Systems sheet metal fabrication products are available as a plug-in to AutoCAD
or, for non-AutoCAD users, as a stand-alone solution based on the AutoCAD OEM
Engine. Either way, this combination provides a unique CAD/CAM
environment with features not found in many conventional manufacturing
Removal of Data Translations
Striker Systems provides a truly
integrated CAD/CAM solution that supports the entire manufacturing process from
initial part design through the generation of NC programs with no data
translations required. And unlike many manufacturing software products
with limited design capability, Striker Systems includes an advanced
engineering system for the most demanding sheet metal design requirements.
SolidWorks / Solid Edge / Inventor Compatibility
The industry is rapidly embracing 3D solid modeling technology. Being
based on Autodesk’s industry standard DWG file format, Striker Systems offers a
level of compatibility not found in other manufacturing solutions. Many
products, such as Inventor and SolidWorks, support Striker’s standard DWG file
format directly. And Striker also offers direct OLE links into
SolidWorks, Inventor and Solid Edge for seamless sharing of data.
Industry Standard Translators
Many Striker Systems clients must accept
drawings from a variety of sources. In the event it is necessary to
import data from (or export data to) another CAD software, Striker Systems
relies on the same industry standard DXF, IGES, and STEP translators that are
found in AutoCAD. Autodesk is the author of the DXF file format and
therefore defines this standard. And because AutoCAD is the most popular
CAD software in the world, it is a benchmark for the development of translators
by many other CAD software organizations. You are guaranteed the highest
level of compatibility in the industry.
Reduced Training Time/Cost
Both the AutoCAD based and stand-alone Striker
Systems products provide an enhanced user interface that will be immediately
recognizable to individuals familiar with AutoCAD. They will readily
adapt to the Striker environment thereby minimizing the learning curve.
And for organizations that use AutoCAD as their engineering solution, it is not
necessary for employees to learn multiple operating environments as they would
with separate CAD and CAM solutions.
Rapid Product Advancements
Unlike the developers of stand-alone manufacturing products, the development
team at Striker Systems is not forced to continually maintain and advance an
underlying graphics database. The Striker graphics database is an AutoCAD
engine, the world’s de facto standard CAD solution. This allows the
Striker Development Team to concentrate on feature development and advance
software at a rapid pace.