Type Edit V12

Type3, part of the Gravotech group, has released Type Edit V12, the latest version of its CAD/CAM software for industrial and artistic modelling, design, engraving and cutting, dedicated to NC machines.

Type Edit V12 introduces a new interface, new features in 2D, 3D and machining, new import filters and easier scripting possibilities.

Type Edit V12’s reorganisation of its icons and menus are designed to make the software more efficient to use. The new Quick Access Toolbar (QAT) groups the main features of Type Edit so that they are always visible and accessible. The QAT is common to all tabs but can be personalised.

Each user can create their own work environment, with its own tabs and tools and can create as many environments as they wish (by job or application, by customer preferences, by material type, etc.).

2D and 2.5D design tools also have new features. Scripts are an automatic way to link a series of operations determined by the user and executed by Type Edit features. They help users automate a series of operations they regularly do for a specific job speeding up the process and reducing errors.

3D and CAM have also been improved, Type Art, Type Edit’s 3D mode introduces a larger work area, “S” shape section, extrusion possibilities, Revolved Type Art and new fractal textures are just a few examples of the improvements.


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