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Announcing
SmartCAM Advanced Fabrication

SmartCAM Advanced Fabrication™ CAM software creates optimized toolpath and code for a variety of CNC fabrication machines, including punches, burners, lasers, waterjets, punch/plasma, and punch/laser combinations. Not only will SmartCAM Advanced Fabrication help you reduce scrap and improve your fabrication processes, but like all . Like all SmartCAM™ applications, Advanced Fabrication is designed to help you reduce your programming time and deliver your customer's parts quicker.




Ease of Use
SmartCAM applications operate on Microsoft® Windows 8® Professional (Note: runs as a desktop application, not as a Windows 8 Metro application), Microsoft® Windows 7® Professional, Microsoft®reg; Windows Vista® Business, (NOTE: SmartCAM is no longer supported on Microsoft XP). The user interface uses manufacturing terminology and logical operation sequences that even first time users will find familiar and experienced users can apply quickly.



Shorten Part Delivery Times
SmartCAM Advanced Fabrication provides comprehensive solutions that help you get jobs done faster and shorten part delivery times, including:

Fast, flexible toolpath geometry.

Better organize your data using Containers, Show/Hide, improved Layer functions and View Filters.

Auto-indexing support for an unlimited number of tools.

Automated area clearance with spiral or zigzag routines.

Auto Tool Select searches profiles for common fabrication shapes, then searches the job operation setup file, and automatically selects tools that fit the shapes. It then creates tool path for removing material from inside the profiles using the selected tools.

The Profile Modeling Tool creates centerline tool path for a single cutting pass.

Canned cycle support for bolt hole circles and grids at any angle.

Automated folding and unfolding compensates for bend allowances and unfolds the part in a single step. (Because SmartCAM is a full 3-D system, you can modify geometry on the part before or after unfolding it.)

Automatic flat pattern layouts for HVAC transition pieces.

Toolpath optimization functions that will automatically find the most efficient tool motion.

Automatic or interactive nesting, including subroutine support that saves material. (SmartCAM will tell you if your subroutines provide optimal toolpath, giving you the choice of using them or not.)



Save Time and Money

Better Organize your data using Containers, Show/Hide, improved Layer functions and View Filters.

Subroutine Support saves you time on repetitive shapes and operations.

Automatic Toolpath Optimization sorts through toolpath solutions to find the shortest machine cycle time.

Macro Productivity Tools automate commonly used machining functions to make your work faster and easier.



Eliminate Surprises

Visual verification capabilities improve product quality and save you machine time and material costs.

Better Organize your data using Containers, Show/Hide, improved Layer functions and View Filters.

Subroutine Support saves you time on repetitive shapes and operations.

Automatic Toolpath Optimization sorts through toolpath solutions to find the shortest machine cycle time.

Macro Productivity Tools automate commonly used machining functions to make your work faster and easier.



Capture Your Manufacturing Expertise

The Job Operation Planner is a unique SmartCAM function that helps you organize and store tooling and machining operations information so you can capture proven machining methods and reuse them.

Customization Almost everything about SmartCAM applications, from the user interface to the way code is output, can be customized to streamline your work. SmartCAM applications put you, not the computer, in control.



CAD Formats Supported

Import, export, display, and machine from solid, surface or wireframe CAD data using SAT, STEP, IGES, DXF or DWG formats. SmartCAM files may also be exported as STL surfaces.

Optional Native Data Translators

Additionally, individual native data translators are available for purchase that read SOLIDWORKS® .SLDPRT, Autodesk® Inventor® .IPT files, Solid Edge® .PAR and .PSM part files and ProE®/CREO® .PRT, .PRT. and .XPR files.



The SmartCAM Advantage

SmartCAM applications are the best value in the CAM marketplace. That means you get maximum return on your investment. And as your business grows, the SmartCAM family of applications for 2½-through 5-axis milling, 2- through 6-axis turning, 2- through 5-axis Wire EDM and fabrication will continue to meet your competitive needs.



DNC & Editing Software

Every license of SmartCAM now comes with Predator CNC Editor for SmartCAM™, an OEM version of the industry-leading standard version from Predator Software, Inc.

It is the most popular 32-bit CNC code editor available on the market, is extremely easy to use and includes many features to improve the day-to-day productivity of CNC machine tools. Predator CNC Editor for SmartCAM is the ideal choice for the CNC editing and DNC needs of all SmartCAM users.

Features include DNC in the background, Math Operations including trigonometry functions, Color Highlighting of the NC program and more.



System Requirements

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