Attention is on 3D printing software and how it can be made better to help you take greater advantage of 3D printing capabilities. One new program is VisualCAD/CAM/3DPRINT 2015, a standalone additive and subtractive manufacturing software suite announced by MecSoft Corp.
VisualCAD/CAM/3DPRINT includes two products. The first is VisualCAM, to address the traditional subtractive or CNC functions. Modules include VisualMILL, VisualTURN, VisualNEST, and VisualART.
The other product is Visual3DPRINT, which addresses the needs of additive manufacturing. Both of these products run completely integrated inside the VisualCAD 2015 base CAD platform and can be bought and licensed independent of each other.
VisualCAD is a free design tool. According to MecSoft, it and the above mentioned modules of VisualCAM were significantly enhanced and improved in this 2015 release to provide a seamlessly integrated complete manufacturing platform.
“This release is one of the most exciting releases in the history of MecSoft as we are redefining what CAM means by addressing both the subtractive and the additive manufacturing markets with a single product suite,” said Joe Anand, president and CEO at MecSoft. “This release includes a brand new Visual3DPRINT product and the upgraded version of VisualCAM as a single manufacturing platform called VisualCAD/CAM/3DPRINT. We see both additive and subtractive manufacturing technologies increasingly coexist in shops across the world.
A free demo of VisualCAD/CAM/3DPRINT 2015 can be downloaded.