Pictures by PC is a cost-effective, complete CAD / CAM and IT software package for design, construction, CNC manufacturing and technical documentation with more than 30 years of development continuity.
2D / 3D CAD Construction
Complete 2D CAD for creating DIN/ISO compliant drawings, 3D design of mechanical parts including sheet metal and steel frames, as well as 3D modelling and modification of freeform parts (volumes, surfaces, meshes).
3D Freeform Modelling
Sculpt and create aesthetically pleasing forms using our hybrid solid, surface and mesh modeller.
Render, Animation, Presentation
Create stunning sales and marketing visuals using photo realistic rendering, animation, stereo and virtual reality presentations.
Graphic, Design, Documentation
Create posters, brochures and leaflets with Pictures by PC's graphic design tools. Design manuals, technical documentation and assembly instructions.
Multi-Axis Drilling and Milling
2.5D and 3+2 axis milling, drilling and engraving. Highlights include automatic feature recognition (pocket and hole) as well as (HPC) high performance trochoidal cutting.
3D Freeform Machining
Milling of freeform models (volumes, surfaces and meshes) including trochoidal high-performance milling (HPC) and high-speed finishing (HSC).
Engraving and Carving up to 5 Axis
Industrial engraving of front panels, signs, moulds and jewellery. Bitmap vectorisation, 3D reliefs from grayscale photos and 3D wrapping and projection of engravings.
Simultaneous Milling, Trimming, Engraving
4 and 5 axis simultaneous roughing and finishing. Simultaneous milling of undercut regions with collision control (tool, holder, machine head, clamping components).
2 and 4 Axis Wire Cutting
2 and 4 axis wire cutting with individual setup of pre and post cuts. Automatic detection of pockets and holes.
Turning and Turn/Mill
Roughing and finishing of turn profiles (facing, grooving, threading and drilling). Full support for C-axis, Y-axis and B-axis milling and drilling.
Automated Milling with Pictures by PC
A preview of the next generation of Pictures by PC - Produce instead of Programming
At 1st Mold, we make aluminum tools for plastic injection molding. We mill our complex and high-precision forms using Pictures by PC. What we particularly appreciate about Pictures by PC is the ability to program routines to automate the creation of milling programs. It should also be mentioned that all the software’s functions are accessible as source code so that they can also be easily adapted. The support is very competent and helps should questions about programming arise. Even with the software updates, you can see that SCHOTT SYSTEME GmbH takes user requests and information seriously and integrates them into the software.
1st Mould GmbH
We work at several workstations with the CAD / CAM software Pictures by PC, mainly to undertake our machining tasks (we are a classic injection mould maker). I find the efficiency of the support / service particularly impressive. I was always helped promptly, patiently, competently and in a friendly manner. The topics dealt with went much deeper than just using the software. Suggestions for enhancements are welcomed and taken on board for future versions. We look back on a long-term cooperation with SCHOTT SYSTEME, we consider the strong customer focus of Schott as an absolute added value.
Lechner Kunststofftechnik GmbH & Co. KG
For more than 35 years, SCHOTT SYSTEME GmbH has developed and marketed comprehensive software solutions for graphics, design, CAD design, CAM / CNC production, product presentations, documentation and special applications.