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SmartCAM V13.5 Features Process Management, Job Library, Roughing, Improvements

October 18, 2006 - Eugene Oregon - SmartCAMcnc has announced the release of Version 13.5 for all SmartCAM CAM software applications and for Predator Editor for SmartCAM.

With the release of SmartCAM V13.5, SmartCAMcnc has added functionality that provides all SmartCAM customers with new organizational tools for their job and process data. Additionally, Version 13 provides improved Z level core/cavity roughing, spiral hole making functionality and more.

SmartCAM Version 13.5 builds on SmartCAMcnc's goal of continuing to provide process management improvements and new functionality in every release of SmartCAM. This is the company's fifth full release since it re-established SmartCAM development two and a half years ago.

Highlighted improvements to the entire suite of applications include:

  • Regenerative Toolpath Elements — enables data can be recalled for process modification and optimization
  • Job Library — enhancements to the SmartCAM Job Library gives the user the ability to capture and collect tooling, operation parameters and speeds & feeds from previous (or new) SmartCAM job files. This data can then be retrieved from the library for future jobs
  • Core & Cavity Roughing Automation — panel provides SmartCAM FreeForm Machining users with a simple and easy-to-use interface for Z-level stock removal on a selected set of surfaces or solid
  • Spiral Hole Making — has been added which computes a continuous, smooth spiral toolpath for straight or tapered through or blind holes
  • Consolidated Hole Making process toolbox provides users easy access to a variety of commonly used hole making functions
  • HTML Help — the application Help system has been converted to HTML format which provides better navigation and search capabilities

The next scheduled release is SmartCAM V14.0 for the early Q2 2007.

SmartCAM computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software provides multiple-surface capabilities for a full range of parts from 2-axis work to complex 3-axis molds, dies, and prototypes. SmartCAMcnc provides maintenance contracts, updates, upgrades and technical support for all SmartCAM users, regardless of version.

All SmartCAM products include updated data translators and market leading NC editing software.

Version 13.5 applications represents SmartCAMcnc's fifth full release of its industry-pioneering software since the company was founded in December, 2003.

About SmartCAM & SmartCAMcnc

For over 30 years, the SmartCAM family of computer-aided manufacturing software provides toolpath modeling and CNC programming for prismatic production work to complex molds, dies, and prototypes. SmartCAMcnc provides affordable software subscription contracts, updates, upgrades and technical support for all SmartCAM users, regardless of version. All SmartCAM applicatons include standard CAD translators, optional native CAD translators and NC editing software from Predator Software, Inc (www.predator-software.com).

SmartCAMcnc is an Oregon-based company that develops and markets the SmartCAM suite of computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software for the benefit of its worldwide customer base. Gregg Olson, founder and president of SmartCAMcnc, has been involved in developing CNC programming systems since 1979, with over two decades of experience in various product development capacities for Weber Systems, Point Control, CAMAX, and SDRC.

To monitor further developments please visit www.SmartCAMcnc.com.

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Media Contact: Hugh Caldwell
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