Category Archives: CAD-CAM-CAE

Heilind Electronics Partners with BERNIER

WILMINGTON, MA, Feb 9, 2024 – Heilind Electronics, a premier global distributor of electronic components, has expanded its global connector portfolio with the addition of BERNIER. The agreement includes Interstate Connecting Components (ICC), a division of Heilind Mil-Aero.

BERNIER designs and manufactures ruggedized interconnects proven in the most challenging conditions. Their interconnects are found around the world in land defense, naval defense, military aeronautics, security, and industrial applications.

“At Heilind and ICC we are proud to bring decades of high-reliability mil-aero electronics distribution expertise together with BERNIER to deliver connector solutions to our customers,” said Alan Clapp, senior vice president, Heilind Electronics.

“BERNIER is excited to start this new partnership with Heilind and ICC. Our companies are leveraging their expertise to offer best-in-class solutions to our customers in today’s fast-paced environment,” said Alexandre Huart, president, BERNIER Connect.

About Heilind Electronics

Heilind Electronics, Inc. is one of the world’s leading distributors of connectors, relays, sensors, switches, thermal management and circuit protection products, terminal blocks, wire and cable, wiring accessories, and insulation and identification products. Founded in 1974, Heilind has locations throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, Singapore, Hong Kong, and China.

For more information, visit www.heilind.com.

About Interstate Connecting Components (ICC)

A division of Heilind Electronics, North America’s largest interconnect distributor, Interstate Connecting Components is an AS9100D-certified value-added distributor for the entire spectrum of electronic connectors, fiber optic connectors, backshells, tools, identification solutions, and connector contacts. ICC specializes in the military-aerospace market and offers value-added assembly on 26482, 26500, 5015, D38999, M28840, M83513, and many other MIL-SPEC connector lines.

For more information, visit www.connecticc.com.

About BERNIER

Since 1933, BERNIER has designed and manufactured connectors in mission-critical applications for defense, aeronautics, industrial, security, and other high-reliability applications. BERNIER connectors are recognized for their ergonomics and performance in harsh environments providing optimal efficiency of customer equipment. BERNIER connectors are typically used in audio, high-density and high-speed data, battlefield radios, headsets, binoculars, intercoms, tactical systems, data transmission, optronic equipment, encrypted data, and power applications.

Autodesk Q4 Results, Conf Call on Feb 29, 2PM PT

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Feb 6, 2024 – Autodesk, Inc. announced it will share its fourth quarter fiscal 2024 financial results conference call via its website on Thursday, February 29, 2024, at 2 PM Pacific Time. Join the live webcast call here: autodesk.com/investors. An audio replay of the webcast will be available after 5PM PT at autodesk.com/investors.

More information will be available on autodesk.com/investors.

About Autodesk

The world’s designers, engineers, builders, and creators trust Autodesk to help them design and make anything. From the buildings they live and work in, to the cars we drive and the bridges they drive over. Autodesk’s Design and Make Platform unlocks the power of data to accelerate insights and automate processes, empowering their customers with the technology to create the world around them and deliver better outcomes for their business and the planet.

For more information, visit autodesk.com.

IFS Announces 33% Software Revenue Growth for 2023

IFS, the global cloud enterprise software company, announced its financial results for the full year ending December 31, 2023. The company posted exceptional results with software revenue growth at 33 percent year-on-year and cloud revenue up 46 percent as new and existing customers accelerate the move to IFS Cloud, a market leading single cloud platform, allowing customers to access the latest Industrial AI capabilities most critical to our focus industries. IFS is consistently recognized internationally as a market leader in FSM, EAM, ERP and ESM.

2023 continued to see the unfolding of unpredictable economical and geo-political disruption. Despite this, the IFS strategy to stay focused on its core industries and to extend its Industrial AI capabilities with IFS.ai, have yielded very strong results in all regions, leading to another year of strong double-digit revenue growth for the company. The results, which continue to outperform the market, point to the company’s agility, scale, and ability to execute globally for its customers.

