EdgeCAM 11.5 Provides Major Speed and Productivity Benefits

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Southfield, MICHIGAN, March 2007 – EdgeCAM is pleased to announce with immediate availability the latest release of its advanced CNC offline programming software.

Offering significant time savings in toolpath generation and simulation, in some cases up to 50%, EdgeCAM delivers a wealth of new functionality to further support machining for traditional and latest generation multi-axis machines. EdgeCAM Simulator, a state-of-the-art visualization tool, provides realistic representation of the complete machine tool and cutting cycle. It is particularly useful for the simulation of 5-axis, surface and helical toolpaths, enabling off-line program prove out for faster routing to production.

EdgeCAM 11.5 further strengthens its established multi-axis simultaneous machining strategies with 5-axis capabilities to streamline the programming of machines with standard or complex table configurations, like nutated tables.

Industries like aerospace and automotive will benefit from the new 5-axis roughing capabilities. Manufacturing flexibility is increased by new Multiple Pass and Multiple Depth options, applied individually or in combination for the generation of multiple roughing passes and finishing cuts with the user maintaining control over the order of the passes.

The enhanced Rest Finishing cycle offers a new strategy to automatically select the most efficient toolpath for steep or shallow finishing operations, providing the best possible surface finish. Hole machining has been streamlined with operations for milling and turning; and Feature Finding enhancements, providing support for O-ring groove machining and support for more types of hole terminations.

EdgeCAM’s Part Modeler 3D modeling tool for fast and accurate construction or editing of solid models showcases a new Windows XP®-style user interface incorporating customizable menus and toolbars with advanced features like flyouts and tooltips. The consistency in look and feel with other EdgeCAM modules provides the user with a seamless transition from design through manufacture.
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About EdgeCAM

EdgeCAM is the extremely powerful but easy-to-use software solution devoted to automating the process of NC programming for metal cutting mill, turn and mill/turn machine tools and is a principal brand of the Planit group. To learn more, please visit www.edgecam.com.

About Planit

Since 1984, Planit has remained a prominent global supplier of computer-aided design and manufacturing software. Our market-leading brands have combined professional design tools with effective sales and product management packages to give our partners total support for woodworking, metalworking, and stone-cutting businesses. For more information about the company, please visit our web site at www.planit.com.



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