Announcing
SmartCAM v2019 Introduction



SmartCAM Adaptive Solid Pocket Process
SmartCAM Adaptive Solid Pocket Process



Welcome to our SmartCAM® v2019 release highlight pages.

Looking back for a moment, we note we are delivering our 19th major release of SmartCAM! And looking at this new SmartCAM v2019 release, we have continued our important development work for the preferred CNC programming system of choice for our valued customers, many who have been using SmartCAM for 30+ years.

Our goal is to continuously deliver technology changes that add even more capability and productivity to SmartCAM, assisted with updates to the user interface / daily usability improvements. We always have and always will strive to maintain "The SmartCAM Difference" going forward.

This version is no different. We are pleased to summarize the Milling Toolpath Generation, Code Generator functions, User Interface changes and Core Product enhancements that have been created for the Version 2019 release.

SmartCAM v2019 Introduction

Major highlights include:


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

Adaptive Solid Planar Process
Adaptive Solid Planar Process

New: Adaptive Solid Pocket Process - A new Adaptive Solid Pocket Roughing Process has been added to the Adaptive Milling Toolpath Modeling task set.

SmartCAM Adaptive Solid Pocket Process
SmartCAM Adaptive Solid Pocket Process

New: Adaptive Solid Planar Process - A new Adaptive Solid Planar Roughing Process has been added to the Adaptive Milling Toolpath Modeling task set.

Adaptive Solid Planar Process
Adaptive Solid Planar Process

Adaptive Processes Support a Tool End Radius - All Adaptive Roughing Processes now support Ball- and Bull-nose cutters.

Adaptive Process Tool Corner Radius Support
Adaptive Process Tool Corner Radius Support

Spiral Hole Leads and Comp Codes - The Spiral Hole Process has been enhanced support line, arc, and line / arc leads.

Spiral Hole Leads and Comp Codes
Spiral Hole Leads and Comp Codes

Thread Milling Tool-center Toolpath and Comp Codes - The Thread Milling Process has been enhanced and extended.

Mill Roughing Performance Improvements - The Mill Roughing Process algorithms have been optimized, delivering reduced calculation times.


User Interface Improvements in all SmartCAM products

Toolbar Sets
Toolbar Sets

Individually Sized Toolbars - Application toolbars can now be individually sized.

Individually Sized Toolbars
Individually Sized Toolbars

Optional Text on Toolbars - Text can be optionally associated with toolbar buttons.

Text on Toolbars
Text on Toolbars

Toolbar Sets - A new 'Toolbar Sets' capability has been added.

Toolbar Sets
Toolbar Sets

Gradient background in the Graphics View - A Gradient Background can now be enabled in the Graphics View .

Gradient Background in Graphics View
Gradient Background in Graphics View

Zoom View to Active Group - Zoom to the Active Group.

Zoom to Group
Zoom to Group

Code Generator Technical Enhancements in all SmartCAM applications

Handle a Hole-Milling operation @OP_HOLEwMILLOP - A new Code Generator Section to handle Milled Hole machining operations.

Closer Code Generator / Macro System Integration #EVMD(), #EVMI(), #EVMS() - Assign Macro System variable values during Code Generation.

Macro String Variables #EVAL() - Read Macro String Variable content in the Code Generator System.

Wrapped Geometry improvements (smf304<2>) - The Code Generator better handles Wrapped Geometry code output .

New 'Function' Section @$SECTIONS and #RETNUM() - A special naming convention for new Code Generator Template file 'Function' capability.


Core Improvements in SmartCAM applications

Wire EDM Guide Offsets
Wire EDM Guide Offsets

64-bit Versions - SmartCAM v2019 NC applications are now available in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions. The 64-bit version makes better use of modern computer hardware.

Knowledge Base Enhancements - The Knowledge Base Manager (KBM) benefits from improved associativity methods.

Connect Active Job to KBM
Connect Active Job to KBM

Verification - View Section - Pause / Sectioning or re-sectioning the Verification model view is now available.

Sections in Verification
Sections in Verification

Wire EDM Upper / Lower Guide Offsets - The Wire EDM Roughing and Finishing operations now include new wire guide offset inputs.

Wire EDM Guide Offsets
Wire EDM Guide Offsets

Wall Offset - Single Element - Wall Offsetting a single Geometry or Toolpath Element is made easier.

Wall Offset Single Element Command
Wall Offset Single Element Command

Additional Math Functions - The Code Generator Template and Macro Systems benefit from new Math Functions.

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