Alphacam 2017 R2 Features Key Automation Capabilities
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.
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.
While still running a few different CAM systems in the shop, this manufacturer of aerospace and oil and gas industry components has implemented what it sees as the ideal package for programming its multitasking work.
Better organization in a shop usually leads to higher productivity, and often, improved quality. That’s the objective of this modular tool data management software as it consolidates resources to encompass all aspects of production resource management.
The Vortex roughing strategy produces tool paths with a controlled engagement angle for the complete operation.