Modern Machine Shop
The 2011 version of FeatureCAM has a modernized interface, support for 64-bit computers, improved data exchange from a wider range of design software and new strategies across the platform, from turning to five-axis machining. The 64-bit technology enables more efficient toolpath generation, especially for large or complex parts. Improved memory management offers faster calculation times, and the company’s Exchange software can be used as an additional import mechanism. For turning, a new finishing style using separate passes to cut a part’s faces and diameters has been added to improve surface finish and tool life.