NEWS RELEASE: SmartCAMcnc announces release of SmartCAM v2020
Monday, October 28, 2019 - Springfield, Oregon - SmartCAM® v2020 delivers numerous Verification improvements, the highlights of which are new material removal analysis capabilities that allow the cut model to be compared to the design model to check for remaining material, over-cutting, and gouges. Also included are many productivity boosting, customer-requested changes to the SmartCAM user interface and core functionality.
Gouge/Excess and Model Deviation analysis modes color the cut model based on specified tolerances to show remaining material, over-cutting, and gouges. Other analysis options for Climb/Conventional, and Up/Down cutting color the model based on the tool engagement with material. A new modeling function now allows a faceted model to be created from a solid at a specified accuracy for use in Verification as a stock, fixture, or target part model. Additionally, tool positions can be displayed during verification using world or local coordinates.
"Our users have enjoyed the recent improvements to our Verification functionality," said Doug Oliver, Senior Product Manager at SmartCAMcnc. "We are pleased to be introducing the new part analysis functionality in v2020, which has been a frequent request."
Core and UI / Usability Improvements
Numerous user requested improvements have been made to frequently used areas of the product.
"In this release we delivered many user-requested improvements in key, high-use areas. We think our users will be pleased to see their input being realized", said Oliver.
Code and Macro Improvements
SmartCAM v2020 delivers many, many new code generator template words, functions, and capabilities that help to reduce template file complexity while improving readability. Additionally, new step list functions can be used to generate and embed a tool list directly in the output code file.
Macro improvements include more accurate model bounding box calculation support, and new functions to return a sub program name, and to check if a workplane is wrapped.
Oliver went on to say, "SmartCAM is known for its strength in post processing and customization. This release continues our commitment to on-going improvements in these areas each release."
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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