New CAM Enhancements and Capabilities

SmartCAMcnc (Springfield, OR) offers SmartCAM Version 16.0, which delivers a variety of new enhancements and capabilities to the SmartCAM suite of computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) system software, including automated toolpath generation directly from a solid model, additional solid model translation, and visualization, verification and usability improvements.

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SmartCAMcnc (Springfield, OR) offers SmartCAM Version 16.0, which delivers a variety of new enhancements and capabilities to the SmartCAM suite of computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) system software, including automated toolpath generation directly from a solid model, additional solid model translation, and visualization, verification and usability improvements. SmartCAMcnc plans the standard release of version 16.0 for this month.

Version 16 adds new toolpath generation routines for roughing and finishing prismatic pocket and profile features directly from the solid to the mid-level SmartCAM Advanced Milling and SmartCAM Advanced Turning products, as well as the company’s premier milling application, SmartCAM FreeForm Machining.

Another major component of the SmartCAM V16 release is a new integrated data translator that now allows both import and export of solid or wireframe models in the STEP format. Additionally, fully integrated, native-file format translators for Autodesk Inventor and SolidWorks are optionally available with SmartCAM V16.0.

Ongoing improvements to the visualization/verification, user interface and usability areas found in several of the most recent SmartCAM releases include: showpath tool motion verification, persistent tool display, optional display of rapids; show cut material removal verification, view change while paused, stock defined with voids (holes, slots, etc.); and, user interface and usability improvements.