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Choosing a fully integrated CAD/CAM Solution

Missler Quarter Page Ad IMTS 2016Choosing a CAD or a CAM solution can be a daunting task.  There are many aspects that you need to take into consideration prior to making your choice. These include, but are by no means limited too such things as cost (up front and annual), functionality, availability, learn-ability, support resources, development schedule, popularity, and…well even more. Many people companies choose their solution based on a number of these items.  However, one of the most important items to consider is often missed…integration.

Integration between your CAD and your CAM software is paramount in today’s manufacturing world. Integration allows downstream elements, such as CAM files, to automatically receive updates from upstream items like CAD files.

For example, ACME Manufacturing designs and manufactures their own product line.  Today ACME uses one CAD product to engineer with and a totally independent and different CAM product to manufacture with.  This was ok to do…10 plus years ago.

The problem with this methodology is that when the engineering team makes a change to the CAD data how do they ensure that the manufacturing teams not only receives that engineering change, but that the manufacturing team uses is?  Also, how long does it take the manufacturing team to integrate the new data into their standalone CAM solution?  Is it a few minutes? Hours? Days???

Herein lies the problem of independent products that do not communicate with each other seamlessly.

Simply put, they cost ACME a lot of money in lost time and rework.

What is the solution?

The solution is to choose a solution that integrates all aspects of your engineering and manufacturing process together under one easy to use and deploy platform. Continue reading Choosing a fully integrated CAD/CAM Solution

TopSolid End User Conference Registration – USA

You’ve asked…we listened.  You requested…we modified.  You’ve dreamed…

TopSolid 2016 is just around the corner.  Where? See if for the first time at the Crown Plaza (O’hare) in Rosemont, IL on April 20, 21 and 22.  These are the dates and location for this years TopSolid End User Conference.  Cost is $600 per person.  Plus we have negotiated great rates at the hotel for your lodging.  You can learn about all of the details by clicking on the Registration link below:

Register Now

During this event, you will hear from some of our partners regarding their solutions and how TopSolid is used with them. This includes:

  • Haas Factory Outlet (Chicago)
  • Volumill
  • Vericut
  • Iscar
  • Ardis Optimization Software

You will also be introduced to all of the major new improvements on TopSolid 2016.  There will be time to ask questions and get answers from your favorite TopSolid Team member as well.

And let’s not forget about the fun…join us at iFly for some indoor skydiving.  We will also be welcoming any early arrivals on the 19th at the Hofbrauhaus around 6pm.  Call us with any questions!

TopSolid Maintenance Rebate (US Only)

For a limited time, we will honor your maintenance fees on your current software towards the purchase of a new license of TopSolid. What does this mean? For example, you already invested $1395 in renewing your maintenance on your current software this year. Switch to TopSolid now and we will discount your purchase by the same $1395 that you have either already spent, or are about to spend.

(Offer valid in the United States Only. Offer Expires end of 2015)