Direct CMM programming from SolidWorks

PAS Technology plans to exhibit a new application called PAS CMM for SolidWorks at SolidWorks World 2010.   According toe PAS Technology, PAS CMM for SolidWorks enables the user to automatically create CMM programming directly from the SolidWorks Environment.  It will take information “off line” from either the 3D Model or the drawing and convert it to CMM programming.  The claim is that this add-on reduces task that used to take hours or days down to just minutes in three easy steps (reduction of “97% of CMM programming time”).  Automation of CMM programming is definitely taking CAD in a new direction that leverages the 3D Model and drawing information to speed up even more tasks.  Here are some press photos:

Solid Works Model converted automatically from Solid Works menu to CMM programming
Solid Works Model converted automatically from Solid Works menu to CMM programming
Solid Works Drawing converted automatically from Solid Works menu to CMM programming
Solid Works Drawing converted automatically from Solid Works menu to CMM programming
A complete CMM program from Solid Works Model, Drawing which both included GD&T
A complete CMM program from Solid Works Model, Drawing which both included GD&T

Author: fcsuper

As a drafter, mechanical designer and CAD engineer, I've been in the mechanical design field since 1991. For the first 8 years of my career, I was an AutoCAD professional. I utilized AutoLISP and many other AutoCAD customization features to streamline drafting activities for 6+ drafters and designers. I authored several custom functions, one of which was published in the March 1997 issue of Cadalyst Magazine. Since 1998, I've been used SolidWorks non-stop. I've worked to utilize the SolidWorks' user environment to simplify drafting and design activities for 20+ engineers. I've created this website to provide current information about SolidWorks from a variety of contributors. More recently, I am now employed by Dassault Systemes as SOLIDWORKS Sr. Product Definition Manager to improve drawing, annotation and MBD related areas.

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