The latest release of CADmeister V13.1 is available.

I. Overview of Software                                                                                                                         

The Design stimulates form and then the form surpassed the imagination.
  • Modern-day artisanal masters create new forms that transcend common sense and limitations.
  • We believe that supporting their uncompromising persistence is a mission of CAD/CAM systems of the future.
  • We will continue to challenge ourselves to develop further innovative technologies as the optimal partner for prominent contemporary artisans, tenaciously devoted to manufacturing, through CADmeister which enables them to conceptualize images that could otherwise never be discovered through an evolutionary approach.


  • Leading customers have been participating in research and development of CADmeister since the early ages of Japan's CAD/CAM era. CADmeister was developed and has been enhanced based on the state-of-the-art technologies and experiences which have been accumulated with the customers.
  • Development plans for CADmeister are made on the basis of requests from customers.
  • Customers can entrust us to customize CADmeister module capabilities to meet their specific requirements in the field.

II. Overview Software functions

        1.   MOLD DESIGN

CADmeister's MOLD is applicable to the whole range of design work, from feasibility studies to core design, detail design, drawing creation, and procurement data generation.

MOLD CREATOR (Support for designing of molds)

MOLD CREATOR can be used for each phase of structuring a mold: initial design consideration, considerations of cavity and core, conceptual design, detailed design, creation of drawing, preparation of data for order placement. Function Details

CADmeiser-LITE (Tool for confirming CAD attribute data)

CADmeister-LITE enables users to input directly CAD attribute data (part attributes, machining attributes, and tolerance attributes) that have been provided to groups of parts and individual parts, provided that the parts have been designed through the use of MOLD CREATOR. Function Details

MOLD-FORM (Support for forming molds)
MOLD-FORM enables designers to rectify poorly shaped portions of resin models partly due to sink and warpage through the use of the simulation results of shaping. Function Details

CAE-MOLD (Analytical tool for resin mold designers)

CAE-MOLD presents a collection of seamlessly integrated CAD and CAE functions such as analysis of mold cooling and analysis of mold bend. CAD shapes can be used as they are on the CAD system screen. Professional CAE expertise or skills are not needed to execute the functions. Function Details

CAE-INJECT (Resin flow analysis tool)

CAE-INJECT enables resin flow analyses by utilizing CAD shapes on the CAD screen as they are without data conversion. Also, it enables confirmation of results through the same operation of CAD commands. Thus, this tool enables mold designers to improve the accuracy of judgment and shorten the lead time. Function Details

DENKYOKU-CAD (Support for creating electrode shapes)

DENKYOKU-CAD provides a full support for all phases of: creating mold, considerations and shaping of electrode parts, and preparing documented instructions in order to perform electric discharge. Function Details

        2.   PRESS DIE DESIGN

This function supports press die design. "Press die design" is roughly classified into three categories of capability, namely design support capability, modeling support capability, and post processing support capability.


PRESS (Support for designing press dies)

The module supports designing press dies. It consists of three key function items: design support, modeling support, and post-process support. Function Details

CAE-PRESS (Support for stress analysis)

This module is for a stress analysis which enables seamless operations between CAD and CAE for designers. Designers can perform stress analyses through simple input CAD operation without being concerned with CAE. Function Details

PRESS-SIM (Support for creating Blank Deployment Lines and Flange Deployment Lines)

This is a simple simulation capability for shaping a press die. This enables a quick understanding of 'Blank Deployment Lines' and 'Flange Deployment Lines (Trim Deployment Lines)' that will help quotations at the initial stage of designing. Function Details

DL (Die layout design support)

DL enables three-dimensional supports. It is used for the design stage for improving quality of DL design Function Details

PRESS-FORM-EX (Support for modeling and forming)

This enables quick and precise modeling in order to help users shorten the delivery time.
It can form and model by taking into consideration the characteristics of press die forming, empty-weight deflection (that is needed for confirming interference against die parts when transferring panels), material characteristics, and STL figures. Function Details

PRESS-FORM-PLUS-II (Reverse engineering support)

PRESS-FORM-PLUS-II enables direct references to the results of simulation analyses of sheet metal forming (in the form of NASTRAN format file) in order to improve the preciseness of forming at the initial stage. Function Details

DRAW-DIE-EX (Navigation tool for the Draw method of die designing)

DRAW-DIE-EX can shorten a designing phase through the use of Dynamic Navigator, navigation tool, regardless of the skills of individual users. Function Details

PRESS-MOTION (Tool for analyzing the transfer statuses of production process)

PRESS-MOTION enables designers to analyze transfer lines through simple operations. Function Details

CADmeister-LITE (Tool for Confirming the CAD Attribute Data)

This is a tool for confirming the attribute data that have been assigned to 3D CAD data (such as the information of materials and unit prices). Function Details


        3.   CAM-DX-STL

With CAM-DX-STL you can create and edit files immediately after scanning the surface. No need to create surfaces, which saves a lot of time.

