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ZW3D 2022: Next-Level CAD/CAM Features at Your Fingertips

ZWSOFT today announced the official launch of ZW3D 2022, the latest version of its flagship integrated 3D CAD/CAM solution. Packed with new features and enhancements, this long-awaited version will surprise you with its G3 curve continuity, piping design module, and countless improvements that culminate in higher modeling and machining efficiency as well as friendlier interaction. The Breakthrough…More

EMU Designs Batteries and Power Systems with ZWCAD

EMU, one of the largest European battery suppliers, has been using ZWCAD to design batteries for demanding applications since 2011. With 29 years of industry experience, over 10 thousand customers worldwide, and several recognized brands (EUROPOWER®, ACUMAX®, ALARMTEC, and DYNASTY), EMU is one of the largest manufacturers of valve regulated lead-acid (VRLA), absorbed glass mat (AGM), and…More

ZW3D: Eligible and Practical for the Manufacturing of TAÇ® Kitchenware

TAÇ MUTFAK, a long-established Turkish kitchenware manufacturer delivers quality and pretty cookware with ZW3D. To match the growing market demands for cookware, all kinds of tools, utensils, appliances, etc. are springing up to attract consumers’ attention. For a 60-year-old kitchenware brand, how to stay competitive and innovative? TAÇ MUTFAK from Turkey attaches great importance to…More

ZWSOFT Backs Dongfeng Liuzhou Motor up in Automotive Industrial Revolution

The Key to Evolving Under the Reform of Auto Industry Nowadays, the entire automotive industry is under reform, resulting in competitions more intense than ever before. As a long-established automaker, Dongfeng Liuzhou Motor Co., Ltd. (DFLZM for short) has always been at the forefront of advancing auto manufacturing technologies. Benchmarking their models against mainstream products, DFLZM maintains…More

ZWCAD 2021 Review by Melanie Stone at Engineering.com

ZWSOFT has been around for over 20 years—about the same length of time the author has been using CAD software. In this article, we review ZWCAD 2021, the latest edition of ZWSOFT’s 2D CAD software. We got off to a good start. It only took 17 minutes from the time I searched for their site, to…More

Linglong Tire Integrates ZWCAD into Its Global R&D Strategy

The powerful ZWCAD and the professional support that comes with it have been satisfying the R&D and design needs of Shandong Linglong Tire Co., Ltd. since 2014. Tires are indispensable to automobiles. High-quality tires can guarantee a safe and smooth ride while reducing noise to provide comfort for the passengers. The rapid development of vehicles…More

ZWCAD Helps ZONSON Deliver Intelligent Public Transportation Solutions

ZONSON SMART AUTO CORPORATION provides comprehensive intelligent public transportation solutions and services with ZWCAD. In the garage, drivers use the automotive navigation system to plan the shortest route; on the highway, they turn up or down the automobile A/C through the human-computer interaction system; in the service area, the driver can charge the vehicle in…More

ZWCAD 2021 Review by Melanie Stone at Engineering.com

ZWSOFT has been around for over 20 years—about the same length of time the author has been using CAD software. In this article, we review ZWCAD 2021, the latest edition of ZWSOFT’s 2D CAD software. We got off to a good start. It only took 17 minutes from the time I searched for their site, to…More

10 CAD Commands Architects Need to Master (Part 1)

Architects, want to know how to step up and speed up your architectural design game? The following practical CAD commands that I’ve picked out can be the answer! Keep reading to learn how to use them with the instructions and GIFs I’ve prepared. 1. ATTDEF ATTDEF stands for attribute definitions. Speaking of attributes, I’ve already…More

3 Verification Tools to Better Guarantee the Safety of Machining

There is no doubt that safety is the top priority of CNC machining. Programmers need to ensure that the toolpaths will not cause overcuts, bring any collisions between hardware, such as cutting tools, fixtures, machine tables and other machine components, or exceed the axis travel limitation. Therefore, verification tools in CAM program play a significant…More

3 Tips to Make 2D Sketch Easy and Enjoyable

2D sketch is an important step before modeling design. Good sketch tools can help you get ideal 2D sketches more efficiently, and thus lay a good foundation for the latter modeling. So today I’d like to share 3 useful tips with you, hoping that they will make your 2D sketching easy and enjoyable. Tip 1:…More

Customize Your ZWCAD 2021? Easy Peasy!

