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SmartCAM v12.1 Applications Released

September 17, 2005 - Eugene Oregon - SmartCAMcnc has announced version 12.1 releases for SmartCAM Production Milling, Advanced Milling, FreeForm Machining, Production Turning, Advanced Turning, Advanced Wire EDM and Advanced Fabrication.

These releases include expanded data export capabilities, the added ability to convert geometry to a hidden layer or step, refinement of the "transform move" function to allow the toolpath clear value to automatically follow repositioned toolpath elements, the addition of automated "to world-0" (zero) coordinate settings, and enhanced dynamic nesting capability.

Dynamic Nest allows users to move individual parts or the active group for best fit in the nested file. This functionality also provides discreet movement of parts for non-nesting requirements, a highly requested enhancement to SmartCAM.

SmartCAM computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software provides multiple-surface capabilities for a full range of parts from 2-axis work to complex 3-axis molds, dies, and prototypes. SmartCAMcnc provides maintenance contracts, updates, upgrades and technical support for all SmartCAM users, regardless of version.

All SmartCAM products include updated data translators and market leading NC editing software.

Version 12 applications represents the SmartCAMcnc's first release of its industry-pioneering CAM software since the company was founded in December, 2003. Prior to that time, the software sat idle while it was owned but not developed by a series of companies. These new releases are the first by any company since 1998.

About SmartCAM & SmartCAMcnc

For over 30 years, the SmartCAM family of computer-aided manufacturing software provides toolpath modeling and CNC programming for prismatic production work to complex molds, dies, and prototypes. SmartCAMcnc provides affordable software subscription contracts, updates, upgrades and technical support for all SmartCAM users, regardless of version. All SmartCAM applicatons include standard CAD translators, optional native CAD translators and NC editing software from Predator Software, Inc (www.predator-software.com).

SmartCAMcnc is an Oregon-based company that develops and markets the SmartCAM suite of computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software for the benefit of its worldwide customer base. Gregg Olson, founder and president of SmartCAMcnc, has been involved in developing CNC programming systems since 1979, with over two decades of experience in various product development capacities for Weber Systems, Point Control, CAMAX, and SDRC.

To monitor further developments please visit www.SmartCAMcnc.com.

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Media Contact: Hugh Caldwell
(541) 344-4563

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