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    ZWSOFT Releases ZW3D 2021

    GUANGZHOU, China, Sep 15, 2020 – ZW3D 2021 has been officially released today. Continuing to focus on tackling more complex design, this fire-new version brings forth a great deal of new functions and enhancements for friendlier user experience, as well as more efficient and higher-quality product design and manufacturing.

     

     

    Friendlier User Experience

    Attributes Conversion

    Except for supporting the latest versions of most mainstream formats, when importing files, ZW3D 2021 can also read their part attributes, such as Hidden/Suppressed Components and Material.

    CSYS

    With the new Coordinate System, you can now create multiple Local Coordinate Systems (LCS), each of which can be activated as a Work Coordinate System (WCS) according to your needs.

     

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     Design with multiple Work Coordinate Systems

     

    Datum Axis

    Moreover, the new Datum Axis, which can be generated from a geometric object, can act as the rotation center or help add concentric constraints. The CSYS and Datum Axis greatly increase your design flexibility.

    Extended CAD Functions

    Sketch & Modeling

    G2 continuity between curves is supported, to help you get smoother curves and surfaces by Equal Curvature Constraint. Cosmetic Sketch with abundant symbols and shape marks is ready to provide references for the modeling process.

     

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    Get smoother curves and surfaces by Equal Curvature Constraint

     

    For modelling, G2 Blend is now available for higher-quality fillets and blend faces. And previously, you may find trimming multiple crossed faces troublesome. Now, it can be done all at once with Cross Trim. So convenient and efficient.

     

    zw3d 2021_Cross Trim.pngTrim multiple faces simultaneously by Cross Trim

     

    Assembly

    Sometimes you need to insert virtual components which don’t need to be geometric, like spare parts. In this case, Include Unplaced Component can help.

    In addition, Clearance Check can help you guarantee the minimum distance between parts. What’s more, you can edit the attributes and constraints of multiple components at one time by Batch Attribute Edit and Edit Constraint respectively, greatly saving your time.

     

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    Edit the constraints of multiple components at one time

     

    Sheet Metal

    For some industries, flanges of zero-radius are needed. The good news is that they are well supported in ZW3D 2021. Another important function for Sheet Metal design, Punch, has also been upgraded, enabling you to set fillets, open faces, and even a shape from an external z3prt file.

     

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    Zero-radius Flange

     

    There are still many new CAD features you don’t want to miss, like Point Table and Dimension Table for inspection by measuring instruments, and the new ECAD module for the design of electronic circuit layout.

    Upgraded CAM Capabilities

    Turning

    In ZW3D 2021, you can specify a customized part as a stock. More excitingly, pentagon, hexagon and octagon cutting tools are here to help with your turning work.

    Verify

    The time spent on “Rapid to end” for Solid Verify has been significantly cut down from several minutes to a few seconds compared with the last version.

    Machine Builder for importing and customizing external machines, Machine Register for setting the Work Coordinate System and defining the tool compensation, CNC Controller for specifying the controller of simulation, etc. make Full Machine Simulation more powerful.

     

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    Upgraded Full Machine Simulation

     

    Output

    Many ZW3D users have been asking for exporting CAM Operation List to Excel. In ZW3D 2021, it’s ready. You can also customize the template, and show or hide the coordinate. What’s more, Post Editor can now be activated right in ZW3D instead of opening a new browser.

     

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    The built-in Post Editor

     

    With improved user experience, extended CAD functions and upgraded CAM capabilities, ZW3D 2021 takes a further step to help you tackle more complex design and manufacturing tasks. Why not explore tons of new features yourselves? Or welcome to leave your voice in our ZW3D User Group.

    About ZWSOFT

    ZWSOFT CO., LTD. (Guangzhou) is a reliable and innovative engineering software provider with its flagship products ZWCAD and ZW3D. Committed to providing complete and seamless user experience to worldwide users with its all-in-one CAx solutions, ZWSOFT has continuously satisfied diverse needs of various industries such as AEC and MFG. With over 20 years’ experience in the industry, its products and service have been proven by over 900,000 clients across 90 countries. For more information, visit https://www.zwsoft.com.

    Sachin R Nalawadehttps://dailycadcam.com
    Founder and Editor DailyCADCAM. A highly-driven astute professional and avid marketer; equipped with a solid foundation in Academia; Manufacturing, CAD, CAM, CAE industry and Implementing Marketing Initiatives for Global Brands (All Design Software and Hardware Vendors).
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