Training

Essential Training for Your CAD/CAM Investment

Design and Software International offers a wide variety of CAD/CAM training courses designed to increase your productivity with various CAD/CAM software suites, and get the the most out of your software investment. Take a look at our various class offerings below and contact us to inquire about availability.

Essential Training for Increased Productivity

Training is an essential part of every software installation. Our training enables increased productivity: less machining time, better finishes, and reduced delivery times.

Get the Most From Your Investment

Our goal is that you receive the most value from your software investment by using the software in the most effective way. Design and Software training courses provide high quality, professional training for new and experienced users to ensure they are as productive as possible.

Complete Training

We have a quiet, air conditioned dedicated training room. Each student has full use of a PC Workstation during the class. Every student receives a color printed training manual, which is theirs to keep for further practice and reference.

Training Hours and Address

Address: 526 Nilles Rd #2, Fairfield, OH 45014

Phone: (513) 939-1800

Hours:

  • Monday 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Course Offerings

 

FeatureCAM Essentials

FeatureCAM is offered in a modular fashion and the training course is outlined to compliment this. Whether the user is using just the 2D version or the more sophisticated 5 Axis multi-turret B axis Lathes with live tooling. The training course is modular in the same fashion. Since some programmers demand the very most amount of automation for standard pocketing, profiling, and drilling, while other require more specific 3D or diverse setups while still maintaining the quick automation that FeatureCAM offers, our classes accommodate these very specific and demanding requirements.

Additional Courses:

  • FeatureCAM Advanced
  • FeatureCAM Customization
SurfCAM Essentials

SurfCAM Essentials covers the range of functionality of the product, from 2D design through complete 5 Axis Milling and turning. Each user may have specific needs related to their process, and we tailor our training to suite these needs. We offer our class almost in a modular fashion, that can be tiered to suite the requirements of the customer, from courses that focus only on milling through the complete multi-axis nature of the SurfCAM capabilities.

Additional Courses:

  • SurfCAM Advanced Process Specific
  • SurfCAM 5 Axis Triming
  • SurfCAM Mill/Turn
  • SurfCAM Wire
  • SurfCAM Lathe
PowerMILL Essentials

PowerMILL Essentials covers the fundamentals of CAM programming, from importing CAD data through post processing G Code. This training course will allow even the most beginner to offline CAM Programming to fully program a simple 2D wireframe program including drilling, through complex 3D Models. Since PowerMILL Strictly focuses on Mill programming, the entire training course deals strictly with these processes, allowing for a very short learning curve.

Additional Courses:

  • PowerMILL 3+2 Positional Milling
  • PowerMILL 5 Axis Simultaneous
  • Macro development and auomation customization
  • Process Specific Training

PowerSHAPE Essentials

PowerSHAPE Essentials Covers a variety of topics from navigating the user interface to complete wireframe 2D and 3D modeling. As well as 3D Surface creation and modelling including surface manipulation for design to manufacturing needs or model repair due to poor data export from suppliers host CAD system. With the adaptation of Direct Modeling and Parasolid based Solids in PowerSHAPE we also cover the fundamentals of these features as well. Providing a diverse and robust understanding of the product from design, data manipulation, data repair, solid modelling, and the fundamentals of “Design for Manufacturing” which is the discipline of model editing to ease the programming of user supplied data that may not be representative of the data required to program each part efficiently.

Additional Courses:

  • PowerSHAPE Advanced
  • PowerSHAPE Re-Engineering
  • PowerSHAPE Electrode
  • PowerSHAPE Toolmaker
ArtCAM Pro & ArtCAM Insignia Essentials

ArtCAM focuses on the creative side of manufacturing, with courses that are also just as creative in the way we approach the design and manufacturing learning process. Since most ArtCAM users have minimal to no manufacturing experience and also being new to CNC, our course is designed to allow these users to quickly not only learn ArtCAM but also feel more comfortable with the whole programming process. ArtCAM in itself is a very easy product to learn, it can also be overwhelming when a user is also learning a new CNC machine at the same time. The ability to take a class and quickly ramp up into production in a relative short period of time allows for a quicker return on the investment of not only the software but the entire manufacturing investment.

Additional Courses:

  • ArtCAM Advanced Design Specific
  • ArtCAM Customization
PowerINSPECT Essentials

PowerSHAPE Essentials Covers a variety of topics from navigating the user interface to complete wireframe 2D and 3D modeling. As well as 3D Surface creation and modelling including surface manipulation for design to manufacturing needs or model repair due to poor data export from suppliers host CAD system. With the adaptation of Direct Modeling and Parasolid based Solids in PowerSHAPE we also cover the fundamentals of these features as well. Providing a diverse and robust understanding of the product from design, data manipulation, data repair, solid modelling, and the fundamentals of “Design for Manufacturing” which is the discipline of model editing to ease the programming of user supplied data that may not be representative of the data required to program each part efficiently.

Additional Courses:

  • PowerINSPECT Advanced process specific
  • PowerINSPECT GD&T
  • PowerINSPECT Customization
Delcam For SolidWorks Essentials

Delcam For SolidWorks is offered in a modular fashion and the training course is outlined to compliment this. Whether the user is using just the 2D version or the more sophisticated 5 Axis multi-turret B axis Lathes with live tooling. The training course is modular in the same fashion. Since some programmers demand the very most amount of automation for standard pocketing, profiling, and drilling, while other require more specific 3D or diverse setups while still maintaining the quick automation the Delcam For SolidWorks offers, our classes accommodate these very specific demanding requirements.

Additional Courses:

  • DFS Advanced
  • DFS Customization
Customized and Advanced Courses

Along with our standard classes which are based on set course material, it is also very common for users to schedule very specific training where one of our engineers can review your existing process and tailor the instruction specific to that process. This creates a typically advanced set of instruction where the specific application is the focus. This allows for very quick adaptation of any of our technology and reducing the learning curve. Typically with any piece of equipment over time the user identifies how to maximize the potential, and efficiency. Software is really no different and having an expert identify and relate certain aspects of the software to the specific demand of the user is the fastest way to become an expert yourself.

Additional Courses:

  • Advanced Classes based on a Part or Process
  • Customization of any of our products
  • Post Processor development

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