IFS product innovation in IFS Cloud and the inherent IFS.ai capabilities are in demand from existing customers and has attracted a large number of new customers choosing IFS over industry peers. Long standing customers such as Cimcorp as well as new customers such as Tele 2, Mattr, NOTE ABHavframVan Oord, TÜV NORD, Stannah Lifts are turning to IFS as their long-term partner to transform their business models, improve resilience, increase operating efficiency, and deliver competitive advantage across their people, assets, and services.

IFS CEO Mark Moffat commented: “This time last year we reported five years of strong consecutive double-digit growth. I am hugely proud that the IFS team has continued this trend and also delivered an outstanding 2023. We will shortly reach a very significant landmark for IFS with $1bn ARR representing a strong vote of trust from our customers.” Moffat added: “Our core IFS value of being customer obsessed is paying off and with IFS.ai we are creating further productivity and automation opportunities for them while adding a critically important dimension to our proposition. We have delivered AI capabilities to our customers for a number of years now, and with IFS.ai we are driving AI across all our products effectively democratizing AI for all of our customers’ users.” Moffat concluded: “2024 will be a continuation of our strategy to deliver industry specific and market leading capabilities in FSM, EAM, ERP & ESM which includes investing in M&A. For our customers, I am proud to say that IFS moves as one, creating value faster and delivering our best to our customers when it matters most, at the Moment of Service™.”

IFS chief financial officer, Matthias Heiden, added: “2023 has delivered results that we are very proud of. ARR is clearly an important long-term performance metric, and our 26 percent growth in ARR YoY was driven by new logo acquisitions, significant expansion within the Install Base, and low churn. All of which points to a very healthy mix of revenue and consistent execution across the entire business.” Heiden concluded: “We saw very healthy double-digit growth in all our regions, with a notable outstanding performance in our North American and APJ, ME&A regions. This combined with the performance of our ecosystem is clear evidence that our focus on product and the industries we serve are delivering the value our customers need globally.”

Financial and Operational Highlights for FY 2023, growth YoY:

  • FY2023 software revenue was EUR 853m, an increase of 33 percent versus 2022
  • FY2023 recurring revenue was EUR 810m, an increase of 35 percent versus 2022
  • FY2023 net revenue was EUR 1.062m, an increase of 30 percent versus 2022
  • FY2023 annual recurring revenue (ARR) up 26 percent Year-on-Year

Some key milestones for IFS in 2023 included:

  • In February, IFS marked the 25th anniversary of its operations in Sri Lanka
  • In March, In the United States, IFS launched a collaboration with the Big Ten Conference, a pre-cursor to the strategic partnership launched in late 2023
  • In May, IFS released it latest sustainability report, a detailed account of the IFS approach, priorities, targets, and initiatives across environmental, social and governance (ESG) topics
  • In May, IFS launched the first of its twice-yearly IFS Cloud releases in 2023, with updates enabling customers to enhance business agility and build resilience
  • In MayJune, and October, IFS held 9 global IFS Connect events with over 3,000 local prospects, customers, and partners in attendance
  • In JuneIFS acquired Poka, the market-leading Quebec-based provider of a connected worker platform
  • In October, IFS added extra capabilities to https://www.ifs.com/ifs-ai
  • In November, IFS launched the second of its twice-yearly IFS Cloud releases
  • IFS began several landmark brand partnerships, including a strategic partnership with AJ Foyt in June and was named the first-ever official technology partner of the Big Ten Conference in October
  • Throughout 2023 IFS appointed several key executives across its global operations, including Matthias Heiden as CFO, Belinda Finch as CIO, Max Robberts as COO

Additional highlights:

Learn more at www.ifs.com/company/financial-results/

About IFS

IFS develops and delivers cloud enterprise software for companies around the world who manufacture and distribute goods, build and maintain assets, and manage service-focused operations. Within their single platform, their industry specific products are innately connected to a single data model and use embedded digital innovation so that their customers can be their best when it really matters to their customers—at the Moment of Service. The industry expertise of their people and of our growing ecosystem, together with a commitment to deliver value at every single step, has made IFS a recognized leader and the most recommended supplier in their sector.

