view PMI & Product structure, hide/show components, take sections and email snapshots from within the application. To access 3D models on the go, users can convert them to a mobile optimized format using Geometric’s Babel3D.com, an online translation and storage service. All major CAD formats are supported.

For more information, visit: www.glovius.com

Geometric Limited, a leader in Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Global Engineering Services and Offshore Product Development (OPD) solutions and technologies, announces the launch of a new CAM package at a surprisingly affordable price, to address the needs of the home machinist and the new users of 3D CAM software. This new and easy to use CAM package, CAMWorksXpress, will be launched at EuroMold 2011, in Booth # B112, Hall 11.0, from November 29 - December 2, 2011, at the Exhibition Centre, Frankfurt, Germany.

“CAMWorksXpress is an ideal solution for programmers and machinists who are looking for an easy to learn and easy to use 2.5D machining CAM package which is powerful, yet inexpensive. Since CAMWorksXpress incorporates feature based machining and model associativity, it reduces the programming time considerably, giving our customers’ an edge over their competitors", says Mr. Sunil Palrecha, Director - Product Marketing and Sales, Geometric.

CAMWorksXpress runs seamlessly inside SolidWorks, and provides the high powered features required for machining parts efficiently. Features that make CAMWorksXpress a better choice are:

-Reduced learning curve with Seamless single window integration within SolidWorks
-Reduced programming time with automation tools, such as feature based machining
-Reduced rework since design changes in SolidWorks automatically updates toolpaths
-Increased machining productivity with optimized toolpaths
-Generating CNC code in a few clicks
-Importing design models from most common file formats such as IGES, SAT, ACIS, etc.
-Automatic recognition of features on native parts as well as imported part models
-Library of post processors for leading CNC Controllers
-Unlimited upgrade path to CAMWorks – The 1st Gold partner CAM product on SolidWorks

Users have the option to either download a free 30 days evaluation version of CAMWorksXpress or to order directly as an add-on module to SolidWorks.

For more information, visit: www.camworksxpress.com









Tuesday, 01 November 2011 13:50

Geometric releases CAMWorks® 2012

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Geometric Limited (BSE: 532312, NSE: GEOMETRIC), a leader in Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Global Engineering Services and Offshore Product Development (OPD) solutions and technologies, announced the release of its solids-based CNC programming solution, CAMWorks 2012, with support for SolidWorks 2012, as well as improvements to enable faster and easier programming, and to produce more efficient tool paths for improved machining productivity.

“We constantly strive to meet the requirements and changing needs of our users, while also ensuring they benefit from the latest technology advancements for machining. Moreover, providing them with the newest version support for SolidWorks, reinstates our commitment towards always making CAMWorks ready to be paired with the latest upgrade in their design CAD package”, said Bruce Wiener – Director, R&D for CAMWorks.

Some of the improvements in functionality and ease-of-use in CAMWorks 2012 include:

-Support for SolidWorks 2012
-Feature recognition performance and recognition improvements Version 4.0 of VoluMill with the new Non-Concentric Milling technology that reduces cutting-tool loads, and evacuates chips more effectively, thereby increasing the tool life
-Reduction in the time taken to save the files containing a large number of tool path moves
-Ability to add new tools into the TechDB from within CAMWorks
-Shaded display of Contain and Avoid areas
-Turn roughing operations now support user defined inserts

To learn more about CAMWorks 2012, visit: www.camworks.com

Geometric, a leader in developing advanced manufacturing software, announced that it will showcase its fully automatic CNC programming system, CAMWorks® 2011, at Booth #K16, Hall 25, at EMO Hannover, from 19 to 24 September, 2011 at Exhibition Grounds, 30521, Hannover, Germany.

CAMWorks® 2011 automates the CNC programming process, reduces the programming time by as much as 90 percent, and allows designing and manufacturing engineers to use a single common database for both product design and final machining.