You may know a thing or two about the faster and smoother experience ZWCAD 2021 can bring. But is that all? Nah. You can now further customize it to better suit your design habits. In this article, I’m going to show you how to tailor it in several simple steps. So, keep on reading! (And pay attention because free licenses…More

How Fast Is ZWCAD 2021? Here’s Our Side of the Story

In the workplace, you can’t emphasize efficiency too much. The minutes saved from waiting for basic operations to be done can be devoted to actual design tasks and increasing output. Therefore, a good CAD program should help you work smarter, not keep you waiting. Thanks to the new graphic engine, the long-awaited ZWCAD 2021 official is faster…More

ZWCAD Mechanical 2021 Is Now Available

ZWSOFT today launched ZWCAD Mechanical 2021, the industry-specific version based on its faster and smoother flagship product, ZWCAD. Besides inheriting the speed, smoothness, and satisfying new functions of ZWCAD 2021, it offers more handy features. Create Congruous Single Holes Easily Now we have two more options for creating single holes. One is the “By Standard Size” option. Once…More

ZW3D 2021: Continues to Tackle More Complex Design and Manufacturing Tasks

ZW3D 2021 has been officially released today. Continuing to focus on tackling more complex design, this fire-new version brings forth a great deal of new functions and enhancements for friendlier user experience, as well as more efficient and higher-quality product design and manufacturing. Friendlier User Experience Attributes Conversion Except for supporting the latest versions of…More

ZWCAD 2021: Faster and Smoother

Today sees the official launch of ZWCAD 2021, the faster and smoother version of the powerful, reliable, and DWG compatible CAD solution developed by ZWSOFT. Less Time on Waiting, More on the Pleasing UI Speed, a feature vital to ZWCAD, is at its hitherto best thanks to the upgraded graphic engine. On average, file reading consumes…More

Reuse of Japanese Infrastructure Has Increased with ZWCAD

All Japan Data Service Co., Ltd., a firm specializing in infrastructure inspection, has been using ZWCAD to help reuse and ensure the safety of more facilities across Japan. Against the backdrop of population aging and environmental protection, the focus of developing infrastructure has shifted from quantity to reuse in Japan. To this end, All Japan Data…More

Happy CADing with ZWCAD: How to Design a Safe Deck?

An ideal place to spend leisure hours? I’d vote for a wooden deck where you’re free to enjoy the sunshine, tweets of birds, BBQ parties, etc. outdoors while staying close to home. And today, I want to share with you some tips and tricks for designing a safe deck (download the design kit here). In…More

ZW3D 2021 Beta is Now Available for You to Try

ZWSOFT today unveiled ZW3D 2021 – Call now (+91-9663424573) Beta for testing. The new version brings extended functions for CAD design and CAM programming as well as better user experience, helping you tackle more complex tasks. Here are the highlights of ZW3D 2021, and a surprise is waiting for you at the end! Friendlier Interaction…More

Design on Infrared Thermometer in ZW3D

Since the pandemic began, infrared thermometers can be seen in many public places to detect people’s temperature. It has been playing an important role in curbing the spread of COVID-19. So, how to design one in ZW3D? Let’s see! Step 1: Draw the rough outlines of the thermometer on the YZ plane. In this step,…More

How 3D CAD Boosts Efficiency for 2D CAD Users

As a great helper of design, CAD software has been boosting designers’ efficiency for decades. 2D CAD, which came out first, has been widely used in multiple industries. But in the past ten years, an advanced technology, 3D CAD, has emerged and is getting more and more mature, playing an increasingly important role in the…More

ZWCAD 2021 Beta Is Open to Tryout

ZWSOFT today launched ZWCAD 2021 Beta, which smooths the way to faster display, finer visuals, and better user experience. If you wish for a speedy and pleasurable design process, this version will lighten your workload and mood. Better Visuals Generated More Quickly As the R&D leader of ZWCAD, Charles Zhao explained in the all-in-one CAx Interview, the…More

Happy CADing: How to Design a Mask Press Roller

To stay safe against the COVID-19, masks become the “close friends” of most of us at present. But do you know how to create one? Except for the buzzword melt-brown fabric, a tool called mask press roller is needed for pressure cutting and forming during the production. Follow 5 simple steps and learn to design…More

Happy Cading with ZW3D

Design an Elegant Pull Handle with ZW3D. A pull handle is the first thing you touch when opening something. Its shape and style indicate the owner’s taste — classic or modern, simple or delicate. But no matter which style, streamlined shape and smooth touch will be the basic demands for its design. So today, I…More

Work-from-Home Success: Learning from a Veteran Constructor

While those viral videos of work-from-home fails are amusing, it is not the case when you experience them. From where the statue of the bear and the strawberry tree locates, Miguel Ángel de Mingo, CEO of ZWSpain (MP Scia Ingenieria S.L.) who had years of experience in the construction industry shares his thoughts on how to stay…More

