Shorter learning curve and quicker implementation

A clear workflow with an intuitive Microsoft UI enables you to start working quickly. Whether you are an experienced engineer or a complete novice, ZW3D CAM can be mastered with a pretty short learning curve.
ZW3D 2 axis Milling

Intelligent & reliable 2 axis milling

Hole & 2 Axis Tactics can define features and generate manufacturable tool paths automatically, cutting programming time by 70%.
2 Axis machining features the necessary tools for easy control over all aspects of 2 axis milling.
You can easily and flexibly generate toolpaths on 2D geometry, surfaces or solid features.

Highly efficient roughing functions

Volumill for ZW3D can help you to generate optimized toolpaths with 50%-80% machining cycle time saved.
Plus, it can use full depth of cutter thus sparing your cutting tool costs by up to 75%.
ZW3D Volume Mill function
ZW3D 3 axis Milling

Productive 3 axis milling

More than 40 types of machining operations are available in ZW3D to facilitate efficient roughing and finishing. Productive high speed machining routines assist you in dealing with all kinds of work with ease.
It is also easy to get the desired toolpath on Nurb surfaces as well as STL geometry. Even undercut toolpaths can be produced on them.

4 and 5 axis milling (Add on Module)

The 5 axis milling module provides a complete solution for indexing and 4 and 5 axis simultaneous machining.
The 5 axis milling module is also able to work directly with STL files.
Comprehensive functionality like swarf cut, drive curve, drive surface, flow cut, side cut, point control and 3 axis toolpath convert into 5 axis, are provided to extend machining capabilities for different situations.
ZW3D 5 axis Milling
ZW3D Turning

Intuitive turning

Turning provides outside and inside roughing, finishing, grooving, threading, facing and drilling to deal with most types of turned parts.
Wireframes, surfaces and solid features are recognized.
Turning cycles are supported.

Safe and Reliable machining

ZW3D provides the tools to deliver reliable toolpaths and safe machining.
The solid verify tool simulates the actual machining process and analyses the excess materials, leading to reliable and efficient machining.
The analysis function helps programmers to detect collisions and gouges between tools and stock, table, clamps etc.
The accurate calculation of the minimum tool hang length ensures the safety of your machining.

Full machine Simulation (Add on Module)

MACHINEWORKS unique Boolean engine provides fast and accurate Material Removal, Collision Detection and Machine Simulation for Machine Tools, CNC Controllers, Desktop and Cloud-based CAM, CMM, Optical Inspection, Additive Manufacturing and Robotics software.
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Reliable Machining

Flexible tool path editor

With the tool path editor you can get better tool paths and improved machining efficiency without tedious adjustments of parameter settings and continuous re-calculation of tool paths.
Edit the entire path or parts of the tool paths with tools like Trim, Re-order, Re-link, Extend & Transform.

Post processing

ZW3D Post provides advanced post-processing capabilities for converting cutter location data (APT-CL) into machine specific code (GM code) required by CNC machines.
Supports all classes of 3 to 5 axis milling machines.
ZW3D Machine Functions