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SmartCAM v2018 Introduction

 

SmartCAM Version 2018 Release Highlights (no audio)

SmartCAM v2018 Introduction

SmartCAM® v2018 includes a new Adaptive Roughing process that provides new functions to create high speed machining (HSM) consistent-engagement pocket, face, open profile, and region roughing toolpath, improvements to the recently introduced toolpath and material removal Verification system, and a wide variety of useful core improvements. Major highlights include:


New Milling Improvements in SmartCAM Advanced Milling, FreeForm Machining and the milling functions of Advanced Turning

New Adaptive Face Milling Strategy
New Adaptive Face Milling Strategy

New HSM Adaptive Roughing Strategy - A new Adaptive Roughing process provides new functions to create high speed machining (HSM) consistent-engagement pocket, face, open profile, and region roughing toolpath.

Adaptive Pocket - HSM Adaptive Pocket process provides high speed adaptive toolpath for Pockets.

Adaptive Face - HSM Adaptive Face Provides high speed adaptive toolpath for Facing Operations.

Adaptive Open Profile - Adaptive Open Profile Provides high speed adaptive toolpath for Open Profile Roughing.

Adaptive Region Rough - Adaptive Region Rough Provides high speed adaptive toolpath for SmartCAM Region Roughing Processes.

New 4th-Axis C-Table Indexing coding method - SmartCAM Milling applications now benefit from a new method of creating 4th axis C-table indexing CNC code.


Feed Rate Control Improvements in all SmartCAM products.

Additional Rough and Face Milling Operation Feeds - Rough and Face Milling operations have been enhanced to include new Fast Feed settings and a Conventional Cut Feed Factor.

Property Change Feed Entity - The toolpath property types now include a new Feed Entity.

Property Change Feed Override - A new Feed Override option can be used to apply a feed rate change directly to a group of elements.

Element Data Feed Information - Element Data has been enhanced to display additional information related to element feed rates.

Machine Events Feed Change - Feed Change functionality now allows application of the change to a group of elements.


Verification Improvements in all SmartCAM applications unless otherwise specified

New Verification Engine in Advanced Wire EDM
New Verification Engine in Advanced Wire EDM

Verification in Fabrication & Wire EDM - The Toolpath Verification system is now available in Advanced Fabrication and & Wire EDM.

Revolved Stock Generated from Wireframe Profiles - Open or closed profiles can be used to create revolved stock.

Hide Small Pieces During Verification - Remove "small chunk waste material" during simulation.

New 'Pause At' Verification options - New Pause At options provide easier examination of the simulation.


Core Improvements in all SmartCAM products

Copy Element Properties from one Element to another - The properties of an individual element can now be applied to the elements in the active group.

A New Tree-view List Style has been Added to the List View - A New Tree-view List Style has been Added to the List View Helping to Differentiate between CAD and CAM Geometry.

New Insert Bar Define/Edit Workplane Menu - New Insert Bar Define / Edit Workplane Menu enables more convenient access to Workplane definitions.

Custom Tool Graphic Holder Displayed in Add/Edit Step Preview - A Custom Tool Holder Graphic (CTG) can be displayed in the Add / Edit Process Step preview window.

KBM Library Dialogs Now Preview the Tool/Holder - KBM Library Dialogs Now Preview the tool.

Report Tool Image Format Function - The report format command has been updated to include a zoom factor.

Separate Inch/Metric Paths for CTG and Code Generator SMF/CGT - Separate Inch/Metric Paths for CTG and Code Generator SMF/CGT.

Updated Kernel and Data Translators - The ACIS kernel and SmartCAM data translators have been updated.