For more information, visit www.ifs.com.

Bluebeam to Unveil New AI Features for Early 2024

Launches Bluebeam Labs

PASADENA, CA, Jan 24, 2024 – Bluebeam, a leading developer of solutions and services for architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) professionals worldwide, is introducing two new AI features in the works for early 2024 and Bluebeam Labs, a collaborative, co-creation workspace in Bluebeam Cloud.

Bluebeam has invested in AI for more than a decade in its flagship product Bluebeam Revu and has a rich history of delivering innovation for AEC professionals. These newest AI innovations build on existing features like visual search, text recognition and batch processing to elevate how Bluebeam solutions increase productivity, augment creative problem-solving, and automate tedious tasks for its customers.

“For more than 20 years, Bluebeam has pioneered paperless transformation for many in the AEC industry, fundamentally changing how teams create, collaborate and communicate information,” said Frank Sarno, VP of Construction Process and Technology at Adolfson & Peterson Construction. “Today, demand for new and innovative ways of designing and building is accelerating. The industry is being asked to deliver higher quality work faster, more sustainably and at a lower cost. Through their commitment to innovation, involving their customers into the process, and solving for real world challenges, Bluebeam is helping companies like ours meet these demands.”

Bluebeam’s latest product release planned for April 2024 will include two new AI-enhanced features.

Auto Align for drawing overlays and comparisons in Revu 21: Auto Align will reduce the tedious, error-prone steps of manually aligning three points on each drawing revision, so users can understand the differences between them faster. Bluebeam customers currently use the Overlay and Compare features more than five million times a year. While powerful, the process takes several clicks and up to two minutes per drawing. With the Auto Align option and a revamped feature interface, this can be streamlined to as little as 15 seconds, helping users understand the differences up to 80 percent faster.

Automatic title block recognition when importing drawings to Bluebeam Cloud: The title block of a drawing holds valuable information that users shouldn’t have to waste time or risk mistakes entering manually. Aided by AI, Bluebeam Cloud instantly extracts the key drawing information as metadata that can be leveraged throughout the project, saving time and increasing accuracy.

Bluebeam Labs Allows Customers to Co-Create on AI Innovations

A key factor that sets Bluebeam apart from competitors is a passionate user base that has historically helped determine the company’s product roadmap. To harness that more directly, Bluebeam is introducing Bluebeam Labs. Built to involve customers in the company’s development of new solutions, this cloud-based, collaborative workspace offers the ability to demonstrate and validate ideas and technologies before they are launched and available to all customers. Bluebeam Cloud users are invited to shape the future of early concepts before they are integrated into production software.

“We believe that AI should be about pragmatic innovation that enhances the customer experience, productivity and value they get from Bluebeam,” said Usman Shuja, CEO of Bluebeam. “Through Bluebeam Labs, we invite customers into our innovation process earlier, to co-create our solutions with much more engagement and feedback. This is how we’ll continue to lead the industry for many years to come.”

The first AI-based feature showcased via Bluebeam Labs will be 3D Drawings. 3D Drawings uses AI to position up to hundreds of 2D drawings in 3D space. Like digital origami, the program intuitively understands where to make the folds for the highest quality 3D visualization and increased understanding of the project. The Bluebeam Labs waitlist to test the 3D Drawings technology is currently available for sign-up via www.bluebeam.com/Bluebeam-Labs.

To learn more about Bluebeam’s history of innovation and its latest AI developments, visit www.bluebeam.com/AI.

About Bluebeam, Inc.