Fast and intelligent roughing
CAMWorks® 2011 introduces VoluMill®, the ultra-high performance toolpath generator for 2.5 axis and 3 axis high speed rough milling. VoluMill® can reduce cycle times by more than 80 percent, thereby increasing production by up to 500 percent. In addition, VoluMill® establishes and maintains ideal cutting conditions. As a result, cutting tool life is dramatically extended and tooling costs can be reduced by over 80 percent. VoluMill® also helps in avoiding costly collisions and greatly extends the life of machine tools.

Automate manufacturing processes
At the heart of CAMWorks® 2011 is the world’s leading Automatic Feature Recognition (AFR) software, making it the ideal CAM system for programming components. Using AFR, CAMWorks identifies the areas to be machined, and then uses its proprietary Technology Database (TechDB™) to generate toolpaths automatically. The result is fully automatic programming of families of parts, automatic programming of similar features on new parts, and the ability to incorporate manufacturing information directly into the solid model.

Additional features
CAMWorks® 2011 has been upgraded to find more features, while reducing computation times by more than 50 percent. As part models become increasingly complex, recognizing more features in less time represents huge time savings. The Technology Database (TechDB™) that is used to store and apply knowledge based machining information, has been enhanced to simplify the process of creating best machining practices. These features make CAMWorks’ knowledge-based machining capabilities easier to use, and improves the consistency and quality of the programmed parts. In addition, CAMWorks’ associativity accelerates new product development by automatically updating manufacturing models
with design changes.

For the mold and die industry, Geometric has introduced ElectrodeWorks™, an optional electrode design solution that automates the entire process of calculation and design of EDM electrodes including design, management, documentation, and manufacturing. It is seamlessly integrated with SolidWorks/ CAMWorks Solids assuring complete parametric association of data.

For more information, visit: www.camworks.com or www.emo-hannover.de

Geometric, a leader in developing advanced manufacturing software, announced that it will showcase its fully automatic CNC programming system CAMWorks® 2011, at Booth # 1908, at interactive manufacturing eXperience (imX) Show, from September 12 -14, 2011 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV.

Announcing the new version, Sunil Palrecha, Director- Product Marketing & Sales, Geometric said, "In the current global scenario, manufacturing companies are searching for ways to automate their processes, compress delivery times, and reduce inefficiencies. In order to achieve these goals, they are looking for novel solutions for trapping manufacturing errors early in the design stage, and for effective collaboration between design and manufacturing. This can be easily facilitated by using an integrated SolidWorks solution like CAMWorks".

CAMWorks 2011 will be demonstrated at the booth throughout the three day conference. Attendees will also have the opportunity to attend an interesting session, 'From Orders to Parts - Integrated Design and Manufacturing' at the Knowledge Bar on Monday, September 12, at 2.00 p.m. by Marc Bissell, Senior Applications Engineer, Geometric.

CAMWorks 2011 automates the CNC programming process, reduces programming time by as much as 90 percent, and allows engineering and manufacturing to use a single common database for both product design and final machining.

Fast and intelligent roughing

CAMWorks 2011 introduces VoluMill®, the ultra-high-performance toolpath generator for 2.5 axis and 3 axis high speed rough milling. VoluMill can reduce cycle times by more than 80 percent, thereby increasing production by up to 500 percent. In addition, VoluMill establishes and maintains ideal cutting conditions. As a result, cutting tool life is dramatically extended and tooling costs can be reduced by as much as 90 percent. VoluMill also helps avoid costly collisions and greatly extends the life of machine tools.

Automate manufacturing processes

At the heart of CAMWorks 2011 is the world's leading Automatic Feature Recognition (AFR) software, making it the ideal CAM system for programming components. Using AFR, CAMWorks identifies the areas to be machined, and then uses its proprietary Technology Database (TechDB™) to generate toolpaths automatically. The result is fully automatic programming of families of parts, automatic programming of similar features on new parts, and the ability to incorporate manufacturing information directly into the solid model.

CAMWorks 2011 has been upgraded to find more features, while reducing computation times by more than 50 percent. As part models become increasingly complex, recognizing more features in less time represents huge time savings. The Technology Database (TechDB™) that is used to store and apply knowledge based machining information, has been enhanced to simplify the process of establishing best machining practices.

