2.5D wire frame machining now allows heights of profiles to be defined to build up a pocket and boss hierarchy. These heights are observed during toolpath generation and linking to make it easier to machine many profiles in fewer steps with an optimal toolpath. There is also improved corner handling for sharp corners to prevent any rounding of the finished part. This is particularly useful for laser applications.
Performance improvements have been achieved in a number of areas, notably roughing where an order of magnitude improvement has been delivered.
Visualization of stock removal has been improved. The flute color of the tool now matches the color defined in the analysis table giving a cleaner look and more obvious connection between the tool and the stock removed by it. In addition to this, the final cut model is automatically refined once calculated to improve quality and definition of smaller features.
The simulation engine now provides support for laser type applications widening the range of different manufacturing disciplines that can be supported still further.
For more information and live demonstrations, please see the ModuleWorks team at IMTS on booth E-3133. The 2014.08 release is also available to all partners from the customer download area at www.ModuleWorks.com
Mark Foti,Product Manager for CNC Simulation at ModuleWorks talks at IMTS 2014
Interview at IMTS 2014 about CNC Simulation
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