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Cimatron's New Automated Drill Reduces Programming Time By up to 80%
Feb. 26, 2007
Automatic hole recognition and drill sequence attachment, simple on-the-fly drill sequence programming and unique stock recognition will all be included in the upcoming release of CimatronE version 8.

Givat Shmuel, Israel, – February  26, 2007– Cimatron Limited (NASDAQ: CIMT), a leading provider of integrated CAD/CAM solutions for the toolmaking and manufacturing industries, today announced that CimatronE version 8 would include advanced Automated Drill programming capabilities.

Automated Drill is a user friendly drill programming application supporting 2.5-5 axis manufacturing as well as gun-drilling.

Seamlessly integrated with CimatronE NC, Automated Drill can automatically recognize hundreds of holes within seconds in either 3,4 or 5-axis. Advanced hole recognition algorithms take into consideration both geometric and non-geometric hole properties like threads and clearance. Holes are automatically sorted into groups and the system assigns the correct drilling sequence to each hole.

Automated Drill is also fully integrated with CimatronE Mold and Die design, enabling automatic creation of holes with relevant geometric data when catalog parts are added to the assembly. 

Unique stock recognition capabilities take into consideration the stock existing above the hole before it is drilled, enabling operators to assign the appropriate drilling sequence for such holes. This is useful in places where drilling is performed before the milling operation and results in unprecedented time saving and elimination of user errors.

"As with all Cimatron solutions, Automated Drill was designed from the ground up with users in mind," said Danny Haran, President and CEO of Cimatron. "By offering Automated Drill as an organic part of CimatronE, we're further extending our package of automated NC tools that offer powerful productivity-enhancing automation, while still leaving users in full control," he continued. "Unlike other systems that offer users a pre-defined set of drilling sequences, Cimatron's Automated Drill is an adaptive system, offering a user friendly interface to define any new drilling sequence on-the-fly. The user-defined drilling sequences are automatically saved in the system for future use on similar holes, saving up to 80% of programming time according to user reports." he concluded.

About Cimatron
With more than 20,000 installations worldwide, Cimatron is a leading provider of integrated, CAD/CAM solutions for mold, tool and die makers as well as manufacturers of discrete parts. Cimatron is committed to providing comprehensive, cost-effective solutions that streamline manufacturing cycles, enable collaboration with outside vendors, and ultimately shorten product delivery time. Cimatron’s cutting-edge CAD/CAM solutions are widely used in the automotive, medical, consumer plastics, electronics, and other industries.

Founded in 1982, Cimatron is publicly traded on the NASDAQ exchange under the symbol CIMT. Cimatron’s subsidiaries and extensive distributor network are located in over 35 countries to serve customers worldwide with complete pre- and post-sales support. For more information, please visit

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