New ECAD Module

 
  • ECAD

ZW3D 2021 provides a new ECAD module for PCB design and supports the import and export of IDF files.

ECAD Module Video

Part Modelling and Sketch Enhancements

 
  • New Script Record Tool (Mapkeys)

Using Script Record in ZW3D 2021, engineers can record the script of frequently used commands and perform them by Map Key.

  • Quick Import

Quick Import function can help you open and manage larger components and assemblies more quickly and easily.

  • New Datum Types

Two new types of datum are available in ZW3D 2021 – Axis and Coordinate System (CSYS). They are very helpful to improve everyday productivity.

  • Sketch Improvements

There are many new features and optimized functions in the Sketch module

  • New Surface Modelling Functions

There are two key improvements to surface modeling:

The new Cross Trim command allows you to trim multiple crossed faces by one step. The G2 Blend option has been added to the Fillet and Blend Face commands.

  • New Sheetmetal Punch Options

The sheet metal Punch Tool command now it allows you to create fillets and open faces. External shapes can also now be imported as the punch shapes.

  • Enhancements to Drawings

Two new types of table are available in ZW3D 2021:

They allow you to document both points and dimensions.

OLE objects can now be added to your drawing. This link to an external file allows you toedit the object directly by opening it in another application. This is very useful when you need to connect the 2D sheet to an external BOM table or other documents.

 Script Editor Video

New Datum Features Video

New Surface Features Video

New Surface Features Video

Quick Import Video

Sketch Enhancements Video

New Datum Features Video

Assembly Enhancements

 
  • Assembly Structure

Dissolve Assembly and Group as Sub-assembly – work as a pair to break up or create or reorganise an assembly structure.

  • Unplaced (virtual) Components

Unplaced Components are virtual components that only appear in the assembly tree but not in the graphic window.

They are normally the things that should be included in the BOM table, but are not necessary to show the geometry. For example: Tape, Paint, Spares.

Assembly Enhancements Video

Manufacturing Enhancements

 
  • Full Machine Simulation

Has been enhanced to include: Machine Builder, CNC Controller, Machine Register options.

NC codes can now be imported from external files to run a simulation.

  • Excel format in Operation Lists

Operation Lists can now be exported to Excel with a customizable template, where the coordinate system can be specified.

  • New Arc Fitting for higher precision

The Fit Arc option has been added to 2-axis milling, 5-axis milling, and Surface Engraving. With Fit Arc, the toolpaths of higher precision can be generated.

Machine Simulation Video

Arc Fitting Video

Operation List Video

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