One of the things we've heard from SolidWorks World attendees over the past few years is that you'd like to learn more in advance about the SolidWorks partners who set up booths in the Partner Pavilion. So now through SolidWorks World 2012, we'll be posting a series of blog entries about some of the partners you might think about checking out, and the people who will be representing them. Today we hear from Geometric Technologies.
1. Tell us a little bit about Geometric Technologies.
Geometric Technologies develops cutting‐edge productivity solutions for CAD/CAM industry. Our products DFMPro and CAMWorks are seamlessly integrated within the SolidWorks® platform, enabling intelligence and automation in design as well as manufacturing processes.
2. What products do you sell that might appeal to SolidWorks users?
CAMWorks® for SolidWorks is the first Gold Partner CAM solution designed exclusively to operate in SolidWorks. CAMWorks is an intuitive feature based CAM solution that helps manufacturers increase productivity and profitability through best-in-class technologies and adaptable automation tools that maximize machining efficiencies.
DFMPro for SolidWorks facilitates upstream manufacturability validation by helping in identification of areas of a design that are difficult, expensive, or impossible to manufacture. It automates the iterative design review process for manufacturability. Both the products are sold via a wide network of resellers in over 40 countries.
3. How can your tools help make a SolidWorks user’s life easier?
CAMWorks is seamlessly integrated within the SolidWorks environment, which facilitates automatic accommodating changes to the part model, thereby eliminating time consuming CAM system rework due to design updates and thus enabling true associative machining. It eliminates hours of complex programming through Automatic Feature Recognition (AFR) that automatically defines prismatic machinable features, while a Knowledge Database (Technology Database) defines machining operations to automatically generate accurate toolpaths at the click of a button. DFMPro covers design for manufacturability checks within SolidWorks environment. This saves lot of time and effort for design engineers as carrying out such checks is not only tedious but also requires re-design effort. The ‘Rules Based’ interface of DFMPro cover checks for manufacturing process like
- Injection Molding (checks for undercuts, bosses, ribs, wall thickness, draft angle etc.)
- Sheet Metal (checks for slots, hems, bends, holes, etc.)
- Machining (checks for machining processes like Drills, Mills and Turned models, etc.)
DFMPro also facilitates collaborative design review process by generating comprehensive 3D reports in eDrawings format. This capability is very useful for suppliers to quickly generate eDrawings reports and share it with the OEM for their review, comments and acceptance.
4. Why should SolidWorks World attendees visit your booth? What will be special or exciting?
This year we are showcasing CAMWorksXpress, an easy to learn and easy to use SolidWorks integrated 2.5D machining CAM package for programmers and machinists. And CAMWorks Nesting, a new add-on nesting package integrated within SolidWorks to create optimized nested layouts of Parts or Assemblies. Using CAMWorks Nesting users can select single/multiple sheets, specify the part-to-part distance and sheet margin/collar. The package also allows associativity to the original SolidWorks part or assembly.
We also invite attendees to a presentation by Marc Bissell, Sr. Applications Engineer at Geometric on “Integrated Design and Manufacturing - From Orders to Parts” in the Certified Partner Theater on Tuesday, 14th February, at 1:00 p.m.
We shall be displaying the new casting process capability of DFMPro, this will cover checks for wall thickness, undercut detection, fillet radii, etc.
5. How can customers learn more about your products?
SolidWorks World attendees can find us at booth #524 in the Partner Pavilion. You can also find us at:
Telephone number: 480.367.0132
Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/CAMWorks/56627691761?ref=ts