What Is CAD Software?

What Is CAD Software?CAD, or computer-aided design, software creates a digital environment where specific shapes can be drawn and rendered for use in many diverse applications, including metal fabrication. It works in tandem with computer numerical control (CNC) and computer-aided machining (CAM) software found on automated fabrication machines. BeamCut, the industry’s leading technology for structural steel and plate fabrication, comes equipped with CAD/CAM/CNC software to deliver perfect cuts of any shape or profile.

Endless Options for Design

If your metal fabrication shop mass-produces commonly shaped materials, such as I-beams, you can find the exact profiles you need in the shapes library that comes fully loaded with BeamCut. Or, if you pride yourself on custom fabrications, you’ll find an easy-to-use CAD environment where you can hand-draw the profile your project calls for. Once you’re happy with the shape, download it to the CNC software and prepare to watch BeamCut works its magic.

CAM & CNC Software Automate Operations

CAM software is tasked with translating the shapes from CAD renderings into code, which is then programmed into the CNC for processing. BeamCut’s CNC software is exceptionally easy to use and nonproprietary, meaning it is compatible with nearly any design and style. After the profile has been coded into the CNC and the raw material loaded onto the conveyor, it’s only a matter of pressing the start button for BeamCut to take over and deliver perfection.

Reduce Production Time & Operating Costs

BeamCut’s all-in-one design replaces your shop’s drill lines, band saws, punches, coping and grinding stations, and layout and marking stations, freeing up valuable space and optimizing your production. In fact, BeamCut can reduce your production time by as much as 80%, providing an impressive return on investment. Plus, the CNC software will allow you to manually calibrate cutting tolerances, nest parts, and track robotic cutting paths to work out any kinks in your design. This helps prevent cutting mistakes and the costs of damaged materials. You’ll also save on labor, as BeamCut only requires one technician to operate.

Process Any Shape or Profile

Another phenomenal feature of this remarkable beam and coping machine is its robotic arm. Manufactured by FANUC, BeamCut’s six-axis robotic arm can bevel 360 degrees and fabricate any shape or profile your project calls for. It is three times stronger and lasts three times longer than the industry standard, and the torch is equipped with Hypertherm’s legendary X-Definition plasma.

Take Your Shop to the Next Level of Success

Considering all the advanced features and cost-saving benefits of this impressive beam machine for structural steel and plate fabrication, it’s not hard to understand how BeamCut can improve the quality and turnaround time of your projects. If you’re looking to get ahead of your competitors, BeamCut is the solution you can rely on for results. Plus, when you have the power of BeamCut on your side, you also have all the support you’ll ever need—your purchase will include free and unlimited lifetime support from our knowledgeable team. Contact us today to learn more about BeamCut!