Vero Software has released Machining STRATEGIST V14, its multi-axis CAM solution, which generates high-speed CNC toolpaths for both the office and shop-floor environment. Machining STRATEGIST is a CAD independent solution and can work with data from all major 3D modeling systems, the company says. With the latest release, support for VISI 20 has been added, and the CAD interfaces have been aligned to Parasolid v25.
Enhancements include a new roughing algorithm that can reduce rapid movements by controlling the tool movement so that it remains on the part, following previous cut paths instead of rapid feeding to the new position. Additional toolpath optimization features include the ability to automatically machine flat areas only, instead of adding extra Z levels to clean up planar zones.
The new roughing algorithm also permits to the use of a large step over (greater than 50%), where an offset algorithm ensures total coverage of the machining area by adding smooth transition corner pips to clean up any remaining areas, the company says.
Other new features include improvements to linking core area clearance toolpaths; linking horizontal area passes from outside to in (core linking); the ability to use pre-drilled entry points for cavity regions of core roughing toolpaths; and the capability to minimize retract moves on vertical walls.
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