Bluebeam pushes the boundaries of innovation, developing smart, simple project efficiency and collaboration solutions for design and construction professionals worldwide. Since 2002, Bluebeam has made desktop, mobile and cloud-based solutions for paperless workflows that improve project communication and streamline processes across the entire project lifecycle. Trusted by over 3 million individuals in more than 160 countries, Bluebeam’s solutions advance the way professionals work, manage and collaborate on projects digitally. Founded in Pasadena, CA, Bluebeam has grown to include seven additional offices globally. Bluebeam is part of the Nemetschek Group.

About the Nemetschek Group

The Nemetschek Group is a globally leading software provider for digital transformation in the AEC/O and media industries. Its intelligent software solutions cover the entire lifecycle of building and infrastructure projects and enable creatives to optimize their workflows. Customers can design, build, and manage buildings and infrastructures more efficiently and sustainably and develop digital content such as visualizations, films and computer games more creatively. The software provider is driving innovations such as digital twins as well as open standards (OPEN BIM), and sustainability in the AEC/O industry, constantly expanding its portfolio by also investing in deep-tech startups. Currently more than seven million users worldwide are shaping the world with the customer-focused solutions of our four divisions. Founded by Prof. Georg Nemetschek in 1963, the Nemetschek Group today employs around 3,600 experts globally.

DFRobot to Present ‘Carbon-Neutral and Sustainable City’

at Bett 2024

SHANGHAI, China, Jan 22, 2024 – DFRobot, a global leader in STEM education solutions, will showcase its IoT-enabled ‘Carbon-Neutral and Sustainable City’ Solution at Bett 2024 from January 24 to 26. This solution combines the principles of ‘Carbon-Neutral and Sustainable City’ design with IoT technology to provide a hands-on learning experience for students and teachers. By integrating programming, hardware control, data acquisition, and IoT platform skills, it enables them to effectively monitor and instruct ‘Sustainable City’ intelligent systems. This initiative aims to enhance IoT education in schools.

The ‘Sustainable City’ Solution creates a low-carbon, sustainable city with energy-efficient homes, green power factories, and climate smart greenhouses. The homes have decorative light strips that mimic sunrise and sunset, with sensors controlling shades and indoor lighting for energy savings. The factories utilize wind and solar power, storing energy in batteries and displaying solar energy production on the SCI screen. The greenhouses have sensors to monitor environmental conditions, and all data is transmitted securely to an IoT platform via the micro:bit Obloq module.

At the forefront of programming, robotics, and AI EdTech, DFRobot also displays its BOSON kits and projects that cater to learners at various levels, starting from non-coding to coding with micro:bit. One such project is the BOSON kit designed for conducting conductivity tests on salt solutions. By utilizing the conductivity sensor, students are able to observe and compare the data levels of pure water and salt solutions.

Using the Maqueen Plus and Maqueen Mechanics – AI-enabled robotics kits – visitors will have the chance to see scientists no longer need to personally transport soil, water, or specimens. By simply placing a QR code, the vehicles will automatically transport them back to the warehouse. Moreover, DFRobot will showcase innovative projects centered by Unihiker – IoT Python Single Board Computer with Touchscreen like Intelligent vehicle system and fruit classification.

Ricky Ye, CEO of DFRobot, said: “We are excited about our offerings at Bett this year, featuring innovative products and engaging displays. Our goal is to inspire young minds in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. With our dynamic and innovative products, we provide students and teachers with an exciting opportunity to explore coding, programming, and AI.”

Pop by Stand NJ72 to speak with any of the DFRobot team to know more and advise on which resources would be the best fit for your school.

For more information, visit DFRobot website.

Fictiv Expands Global Manufacturing Network

Fictiv, a global manufacturing company, announced expansion of its production manufacturing capabilities, adding sheet metaldie casting, and compression molding to its global network and AI-powered quote-to-order platform. With these new capabilities, Fictiv offers engineering and supply chain teams a path to streamline sourcing for all metal and plastic parts in a product’s bill of materials, from prototype to low-volume production, through a single global company.

