Internationally recognised software development company, Delcam Plc, has recently launched its new and revamped mid-range CADCAM software package, ArtCAM Insignia. Formerly focused on the 2D and 2.5D creation of furniture, it has been completely overhauled to provide furniture manufacturers worldwide with an affordable introductory 3D modelling and CNC/laser machining software package.
The software can now not only be used to: simultaneously drill holes for cabinetry, create male & female inlays and nest items to be cut according to their true shape (whilst allowing for left over material dimensions to be saved) but also instantly transform 2D designs into 3D shapes, ideal for decorative furniture.
Incorporating some of the 3D modelling functionality from the range’s advanced CADCAM software package, ArtCAM Pro, Insignia 2011 R2’s new 3D shape creation tools can instantly convert vector artwork (line drawings) into a multitude of 3D shapes. By simply double clicking on a specific colour of a Bitmap image or a selected vector, the intuitive ‘Shape Editor’ tool allows furniture makers to not only instantly create a 3D shape with their preferred shape profile, angle and height but also how the shape is combined with any 3D relief that has already been created.
If the furniture manufacturer works with imported DXF or PDF files, ArtCAM Insignia’s ‘Toolpath Templates’ enables them to apply previously defined machining strategies, cutting tools and machining parameters to named layers within the imported file, and calculate them with just a single click. Once the 2D or 3D design is complete, all toolpaths can be simulated prior to being sent to the CNC or laser machine to make sure the furniture designer is happy with their design.
Delcam ArtCAM Marketing Manager, Rebecca Freemantle comments, “Delcam is committed to continually developing its suite of scalable software packages, so that organisations and individuals alike can design stunning furniture with software tailored to their design, manufacturing & budgetary requirements. ”
For more information on ArtCAM Insignia 2011 R2; to download the trial version; or purchase it online go to: www.artcaminsignia.com.
Delcam (www.delcam.com ) is one of the world’s leading suppliers of advanced CADCAM software product development solutions. Formally founded in 1977, after initial development work at Cambridge University, UK it now has subsidiaries in North America, Europe and Asia. Delcam’s software is used by more than 30,000 organisations in over 80 countries.
The ArtCAM software product range (www.artcam.com) provides a unique CAD modelling and CNC CAM machining solution. ArtCAM allows the creation of high quality products from 2D artwork faster than ever thought possible.