These features make CAMWorks' knowledge-based machining capabilities easier to use, and improves the consistency and quality of the programmed parts. In addition, CAMWorks associativity accelerates new product development by automatically updating manufacturing models with design changes.

For the mold and die industry, Geometric has introduced ElectrodeWorks™, an optional electrode design solution that automates the entire process of calculation and design of EDM electrodes including design, management, documentation, and manufacturing. It is seamlessly integrated with SolidWorks/ CAMWorks Solids assuring complete parametric association of data.

For more information, visit: www.imxevent.com or www.geometricglobal.com/products

K&N Engineering, manufacturer of performance filters and air intake systems has recently purchased CAMWorks® 2011 3 axis for its Riverside, California operations. The acquisition represents the company’s first purchase from Geometric, a leader in developing advanced manufacturing software. CAMWorks® 2011, is the latest version of its solid-based CNC programming solution.

K&N Engineering, best known under the brand name, K&N Filters is a leader in the air filter technology field. The company invented the reusable high flow cotton air filter back in 1969 and has continued to “perfect” the technology ever since. The company’s over 5,000 products include air filters, oil filters and intakes and sells in over 30 countries world wide. Its products are used on cars, trucks, motorcycles, engines and for industrial applications. K&N holds a prominent position in the motor sports and performance engine arenas.

CAMWorks 2011 is intended to be a more focused upgrade in the CAMWorks line and provide significant new capabilities including enhanced automation, improved knowledge-based machining information, smarter tool paths, and more. This version includes VoluMill® the ultra high-performance toolpath plug-in engine for high speed milling for 2 .5 axis and 3 axis roughing operations. Feature Recognition, which is used to automatically identify areas to be machined, has been upgraded to find more features, while decreasing computation times by more than 50% over previous CAMWorks versions.

Additional enhancements with CAMWorks 2011 include improved performance and enhanced feature recognition of slot features with fillet and taper as well as slots with islands. Users can now define customized turn inserts when it is not possible to completely machine a turn part using a standard turn insert line diamond, square, etc. Such custom turn inserts can be defined for inner as well as outer diameter.

For more information visit: www.camworks.com







Geometric Limited (BSE: 532312, NSE: GEOMETRIC), a leader in Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Global Engineering Services, and Offshore Product Development (OPD) solutions and technologies, today announced the release of version 3.0 of DFMPro for Creo Elements/Pro®.

Designers working with assemblies have to repeatedly check clearances between sets of components, which can be extremely difficult and time consuming. Users not only need global clearances but also require clearance checks between specific component pairs. A lot of time is spent in performing such clearance checks and again in reviews to reduce possibilities of human errors.

The new release of DFMPro helps to define the clearance requirements as rules which can be easily specified for individual as well as a set of components. Checking of complex assemblies becomes easy at just a click of a button. The analysis results can also be exported and shared with other users. This drastically reduces checking time from days to hours and ensure adherence to nominal clearance specifications.

“Many of our industrial, consumer electronics, automotive, heavy engineering and aerospace customers have stated their requirements for checking specific clearances between various components. It is important to maintain minimum clearance between components or parts during assembly to meet high temperature, high voltage and other such operating conditions. DFMPro helps to easily specify clearance requirements around capacitors, between heat sinks and casings, from harnesses to nearby components and many others”, said Rahul Rajadhyaksha, Product Manager DFMPro.

Another new feature is the hole-alignment check. This is a simple yet powerful functionality, as checking hole-alignment visually is a tedious process.

DFMPro automates manufacturability checks which help design and manufacturing engineers validate the design quickly. It assists identification of design areas which are difficult, expensive or impossible to manufacture, assemble and service. It works on principle of ‘Right First Time’ by validating manufacturability guidelines right at the design stage. These guidelines can be easily configured as per organizational requirements in form of rules. It facilitates a collaborative design environment by generating reports which are compact and easy to share.

For more information visit: www.dfmpro.com



Geometric, a leader in developing advanced manufacturing software, announced that it will showcase its fully automatic CNC programming system CAMWorks® 2011, at Booth #5458, at Eastec 2011, from 17 to 19 May, 2011 in West Springfield, MA, USA.

