Edgecam has increased the speed of its Workflow tools in the new Edgecam 2014 R1 release from Vero Software.
According to the company, Workflow was specifically designed for manufacturers to reduce costs, improve quality and hit shorter lead times by giving direct access to Edgecam's accelerated toolpath technology.
The Machine Feature command allows users to interactively select a feature on their component, which will then be machined. The user can elect to only rough, finish, or rough and finish, meaning they have full control over the manufacturing order, without the need to apply full automation.
Fixture Manager now includes chucks and collets that can be used for milling and turning. The new Chamfering Cycle is a command supporting 2D and 3D geometry. The option to automatically debur sharp edges also removes the requirement to prepare geometry. It fully supports cutter radius compensation as well as 3D chamfering.
Surface machining cycles now have an added control to compensate for tool wear on 3D machining toolpaths. This gives greater accuracy and control on tight tolerance components, the company says.
Further enhancements include a new design CPL datum marker with color-coded rotation bars and axis labeling. The solution also includes an interactive editing tool for re-designing standard dialog boxes. The ability to mask the standard interface allows users to pick which modifiers settings are displayed.
A new feature in Part Modeler finds fillet radii on third-party imported solid models and allows them to be edited. Other Part Modeler enhancements include advanced loft and sweep commands, which allow users to loft dissimilar shapes and add guide curves.
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company's website.