Sescoi will be showcasing WorkNC V21, the new 64-bit version of its automatic CAD/CAM software with parallel computing capability, at the Industrie show in Paris March 22-26. The new WorkNC-CAD Hybrid Modeler and Electrode module will also be previewed.
Sescoi engineers will demonstrate Version 21 of the WorkNC CAD/CAM system with 64-bit processing that allows the greater memory available in the latest hardware to be used, and multi-threading and multi-processing of tasks that enable several algorithms to run in parallel. For large models, and for 3- and 5-axis machining, this extra processing power means that calculations will run faster, particularly on roughing operations.
WorkNC V21 also features new high speed machining routines, while WorkNC’s automatic 5-axis machining module has been made easier to use.
WorkNC-CAD Hybrid Modeling is designed to work on open solids. It simplifies the repair and editing of 3D models ready for manufacture. Users can manipulate surfaces, create 3D curves, and use a combination of solid modeling and surface modeling functions to achieve the desired result.
Linked to the WorkNC-CAD Hybrid Modeler is the new WorkNC Electrode module. It enables engineers to extract electrode geometry directly from the 3D model. Users can modify the electrode geometry and perform functions such as automatic tangency extension to ensure correct tool control. The software incorporates a library of tool holders and will automatically generate 3- or 5-axis toolpaths from the defined machining sequence for standard shaped electrodes.
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