Feed Rate Control Improvements
SmartCAM v2018 Verification Improvements
The SmartCAM Verification engine released in v2017 has been improved and expanded to all SmartCAM applications.
A variety of improvements have been made to the SmartCAM verification engine, which has been expanded to SmartCAM Advanced Fabrication and Advanced Wire EDM
Verification in Fabrication & Wire EDM
The new SmartCAM Toolpath Verification system is now also found in SmartCAM Advanced Fabrication and SmartCAM Wire EDM, adding toolpath simulation with material removal to those applications.
Introduced in SmartCAM v2017 Milling and Turning applications, the Verification system is based on ModuleWorks' state-of-the-art Simulation Component and replaces the Showpath functionality. The scope of the Verification system from SmartCAM Version 2018 includes:
Revolved Stock Generated from Wireframe Profiles
Previously only available in SmartCAM Turning applications, Wireframe profiles, whether open or closed, can be used to create revolved stock for milling applications. The stock profile will be revolved around the X-axis of the workplane assigned to the profile geometry.
Hide Small Pieces During Verification
Verification can automatically remove separated stock pieces, such as when there is material remaining from inside a closed profile. This verification option is enabled via the "Remove Stock Chunk" setting. This allows you to remove waste material during the simulation to better see the final results of the toolpath.
If the automated setting is off, the separated stock pieces can be manually removed using a right-mouse button menu.
New 'Pause At' Verification options
Two new Pause At conditions for tool changes and / or collisions can be used to pause the simulation to allow closer examination of toolpath process Verification.
In the initial Version 2017 release, collisions were displayed in the user-definable 'collision color' along with a collision warning but only at the end of verification. The new option enables SmartCAM engineers to see precisely where any collision problems occur within the toolpath processes.
An ability to pause verification at a Toolchange, complementing the existing pause at a Process Step change, is now also available.
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