Entry-level CAD/CAM system

VX Corp.'s Innovator is an entry-level package designed to put high-end CAD/CAM within reach from a cost, learning and scalability standpoint.

VX Corp.’s (Melbourne, Fla.) Innovator is an entry-level package designed to put high-end CAD/CAM within reach from a cost, training and scalability standpoint. The software comes preloaded with tutorials and can be upgraded to any level of CAD/CAM, including design for full mold and die, design and manufacturing. According to the company, the software is a true hybrid modeler, featuring modeling tools that work seamlessly with surface and solid geometry. It reportedly can import and work with poor geometry and features healing and surface editing tools for work with nonsolid geometry. Other features include the ability to add complex sweeps, lofts and domes to designs; a suite of detailing and layout tools, important for communicating design concepts for manufacturing and quoting; and popular assembly tools for top-down and bottom-up design that allow users to ensure assembly part fit and range of motion.