Delcam’s FeatureCAM certified for Autodesk Inventor 2015
Delcam is pleased to announce that its FeatureCAM range of feature-based CAM software products has been certified by the Autodesk Inventor Certified Application Program for Autodesk Inventor 2015 mechanical design and engineering software.
Since Autodesk’s acquisition of Delcam in February 2014, the two companies have been working together to more closely integrate their technology, and this certification is the first step in this process.
This program certifies that FeatureCAM software applications have been tested by Autodesk engineers to ensure that they meet the highest standards set for strength, quality and interoperability with the latest version of Inventor, the industry’s leading Digital Prototyping software that enables engineers to design, visualise and simulate products before they are built.
"Increased interoperability offers huge benefits to our customers who use Autodesk Inventor as they can open Inventor parts seamlessly in FeatureCAM, with no loss of data or concerns about translation errors,” said Tom McCollough, Vice President of Development for FeatureCAM. "The certification program gives our customers the added confidence of knowing that FeatureCAM has been rigorously tested by Autodesk and found to perform to the highest standards.”
"Delcam has prioritised interoperability with Inventor and worked with the certification program for many years,” added Carl White, senior director, manufacturing engineering at Autodesk. "Our ongoing work with Delcam to more closely integrate our portfolios moving forward will be highly beneficial to our manufacturing customers looking to machine Inventor models with Delcam’s range of programming software.”
The FeatureCAM family of CAM software offers a comprehensive range of programs for milling, turning, wire EDM and mill-turn, all with the same easy-to-use interface style to minimise training times. The software incorporates a unique combination of feature-based and knowledge-based functionality that makes programming faster and easier than any other CAM system.
The same combination of functionality means that FeatureCAM can update toolpaths rapidly following any change to the design in Inventor. The software analyses the model to identify any changes and then automatically updates the toolpaths in all the areas affected by those changes.
FeatureCAM incorporates Delcam’s industry-leading machining algorithms, including the award-winning Vortex strategy for high-efficiency area clearance. These algorithms are continuously developed by Delcam’s development team, the largest in the CAM industry, and are used by more than 45,000 organisations worldwide.
06 May 2014