CAMWorks 2011 automates the CNC programming process, reduces programming time by as much as 90 percent, and allows design and manufacturing engineers to use a single common database for both product design and final machining.

Fast and intelligent roughing

CAMWorks 2011 introduces VoluMill®, the ultra-highperformance toolpath generator for 2.5 axis and 3 axis high speed rough milling. VoluMill can reduce cycle times by more than 80 percent, thereby increasing production by up to 500 percent. In addition, VoluMill® allows you to establish and maintain ideal cutting conditions. As a result, cutting tool life is dramatically extended and tooling costs can be reduced by over 80 percent. VoluMill also helps avoid costly collisions and greatly extends the life of machine tools.

At the heart of CAMWorks 2011 is the world’s leading Automatic Feature Recognition (AFR) software, making it the ideal CAM system for programming components. Using AFR, CAMWorks identifies the areas to be machined, and then uses its proprietary Technology Database (TechDB™) to generate toolpaths automatically. The result is fully automatic programming of families of parts, automatic programming of similar features on new parts, and the ability to incorporate manufacturing information directly into the solid model.

Something good gets even better

CAMWorks® 2011 has been upgraded to find more features, while reducing computation times by more than 50 percent. As part models become increasingly complex, recognizing more features in less time represents huge time savings. The Technology Database (TechDB™), that is used to store and apply knowledge based machining information, has been enhanced to simplify the process of creating best machining practices. These features make CAMWorks’ knowledge-based machining capabilities easier to use, and improves the consistency and quality of the programmed parts. In addition, CAMWorks associativity accelerates new product development by automatically updating manufacturing models with design changes.

For the mold and die industry, Geometric has introduced ElectrodeWorks™, an optional electrode design solution that automates the entire process of calculation and design of EDM electrodes including design, management, documentation, and manufacturing. It is seamlessly integrated with SolidWorks/ CAMWorks Solids assuring complete parametric association of data.

For more information visit: www.camworks.com or www.easteconline.com







Geometric, a leader in developing advanced manufacturing software, announced that it will showcase its fully automatic CNC programming system CAMWorks® 2011, at Booth #1212, at Houstex 2011, from 18 to 20 April, 2011 in Houston, TX.

CAMWorks 2011 automates the CNC programming process, reduces programming time by as much as 90 percent, and allows design and manufacturing engineers to use a single common database for both product design and final machining.

Fast and intelligent roughing

CAMWorks2011 introduces VoluMill®, the ultra-highperformance toolpath generator for 2.5 axis and 3 axis high speed rough milling. VoluMill can reduce cycle times by more than 80 percent, thereby increasing production by up to 500 percent. In addition, VoluMill® allows you to establish and maintain ideal cutting conditions. As a result, cutting tool life is dramatically extended and tooling costs can be reduced by over 80 percent. VoluMill also helps avoid costly collisions and greatly extends the life of machine tools.

Strike oil at Houstex

At the heart of CAMWorks 2011 is the world’s leading Automatic Feature Recognition (AFR) software, making it the ideal CAM system for programming oil tool components, as well as other industrial and commercial families of parts. Using AFR, CAMWorks identifies the areas to be machined, and then uses its proprietary Technology Database (TechDB™) to generate toolpaths automatically. The result is fully automatic programming of families of parts, automatic programming of similar features on new parts, and the ability to incorporate manufacturing information directly into the solid model.

Something good gets even better

CAMWorks®2011 has been upgraded to find more features, while reducing computation times by more than 50 percent. As part models become increasingly complex, recognizing more features in less time represents huge time savings. The Technology Database (TechDB™), that is used to store and apply knowledge based machining information, has been enhanced to simplify the process of creating best machining practices. These features make CAMWorks’ knowledge-based machining capabilities easier to use, and improves the consistency and quality of the programmed parts. In addition, CAMWorks associativity accelerates new product development by automatically updating manufacturing models with design changes.

