UEL CADMeister

CADmeister is a hybrid modeler capable of operating wire frame models, surface models, and solid models. It performs set operations of mixed data of surface model and solid model, and enables modeling environments free from the restrictions due to the differences in the types of data models.

Seamless use of surface models and solid models

CADmeister enables creating models that consist of wire frame models, surface models and solid models, without changing the environment. 
It is capable of performing operations of solids and curved surfaces, to say nothing of the capabilities of performing set operations such as sum, difference and product among solids.

Unrestricted uses of parametric and non-parametric modes

The parametric mode enables users to change in design as well as design standard parts that have various nominal dimensions and design on the basis of the reusable parts of existing models.

Either of the parametric mode or the non-parametric mode can be chosen and used at the discretion of user.

In other words, users can flexibly design without being restricted by the procedures of parametric mode. 
Even the imported data by IGES is able to be operated on the parametric mode for subsequent operations.
They can use the non-parametric mode in the middle of the modelling.


Flexibility of Customization

CADmeister can be flexibly customized and fit to the environment of user through several hundreds of environmental setting details. The script language dedicated to CADmeister enables the user to create their original commands and develop a database for their accumulated expertise for the use at CADmeister

Securing Data through the 'Warm Start' Feature

In case of a crash of CADmeister, the 'warm start' function enables a resumption of the job that failed to be saved immediately before the erroneous termination.

Surface Modeling, Solid Modeling

Solid Modeling

Solid Modeling is suitable for creating basic solids.
CADmeister enables creation of various types of solids such as draft solids, cylinders, cones, and helical solids.

Surface Modelling

Shapes can be corrected efficiently through Surface Modeling that enables an operation by the unit of surface, not Solid Modeling.
Complicated shapes can be created more easily and efficiently through Surface Modeling than Solid Modeling.

Various Types of Fillet


CADmeister is capable of rounding part of a cross section or plane surface through the use of trochoid loci. Further, it is capable of forming a gradual fillet. (The "Fillet” command)

Gradual Filleting

Surfaces can be created for a junction of the surfaces by a single execution of this command, by specifying the target surfaces.
(The "Fillet_Gradation” command)

Automatic Filleting

Automatic Filleting By specifying a solid, this command automatically detects the ridges of the solid and creates a fillet for them.

This command is most suitable for creating fillets in the areas of drawing where R values have not been specified.
Subject to previously specifying R values at the target ridges before creating fillets, the ridges can be rounded at one time by a single execution of this command. (The Fillet_Auto” command)

Collective Filleting

Multiple fillets can be created by a single execution of this Command if the same R value has been specified for them.
(The " Fillet_Collective” command)

Filleting at Junction Points

This command easily creates a fillet at the junction parts of multiple boundaries. (The “Fillet_Branch” command)

Finishing Capabilities


CADmeister is capable of specifying the same extension scale for all of the axes, X, Y and Z or different extension scales for each of them.


CADmeister is capable of performing sophisticated Offset processes for complicated shapes. If there are areas that repel the Offset process due to the surface quality, CADmeister automatically recognizes the areas that accept the offset process and performs accordingly.

Measurement and Assessment Functions


CADmeister is capable of testing a slope angle, calculating weight and mass, and measuring distances among lines and surfaces.


Numerous assessment commands for testing surfaces are embedded in CADmeister in order to confirm that there should be no swells or warps: curvature indication, indication of parameter fixed lines, indication of contours, search for undercuts, and indication of sections.

PRESS supports designing press dies. It has three key capabilities: design support, modeling support, and post-process support. 
The post-process support is further categorized into capabilities of solid verification, creation of drawings, data for order placement, and coordination of machining.

PRESS’s dedicated commands support the creation of back surface and sectional dies, selection of springs, and placement of standard parts, based on the product shapes during the initial stage of designing.

After the designing is finished, parts lists can be automatically created through the use of parts attributes. 
Also, drawings can be checked by executing the commands of interference test and die structure verification. Furthermore, CAM system can be coordinated through the use of machining features.


*Commands for the Initial Stage of Design

The "Create_FuzzyOffsetSurface" command

This command creates back surfaces that are needed in order to create a Structure based on a panel shape. (Note: a Structure refers to a ferrous die that accepts a press die ‘Insert’.)

Back face creation

The "CreateSectionalDieShape" command

The "CreateSectionalDieShape" command enables a creation of sectional dies in order to shape trimming blades, steel cutters and flanged blades. Also, it utilizes a special capability of shaping a 'Scrap Cutter' . (Note that Scrap Cutter is a blade that cuts off unnecessary margins from a sheet shaped by press forming.)

Section die shape creation

The "CastHole" command

Cast holes can be made by intuitive operations.

