SmartCAM V14 Introduction
SmartCAM V14 represents SmartCAMcnc's most significant release to date, and demonstrates a strong commitment to the modernization of the product family, offering substantial improvements in Solid CAD compatibility, productivity, usability, and visualization.
Highlights of SmartCAM V14 include
ACIS Solid Modeling Kernel in All SmartCAM Products - Directly read/write solid models via SAT/SAB, or import/export surface and wireframe data via IGES, DXF, and DWG.
OpenGL System Graphics Enhancements - Display rendered solid or surface models in main graphics window, pick surfaces and highlight selections.
Machining from Solids Geometry Tools - Automatically find holes in solid or surface models, extract boundaries or slice profiles as needed for further modeling or toolpath generation.
High-Speed Machining Strategies - Plunge Roughing, True Spiral Pocketing, and Trochoidal Slotting provide faster material removal rates and extended tool life (milling applications).
Concurrent Dynamic Viewing - Rotate, zoom, pan or spin the model in the G-view window at any time, including during ShowPath tool-motion verification.
Also found in V14 releases:
Process Model File Preview - View thumbnail image in File Open dialog, making it easy to locate and identify models.
Pop-up Tool Tips - Mouse roll-over text displaying Step and Layer descriptions, icon/menu tool functions and more.
Invert Display Visibility - Hidden elements can now be selectively displayed/redisplayed.
Copy Image - Graphic model and toolpath images can be quickly copied and pasted into setup sheets or other documentation.
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