Analysis Tools Enhance Software

Included in ESPRIT 2011 CAM software is a significant number of programming technologies for milling, turning, wire EDM, multitasking mill-turn, and high-speed three and five axis, in addition to system-wide enhancements and new analysis tools.

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Included in ESPRIT 2011 CAM software is a significant number of programming technologies for milling, turning, wire EDM, multitasking mill-turn, and high-speed three and five axis, in addition to system-wide enhancements and new analysis tools. The software is designed to run on both the Microsoft Windows 7 and Microsoft Vista operating systems.
 
New to ESPRIT 2011 are a series of analysis tools—the zebra, porcupine, heat map and toolpath analysis commands—that provide graphic displays for the inspection of solid models and ease in programming.
 
The “Zebra” command simulates the reflection of long strips of light on a shiny surface, making it easy to spot wrinkles or defects in a surface, the manufacturer says. The “Porcupine” command displays normal vectors on faces and surfaces to aid in the visualization of changes in part curvature.
 
The “Heat Map” command displays surfaces rendered in different colors according to the local radius of curvature. The “toolpath analysis” command traces the position of the tool along a selected tool path.