Missler Software introduces version 7.8 of its TopSolid'Cam CAM software, which features a range of updates and optional integration capabilities. The addition of the Adveon platform provides functions for managing cutting parts, collisions and driven points with Internet access to supplier tool libraries. The libraries enable building of tool databases with automatic access to 3D CAD models for precise simulation and visualization. Manual entry is minimized, ensuring data consistency and quality. According to Missler, the ability to reach relevant tool geometry and cutting condition information within TopSolid’Cam increases CAD/CAM productivity for manufacturing engineers and NC shops.
VoluMill toolpath calculation can be optionally integrated into TopSolid’Cam 7.8 to provide effective toolpath algorithms. VoluMill's smooth, flowing motion and elimination of sharp directional changes and tool load variance is said to reduce cycle times and machine tool stress as well as extend tool life for lower costs. G-code simulation software NCSimul Machine can also be integrated as an option and used directly within TopSolid’Cam. The combination is said to provide security and insurance throughout the machining process and programming stages, particularly for long cycles and final toolpath tuning.