What's New in 2016

IronCAD is pleased to announce the latest release of the industries fastest and easiest to use 3D design solutions IRONCAD, INOVATE, IRONCAD DRAFT, IRONCAD COMPOSE, and our Native Translator. 

The 2016 product release includes substantial improvements for customers working in the fabrication and assembly sector. Among the noticeable developments are Sheet Metal specific improvements, enhanced smart design capabilities that make it easy to add intelligent rules plus the brand new Mechanical add-in that offers increased utilities for design operations.

The new sheet metal improvements retain the speed, ease of use, and renowned in-place design behaviors but now offer the ability to create more complex bending operations with a new sketched bend command. Additionally, users have the ability to import and use sheet metal data from customers or suppliers as if it were native to IronCAD. The ability to intelligently use non-native geometry dramatically improves customer flexibility and increases productivity. With more powerful bend handling and better lofting profiles for accurate sheet metal manufacturing, IronCAD users can now tackle the most complex fabrication challenges.

IronCAD 2016 launches a new and advance offering of Smart Design tools such as the Smart eBehavior which provides customers with the ability to dynamically drive designs based on optimized product configuration and assembly fit and function. Typically, configuration systems build rules and variables at the part level and are complex engines with a fixed number of variations. IronCAD's Smart eBehavior works with how products are actually configured at the assembly level allowing engineers to work with content, but also permits customers and other stakeholder's access to IronCAD's data. Engineers can build intelligent assemblies that adjust and move according to built-in rules. IronCAD's catalog system further accelerates the design process by enabling reuse of typical components for new product designs. Customers and sales teams can directly configure 3D data to meet customers' requirements and can even communicate new suggestions. In addition to speeding up the production process, the IronCAD interoperability process is secure since all data is returned to the engineering team for conversion to real-world production data.

IronCAD's new Mechanical Add-In (IronCAD Mechanical) offers intelligent tools for fabricators such as Industry Standard fasteners, steel sections, piping, flanges, bill of material generation and much more. Because knowledge and behavior is built directly into the intelligent components, typical day-to-day tasks are much simpler and this significantly reduces design time especially for fabricators. IronCAD has announced that the base level proven functionality will be included free of charge to all customers.

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