CAM Software Provides Expert CNC Programming Strategies
PowerMill five-axis CAM software from Autodesk, Inc. provides expert CNC programming strategies for complex three- and five-axis subtractive, high-rate additive and hybrid machining.
PowerMill five-axis CAM software from Autodesk, Inc. provides expert CNC programming strategies for complex three- and five-axis subtractive, high-rate additive and hybrid machining. Features in the latest software release enable easier three- and five-axis programming, simulation and verification, including accessing a vast library of CNC strategies to reduce programming times with rapid toolpath calculation. The software release offers shortening machining times, improving control with advanced toolpath editing and automating programming with customizable templates and macros. It prolongs tool life and reduces maintenance costs with interactive tools to help identify and repair toolpath motion that can cause collisions or near misses. The Dynamic ViewMill also provides improved image quality and new options to detect and display collisions.
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