SmartCAM v2020 Verification

A new set of SmartCAM Toolpath Verification results view settings enables improved checking of toolpath at a practical level.

Color settings can be used to indicate the toolpath condition. For example, the function that we feel will be of most interest to SmartCAM engineers is an ability to display machining cuts which overcuts or undercuts the original design model. Multiple +ve and -ve thresholds can be applied to produce a cut part model that clearly shows where various amounts of excess material remains or where the cut has gouged the intended component.

New: Workpiece Analysis

A new Workpiece Analysis button has been added to the Verify dialog box, next to the Stock button, which opens a new Workpiece Analysis Settings dialog.

Verify Workpiece Analysis
Verify Workpiece Analysis

Workpiece analysis allows the cut model to be colored to reflect a variety of machine-shop-practical cut conditions. Examples are to use the Step color, to differentiate between Climb and Conventional cuts, and to display remaining Excess stock and Gouge cutting conditions.

Verify Deviation From Part
Verify Deviation From Part

Verify Local / World Coordinate Display

Local workplane origins are used by programmers for good reason. Previously only indicating the tool position from the World origin, the tool position co-ordinate readout can now be optionally set using Utility - Options - Verification - Status Bar Coordinates setting to display the tool position measured from the Local Workplane associated with the toolpath element, resulting in more meaningful data being available during toolpath verification.

Create Facet Element From Solid

Allied to Toolpath Verification, a new Create - From Solid - Solid Facets panel can be used to generate a single-element faceted model from a group of solid surfaces. Facet elements can be used in Verification for Stock and Fixture representation, and as target parts for the new Workpiece Analysis functions.