Delcam’s FeatureCAM for digital prototyping

Delcam's FeatureCAM range of feature-based CAM software products has been certified, by the Autodesk Inventor Certified Application Program, for Autodesk Inventor 2011 mechanical design and engineering software.

FeatureCAM software applications have been tested by Autodesk engineers to ensure that they meet the standards set for robustness, quality and interoperability with the latest version of Inventor, the Digital Prototyping software that enables engineers to design, visualise and simulate products before they are built. A demonstration showing how the two programs work together can be seen on Delcam TV here. "One of our aims with Inventor 2011 was to dramatically accelerate design times, so that our customers can turn their designs into manufactured products as quickly as possible. The latest version of FeatureCAM supports the latest hardware developments, including multi-threading to speed up toolpath calculations, which shortens overall product development times." said Tim Gray, director of Inventor product management at Autodesk. Tom McCollough, vice president of development for FeatureCAM added, "Our relationship with Autodesk is very strong and offers a huge benefit to our customers, who can open Inventor parts seamlessly in FeatureCAM, with no loss of data or concerns about translation errors. The certification program gives our customers the confidence of knowing that FeatureCAM has been rigorously tested by Autodesk and found to perform to the highest standards." FeatureCAM incorporates Delcam's latest machining algorithms. These are continuously developed by Delcam's development team, the largest in the CAM industry, and are used by more than 30,000 organisations worldwide.