Planit (Tuscaloosa, AL) announces the newest release of its Edgecam CAM system. According to the company, the software’s Solid Machinist, Simulator, and Part Modeler functions gain substantial upgrades. One of the most notable new functions is linear axis limit checking, where Edgecam now reports when a cycle exceeds the limits of the machine tool and indicates axis and direction. Simulator has been further enhanced, allowing all machine graphics to be checked against the stock, fixtures, and other parts of the machine. Improvements have been made to storing solid models in the Edgecam part file, giving up to 30% faster loading times, and up to 10 times faster switching between render models (wireframe, hidden line, and solid).