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SmartCAM V2017 Released

NEWS RELEASE: SmartCAMcnc announces release of SmartCAM v2017

New Verification Module for Milling and Turning, Code Output, Rotary Axis, User Interface, and Milling Improvements Included.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - Springfield, Oregon - SmartCAMcnc has announced the release of SmartCAM® v2017. SmartCAM v2017 delivers new verification technology, as well as expanded rotary axis and code generation support, and improvements to the user interface and rough milling functionality.

The SmartCAM CAM software family consists of toolpath creation applications for Computer-Numerical Control (CNC) milling, turning, fabrication and wire EDM.

SmartCAM v2017 introduces a new integrated Verify module that replaces the separate ShowPath and ShowCut toolpath and material removal verification functions of previous products. All verification is now performed in the main SmartCAM graphics window. Dynamic viewing and standard system display functionality is fully supported. Toolpath animation and back-plotting can be simultaneously viewed during material removal simulation.

The new SmartCAM verification uses the proven ModuleWorks simulation technology, and offers much improved model accuracy and collision checking capabilities.

"Over the years we've had many customer requests to improve our material removal verification, in particular the ability to change the view while simulating. The new Verify module with its full dynamic viewing and tremendously improved capabilities, really delivers on those requests." said Doug Oliver, SmartCAMcnc's Senior Product Manager.

"The new compact and simplified user interface provides much improved control. Users can now step through verification while automatically pausing after each move, element, or step." Douglas went on to say. "Additionally, it's now possible to store the in-process stock model at any point during verification so it can be exported in standard STL format, or used as input to subsequent verification.

SmartCAM milling users will benefit from an updated Open Profile process which uses new regioning technology to handle a wider set of geometric situations, and now includes lead in/out and cutter comp support, allowing it to be used for semi-finishing and finishing applications. Rotary axis support has been greatly enhanced and now includes features for specifying angle limits, and Euler angles for tilted plane commands, to name a few.

Numerous core improvements like drag and drop of the insert position or elements and nodes in the hierarchical list view, and enhanced code generation with new debugging and error checking capabilities, benefit all SmartCAM users. Additionally, SmartCAM v2017 incorporates the latest ACIS® 2017 kernel with updated CAD data translators for Solidworks® and Autodesk® Inventor® 2017, and Siemens Solid Edge® ST9.

"SmartCAM v2017 marks the start of what we hope will be a long and productive relationship with Moduleworks. We are excited by all the technology available to us, and think our customers will be too as they see more and more significant improvements to their products."

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 applications include standard CAD translators and access to optional native CAD translators.

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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