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Delcam's FeatureCAM Certified for Autodesk Inventor 2011


Delcam is pleased to announce that its 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. This program certifies that FeatureCAM software applications have been tested by Autodesk engineers to ensure that they meet the highest standards set for robustness, quality and interoperability with the latest version of Inventor, the industry's leading 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 at http://www.delcam.tv/inventor2011.

"Inventor helps foster stronger collaboration among manufacturing teams to allow designers, engineers, marketers and end customers to work together with a single digital prototype from concept to production," said Tim Gray, director of Inventor product management at Autodesk. "A key part of this process for our manufacturing customers is enabling manufacturing programs like FeatureCAM to interact successfully with Inventor."

"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," he continued. "The latest version of FeatureCAM supports the latest hardware developments, including multi-threading to speed up toolpath calculations, which shortens overall product development times."

"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," added Tom McCollough, Vice President of Development for FeatureCAM. "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 a unique combination of feature-based and knowledge-based functionality that makes programming faster and easier than any other CAM system. The software family offers a comprehensive range of programs for milling, turning, wire EDM and mill-turn, all with the same easy-to-use interface style to minimise training times.

FeatureCAM incorporates Delcam's industry-leading 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.

For further information on Delcam's FeatureCAM software, please contact:

Peter Dickin, Marketing Manager

Direct phone: 0121 683 1081

e-mail: marketing@delcam.com

Delcam plc

Small Heath Business Park,

Birmingham, B10 0HJ, UK

www.delcam.com

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