The ESPRIT 2011 CAM software features system-wide enhancements and new analysis tools designed for milling, turning, wire EDM, multitasking, turn-mill, three-axis, five-axis and high speed machining applications. The software is designed to run on both Microsoft Windows 7 and Microsoft Vista operating systems.
A series of analysis tools provide graphic displays for the inspection of solid models and ease in programming. The “Zebra” command simulates the reflection of long strips of light on a shiny surface, making it easy to spot wrinkles or defects in a surface, the manufacturer says. The “Porcupine” command displays normal vectors on faces and surfaces to aid in the visualization of changes in part curvature. The “Heat Map” command displays surfaces rendered in different colors according to the local radius of curvature. The “toolpath analysis” command traces the position of the tool along a selected tool path.