CADprofi® and ZWCAD: Professional CAD Solutions for Architects and More

For over a decade, CADprofi® and ZWCAD have been offering professionals better CAD programs together. Now, with the CADprofi® 2020 suite ported to ZWCAD 2020, architects, constructors, mechanics, and electrical engineers can deliver first-rate projects with fewer exertions. Founded in 1996, CADprofi is an international developer of CAD add-ons with 2 branches in Poland and Germany. Available in 24 languages, CADprofi…More

Electrode Focus™ for ZW3D: Electrode Design can be SO EASY

Electrode is the “cutter” of EDM (Electrical Discharge Machining) machine. Its importance to EDM machine is the same as a cutter to the CNC machine. Because usually this “cutter” can only be used once, making electrodes as fast as we can is a constant pursuit of all the electrode designers. However, many troubles and headaches…More

Cooling Loop – Your Secret Weapon to Create Cooling Channels

If you are a mold designer working on the injection mold, you must understand the importance of designing a reasonable cooling system, which greatly affects production efficiency since cooling takes most of the mold cycle time. However, cooling system design can be difficult because it’s at the end of the mold design process, before which,…More

Konsystem and ZWCAD Together Contribute to A Better Structured Poland

Konsystem, a Polish company specialized in designing concrete, steel and post-tensioned structures has been trusting ZWCAD to better the structure of buildings in Poland and beyond. Konsystem Konstrukcje Budowlane Sp. z o.o. (KKB) has been active in Poland and beyond for around a decade now. What distinguishes KKB from others in the industry is that…More

LVZ ElektroCAD for ZWCAD: A Complete Combo for Electrical Planning

To install electrical appliances and machines in buildings, electrical plans are essential. Since they should be compliant with certain rules, CAD solutions can play a part. Now, with the add-on, LVZ ElektroCAD successfully ported to ZWCAD 2020, a complete solution for electrical planning is at your disposal. LVZ ElektroCAD is developed by IBS Döbeln, a German software and service…More

5 Tips to Turn CAD Files from Chaos to Orders

Many designers are plagued by managing CAD files when working on a complex project or dealing with multiple tasks at the same time. As you can see, the types of a large amount of files are varied, such as parts, assemblies, drawings, etc., and are stored in different folders and sometimes used in multiple projects.…More

Hybrid Modeling in ZW3D: A Highly Flexible Modeling Technology

If you are working on product design with a 3D CAD system, you must know the technology of hybrid modeling, which combines surface modeling and solid modeling methods in one CAD system, and is usually applied to product prototype design or structural design. However, it’s more than a simple combination. What’s the meaning of “hybrid”?…More

1 CAD Solution, 2 Designers, 13 Years and Many More

Two of the first ZWCAD users from Poland shared with us their years-long experiences with ZWCAD. By the end of 2019, two independent designers, Mr. Wiesław Olesiak and Mr. Janusz Drożak had an interview with SZANSA, the Polish ZWSOFT partner and talked about their past, present and future with ZWCAD. The CAD Solution that Keeps Small Businesses…More

Re-live ZW3D 2020 YouTube Live

ZW3D 2020 YouTube Live has just concluded. During the live, Juno Chan, Chris Chan, and Zack Wang, our CAD/CAM experts, shared the improvements and new functions in ZW3D 2020, and a number of lucky guys won the big prizes we’ve prepared. We experienced a great time with all of you, our ZW3D lovers. Thank you for joining…More

Indian Users Had a Sneak Peek at CADbro 2020 and ZW3D 2020

Pune, India: November 23, 2019 – In mid-November, the latest versions of CADbro and ZW3D were demonstrated in Nashik and Pune, India. Together with ZWIndia and CADbro India, our partners in India, we welcomed 100 tier one companies and over 200 industry experts, automotive manufacturers, toolmakers, and mechanical designers. Terry Deng and Gofy Pan, technical experts from ZWSOFT demonstrated the new features of…More

New Features in ZW3D 2020 are Big Time Savers

A lot of efforts have been put in to make the mold design process even easier than it already is. Mold Project Manager First of all, the Mold Project Manager has been optimized to give a smoother and more user-friendly workflow. We can now specify materials, shrinkage, cavity types and more. Parting The parting geometry…More

ZWSOFT CEO Interview – Cooperation > Competition

In this part, ZWSOFT CEO Truman shares what’s the ecosystem of CAx industry in his eyes, and his attitudes towards partners and competitors. “Ecosystem” is a hot word in recent years. What’s that in your mind? As a matter of fact, an ecosystem can never be built. For example, if you stack up grasses and…More