Wessling, Germany, 22 October 2007 – With the product release of hyperMILL® V9.7, OPEN MIND Technologies AG is now offering SolidWorks® users a complete, integrated solution for the very first time. hyperMILL’s integrations with Pro/ENGINEER® Wildfire, Autodesk® Inventor, thinkdesign® and hyperCAD® 2007.1 have also been updated in this release. Users of these versions can access all of hyperMILL’s functional benefits in an integrated manner, including the new millTURN module.
An integrated CAD/CAM solution for continuous processing
The advantage provided by CAD-integrated CAM solutions is that they make continuous process chains a reality. Both CAD and CAM systems access the same pool of data. A uniform data model is used during the entire process to ensure the accuracy and transparency of the manufacturing process and to prevent errors. Additionaly, the standard user interface from the CAD environment simplifies CAM programming, raising the user’s acceptance of the CAM solution.
hyperMILL® – A CAM solution with high-end strategies
hyperMILL® offers users an array of strategies for 2D, 3D, HSC and 5-axis machining, in addition to the recently released milling and turning package, in one user interface. Programming efforts are reduced with sophisticated feature technology, including feature recognition, automatic mapping of hole and pocket features, feature list, feature browser, macro technology and macro database. The postprocessors, tailored to specific machines, controllers and manufacturing processes, ensure CAM programs are processed seamlessly on the machine. With new workspace monitoring, the user can check in advance whether the machining job can be performed within the given workspace or whether limit switches will be crossed. The unique best fit’ function automatically optimizes machining with a view to the available workspace and also allows optimal space usage when small or limited machines are used. For companies, the results are an all-encompassing manufacturing concept and flawless machining process.
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