Edgecam Solid Machinist from Vero Software has gained 2014 certification from Autodesk Inventor and Autodesk Vault. Using the Edgecam add-in for Autodesk Inventor, the CAD model is sent to Edgecam Solid Machinist for feature finding and CAM application processes. As Edgecam loads the Inventor model directly, without using a translator, there is no data loss, the company says. Any changes to the design model in Inventor are automatically flagged when loading an Edgecam part file, giving the option to accept or reject them.
Edgecam finds machineable items, such as boss and hole features in the Autodesk Inventor part, with a single click, extracting information relating to them. In addition, the CAD to toolpath associativity eliminates down time in the event of a late design change.
With Solid Machinist also being a certified Autodesk Vault 2014 application, users can store and manage CAM files in Vault, alongside the CAD files. The Vault menu inside Edgecam offers a full range of Vault functions, including the ability to check files in and out, and utilize the version history.
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