1/15/2018

Alphacam 2017 R2 Features Key Automation Capabilities

Originally titled 'CAD/CAM Software Features Key Automation Capabilities '
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Vero Software’s Alphacam 2017 R2 software automates key CAD/CAM operations and includes the Automation Manager with enhancements to simplify workflow, including multi-drill control, styles functionality, and further support for additional CAD file formats.

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Vero Software’s Alphacam 2017 R2 software automates key CAD/CAM operations. It includes The Automation Manager with enhancements to simplify workflow, including multi-drill control, styles functionality, and further support for additional CAD file formats, the company says. The introduction of Automation Manager Plus across all levels of Alphacam allows advanced automation to support the processing of constrained drawings and parametric sketches, and part grain direction through sheet grain direction and alignment vector options and also includes the cabinet door manufacture (CDM) module.

According to the company, the software also sees the first release of its integration with robot simulation software, meaning that output toolpaths generated within Alphacam can be passed directly to RoboDK’s Offline Programming (OLP) to simulate robot kinematics, along with a range of applications and activities such as robot milling. RoboDK then outputs the OLP to the robot controller.

A reverse cut direction option has also been added to rough/finish and stone cut shape, creating toolpaths in the opposite direction to the tool direction on the geometry. 

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