Fictiv has launched three new manufacturing capabilities, including sheet metal fabrication, pictured above.

In total, Fictiv now offers seven primary manufacturing technologies—injection molding, 3D printing, CNC machining, urethane casting, compression molding, die casting, and sheet metal—as well as hundreds of material and finishing options across four global regions, providing customers with an extensive range of custom manufacturing services and production capacity. As a result, customers can simplify their sourcing strategy for all types of mechanical parts, reducing risk and overhead on global supply chain management and accelerating go-to-market timelines.

“With the rollout of these new capabilities, we are making it even easier for our customers to source the mechanical parts they need for an entire product, with the speed and quality they have come to trust and rely on from Fictiv,” said Dave Evans, CEO and co-founder of Fictiv. “As manufacturing leaders seek to expand margin, decrease BOM costs, and reduce supply chain risk in 2024, Fictiv is fully-stacked and well-positioned as a strategic custom manufacturing partner to help them realize their goals.”

“With Fictiv, we know our mechanical parts are with a safe pair of hands,” said Michelle Kim, CEO of m’Chel, an innovative haircare product company. “We choose Fictiv because of their commitment to quality over everything. They are a true partner for us, and so the prospect of being able to source and produce a wide variety of the mechanical parts we need through Fictiv is reassuring.”

About Fictiv

Fictiv is the operating system for custom manufacturing that makes it faster, easier, and more efficient to source and supply mechanical parts. Its intelligent system, supported by best-in-class operations talent, orchestrates a network of highly vetted and managed partners around the globe for fast, high-quality manufacturing, from quote to delivery. To date, Fictiv has manufactured more than 30 million parts for early-stage companies and large enterprises alike, helping them innovate with agility and get products to market faster.

To learn more, please visit Fictiv’s website.

3DCrawler Launches Comprehensive Repository

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Jan 18, 2024 – 3DCrawler, a leading platform for 3D printing enthusiasts, is excited to announce the official launch of its website, https://3dcrawler.com. This platform aims to reshape the 3D printing landscape by offering a centralized repository for all available 3D print models on the internet, including both free and premium options.

Amidst the surging popularity of 3D printing, 3DCrawler emerges as the ultimate destination for enthusiasts, creators, and innovators. Functioning as a comprehensive index of 3D print models, the website caters to a diverse audience ranging from hobbyists to professionals.

With an extensive collection spanning various categories and themes, 3DCrawler empowers users to explore a universe of possibilities. Whether you’re a novice seeking inspiration or an experienced creator in search of specific models, 3DCrawler provides a user-friendly interface for effortless navigation through its offerings.

Key Features

  • Diverse Repository: Access a wide range of 3D print models covering various categories and themes.
  • Free and Paid Options: Choose from an extensive collection of both free and premium 3D print models.
  • User-Friendly Interface: Navigate the platform effortlessly and find the perfect 3D print model with ease.

In addition to its repository, 3DCrawler introduces its blog section, available at https://3dcrawler.com/blog, offering the latest updates on 3D printing news, industry trends, and expert insights. The blog serves as a knowledge hub for enthusiasts, providing valuable information on the ever-evolving world of 3D printing.

“We believe in making 3D printing accessible to everyone. Our platform is designed to be a central hub where enthusiasts can discover, create, and innovate.” founder of 3DCrawler said.

Explore the blog for articles on cutting-edge 3D printing technologies, interviews with industry experts, and in-depth analyses of emerging trends. 3DCrawler’s blog is not only informative but also a community hub for sharing ideas and experiences.

About 3DCrawler

3DCrawler is a leading platform that indexes all available 3D print models on the internet, providing users with a diverse and comprehensive repository. 3DCrawler invites 3D printing enthusiasts, hobbyists, and professionals to join the community and explore the limitless possibilities offered by the platform.

