|ModuleWorks at EMO 2013|
ModuleWorks, the leading supplier of CAD/CAM components for toolpath generation and simulation, has announced the latest release of its CAM components, version 2013.08. The new release, the 2nd major update of 2013, offers many new features, further expanding capability for 3-5 Axis machining and simulation.
ModuleWorks is at the forefront of 5-Axis machining and Simulation technology, providing the machining and simulation technology that powers many of the popular CAM systems available today.
Highlights of the new release are shown below:-
2013.08 introduces a new caching mechanism for 5-Axis toolpath generation, providing much faster regeneration when parameters are changed. Time consuming intermediate steps of the calculation are cached and those applicable are re-used when re-calculating the toolpath.
|Toolpath extensions for SWARF machining|
A new extrude machining toolpath strategy has been added. This features automatic tilting and collision control and is optimized for large stone cutting tools.
A new proximity alert function has been provided. Alerts may be triggered at different points as the tool moves closer to the stock. These alerts can be set up individually for the holder, arbor and shaft parts of the tool allowing users and integrators a high degree of control.
|Texturing for woodworking|
|Simulation compare feature|
Woodworking applications can now apply different textures for cut and uncut wood. To aid visualization the red coloring of tool and stock collisions can be turned off.
Simulation of turning application now allows a MESH to be used to represent the lathe tool insert, allowing a more accurate representation of the tool.
Simulation has been optimized for the latest generation nVidia GeForce GTX 7000 graphics cards and speed has been dramatically improved by a factor of 3 – 10 times.
The 2013.08 release is now available to all partners by logging into the customer download area at www.ModuleWorks.com
Until the next time
The ModuleWorks blogger