The latest release of Edgecam, Planit’s market leading CAM software for the production engineering industry, delivers significant productivity and efficiency gains.
October 26, 2009 - Edgecam offers class-leading Automatic Feature Recognition enabling efficient toolpath generation from imported models. The latest release extends this powerful functionality with the ability to recognise an increased number of features, including any area that has multiple open sides. Full properties of the features, including depth, radius/chamfer and min/max XY radius enables users to select appropriate tooling and cycle parameters with ease.
2010 R1 provides increased efficiency through enhancements to its comprehensive machining cycles. Improved stock awareness of machining cycles removes the need to set boundaries manually; this enhancement not only increases the efficiency of generating a toolpath, but also increases the efficiency of the toolpath itself.
Utilising Edgecam’s proven helical technology, a number of customer-driven enhancements have been delivered to Edgecam’s powerful Thread Milling Cycle. One such enhancement includes cutter radius compensation enabling the user to align the tool selected offline with the tool to be used on the shop floor - for example the user can make adjustments in the CAM environment to allow for wear of a tool, providing unrivalled precision.
Finish Turning Cycles have also seen development. Recognising stock material enables the user to develop tool paths more efficiently.
A new ‘peck across’ option has been added to the Rough Grooving Cycle. The new feature is designed to improve material removal rate and prolong tool life, ultimately helping reduce on-going costs of manufacture.
A new graphical interface for all turning Operations ensures the significant technical enhancements are intuitive and easy to use.
Edgecam’s Strategy Manager Module enables users to create toolpaths with maximised efficiency utilising their own manufacturing best practise. In 2010 R1 tool selection has been enhanced within Strategy Manager, increasing the speed at which users can generate the relevant toolpaths.
The latest version of Edgecam’s Part Modeler also provides users with significant functionality enhancements. Delivering cost effective and powerful 3D modelling capabilities, Part Modeler enables users to create or modify 3D models with ease.
Detail View provides a scaled up balloon view of a model, giving users the ability to easily examine any part of a model and highlight specific details that will be key in the manufacturing or assembly process.
A new ‘feature annotation’ function expands Part Modeler’s comprehensive design capabilities, enabling users to extract design data such as tolerances and apply them automatically to the drawing with ease.
Edgecam 2010 R1 supports Windows 7, the much anticipated operating system from Microsoft.
Edgecam 2010 R1 delivers a new Code Wizard for the Siemens 840D ShopMill, a CNC system enjoying increasing global popularity. Complete with configured post processor template, reducing time required to compile the machine and Siemens specific cycle, 2010 R1 enables users to get the most from their machine tool investment.
Edgecam, a market leading computer aided manufacturing (CAM) system for NC part programming, offers a complete solution for milling, turning and mill-turn programming with unparalleled ease of use and sophisticated toolpath generation. Edgecam is a brand within the Planit group – recently ranked by CIMdata as the world’s fastest growing CAM vendor, with most industrial users.
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