New Learning Module, Toolpath Generation and User Interface Improvements for CAM

SmartCAMcnc (Springfield, OR) offers SmartCAM® V15.0 applications that deliver a significant new tutorial module for learning the SmartCAM suite of CAM system software, and builds on the toolpath, visualization and usability themes found in recent releases.

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SmartCAMcnc (Springfield, OR) offers SmartCAM® V15.0 applications that deliver a significant new tutorial module for learning the SmartCAM suite of CAM system software, and builds on the toolpath, visualization and usability themes found in recent releases. The SmartCAM product family consists of CAM software applications for milling, turning, fabrication and wire EDM. The new Learning SmartCAM™ module includes information, tutorials and exercises to assist both new and advanced users in learning SmartCAM V15. The web-based system is available at www.SmartCAMcnc.com, which is broken down into several sections: a SmartCAM overview, fundamentals of SmartCAM, advanced topics, automating SmartCAM with macros and custom panels, and working with code generation (post processors). Version 15 also boasts a significant improvement to SmartCAM's ability to create and modify toolpath lead-in/lead-out moves (entries and exits). Continuing on the machining from solids improvements of v14, several new geometry modeling tools and selection techniques are provided: • UI Improvements: pull-down menus from previously static icon bars; new context popup menus for graphics view and list view. • Viewing and Visualization Improvements: new View Orientation pull-right menu; Navigator 3-D Mouse devices now supported in Show Path toolpath and machining sequence verification. • CAD Data Improvements: new model healing on import, which includes simplification and stitching; the ACIS kernel has been upgraded to ACIS version 18.0.