The '*PartsPlacement' command and the 'MoveParts' command

Standard parts and constituent parts such as Guides and U grooves can be placed by trial-and-error attempts. 
The attempts can be repeated till the positions are fixed during the Initial Stage of Consideration. These commands support the process.

*Commands for Supporting Modelling

The commands for creating shapes characteristic to press die support the designs of structure.

  • Command for creating a triangular rib
  • Command for creating a shape of shelf

*The 'PartsAttribute' command

Information can be added to the items that should be listed on a parts list, 
such as part name, part number and manufacturer name. Also, each item can be customized.

  • The "SetPartsAtr" command


*The 'MachiningFeature' command and the 'Machining_Limit_Check' command

Machining features for plane surfaces, curved surfaces and holes can be added and transmitted to CAM.

  • The "SetHoleMachiningFeature" command
  • The "SetPlaneMachiningFeature" command
  • The "SetSurfaceMachiningFeature" command
  • The "Machining_Limit_Check" command

*Machining feature, machining limit check

*Commands of Verification of Solid Models

This capability supports die verification such as interference check, press composition verification, and scrap fall consideration.

  • InterferenceCheck
  • InspectPressComposition
  • ScrapFall_Consideration

*The 'partslist' commands

The commands creates parts lists through the use of the added attributes of parts.

  • The “CrePartsListData” command
  • The “Create_PartsList” command
  • The “Edit_PartsList” commandt
  • The “TextOut_PartsListData” command

*The 'Drawing' commands

he dedicated commands supports a creation of 2D drawings. They create balloons based on parts attributes, and create finish symbols based on machining features.

MOLD CREATOR, a strong support for 3D mold design, can be used for all phases of mold design: consideration of formability, nesting design, detailed design, creation of drawing, and creation of data for order placement. The strength has been proven by records such as a more than 30% reduction of design phase workload in 3 through 6 months after an implementation of MOLD CREATOR. MOLD CREATOR is effective in reducing design mistakes and reworks, improving design quality, automating order placement of parts, decreasing the workload of drawing creation, automating plate machining, and using 3D data for other relevant processes.


*Capabilities of Initial Design Consideration

Consideration of Mold Formability

Any causes for poor mold shaping and formability can be detected at an early stage in order to prevent efficiently any degradation of mold quality and design reworks.

  • Insufficient Thickness
  • Thick Wall
  • Draft Angle
  • Sharp Edge
  • Sharp Edge of molds
  • Minimum Corner R
  • Insufficient Gap
  • Undercut
  • Projected Area
  • Parting Line

*Core design capability

Simple Split

Split patterns of a mold model can be visually and quickly understood. The capability of 'Simple Split' is a strong support for reviewing designs and considering parting lines.

Mold Splitting capability

*Cavity/Core Designs

Capabilities of Creating PL Surfaces (for Holes)

The command for creating PL Surfaces (parting line surfaces) creates a new PL Surfaces through the use of outer boundary lines of a cavity/core section. 

The command for creating PL Surfaces for holes recognizes automatically holes of open composite surfaces, and fills them through the use of base surface. 

There is also a command for filling in a large hole that enables the hole to be filled in without losing connectivity with the adjacent surfaces, provided that hole boundary lines are indicated on open composite surfaces.


Any complicated mold models can be split easily through the use of PL Surfaces. 
Large-scale surface models as well as solid models can be split.

Mold Splitting capability

Mold Layout

An easy layout is enabled only by inputting division lines, penetration category, and offset amount for individual mold models. 
Note that layout as well as splitting are implementable for surface models.

*Capabilities of Conceptual Design

Assignment of Ejector Pins (E Pins)

This capability enables automatic adjustments of the lengths of ejector pins based on the considerations of the length of mold shape, provided that the surfaces of mold shape and a core-nested solid model is specified.

Placement of Slide Unit

Individual dimensions of a Slide Unit can be changed by directly specifying in the dialogue box as shown below. 
Sizes and positions can be adjusted by a function of temporary assignment.

Placement of Tilting Core Unit

The individual dimensions of a Tilting Core Unit can be changed by directly specifying in the dialogue box as shown below. Sizes and positions can be adjusted by a function of temporary assignment.

Placement of Cooling Pipes

Cooling pipes can be placed or moved through a trial-and-error approach of conceptual design.

  • Creation and edit of horizontal cooling pipes
  • Change of shapes of horizontal cooling pipes
  • Creation and edit of vertical cooling pipes
  • Change of heights of cooling pipes
  • Deletion of cooling pipes

Placement of Mold Base

A mold base that fits any changed or added specifications of plates and parts can be imported into a standard type of mold. Also, the plates and parts have been created to constitute an Assembly Structure. Thus, multiple designs can be concurrent created in order to reduce a design period.

