SmartCAM v2017 Released
All SmartCAM 2017 applications
NEWS RELEASE: SmartCAMcnc announces release of SmartCAM
New Verification Module for Milling and Turning, Code
Output, Rotary Axis, User Interface, and Milling
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
"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
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."
Click here to view the SmartCAM v2017