For more information, visit https://3dcrawler.com.

Sigmetrix Partners with E-SOFT

MCKINNEY, TX, Jan 12, 2024 – Sigmetrix, a global leader in mechanical variation and tolerance analysis software, is thrilled to announce the partnership of E-SOFT France, its new subsidiary based in Paris. This strategic development marks an intensified collaboration with EnginSoft across Europe, aiming to enhance the accessibility of cutting-edge engineering software solutions and dedicated support services for clients in the region.

EnginSoft, a prominent Italian multinational with a robust global presence in engineering simulation and complementary technologies, joins forces with Sigmetrix through the creation of E-SOFT France. This joint venture serves as a central hub, pooling the combined expertise of Sigmetrix and EnginSoft to offer a comprehensive range of solutions tailored to the specific needs of the European market. The strengthened partnership ensures a more localized and comprehensive approach to serving clients across Europe.

E-SOFT France, supported by EnginSoft, will provide products and services focusing on technology transfer. Offerings include consulting, software solutions, training, and research. Stefano Odorizzi, founder, and CEO of EnginSoft, highlights, “The opening of the French subsidiary allows us direct access to the second most important market in Europe for our specific offerings, enabling us to better serve existing and future customers.”

Patrick Martinez, CEO of E-SOFT, expresses enthusiasm about leading the French subsidiary, emphasizing EnginSoft’s unique ability to add genuine value to the companies it serves. Martinez states, “I enthusiastically welcomed the opportunity to lead the French subsidiary of EnginSoft. Having come from this industry, I knew EnginSoft as an international group uniquely able to add genuine value to the companies it serves. I have always worked with this spirit and intend to continue to do so in E-SOFT France. Sigmetrix solutions will provide an excellent solution for Geometric Dimensioning and tolerancing analysis for customers who must reduce the cycle development of their solutions. I sincerely believe that the richness and efficiency of EnginSoft’s strongly cohesive network that allows us to access and deploy all the different expertise required, makes EnginSoft a partner of excellence for companies undergoing the process of digital transformation”.

“We are excited about the expanded partnership with EnginSoft and the launch of E-SOFT France. We enjoyed working with other EnginSoft partners in Europe and are excited to see how this new partnership will grow, states Ed Walsh vice president of global sales & marketing of Sigmetrix.

Clients in Europe can now expect even greater support and training opportunities, leveraging the joint capabilities of Sigmetrix and EnginSoft through E-SOFT France.

About Sigmetrix

Sigmetrix has been helping companies produce better products for over 20 years through a combination of software solutions, training, and consulting services that focus on managing the impact of mechanical variation.

For more information, visit their website at www.sigmetrix.com.

About EnginSoft

EnginSoft is a leading technology transfer company in Simulation Based Engineering Science (SBES). Since its foundation in 1984, through its expansion in the sector in the mid-Seventies, to today with a global presence, EnginSoft has always been at the forefront of technological innovation. The company is present in Italy, France, Germany, the UK, Türkiye and the USA and partners closely with synergetic companies in Greece, Spain, Israel, Portugal, Brazil, Japan, Korea, and the USA.

For more information, visit their website at www.enginsoft.com.

WEF, McKinsey Publish Report on Circularity, CO2 Emissions

A new report published in partnership between McKinsey & Company and the World Economic Forum reveals that the construction sector’s carbon dioxide emissions – from building to real estate to infrastructure – can be reduced by up to 75% or 4 gigatons of carbon dioxide by 2050 through the establishment of a circular economy.

The report has found that circularity also presents substantial economic advantages, with the potential to yield an annual net profit gain of up to $46 billion by 2030 and $360 billion by 2050.

