Integrated 3D CAD/CAM Solution for Windows PC

ZW3D

ZW3D

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ZW3D is a fully featured 3D modeling editor focused on CAD / CAM projects of all sizes and complexities, empowering 2D and 3D professional designers to take full control over their projects with highly configurable workspace, wide set of industry-leading tools, and built-in support for 2D drafting, molding, smart tools and much more.

CAD
ZW3D CAD module drives innovative product design

MOLD
ZW3D Mold module covers diversified needs of mold design

CAM
ZW3D CAM module enables efficient and reliable machining



Originally developed in 2011 by ZWSOFT, one of the international leaders in the field of 2D CAD, 3D CAD/CAM, and electromagnetic/structural simulation technologies, this ambitious modeling software has managed to attract over 260 global partners and almost a million genuine users focused on the creation of ambitious projects in the fields of architecture, automotive, aerospace, medical, structural engineering, consumer devices, and others.

ZW3D features a comprehensive set of tools for expert-level modeling of CAM and CAD projects, with extensive support for customization, modularity, and a wide array of industry-leading editing tools. Users are empowered to quickly learn all the capabilities of this powerful software package via a built-in help section, a large library of tutorials, and templates.

The creation of new projects can start in numerous ways, focusing on large designs that utilize multiple components, or by individually modeling components that will be later exported and moved into larger projects. Users have the ability to fully control the 3D render of the currently loaded model, import sketches and blocks, and modify their designs with a large variety of tools for cutting, extruding, feature mirroring, assigning properties to the used materials, and much more.

The app has full support for flexing and morphing of materials, face and edge detection, wireframe sketching, tools that manage drawing curves, healing tools, an extensive set of edge modification tools, and various assembly services that can help modelers to create components that easily fit together. With full support for undo/redo, backup, and versioning, users are empowered to unleash their creativity and be bold with their actions until the most optimal and perfected design is achieved.

Features
  • Translators for CATIA, Inventor, NX, Creo, SolidWorks, Solidedge, Parasolid, IGES, STEP, DWG/DXF, VDA, STLand so on.
  • Variety of sketch functions and Ready-sketch library.
  • Solid-surface hybrid modeling.
  • Powerful Direct Edit function.
  • Flexible Morphing, Wrapping, and Flex tools.
  • Productive assembly design with standard part library, interference check, and animation simulation.
  • Smart & easy to use 2D sheet.
  • Sheet metal functions.
  • Reverse engineering with triangle mesh modify & surface reproduce.
  • Geometry Healing.
  • Design Optimizer, Part Compare, Real-View & Checking Tools.
  • Links to FEA, CMM, and Macro Recorder.
  • Show-n-Tell Built-in Tutorials.
Finished projects can be exported in industry-standard 3D model formats (IGES, AutoCAD, Parasolid) or visualized in static image formats. Some of the most premium offerings of ZW3D include designing advanced molds, 4 & 5-Axis Milling, and even Full Machine Simulation.

Due to its complexity and an industry-leading focus on perfection, ZW3D is offered only as a premium application with a very high-tier pricing structure. Its basic Lite version costs more than two thousand dollars, with more premium tiers (Standard, Professional, 2-Axis Matching, 3-Axis Matching, and Premium) easily reaching the price of over 5 thousand dollars. The app is optimized for all modern versions of Windows OS (windows 7 and newer).

PROS
  • User-friendly interface
  • Powerful hybrid modeling
  • Comprehensive simulation tools
  • Flexible parametric design
  • Integrated CAM system
CONS
  • Steep learning curve
  • Limited documentation
Conclusion

In summary, ZW3D is a robust software that offers a wide range of features and functionalities for designing and manufacturing complex 3D models. Its powerful tools and user-friendly interface make it an excellent choice for professionals who need to create high-quality designs efficiently. Overall, ZW3D is a solid option for anyone in the engineering, design, and manufacturing industries.

Note: 30 days trial version. After the trial period, the "Open", "Print", "Save", "Import" and "Export" features are disabled.

What's new in this version:

ZW3D 2024
- Change log not available for this version


ZW3D 2023
Features:
- Multi-Print: Multi-Print supports printing multiple drawing sheets of multiple files at once
- Revolve Flange: Revolve Flange command supports picking an open profile as well as a closed profile
- Smart Fastener: Smart Fastener command can increase the efficiency to insert standard parts
- 3D Crop: There are three ways to 3D crop including Section at plane, Section with slice, and Section with envelope
- Engrave: Engrave supports text setting, placement setting, font setting and engraving setting to help quickly create lettering
- Parallel Routing: Parallel routing helps user create parallel routing according to the existing pipeline
- Multi Work Station: Multi-station is displayed in the output setting interface with a closed status by default

Improvements:
- Spiral Helix: Spiral Helix in 3D sketch newly supports creating helical lines and variable radius and distance
- Lofted Flange: Lofted Flange newly supports non-parallel profile
- View Projection: The generation speed of projection view improves apparently
- Tool Library Update: Remove Speed Feed from Ribbon toolbar and tool’s speed and feed do not exist as an independent object