SolidCAM 2007 R11.2 features
enhancements to machining areas including 2.5D and 3D milling,
automatic feature recognition and machining, machining processes,
turn-mill, and wireEDM.
The program has several new options for
easier definition of coordinate systems, including automatic generation
of sketch points at the corners, in the middle of each edge, at the
centers of planes and of the box surrounding the model, and the
definition of the coordinate system with the Z-axis normal to the model
view on the screen. The program also lets a split act as a folder
containing operations, such as with fixtures for example.
In 2.5D milling, the program lets you
define an offset for the cutting depth, allowing you to change the
depth while preserving its association to the model. The Thread Milling
conical tools and provides a standard thread
table that contains the thread parameters according to ISO, Whitworth,
and other standards.
For High Speed Machining, a new option
lets you combine two machining strategies in a single operation. You
can extend the linear and radial passes tangentially to the model faces
Linear and Radial machining strategies. In addition, a new
Tangential option lets you position the tool relative to the boundaries
of the working area.
In simultaneous 5-axes milling,
SolidCAM2007 R11.2 lets you perform separate machining of steep and
shallow areas. You can limit the machining to specific model areas by
defining a planar boundary that is projected on the model. A new Spiral
Cutting method is available for use with all Pattern types as well as a
number of new collision control options.
Updates to the WireEDM
module include the option of defining the start point automatically for
geometries consisting of multiple chains. A new option lets you use the
points of the CAD sketch to define the insertion point for the model
The Automatic Hole Recognition and
Machining module recognizes color as an additional parameter. When you
work with a solid model, where different colors are assigned to
different families of similar hole features, you can use the color data
to assign the machining technology.
Lastly, a new type of machining process is now available to support mill-turn processes for your CAM-Part.
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