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Delcam’s new release of the ArtCAM family of products 2009 will be showcased at the IWF show in Atlanta, Georgia, from 20th to 23rd August. Like the previous ArtCAM range, ArtCAM 2009 is aimed at artisans rather then engineers. Features are designed to minimize the learning curve so even beginners to CNC technology can start using the program as quickly as possible. All products within the range of ArtCAM products offer upgrade options so users can move from entry level programs to more advanced solutions as their businesses require.
ArtCAM Express, first introduced at AWFS 2007, is still the easiest woodworking software package on the market. Offering basic 2D drawing, and 2D and 3D machining functions, plus the ability to import different file types including STL files, makes it a very versatile entry level program for smaller businesses. In addition, the software includes a range of drawing tools for creating shapes and for editing or repairing designs. The options for text creation support a wide range of fonts and also give complete control over spacing, kerning, and formatting of lines and paragraphs.
Once the design has been finalized, the software offers a variety of strategies for CNC machining. To aid in machining, the software is supplied with a tooling database that can be edited or added to by the user at any time.
The main advances to ArtCAM 2009 can be found in the Insignia and Pro versions and concentrate on the design process. A new "Embossing Wizard” will allow users to tilt and rotate their 3D model to change the viewers’ perspective. Once happy with the image, within seconds ArtCAM’s new embossing tool can modify a true 3D shape. The resulting design still maintains the salient details and the illusion of depth from the original model.
Another new and innovative feature in ArtCAM is the ‘Relief Analysis Tool’. This will highlight any sharp edges or discontinuities within the design that could cause subsequent problems. The user can easily see and make the necessary design modifications before incurring any timely or costly manufacturing delays.
At the end of a design process, approval is required before machining can take place. Rather than taking screenshots or sending large cumbersome files by e-mail, ArtCAM’s new PDF viewer can embed a dynamically viewable 3D model of the final design in an efficient, industry-standard and printable document.
Adding decoration with ArtCAM is simple. Don’t get left behind choose a path that is right for you to move your business in the right direction. Stop by the Delcam booth #4539 at IWF for a personal consultation to see how Delcam ArtCAM can add dimension to your business. http://www.delcam.com/shows08/