SmartCAM Advanced Milling

SmartCAM Advanced Milling™ software is the ideal solution for your fundamental 3-D CNC milling production needs. It supports 2- through 3-axis machining as well as 4- and 5-axis positioning from wireframe and solids-based data. As the second tier in the SmartCAM™ family of milling applications, it offers the functionality you need today, plus a simple, long-term growth path for your future needs. Like all SmartCAM applications, Advanced Milling 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 3-D Machining provides comprehensive roughing, finishing, pocketing, and drilling solutions that help you get your CNC milling jobs done faster and shorten part delivery times, including:

Solid Model Pocket Roughing Create pocket roughing toolpath on solids containing prismatic features.

Solid Model Profile Finishing - Create finish and multi-pass, semi-finishing toolpath from solids containing prismatic features.

Mesh Tools - You can generate mesh toolpaths to machine simple or complex shapes including spun, translated, rafted, ruled, lofted, form patch, and coons surfaces. Filleting tools help you connect meshes with both constant and variable radius blends.

4th Axis Wrapping - You can wrap flat geometry around a cylinder on a rotary axis.

Fourth and Fifth Axis Support - Get greater productivity with indexing head setups and fourth-axis rotary cutting .

Projection - Project planar geometry onto, or offset from, any mesh automatically.

Intuitive Pocketing - Select from spiral, true spiral, linear or zigzag routines. Automatically calculate correct toolpath, recognizing multilevel islands and open profiles.

Gouge Correction - Automatically check and correct your profiles for gouging.

Automated Holemaking - Automatically create drilling codes based on the parameters of the tool chosen.

SmartCAM Advanced Milling

SmartCAM Advanced Milling

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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