CAM3D (3D CAM System)

CAM3D creates data for machining curved surfaces of 3D CAD models that consist of surfaces as well as solids. Function Details

Basic Functions of CAM (Environments of Operation and DB)

CADmeister/CAM provides operational modes for skillful expert users and beginners. Function Details

Basic Functions of CAM (Output and Confirmation of NC Data)

Capabilities of creating NC Data that support '3-axis machining devices' , 'Table 5-axis machining devices' , and 'Attachment 5-axis machining devices' are provided. Function Details

CAMEDIT (CAM Editing Capability)

CAMEDIT has various types of editing capabilities. It enables users to edit paths highly efficiently through easy operations. Function Details

CAM2D (Hybrid 2D CAM)

CAM2D is capable of seamlessly integrating the features of CAD and CAM systems. It enables users out in the manufacturing field to create 2D machining paths which are used for the commands of 'Profile Machining' , 'Pocket Machining' , and 'Hole Machining' through simple operations. Function Details

CAM-DX (Enhanced CAM functions)

CAM-DX supports high-speed and high-quality machining methods as well as the conventional machining methods. Thus, CAM-DX can respond to a wide variety of users' needs. Function Details

CAM-ADV (Advanced CAM functions)

CAM-ADV enables work flows without wastes and reworks, provided that it is operated as an add-on function for CADmeiser/CAM. Function Details

3DPROFILE (3D profile machining)

3DPROFILE has various 3D capabilities of machining and interference prevention. It supports automatic profile machining from preliminary rough processing through to finishing. Function Details

CAM-STL (CAM system for STL models)

CAM-STL creates paths on the basis of STL figures such as measurement results and models that consist of combinations of surfaces and solids. Function Details

CAM-STRUCTURE (CAM system for machining a ferrous die for accepting a press die)

CAM-STRUCTURE is capable of creating data for machining a ferrous die for accepting a press die through simple operations on solid data. (Note that the ferrous die is referred to as a 'Structure' and the press die is referred to as an 'Insert'.) CAM-STRUCTURE improves the precision of machining a Structure and reduces workloads. Function Details

FM-CAM2 (Full-Mold CAM)

FM-CAM2 is a support tool for processing full-mold models through an effective use of 3D solid models. Function Details

CAM-ATTRIBUTE (CAM for coordinating attribute data)

CAM-ATTRIBUTE automatically creates and standardizes data for hole machining based on the 2D/3D attribute data and geometric data that have been assigned for hole machining. Function Details

DENKYOKU-CAM (CAM for machining electrode parts)

DENKYOKU-CAM provides a one-stop support for all the phases from CAM calculation through to interference check after NC (numerical control) output. This is enabled by an intuitive operation of dragging attribute data that have been given to electrode models and dropping them to a subject database for machining. Function Details


        4.   OTHER FUNCTION


CADmeister is a hybrid modeler supporting wire-frame, surface and solid modeling. CADmeister provides a flexible modeling environment free from the difference of data model, including the capability that enables set operations between surface models and solid models.


Data Exchange

Customers supply a contractor with data in various kinds of formats. Data exchange with customers is one of the most important processes we do. CADmeister provides powerful data exchange tools that enable the sending and receiving of accurate data to and from various CAD systems.


Application of 3D to manufacturing work floor

In addition to the standard functions of Application of 3D to manufacturing work floor, motion analysis capabilities dedicated to mold design are available. Motion analysis of molds can be carried out easily.


Electrode shape creation CAD

"Electrode shape creation CAD" is the capability that comprehensively supports review of the area of a model shape where electro discharge machining is appropriate, creation of an electrode shape, and generation of documents for machining. The attributes unique to an electrode are assigned to a created electrode shape to link to "CAM for electrode creation," and the process can further be automatized.


CAM for electrode creation

"CAM for electrode creation" enables to collectively perform the processes from CAM calculation to interference checking performed after NC output using an intuitive operation of dragging data from the attributes assigned to an electrode model and dropping it onto a machining DB. Multiple electrode shapes can be processed collectively and efficiently, therefore, data for a machining center processes can be created with minimal effort.


Hole machining attribute interaction CAM

"Hole machining attribute interaction CAM" automatically creates standardized data for hole machining from the assigned hole machining attributes and geometric information, regardless of 2D or 3D. Hole machining data can be created from a various sources including a solid model forwarded from an upper stream process, drawing data, a hole information file (CSV). Use of "Hole machining attribute interaction CAM" together with "MOLD" makes it possible to crate hole machining data even more efficiently.


JIG-PKG (Support System for Designing Inspection Jigs)

JIG-PKG optimizes the design and manufacturing of inspection jigs. It provides enhanced functions dedicated to inspection jigs by utilizing the strong modeling functions of CADmeister. Function Details

3D LASER (3D Laser Machining System)

This offline teaching system enables users to create NC (numerically controlled) programs and jigs for simultaneous 5-axis laser machining using the minimum workload through the use of 3D CAD data. Function Details

G-Quality (Programming System for Automatic Measurement by 3D measuring instruments)

This CAD offline teaching system enables users to code programs for automatic measurement through the use of 3D measuring instruments. Function Details

Data File Management Function

The management of all data pertaining to design and manufacturing can be integrated. The subject data include the data of CADmeister, various types of document files, and other CAD/CAM system data files. Function Details

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