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7 April 2005

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TekSoft Releases CAMWorks 2005 Featuring New Mill-Turn Module

TekSoft has released CAMWorks 2005 featuring a new module for mill-turn with support for C, Y and B axis machining, plus numerous productivity enhancements for milling, turning, and wire EDM. CAMWorks provides state-of-the-art machining capabilities integrated into SolidWorks® 3D mechanical design software


The new CAMWorks Mill-Turn module provides a programming solution for milling and turning on the same machine tool. Mill-turn machines are capable of performing turning and milling operations in a single setup that can reduce machine setups and increase production. CAMWorks Mill-Turn machining cycles are available for C, Y and B axis machining at compound angles and on the Face, ID and OD of a part.

"The Mill-Turn module extends the capabilities of the existing CAMWorks system," said Bruce Wiener, CAMWorks product manager. "The same Mill and Turn features, identified by Automatic Feature Recognition (AFR) and defined using Interactive Feature Recognition (IFR) are supported in Mill-Turn. IFR can be used to define 3-Axis features for Y-axis milling. For cylindrical features that would be machined by C-axis motion, Mill-Turn includes a new Wrapped feature. "

The operations that are generated for features are the same as the current operations in CAMWorks 2.5 Axis Milling, Turning, and 3 Axis Milling. These include automatic roughing, finishing, thread milling and single point (drilling, boring, reaming, tapping) cycles and all Advanced 3 Axis cycles. All machining operations are defined, calculated and verified in the SolidWorks environment.

"In addition to the familiar CAMWorks functionality, there is no new interface to learn," continued Wiener. "The short learning curve leads more quickly to increased productivity."

CAMWorks can be purchased to run with the full version of SolidWorks or as part of a cost-effective package that includes a discounted OEM version of SolidWorks.

TekSoft, Inc. develops and markets CAMWorks, which is available for machining centers, turning and wire EDM applications and ProCAM, a stand-alone CAD/CAM product. TekSoft sells its products through 140 resellers in 40 countries and has an installed base of over 30,000 licenses. Customers include the mold-making, aerospace, computer, woodworking and automotive industries, among others. For information about CAMWorks, visit TekSoft's website ( ), email , or call 480-367-0132.


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