*Capabilities of Detailed Designs

Placement and Edit of Parts

Standard parts and user-defined parts can be specified, placed and edited. 
The nominal sizes and actual sizes as well as placement positions can be adjusted through temporary placement.

  • Placement and edit of standard parts
  • Placement and edit of user-defined parts

Move and Copy of Parts

Parts that have been created and assigned can be moved and copied in the direction of axis or any specified direction at a specified pitch. Also, they can be revolved and copied.

  • Placement and Copy of Parts
Placement and Copy of Parts

Creation of Drawings

3D mold constituent parts can be expressed collectively at one time in drawings such as assembly drawings, mold development views, and part drawings. 
The drawing deliverables can automatically import projection views of shapes as well as the external dimensions.

  • Assembly drawing
  • Mold development drawing
  • Part drawing
  • Location drawing for multiple parts
  • Simplified diagram
  • Simplified diagram with dimension list
  • Part drawing with size specifications
  • Addition/deletion of holes in part drawing
  • Addition/deletion of parts in assembly drawing
Placement and Copy of Parts

Tool for Registering Parts

Constituent parts necessary for designing a 3D mold can be easily registered through operations assisted by Wizard. A set of parts as well as individual parts can be easily registered likewise.

  • Registration in a parts list
  • Registration in a category menu
  • Assignment of placement conditions
  • Registration of variable dimensions in a spreadsheet
Placement and Copy of Parts

*Capabilities of Coordination of CAD Attribute Data

Setting and Displaying CAD Attribute Data

Part attributes, machining attributes, and tolerance attributes can be set for the parts that comprise a mold.

CAD attribute data of a palette window and models’ elements are mutually linked, and thus users can easily confirm them by displaying alternately.

Parts lists, hole lists, and pocket lists can be output on the basis of data that have been set. Assigned CAD attribute data can be imported in CADmeister-LITE where they are displayed and confirmed.

Coordination of Machining Attributes for CAM Output

Plate Data can be transferred to CAM together with machining attributes. 
The data will help CAM automatically create NC data for holing and pocket machining.

CAM3D of CADmeister creates data for machining curved surfaces for solid models and also for 3D CAD models that include surface data. Users can display models on the CAD screen, and use them in order to calculate paths that can satisfy machining needs. Furthermore, CAM3D creates paths for machining curved surfaces from various angles, provided that users have set tool axes.


◎Contour Offset Machining

The command for Contour Offset Machining creates a path for roughly machining the contour of a model, provided that the cross-sections of the model have been processed by executing the "Offset" command.

  • The command for Contour Offset Machining has a wide variety of capabilities such as of indicating Area Curves/Lines, automatically calculating paths and specifying solids on the basis of the data of modelled shapes. Thus, it enables faithful expressions of the shapes of materials.
  • The command enables rough machining efficiently and reliably by inserting arcs into concave parts and trochoid paths into highly stressed parts.
  • Any parts that have been left unprocessed can be automatically detected and machined through an intermediary processing.

◎Contour Machining for the Uncut Area

The command creates finishing paths for contour machining of a model.

  • The command automatically detects flat areas, provided that a predetermined angle has been specified. It thus enables a concurrent creation of paths for machining along contours and those for machining flat areas.
  • The command provides two methods of processing flat areas: 'Scan Machining' and 'Surface Machining'. 
    Users can choose either of them in accordance with the purpose of machining.

◎Scan Machining

The command creates paths for finishing the machining of a model through the use of Scan Lines.

  • The command enables users to machine a surface evenly, provided that profile lines have been indicated and paths have been created in order to machine any parts left uncut by the previous machining.
  • There are two methods for indicating an area subject for processing: 'Tool Center' and 'Tool Touch Position'. 
    Users can choose either of them in accordance with the purpose of machining.

◎Surface Machining

This command creates finishing paths that keeps a regular pitch of machining surfaces.

  • This command creates a wide variety of paths for machining surfaces depending on the shapes of subject areas.
  • The command creates paths that can smoothly change the blade position in order to round concave corners without acute bends.

◎Corner Machining

The command automatically detects any portions that have not been machined during the previous operation, and also creates paths for Corner Machining along ridges.

  • The command creates paths for machining contours of a steep inclined surface whose tilt angle is a predetermined angle or more. It creates paths for a gentle slope. Thus, this command enables efficient machining for corners.
  • The command reduces stress on tools, provided that the "Cutting" function is specified for the areas where there are many uncut locations.

◎Other Machining Methods

The command creates paths for finishing the machining of a model through the use of Scan Lines.

  • 'Contour Spiral', 'Contour Guide', 'Ridge','Guide Machining',
    'Line Projection','Area Projection'


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