New CAD/CAM Software Version--PartMaker Inc.

PartMaker Version 8. 6 features enhancements to the software's 3D simulation module, surface machining capabilities and solid model handling features.

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PartMaker Version 8.6 features enhancements to the software's 3D simulation module, surface machining capabilities and solid model handling features. It also includes improvements to programming inclined turning operations on B-axis lathes equipped with articulating tool heads, including the ability to program angled gloves, in addition to other grooving enhancements. This enhanced capability also improves the simulation of mini-turrets, toolholders that can hold a number of turning tools in a single station. Additionally, capabilities to program angled thread milling features for inclined tooling attachments for machines without articulating heads and global coordinate systems has been added.

The latest version also features improvements to the company's 3D milling software known as the Surface Machining Wizard (SMW). It features improvements to a number of surface machining strategies including various finishing and projection machining strategies.

The full machine simulation module, which allows the user to simulate full working model of his/her machine in the PartMaker environment has also been improved in this version. Improvements have also been made in the intuitive handling of solids-based programming across all PartMaker modules including mill, turn, turn-mill, Swiss and wire EDM. These enhancements include more powerful methods for programming in five-axis planes and more robust geometry handling for planar surfaces as well as unwrapped cylindrical geometries.

 

 

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