For the mold and die industry, Geometric has introduced ElectrodeWorks™, an optional electrode design solution that automates the entire process of calculation and design of EDM electrodes including design, management, documentation, and manufacturing. It is seamlessly integrated with SolidWorks/ CAMWorks Solids assuring complete parametric association of data.

For more information visit: www.geometricglobal.com or www.sme.org/houstexonline








Geometric Limited (BSE: 532312, NSE: GEOMETRIC), a leader in Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Global Engineering Services and Offshore Product Development (OPD) solutions and technologies, today announced the release of eDrawings Professional for Google SketchUp version 8.0 with support for Google SketchUp 8.0 and eDrawings 2011.

eDrawings is the first email enabled collaboration tool designed to ease the sharing and interpretation of 2D and 3D product design data.

The new version of eDrawings Professional for Google SketchUp includes:

* Support for Google SketchUp 8.0
* eDrawings viewer version upgraded to eDrawings 2011
* Triad to Move/Constrain component movement to a coordinate axis or plane, or to rotate components about a coordinate axis
* Search or Filter component names from the components tree

For a free 15-day trial, please visit http://edrawings.geometricglobal.com

eDrawings Publishers are also available for Pro/ENGINEER®, CATIA V5®, NX®, Autodesk Inventor®, SolidEdge®, as well as for STEP/IGES/STL/OBJ/RHINO/DGN and DWG/DXF files.

With eDrawings Publishers you can:

* Generate ultra compact eDrawings (up to 95% compressed) for sharing over email
* Share and receive feedback on product designs with review-enabled eDrawings and collaborate with unlimited number of recipients
* Manage, track, and merge comments from different team members
* Measure part, assembly and drawing geometry
* Dynamic Cross Sectioning and Hide/Show/Move components for understanding assembly structure
* Visualize drawings effectively with 3D Data, Layouts and 3D Pointer tool
* Insert Stamps, Password Protect and Disable Measurement for protecting sensitive design data

Geometric Limited (BSE: 532312, NSE: GEOMETRIC), a leader in Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Global Engineering Services and Offshore Product Development (OPD) solutions and technologies, today announced the release of eDrawings Professional for Solid Edge version 8.0 with support for Solid Edge ST3 and eDrawings 2011.

eDrawings is the first email enabled collaboration tool designed to ease the sharing and interpretation of 2D and 3D product design data.

The new version of eDrawings Professional for Solid Edge includes:

* Support for Solid Edge ST3
* Enhancement of Stamp feature with additional support for PNG and TIFF file format
* eDrawings viewer version upgraded to eDrawings 2011
* Triad to Move/Constrain component movement to a coordinate axis or plane, or to rotate components about a coordinate axis
* Search or Filter component names from the components tree

For a free 15-day trial, please visit http://edrawings.geometricglobal.com. For pricing and purchase options please contact Email Contact.

eDrawings Publishers are also available for Pro/ENGINEER®, CATIA V5®, NX®, Autodesk Inventor®, Google SketchUp®, as well as for STEP/IGES/STL/OBJ/RHINO/DGN and DWG/DXF files.

With eDrawings Publishers you can:

* Generate ultra compact eDrawings (up to 95% compressed) for sharing over email
* Share and receive feedback on product designs with review-enabled eDrawings and collaborate with unlimited number of recipients
* Manage, track, and merge comments from different team members
* Measure part, assembly and drawing geometry
* Use Dynamic Cross Sectioning and Hide/Show/Move components for understanding assembly structure
* Visualize drawings effectively with 3D Data, Layouts and 3D Pointer tool
* Insert Stamps, Password Protect and Disable Measurement for protecting sensitive design data

For more information on eDrawings visit: http://edrawings.geometricglobal.com

Geometric, a leader in developing advanced manufacturing software announced that it will showcase CAMWorks® 2011, the latest version of its solid-based CNC programming solution at booth #1523 at AeroDef Manufacturing 2011, from 5 -7 April, 2011 in Anaheim, California.

