By DE Editors
The latest release of Planit Software Limited’s Edgecam computer aided manufacturing (CAM) software, Edgecam 2009 R2, features time saving and safer machining features.
Edgecam’s operations are based on the most common options of the underlying cycles. They enable both new and current users to quickly generate toolpaths. Edgecam 2009 R2 adds new operations for rough and finish turning, as well as for 5-axis applications.
The Rest Roughing option has been enhanced to remove material more effectively. For more advanced turning centers, the safe turret parking options ensure the machining process is executed safely, avoiding collisions.
“In this release we have introduced safe zone options to ensure that approach moves do not over travel the axis limits and the tool can approach the part safely after an index move, making all approach moves much safer,” says Chief Technical Officer, Russell Franks.
The Automatic Feature Finder within Edgecam Solid Machinist has been enhanced to detect every “hole” feature contained in a model in a single command. This is complemented by the new option to automatically remove duplicate features and place them in the Feature Bin. In turning, features can now be copied or moved between the main and sub-spindles easily to save time.
The introduction of flat face features makes it quicker to machine and automate the machining of flats with the facemill, flatlands and roughing options. The new features are associative to the model and can be used in Edgecam Strategy Manager.
An improved user interface is one of the enhancements to Edgecam Strategy Manager, an automation tool that captures the machining practices and re-uses them on future projects. A new run-only license introduces a cost-effective method for Edgecam users to view and run processes without the ability to edit them.
The introduction of in-process stock for milling and mill-turn machines produces an intermediate stock model as the machining sequences are executed, enabling an accurate representation of the remaining stock to be used for subsequent operations.
Edgecam 2009 R2 is fully certified for Inventor 2010.
For more information, visit Planit Software.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.