CAM Software Has Enhanced Feature Recognition Capability

SolidCAM2008 R12 CNC software includes more than 100 new features. The software's enhanced Automatic Feature Recognition and Machining capability (AFRM) supports automatic recognition and machining of multi-level closed and open pockets in a solid model. It offers an extended tool table for milling and links to external tool management systems. Added CAM operations and functionalities include 2.5D milling operations (face milling, T-slot and 3D contour); combined strategies for high speed machining; sub-operations for five-axis simultaneous machining, such as swarf milling and impeller machining; combined Solidverify and machine simulation; and associativity and machine simulation for mill-turn machines. The software also offers a new interface for milling and turning and automation through the use of templates.