CAMWorks 2011 is intended to be a more focused upgrade in the CAMWorks line, and provides significant new capabilities including enhanced automation, improved knowledge-based machining information, smarter tool paths, and more.

Fast and intelligent roughing

CAMWorks 2011 introduces VoluMill® the ultra highperformance toolpath plug-in engine for high speed milling for 2.5 axis and 3 axis roughing operations. It is ideal for prismatic parts and complex 3-D shapes as its algorithms result in more intelligent toolpaths to machine pockets, slots, and arbitrary shapes. It can be used with any material, including the hardest metals. The result is increased efficiency and utilization of machines, tools, labor and materials.

Machine complex parts

The 4/5-axis machining features in CAMWorks’ MultiAxis machining module provides a wide range of benefits to aeronautical manufacturers such as greater productivity, equipment flexibility and quality.

MultiAxis machining provides powerful features and cutting strategies to create toolpaths across complex spheres that cannot be machined on 3-axis machines. This includes impellers, turbine blades, cutting tools, trimming/deflashing, and automotive port finishing.

Automatically identifying machining areas

Feature Recognition, which is used to automatically identify areas to be machined, has been upgraded to find more features, while decreasing computation times by more than 50% over previous CAMWorks versions. As part models become increasingly complex, recognizing more features in less time represents huge time savings for the NC programmer. The proprietary Technology Database (TechDB™) that is used to store and apply knowledge based machining information, has been enhanced to simplify the process of creating best machining practices. The improved interaction will result in greater use of the knowledge-based machining capabilities of CAMWorks, and will reduce potential errors in machining information.

For the mold and die industry, Geometric has introduced an optional electrode design solution labeled ElectrodeWorks™ that automates all aspects of the calculation and design of EDM electrodes including design, management, documentation and manufacturing. Its seamless integration with SolidWorks/CAMWorks Solids assures complete parametric association of data.

For more information visit: www.camworks.com

Geometric Limited (BSE: 532312, NSE: GEOMETRIC), a leader in Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Global Engineering Services and Offshore Product Development (OPD) solutions and technologies, today announced the release of eDrawings RapidFire Lite version 8.0 with support for DGN files.

eDrawings is the first email enabled collaboration tool designed to ease the sharing and interpretation of 2D and 3D product design data.

The new version of eDrawings RapidFire Lite includes:
Support for Microstation (*.dgn) files
Upgrade of eDrawings viewer version to eDrawings 2011
Triad to Move/Constrain component movement to a coordinate axis or plane, or to rotate components about a coordinate axis
Search or Filter component names from the components tree

For a free 15-day trial, please visit http://edrawings.geometricglobal.com. For pricing and purchase options please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

eDrawings Publishers are also available on Pro/ENGINEER®, CATIA V5®, NX®, Autodesk Inventor®, SolidEdge®, Google SketchUp®, as well as for STEP/IGES/STL/OBJ/RHINO and DWG/DXF files.

With eDrawings Publishers you can:
Generate ultra compact eDrawings (up to 95% compressed) for sharing over email
Share and receive feedback on product designs with review-enabled eDrawings and collaborate with unlimited number of recipients
Manage, track, and merge comments from different team members
Measure part, assembly and drawing geometry
Use Dynamic Cross Sectioning and Hide/Show/Move components for understanding assembly structure
Visualize drawings effectively with 3D Data, Layouts and 3D Pointer tool
Insert Stamps, Password Protect and Disable Measurement for protecting sensitive design data

For more information on eDrawings, please visit http://edrawings.geometricglobal.com

About Geometric

Geometric (www.geometricglobal.com) is a specialist in the domain of engineering solutions, services and technologies. Its portfolio of Global Engineering services and Digital Technology solutions for Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) enables companies to formulate, implement, and execute global engineering and manufacturing strategies aimed at achieving greater efficiencies in the product realization lifecycle.

