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

The new SmartCAM verification module provides state-of-the-art verificaiton of your models and toolpath programs.

Knowledge Based Machining Library: Capture Your Manufacturing Expertise

The SmartCAM Knowledge Based Machining (KBM) Library is a user-managed repository designed to store best practices. Tooling, process parameters and CNC programming steps are retrieved as required for programming tasks.

It is a component that helps a manufacturing facility using SmartCAM to ensure that preferred tooling, speeds & feeds and process settings can be adhered to and that standardized, repeatable methods are used by the CAM engineering group.

Click here to learn more about SmartCAM KBM.

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 Difference: Toolpath Modeling and Editing

Every CAD/CAM Software system allows you to import CAD data, draw geometry and create automated toolpath operations, and of course SmartCAM can do that as well. But what if you need to:

  • Edit Resulting Toolpath?
  • Change CAD geometry into Toolpath geometry?
  • Reorder the toolpath?
  • Resequence the toolpath?
  • Mix automated processes that need some editing?
  • Automate and customize your interface with macros?
  • Make changes to your post processor?

With SmartCAM Toolpath Modeling, all toolpath elements are treated as geometry, whether created manually or with SmartCAM's robust, automated toolpath creation tools, allowing complete manipulation in just the same way as model geometry elements. That's the SmartCAM Difference.

Watch this short two minute video to learn just a bit more about The SmartCAM Difference. (Includes audio.)



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System Requirements

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