Assigning Default Feature Strategy Schemes to CNC Machines
Allow schemes(Sets) of feature strategies to be created and saved within the TechDB.
Assign the schemes for various machine tools depending on the machine type and capacity.
Chamfer Machining option for Curve Features
When using curve processing, we can now select the edge capture function, which, depending on the settings, automatically captures the edges on the selected curves.
We can also use the tool to move the tool away from vertical surfaces to prevent tool rests or collisions.
CNC Compensation for Curve Features (Chamfer Machining)
Enable CNC Compensation controls for operations associated with Curve features.
Leadin/Leadout Moves in XY Plane for Curve Features
Ensures that Leadin/Leadout moves of Contour Mill operations generated for Curve features are created in the XY plane
Improved selection of Features for Curve Project operation
Provide a simplified user interface to allow users to select the curve feature or engrave feature for the Curve Project operation to follow.
Display Setting Controls for Contain and Avoid Areas
For better visual inspection, a graphical representation is created called "Contain and Avoid" areas.
The color of the graphical display is easily determined in the CAMWorks settings, and the area view can be switched on individually.
Optimizing Feedrates for Milling Toolpaths when Sharp Corners and Arcs are encountered
To optimize the feedrates for Milling toolpaths by defining separate XY feedrates and Arc Override Feedrates that will be replace the primary XY feedrate when the toolpaths encounter sharp corners or arcs respectively.
Functionality to Move Mill Features
Provide the option to reposition 2.5 Axis Mill features in the X, Y and Z directions.
Editing End Conditions of Holes recognized using Automatic Feature Recognition (AFR)
Allow editing of End Conditions for Hole features recognized using Automatic Feature Recognition (AFR).
Improved methodology for editing Mill Toolpaths
Provide an enhanced user-friendly interface for editing Mill toolpaths along with new controls.
Ability to define Mill Tool with Tapered Shanks within CAMWorks
Provide controls within the CAMWorks interface to enable users to define Mill Tools that have Tapered Shanks.
Multiaxis Milling Method of Swarf Milling
Provide new Multiaxis Milling method of Swarf Milling that allows users to machine a series of surfaces by cutting with side of the tool.
Option to define Rest Machining Model as an Offset Model of the part to be machined
For Rest Machining using Area Clearance operations, provide an option to define the Rest Machining model as an offset model of the part being machined.
Rest machining method of Previous tool for Area Clearance Toolpaths generated using Advanced Method
Enable the rest machining method of Previous tool for Area Clearance toolpaths generated using the Advanced method for toolpath generation.
Holder Avoidance functionality for 3 Axis VoluMill Toolpaths
Support the Holder Avoidance functionality 3 Axis VoluMill toolpaths (Area Clearance operations with VoluMill pattern).
‘Zigzag’ type of Cut Method for VoluMill Toolpaths
For VoluMill toolpaths, make the Zigzag type of Cut Method available.
Clearance Plane options for 2.5 Axis VoluMill Toolpaths
Make available the Clearance Plane options for Rough Mill toolpaths with VoluMill pattern.
Long Code support for Point to Point Operations
Make available an option to output G-code for point-to-point operations as either long code or with canned cycles. Attention! Post processor upgrade required!
Multi-Stepped Hole Configurations
Provide a functionality to define MS Hole configurations based on the number and type of steps.This will help in assigning suitable strategy when the feature is recognized through AFR.
Simultaneous Turning (Ability to machine parts simultaneously using two tools)
Add a new cut type of Simultaneous turning in Turn/Mill-Turn module whereby two tools will be cutting the same turn feature at the same time with double feedrate
Collision check for Turn Toolpaths in Y Axis
Provide the options to perform collision checks for Turn Toolpaths in Y axis so that the Turn inserts or Holders/Boring bars don’t gouge the work-in-progress part
Provide the ability to define Relief Angle for all types of standard Turn Inserts.
Provide an option for Turn toolpath simulation whereby the toolpaths being simulated can be checked for collision in Y axis
Tolerance Based Machining for Turn and Mill-Turn Modules
Extending the scope of the Tolerance Based Machining functionality to part models machined using Turn and Mill-Turn machines
Integration of Tolerance Based Machining with CAMWorks Application
Complete integration of the Tolerance Based Machining module with the CAMWorks application
Command for reassigning Features Strategies on basis of TBM Conditions defined in TBM – Run dialog box
Introduction of Apply to Identified button in Tolerance Range and ISO 286 tabs the Tolerance Based Machining – Run user interface that allows Feature Strategies for existing Features listed in the CAMWorks Feature Tree to be reassigned as per Tolerance Based Conditions and ISO 286 Limits and Fits defined in the respective tabs.
Assigning Features Strategies based on Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing Parameters
Option to assign machining strategies to Turn features and 2.5 Axis Mill features based on Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD& T) parameters.
Assigning default values/settings for Parameters exclusive to Advanced 3 Axis Toolpath Generation Method
To include in the TechDB Operation Parameters form for 3 Axis Mill operations the parameters exclusive to the Advanced Method of 3 Axis Toolpath Generation so that:
Default values and settings can be assigned for these parameters in the TechDB
Default values and settings will be populated in the Operation Parameters dialog box for these parameters when the Advanced Method for 3 Axis Toolpath Generation is selected
Turret selection for Operations in TechDB
Provide a method to assign the turret (Front or Rear) to the default tool being selected for the operation when Generate Operation Plan is executed.
Multi-Turret are now supported
Supports machines with four turrets.
Support simultaneous machining for up to 4 turrets.