NEWS RELEASE: SmartCAMcnc announces release of SmartCAM v2019
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - Springfield, Oregon - SmartCAM® v2019 delivers new Adaptive Solid-Pocket and Solid-Planar Processes in the SmartCAM Advanced Milling™, Advanced Turning™, and Freeform Machining™ applications, providing consistent-engagement high-speed milling toolpath for roughing Solid or Surface Models. Also included are many customer-requested changes to the SmartCAM user interface and core functionality. Additionally, a variety of improvements to NC code generation provide added flexibility.
New Adaptive Solid Pocket Process
The new Adaptive Solid Pocket Process is used to create consistent-engagement high speed rough milling toolpath when pocketing on Solid or Surface Models.
The CAD solid model may contain a single or multiple closed pocket features, and can be comprised of any number of islands and 'shelves'. Pocket walls can be vertical or drafted and bottom fillet radii are supported by the process.
New Adaptive Solid Planar Process
A new Adaptive Solid Planar Roughing Process has been added to the Adaptive Milling Toolpath Modeling Task Set.
The process is used to create consistent-engagement high speed rough milling toolpath when it is required to remove material from a stock volume on Solid or Surface-models. The model may consist of any combination of core and cavity features, with open or closed, blind or through regions, and can include any number of islands and 'shelves'. The process is suitable for roughing simple prismatic parts through to complex-surface molds and dies.
"We have had many users provide positive feedback on their experiences using the adaptive processes, and we anticipate they will find the solid pocket and planar adaptive processes even more productive," Oliver went on to say.
SmartCAM User Interface Improvements
Improvements to NC Code Generation
Core Improvements Include
"The user interface improvements give SmartCAM a fresh new look, but even more importantly allow each user to better configure the application to their specific needs. Customization has always been a core strength of SmartCAM, and this release continues to build on it," said Oliver.
About SmartCAM & SmartCAMcnc
For over 30 years, the SmartCAM family of computer-aided manufacturing software provides toolpath modeling and CNC programming for prismatic production work to complex molds, dies, and prototypes. SmartCAMcnc provides affordable maintenance contracts, updates, upgrades and technical support for all SmartCAM users. All SmartCAM applicatons include standard CAD translators, and optional native CAD translators.
SmartCAMcnc is an Oregon-based company that develops and markets the SmartCAM suite of computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software for the benefit of its worldwide customer base. Gregg Olson, founder and president of SmartCAMcnc, has been involved in developing CNC programming systems since 1979, with over two decades of experience in various product development capacities for Weber Systems, Point Control, CAMAX, and SDRC.
To monitor further developments please visit www.SmartCAMcnc.com.
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