A new, free utility called PartMaker Viewer allows users to view 2D prints, 3D models and even complete 3D assemblies and so provides a great tool for viewing and sharing manufacturing and engineering data.
One very beneficial feature of PartMaker Viewer is that allows PartMaker users to collaborate with others in their organization as well as those outside of it who may not have access to PartMaker, free of cost.
With PartMaker Viewer anyone, be it company management, shop floor personnel or even a shop’s customers or other external partners can see the work being done in PartMaker. This can easily be done by just exporting a file from PartMaker’s Simulation as an STL and bringing it into PartMaker Viewer.
PartMaker Viewer is a free utility offered by Delcam. It is not a timed evaluation that will expire. Contract manufacturers and job shops can encourage their customers to download PartMaker Viewer in order to work more collaboratively with them.
“PartMaker Viewer is a great addition to the PartMaker CAD/CAM software suite,” says PartMaker Division, President Hanan Fishman. “With the addition of PartMaker Modeling last year and the recent introduction of the new Advanced Surface Machining module, PartMaker is perhaps the most complete suite of production-oriented CADCAM software on the market today. PartMaker provides a complete production engineering CADCAM solution from geometry creation, to engineering data repair and modification to tool path creation to machine simulation to NC code generation.”