Desktop Engineering Selects ZW3D 2016 CAD/CAM as "Editor's Pick of the Week"

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ZWDirect today announced that Desktop Engineering has selected the ZW3D 2016 CAD/CAM solution as their "Editor's Pick of the Week". The "pleasant surprise of... a full-featured CAD/CAM system" is available for less than half the price of traditional, high-end 3D CAD/CAM systems.

ZWDirect today announced that Desktop Engineering has selected ZW3D 2016 CAD/CAM solution as their "Editor's Pick of the Week". In explaining the choice, Editor-at-Large Anthony J. Lockwood, wrote that ZW3D "gives you the pleasant surprise of showing what a full-featured CAD/CAM system can do for you."

ZW3D offers unparalleled depth, breadth, and affordability for 3D CAD/CAM. Powered by OverDrive (TM), it provides a Best-in-Class solution across Design, Design Repurposing, Verification, Manufacturing Prep, and Manufacturing.

OverDrive is a unified 3D modeling kernel developed by CAD visionary Mark Vorwaller of VX Software and industrialized by ZWSoft. Unlike traditional modelers, OverDrive unifies solids, surfaces, and direct-edit modeling into a single modeler enabling flexible, interoperable design. OverDrive meets or exceeds the abilities of high-priced modelers and, as a unified kernel, enables powerful new features, applications, and benefits across 3D CAD/CAM not possible in other solutions.

With the flexibility to choose and combine solids, surfaces, and direct-editing techniques, designers are free to select the best approaches and realize shapes and products simply not possible before. Additional design tools and applications include parametric modeling, feature-based design, 3D smart-sketching tools, spec-driven optimization, and design applications for assembly, mold, sheet-metal, and weldments.

For manufacturers, ZW3D also provides part healing, 2D and BOM generation, workflow automation, machining sequencing and analysis tools, and CNC code generation for turning, drilling, and milling (2-5 axis) machines.

SMB manufacturers, especially, are empowered to realize compelling and sustaining business benefits. Fully 3D-enabled, suppliers and shops can speed delivery times, enhance customer collaboration, advance their manufacturing portfolios, increase quality and yield, improve productivity, streamline their processes, and take full advantage of the latest machine technologies and features.

ZW3D's read/write data backplane supports the formats of all popular CAD/CAM tools, machines, and industry standards, including CATIA, Creo, Inventor, NX, Solidworks, Parasolid as well as DWG, DXF, IGES, SAT, STEP, and STL.

With prices starting at $1300 (US), ZW3D solutions are available for less than half the price of traditional, high-end 3D CAD or 3D CAD/CAM systems.

For more on ZW3D from ZWDirect:

    -- Visit product page at
    -- Register for a weekly webinar at
    -- See pricing, download, and buy online (US and Canada) at
    -- In other countries, please visit

Desktop Engineering reports that they serve a subscriber base of over 87,000 design engineers and engineering managers creating tomorrow’s products using optimal design technologies -- the full article on ZW3D is available at

About ZWSoft

ZWSoft serves over 550,000 users around the world. ZW3D is backed by a world-class support organization and rich, online tutorials to ensure confidence and success. ZW3D is used for mechanical part/tool, plastic product/system, and small/large assembly design, manufacturing, and support across a range of industries including automotive, consumer, food, medical, electronic, and packaging.

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