FeatureCAM 2009 offers increased support for turn-mill equipment, which can complete parts in a single setup on one machine. With FeatureTurn/Mill, both turning and milling features can be programmed together to reduce both programming and machining time.
The latest release of PowerMill CAM software is said to offer complex machining operations for high-speed operations and five-axis machining, as well as introducing new strategies to provide greater functionality for 2D, including 2D cutter compensation and 2D pocketing and profiling directly from wireframe curves.
The latest versions of Partmaker and SwissCAM feature a range of improvements including a new user interface, enhancements to the system’s synchronization functionality, improvements in 3D simulation and handling of solid models, and 3D surface machining.
ArtCAM 2009 is also featured.