30 April 2007
30 April 2007
The Belgian company Material has released the new version of Cadwind, its filament winding software.
Cadwind 2007 is the result of over 22 years of ongoing research and development. During that time, Cadwind has been proven in thousands of winding projects, from simple piping systems to large scale space transportation rockets.
Cadwind 2007 has a completely new designed graphics package. It has been developed from scratch and has all the features of modern, state of the art CAD software.
Users can see an animated simulation of the winding machine producing the part. It gives the user a much better impression of what to expect when the winding program is used on the machine. The real time simulation allows the user to see the machine movements and dynamics including velocities and accelerations. The user can check if the pay-out eye is colliding with the mandrel, the winding program runs smoothly and if the chosen parameters are optimal for the application. The machine simulator will save numerous test runs on a real machine.
Cadwind 2007 has a new simplified package and price structure. There are four basic packages. Since all former modules are now integrated into these packages, the new structure gives the user much more software for the same price. The basic packages can be extended with the Design Pack option which even includes a complete copy of Composite Star software.
Material has also introduced downloadable tutorial videos. These videos allow the user to learn very easily how to work with Cadwind 2007 and to stay up to date with the latest developments of Material's winding engineers.
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