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ZW3D 2018 Now Available as a CAD&CAM Expert with Better User Experience
source: CIMdata
ZW3D today announced the global availability of ZW3D 2018, which is positioned as a CAD&CAM expert with enhanced performance and user-friendliness from design to manufacturing.
Enhanced Layer Manager and Part Attribute

As the product design is getting increasingly complex, using layers to classify shapes or components and rapidly setting information with intuitional part attribute forms become important in the design process.

In ZW3D 2018, Layer Manager provides a new ˇ°Categoryˇ± attribute to layers so that users can group layers and have more interactions between Manager and entities inside the graphics area.

The upgraded Part Attribute Form helps manage all part attributes more easily, including standard attributes and user attributes, which can be edited in Excel or shared by Excel file.

PMI Improvements

More tools are provided for 3D annotation, such as chamfer, hole callout and bounding tools. Linear dimension becomes more flexible supporting Auto/Horizontal/Vertical methods.

MISUMI Library Integration

Empowered by MISUMI Mold Ex Press, a 3D CAD library for standard components of press die and plastic mold, users can quickly select and locate the parts from more than 10,000 types of part models, reducing mold design time by 50%.


5-Axis strategies capability is expanded on 5X Plane, Side and ISO cut operations. End-users now can happily generate multiple layers of tool-path in one shot, particularly 5-Axis roughing in specific cases. Also, customized frame function is supported in Flat Finish operation that further simplifies programming.

ˇ°ZW3D 2018 is a complete solution that brings your idea to design and manufacturing easier,ˇ± said Joh Li, CTO of ZW3D in charge of R&D center. ˇ°We keep working on providing streamlined workflows to reduce errors and waste, which helps our customers to output products faster with higher quality and lower cost.ˇ±