Update to popular CAM-ware shows universal improvements
April 9, 2007 - SolidCAM, developers of the Gold-certified integrated CAM engine for Solid-Works, announced today the release of SolidCAM2007 R11.1. Resellers can now download this important update to SolidCAM2007 R11 from SolidCAM’s website, www.solidcam.com.
SolidCAM2007 R11.1 enhances all areas of machining, with improvements to existing milling, turning, turn-Mill and wirecut functions. SolidCAM also expands strategies for high-speed ma-chining and 5-axis simultaneous milling. For 4- and 5-axis indexial milling, a new feature gives the user control over the mapping of the 5-axis vectors of the tool axis, facilitating the program-ming of multi-sided parts for 4- and 5-axis machine centers. In the Turning module, the modifi-cation of a tuning coordinate system now automatically updates all associated geometries and material boundaries. R11.1 also offers a superior back spindle coordinate editor.
Much of the development effort in the new release was focused on the Wirecut module. Solid-CAM2007 R11.1 improves the selection of insertion and start points. The insertion points can now be automatically calculated as the center of holes pre-defined by the user. Start points can be set in relation to the insertion point either by distance or by angle. For multiple chains, Solid-CAM2007 R11.1 gives the user new flexibility in the timing of Rough and Finish operations in series.
To speed the post-processor development, SolidCAM2007 R11.1 offers completely new func-tions for the Internal Post-Processor (IPP) and General Post-Processor (GPP) tools. These in-clude a new procedure manager for the IPP tool and additional code types for the GPP tool. These new functions result in faster IPP response.
Emil Somekh, founder and managing director of SolidCAM, stated: “When we released the previous version SolidCAM2007 R11, with its powerful High-Speed Machining module, we targeted new markets like tool- and die-making. The new release provides an update across our wide range of applications. SolidCAM2007 R11.1 shows our commitment to continuously provide enhancements to our existing user base to help them to optimize their manufacturing processes.”
Founded in 1984 by its Managing director Dr. Emil Somekh, SolidCAM provides manufacturing customers with a full suite of CAM software modules for 2.5D and 3D Milling, High-Speed Ma-chining, Multi-sided Indexial 4/5 axes Milling, Simultaneous 5 axes Milling, Turning, Turn-Mill up to 5-axes and WireEDM. SolidCAM has the Certified Gold-product status from SolidWorks and provides seamless, single-window integration and full associativity to the SolidWorks design model including parts, assemblies and configurations. SolidCAM has today more than 12,000 seats installed. SolidCAM is sold by a worldwide reseller network in 40 countries. SolidCAM has been on a very rapid growth path since it implemented the SolidWorks integration strategy. In the CIMdata NC Software Market Assessment Report, CIMdata named SolidCAM as the world-wide fastest growing CAM vendor in 2003, 2004 and 2005 with revenue growth rates of +39.4 percent, +51.1 percent and +40%. For more information, please visit www.solidcam.com.
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