MRO Magazine

ZW3D 2015 SP: Ideal CAD/CAM Solution for Middle Market

September 15, 2015
By Business Wire News


ZW3D, one of the world’s leading suppliers of advanced CAD/CAM solutions for the manufacturing industry, today announced the availability of ZW3D 2015 SP, featuring over 300 improvements for a perfect mid-range CAD/CAM with high performance, extensive applications and a fair price.

This newly released edition is to bring SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) a design-through-manufacturing platform with advanced usability, stability and function extension.


ZW3D has added a series of enhancements, like new electrode ribbon tab to provide more user-friendly interface, tweaked picking and highlighting to offer flexible configuration, optimized interference check to display clearer results, and much more, for better user experience.

“I’m really happy every time ZW3D improves and develops, especially in this new version. Slight might the improvements be, they make it work better,” said Paphop, one of the ZW3D community members from Thailand. “Take smart rotation center detection for example. It makes work more enjoyable.”


In accordance with feedback from users worldwide, the ZW3D 2015 SP is refined in diversified functionalities, like more robust Boolean operation, enhanced Direct Edit & better roughing link and lead, etc., providing high performance as a mid-level CAD/CAM.

“ZW3D 2015 SP is a further proof of ZW3D’s continued efforts to make it easier to use. The addition of weldments, better sketch constraint icons and more advanced assembly management are just few examples of the development program,” commented Paul, an active user from the ZW3D community. “I am now using it full time in an assembly-driven R&D design project that utilizes a range of parametric relationships.”

Function Extension

The extension of key functionalities is another highlight in ZW3D 2015 SP. Take the embedded file translator for example. The data exchange engine of Parasolid is upgraded with import/export of points and wireframes.

Moreover, this version heightens the support for turning cycle output with boosted CNC efficiency and improves the generation of drive curve with increased accuracy.

“In the following years, most of our R&D resources will be focused on forging a perfect solution for SMEs,” said Colin Lin, Director of ZW3D Overseas Business. “With powerful functions and fair prices.”


ZW3D is cost-effective CAD/CAM software for 3D modeling, mold design, and machining, which takes engineers from concept to finished product in one easy-to-use, single collaborative environment.

Michelle Wong, +86-20-38289780