VisualCAMc for Onshape to use cloud-based MachineWorks Software

SHEFFIELD – 20 Feb 2019 - MecSoft Corp., developer of computer-aided manufacturing ( CAM) software solutions, a customer of MachineWorks Ltd. since 2003, has licensed MachineWorks’ cloud-computing technology.

MachineWorks Ltd is the leading provider of component software for CNC simulation, verification and polygon-mesh modeling. The new cloud-based technology provides CNC manufacturers with an effective solution for running simulation on a server whilst displaying the results on one or more remote clients. 

Multiple MachineWorks simulations can be run concurrently on a single server and a single simulation can be synchronised across multiple clients simultaneously.

VisualCAMc for Onshape is MecSoft’s browser-based, first production level cloud CAM app for Onshape. Incorporating MachineWorks’ cloud-based libraries, VisualCAMc provides the functionality of MecSoft’s desktop-based VisualCAM running on the cloud on any internet-connected device that supports standard web browsers.

Cloud-computing is radically changing the way industries work and communicate. Manufacturing software providers seeking to provide their users with the many advantages of cloud-based working can now benefit from MachineWorks’ client-server APIs.

 “We chose simulation libraries from MachineWorks for our cloud CAM product VisualCAMc because of the unparalleled quality and speed of their libraries, ease of integration and also their excellent support.  These factors combined with our long and valued relationship with MachineWorks made it a natural choice for us.  We are very happy with the results and are excited to be one of the first companies to implement production level CAM on the cloud,” says Joe Anand, President & CEO of MecSoft Corporation.

“We are delighted that MecSoft have chosen MachineWorks for their cloud-based product line. MecSoft has always been at the forefront of innovation. Their new VisualCAMc product brings serious CAM and CNC simulation to the cloud and provides opportunities for more efficient ways of working through continuous installation-free upgrades and real-time collaboration across geographically distributed sites,” says Richard Baxter, Sales Manager at MachineWorks.

MachineWorks offers a full cloud back-end combined with a flexible client supporting all common web browsers and cloud-enabled desktop applications via both C and JavaScript APIs.

Networked devices such as mobile phones, tablets, laptops and desktops can visualise and drive connected MachineWorks simulations running on a remote server. Multiple clients can access the same server simulation and a single server can support multiple simulations on multiple clients.

Geometry is native to the client allowing local graphical operations without server round tripping. As with the standard MachineWorks API, the client module allows applications to use MachineWorks graphics as provided or to combine MachineWorks geometry with their own graphics pipeline.

About MecSoft

Headquartered in Irvine, California, MecSoft Corporation is a worldwide leader in providing Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) software solutions for the small to mid-market segments. These solutions include products VisualCAD/CAM®, RhinoCAM™, VisualCAM for SOLIDWORKS®, AlibreCAM® and VisualCAMc for Onshape®. These software products deliver powerful, easy-to-use and affordable solutions for users in the custom manufacturing, rapid prototyping, rapid tooling, mold making, aerospace, automotive, tool & die, woodworking, and education industries.

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About MachineWorks Software

MachineWorks Limited has been providing cutting-edge software engines to manufacturers across the world since 1994.

MachineWorks is a software development toolkit used by manufacturers looking to simulate any type of CNC machining and check for clashes and gouges in the full machining environment.

More than 60% of CAM developers in the world have integrated MachineWorks software which sets the standard for CNC simulation and verification component software in the industry.  MachineWorks is integrated not only into CAM applications but also into stand-alone verification applications and controller-based applications, including collision avoidance systems.

About Polygonica Software

Polygonica is a polygonal solid modeling toolkit for processing polygon meshes.

Polygonica provides a wide range of geometric operations on polygon mesh models such as automatic solid healing, self-intersection fixing and Boolean operations. Other algorithms in Polygonica allow remeshing, simplification, offsetting, shrink-wrapping and point cloud manipulation.

Built on MachineWorks' core technology for material removal and machine simulation, Polygonica’s unique polygonal modeling technology takes advantage of many years of development and successful implementation in the CNC industry.

Polygonica has a wide range of applications, particularly in the fast-growing fields of additive manufacturing and 3D printing, where there is a requirement to solve complex polygon modeling problems when handling defective models with vast numbers of polygons. Polygonica is embedded into software solutions in a wide range of industries including mechanical CAD, CAE, CAM, dental, medical, mining and AR/VR for large capital asset industries such as BIM, offshore, plant and shipbuilding.

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