SmartCAM v2020 Introduction
SmartCAM v2020 Introduction
Major highlights include:
Verification in all SmartCAM
New: Workpiece Analysis - A new Workpiece Analysis settings button has been added to the Verify dialog box allowing the cut model to be colored in a variety of ways.
Verify Local / World Coordinate Display - Tool position coordinates displayed during verification can now be configured as either Local or World planes
Create Facet Element From Solid - A new Create - From Solid - Solid Facets panel can be used to generate a single-element faceted model from a group of solid surfaces
Core Improvements in all SmartCAM products unless otherwise noted
Selection Filter Improvements - The Edit Filter dialog box contains several new helpful options.
Selection Filter Improvements - New Hole Feature and Region element type toggle buttons allow filtering.
Tool Filter - A new Tool toggle button and corresponding input field allow a single tool number, or list or range of tool numbers to be specified.
Feed Rate Attribute Filter - A new Feed Entity Type (milling only) and Override options allow you to filter your selection.
Arc Panel Diameter Input - The Geometry - Arc panel has been enhanced to include a new Diameter field in addition to the existing Radius field.
Order Path - Optimize - The Order Path - Optimize capability is now available in all SmartCAM applications.
Optimize Hole Features - The Order Path - Optimize function now allows compound hole features to be optimized, without breaking the compound hole sequence.
Property Change Toolpath Add Step - The Edit - Property Change - Toolpath dialog box has been enhanced to include a new Add Step button, which opens the Add Process Step dialog box.
Preview PM5 Files in Windows Explorer - When using a Windows Explorer, with the Preview pane enabled, you can click on a PM5 model file to get a preview of the part contained in the model file.
Icon Views in Windows Explorer - When setting the Explorer Layout style to use icons the PM5 model preview image will be displayed for PM5 model files.
List View Container Display Names - The list view has been enhanced to now show descriptive names for each type of system container created.
Element Pop-up Menus Reorganized - The list view has been enhanced to now show descriptive names for each type of system container created.
Copy and Paste JOS Data Tag from Planner - Job Operation Planner windows will now display the JOS Data Tag for the selected field.
Filter Out Masked Tools/Steps in JOS Report - New options are available to filter out masked steps/tools when using JOS Report.
JOS Report Filename Option - A new option enables JOS Reports to default the report output filename to the same filename as the open PM5 model.
List View Markers in Options - Job Operation Planner windows will now display the JOS Data Tag for the selected field.
JOS Notes Improvements - The Job, Material, Step, and Tool Notes have all been updated to use a new re-sizable notes dialog box.
Element Data Improvement - Element Data has been updated to allow the window to be resized with the mouse.
Utility - Diagnostics - The Diagnostics window has been made re-sizable.
ACIS Update - The ACIS modeling kernel has been updated to ACIS v2020.
Macro Language in all SmartCAM applications
New Math Functions - New Math Functions have been added.
Selection Filter Status Function - A new system status macro function that returns the On/Off state of the Selection Filter has been added.
New Surface Entity Bounding Box Calculation Mode - View - Envelope and a new math function use a bounding box surrounding geometry in their calculation.
Selection Filter Status Function - A new function has been added that returns the sub name for a given sub index.
Check if plane index is for a wrapped plane - A new function has been added that returns whether the supplied plane index is for a wrapped plane.
Code Generation in all SmartCAM applications. See the SmartCAM CGT word reference for examples.
#CALCDEC, #CALCINT, #RETNUM() - CGT function #WORD declarations to call matching @$SECTIONS and capture the value from #RETNUM( numeric expression )for output or use in an expression.
#CALCSTR, #RETSTR() - CGT function #WORD declaration to call matching @$SECTIONS and capture the value from #RETSTR( string expression ) for output or use in a string expression.
Multi name user variable lists - Multiple user variables can be declared in the same #DEC, #INT, and #STR statements.
#STEP_LIST(), #STEP_LIST_SLCT, #STEP_LIST_SORT - The #STEP_LIST() function automatically loops through a list of Steps which is selected by the #STEP_LIST_SLCT setting and sorted by the #STEP_LIST_SORT setting.
#FINVAL() - The #FINVAL( #cgtword) function outputs a place holder for a CGT word into the code output file that will filled in at the conclusion of coding with the CGT Words final value.
#F_Decimal - #F_Decimal is a new format class descriptor with replaces #F_Position as the preferred term. #F_Position will continue as an alias.
#MSE() - The #MSE() evaluator function enables the use of all current macro string functions from within the CGT #EVAL() function when a CGT string variable is being assigned.
Array Variables - Array Variables Improvements
@$INIT - For initialization of variables at the beginning of CGT processing, the system now automatically scans for and processes an @$INIT section if found.
Documentation in all SmartCAM applications
Helpful Macro Recipes - The Automation/Customization section of Learning SmartCAM, has been extended with a new topic named Helpful Macro Recipes.
Visual CTK in all SmartCAM applications
Diameter Token Added - Supplementing the already existing RADIUS token is a new DIAMETER token.
Properties Token Type Display - The Token Properties dialog box now displays a static label for input field tokens, indicating the token type.
CTK Token Bar Tool Tips - When creating Panels or Dialogs, by adding tokens to the window, tool tips are shown.
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