Lengthy setup and clear-cut UI
The installation procedure may take a while but it does not require special configuration. The main app window is large and has a neatly organized structure, allowing you to work with AutoCAD, IGES, MecSoft, RAW triangle, Rhino 3DM, SolidWorks and other types of files.
Multiple zooming options and command input bar
So, you can zoom in and out of the design, change the perspective in 3D by adjusting the position relative to the x, y and z coordinates, view the front, back or top of the design, switch to shaded display mode, and more.
An important aspect worth mentioning is that less experienced users can rely on the buttons and the mouse to work with the project, while advanced ones can directly input command lines to get a job done in no time, similar to AutoCAD.
Insert objects and use multiple selection modes
VisualCAM allows you to insert points, lines, circles and arcs, curves, surfaces, solid shapes, and dimensions. There are several options for each category, including text, spirals, single flat area regions, surface boundaries, and section curves.
There are many selection modes available. For example, you can select all points, lines (including polylines), arcs and circles, polycurves, dimensions or surfaces, as well as select by type, layer, color or name.
Transform objects and analyze data
Items embedded in the project can be repositioned, rotated in 2D or 3D mode, scaled or mirrored. What's more, you can analyze vertex and center coordinates, arc diameters, angles, along with bounding boxes, among others. Application and translation plugins are supported.
Configure program preferences
It is possible to change the measurement unit and tolerance levels, reverse the mouse wheel direction, customize the UI colors, turn off anti-aliasing mode, modify the grid, adjust lighting, as well as alter dimension settings in regard to the font, size, extension line and arrow size.
Evaluation and conclusion
The software application worked smoothly in our tests, without triggering Windows to hang, crash or pop up error messages. It is quite responsive to commands and leaves a small footprint on system performance. Thanks to its basic and advanced settings alike, VisualCAM should meet the requirements of most users looking to easily work with a CAM app designer.
Reviewed by Elena Opris, last updated on November 24th, 2014
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Application descriptionVisualCAM is a handy application that allows you to create geometry models and to host other CAM applications. You can...