Headquartered in Mumbai, India, Geometric was incorporated in 1994 and is listed on the Bombay and National Stock Exchanges. The company recorded consolidated revenues of Rupees 5.12 billion (US Dollars 108.1 million) for the year ended March 2010. It employs close to 3000 people across 11 global delivery locations in the US, France, Romania, India, and China. Geometric was assessed as CMMI 1.1 Level 5 for its software services and is ISO 9001:2008 certified for engineering operations. Geometric’s Desktop Products and Technologies (DPT) business develops cutting-edge point productivity solutions that enhance design and improve manufacturing operations.

The end-user products from Geometric include CAMWorks®, eDrawings® Publisher, DFMPro, GeomCaliper® and 3DPaintBrush™. The key technologies from Geometric are NestLib®, Feature Recognition (FR), GeomDiff and 3DSearchIT®. Geometric licenses these technologies to OEM partners and also designs and implements customized process solutions using these technologies for industrial customers.

For further details about Geometric’s DPT business, please visit www.geometricglobal.com/products or call +1.480.222.2255

The copyright/ trademarks of all products referenced herein are held by their respective companies.

Geometric Limited (BSE: 532312, NSE: GEOMETRIC), a leader in Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Global Engineering Services and Offshore Product Development (OPD) solutions and technologies, today announced the release of eDrawings Professional for Pro/ENGINEER® version 8.0 with support for Creo Elements/Pro 5.0 and eDrawings 2011.

eDrawings is the first email enabled collaboration tool designed to ease the sharing and interpretation of 2D and 3D product design data.

The new version of eDrawings Professional for Pro/ENGINEER includes:

* Enhancement of the Stamp feature with additional support for PNG and TIFF file format
* Upgrade of eDrawings viewer version to eDrawings 2011
* Triad to Move/Constrain component movement to a coordinate axis or plane, or to rotate components about a coordinate axis
* Search or Filter component names from the components tree

For a free 15-day trial, please visit http://edrawings.geometricglobal.com. For pricing and purchase options please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

eDrawings Publishers are also available for CATIA V5®, NX®, Autodesk Inventor®, SolidEdge®, Google SketchUp®, as well as for STEP/IGES/STL/OBJ/RHINO and DWG/DXF files.

With eDrawings Publishers designers can:

* Generate ultra compact eDrawings (up to 95% compressed) for sharing over email
* Share and receive feedback on product designs with review-enabled eDrawings and collaborate with unlimited number of recipients
* Manage, track, and merge comments from different team members
* Measure part, assembly and drawing geometry
* Use Dynamic Cross Sectioning and Hide/Show/Move components for understanding assembly structure
* Visualize drawings effectively with 3D Data, Layouts and 3D Pointer tool
* Insert Stamps, Password Protect and Disable Measurement for protecting sensitive design data

For more information on eDrawings, please visit http://edrawings.geometricglobal.com

About Geometric

Geometric (www.geometricglobal.com) is a specialist in the domain of engineering solutions, services and technologies. Its portfolio of Global Engineering services and Digital Technology solutions for Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) enables companies to formulate, implement, and execute global engineering and manufacturing strategies aimed at achieving greater efficiencies in the product realization lifecycle.

Headquartered in Mumbai, India, Geometric was incorporated in 1994 and is listed on the Bombay and National Stock Exchanges. The company recorded consolidated revenues of Rupees 5.12 billion (US Dollars 108.1 million) for the year ended March 2010. It employs close to 3000 people across 11 global delivery locations in the US, France, Romania, India, and China. Geometric was assessed as CMMI 1.1 Level 5 for its software services and is ISO 9001:2008 certified for engineering operations. Geometric’s Desktop Products and Technologies (DPT) business develops cutting-edge point productivity solutions that enhance design and improve manufacturing operations.

The end-user products from Geometric include CAMWorks®, eDrawings® Publisher, DFMPro, GeomCaliper® and 3DPaintBrush™. The key technologies from Geometric are NestLib®, Feature Recognition (FR), GeomDiff and 3DSearchIT®. Geometric licenses these technologies to OEM partners and also designs and implements customized process solutions using these technologies for industrial customers.

For further details about Geometric’s DPT business, please visit www.geometricglobal.com/products or call +1.480.222.2255 The copyright/ trademarks of all products referenced herein are held by their respective companies.

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