April 14, 2008: Planit has announced the release of Edgecam 12.5. This latest release of Edgecam delivers extensive new capabilities to many areas of the product, including ease-of-use, automation, mill-turn programming and integration with solid CAD systems.
Improvements to Edgecam’s Automatic Feature Recognition (AFR) now allow for rapid model alignment and feature finding across multiple faces in both milling and turning.
The capabilities of Edgecam Strategy Manager have now been extended to include programming for mill-turn applications. Best practice milling and turning machining parameters can be easily applied to the most complex components.
Enhancements to Edgecam’s feature browser gives users greater control over the machining order, making it easier to view which tools and cycles have been applied to a feature. The manufacturing sequence can be easily sorted by feature type or manufacturing method, and modified using simple drag and drop techniques.
A new rough turning cycle includes improved chip control, reducing notching and tool wear. Also within the turning environment, enhanced chuck jaw and chuck setup options contribute to greater machine tool set-up flexibility and improved collision detection.
As a market leader in solids-based machining, Edgecam 12.5 supports the latest Solid CAD Modelers including Autodesk Inventor, SolidWorks, Solid Edge, Unigraphics, Pro/ENGINEER and CATIA.
Planit serves customers throughout the world with design and manufacturing software solutions (CAD/CAM) for metalworking, woodworking and stone-cutting industries. It is the world’s largest supplier with more than 85,000 industrial seats installed at thousands of customer sites around the world. The company provides its customers with products and services that enable them to improve the productivity of their machine tools, shorten design and manufacturing time, optimize material usage and deliver high quality goods and services to their customers. Leading Planit brands are Alphacam, Cabinet Vision, Cabnetware, Edgecam, Jobshop and Radan. For additional information visit
The Edgecam brand delivers a market leading computer aided manufacturing (CAM) system for NC part programming, Milling, Turning and Mill/Turn programming with unparalleled ease of use and sophisticated toolpath generation. Edgecam is a principal high end brand of the Planit group – recently ranked by CIMdata as the world’s fastest growing CAM vendor, with most industrial users. For further information visit:
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