2D Primary software gives pupils a great new tool for doing a new type
of drawing. If you back the software with a Roland Stika, then you’ll have all you need to create accurate technical drawings,
design eye-popping textures and patterns, cut stickers from self-adhesive vinyl or even print and cut bespoke stickers and labels.
Add the Robox 3D Printer or SRM-20 milling machine, and Primary pupils will be 3D printing and machining solid parts for real projects. It’s proper CAD/CAM, a great teaching
tool and exciting stuff for the pupils.
Getting the right CAD/CAM resources is essential to make the most of budgets and to give students the tools
that they need. We recommend the packages featured here as a good place to start. If at all possible, machines should be sited where students have
access to see work being machined, and to take some part in the process.
In an ideal world students will have access to all resources
whenever needed, but reality says that many departments are split
and even clever timetabling won’t prevent bottlenecks. It might be
sensible to consider several smaller machines in different areas of
the department rather than one large machine in a ‘hub’. Some
schools aspire to an enhanced level of CAD/CAM access, perhaps to
meet the needs of Technology or Engineering Specialism and a remit
to provide extended resources for neighbouring schools. Whatever the
number or scale of machines needed, 2D Design V2 and SOLIDWORKS will
provide the core software needed to make them earn their keep.
TechSoft’s 2D Design V2 has become increasingly popular at FE
and HE level where industry-specific software provides the 'core' but a straightforward route is needed for 2D CAM output. 2D Design V2 provides this and integrates easily with
other systems. All TechSoft machines are designed for industrial use and this includes full 3D capability where appropriate. TechSoft are appointed SOLIDWORKS re-sellers for UK education
and will be delighted to advise, provide support and training and supply the right package of SOLIDWORKS licences for any college or university adopting this market-leading 3D CAD software.