As the population grows and urbanization accelerates, 30 billion square meters of new buildings will need to be constructed in the next 40 years – similar to building the equivalent of New York City every 40 days. Most of this growth will occur in emerging markets including Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. Creating a sustainable and resilient built environment is crucial for people’s well-being and to stay within safe planetary limits. “The construction sector is a crucial industry for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the long term,” says Sebastian Reiter, partner in the Munich office of McKinsey and co-author of the study. “One-third of material consumption and 26% of global carbon dioxide emissions come from this sector. At the same time, this sector employs 7% of people globally and accounts for 13% of economic output.”

The report considers the potential for carbon dioxide abatement and potential net value gain for six key building materials: cement and concrete, steel, aluminium, plastics, glass and gypsum.

Key findings include:

  • Circular loops could abate up to 4 gigatonnes of CO2 (Gt CO2) in 2050.
  • In 2030, recirculation of materials and minerals and CCS/CCU are each expected to contribute around 40% of total abatement.
  • Circularity in cement has the potential to create the highest value pool across materials, with an estimated net value gain of $10 billion in 2030 and $122 billion in 2050.

In conclusion, Jukka Maksimainen, senior partner in the Helsinki office of McKinsey and co-author of the report notes: “Our analysis of the construction sector shows an extraordinary potential for circularity – not only through carbon dioxide savings but also on a financial level. Nevertheless, we see hardly any solutions in the market that address this issue at scale yet – this makes it even more essential that we identify scalable solutions and make them visible.”

To download the report: Circularity in the Built Environment: Maximizing CO2 Abatement and Business Opportunities, please see here.

About McKinsey & Company

McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm committed to helping organizations create Change that Matters.

In more than 130 cities and 65 countries, our teams help clients across the private, public, and social sectors shape bold strategies and transform the way they work, embed technology where it unlocks value, and build capabilities to sustain the change. Not just any change, but Change that Matters—for their organizations, their people, and in turn society at large.

Learn more at: https://www.mckinsey.com/about-us/overview.

SprutCAM X 17.0.11 Announced

SprutCAM Tech has unveiled SprutCAM X 17.0.11. The update introduces a host of enhancements, compatibility with MOKA robots, and bug fixes.

Key Features of SprutCAM X and SprutCAM X Robot 17.0.11:

Enhanced .dxf format support

Enhanced .dxf Format Support: SprutCAM X enables users to import sketches in .dxf format and seamlessly convert them into sketches within the build-in 3D CAD module. This enhancement facilitates the creation of 3D models of parts for machining projects based on imported sketches.

added MOKA robots

Expanded Compatibility: They added MOKA industrial robots to MachineMaker, the application for creating digital twins of equipment in SprutCAM X Robot. Wuhu Moka Robot Technology Co., Ltd. has more than 10 series of industrial robot products, including hollow welding robots, handling robots, loading and unloading robots, special robots for die-casting and grinding, stamping robots, etc. The SprutCAM X Robot Components Library now includes the following MOKA robot models: MR07S-930, MR08-1840, MR10L-2050, MR10Z-1440, MR12-2010, MR12Z-1550, MR20-1800, MR20E-1840, MR25ED, and MR30-1700.

Improved Smart Hints: Updates to roughing waterline, finishing waterline, 2D contouring, and pocketing operations with enhanced smart hints for a more user-friendly experience.

Configuration Enhancements: They updated the list of operations for the 2.5D milling configuration and added chamfering and 2.5D Contouring operations to the Cutting configuration for robotic machining.

User Interface Improvements: The font size in the CLData Viewer (post processor debugging application) interface has been updated for improved readability. Updates to the Approach/Return tab in G-code based operations.

The SprutCAM X 17.0.11 release includes a comprehensive set of bug fixes and addresses issues of the software stability, reliability and performance enhancements.

Users with an active software maintenance contract (SMC) have already received notifications about the new release and are encouraged to proceed with the update. For those without notification, please contact your nearest SprutCAM X Reseller for assistance.

For more information about SprutCAM Tech, visit website.