CAM Software Adds New Features

SmartCAMcnc has released version 13. 0 for SmartCAM production milling, FreeForm machining, advanced milling, production turning, advanced turning and more. These releases include new functionality, such as pencil milling, surface machining improvements, container elements and container surfaces.

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SmartCAMcnc has released version 13.0 for SmartCAM production milling, FreeForm machining, advanced milling, production turning, advanced turning and more.

These releases include new functionality, such as pencil milling, surface machining improvements, container elements and container surfaces.

The pencil mill process provides the user the ability to create a tool path, which follows the valleys formed by surface intersections or creases within a surface. A tool path will be created for all positions at which the specified tool makes dual contact with the selected surfaces and supports ball, bull, flat and tapered cutters. The resulting pencil mill tool path is gouge-free for all supported tool types, regardless of topology.

Container elements allows users to organize their SmartCAM process model data to reduce sequence complexity. Container elements allow a set of elements with the same step or layer property to be collapsed into a single-process element. Surface machining containment groups allows FreeForm machining users to specify a named group to be used for surface machining processes instead of always using the active group. Additionally, the user will be able to independently specify named groups for cut and/or avoid surface groups.

 

Other enhancements include an update of the ACIS solid-modeling kernel, expansion of the graphics view functionality and poly line thin processing.