PowerMILL CAM software is designed for high-speed and two- to five-axis machining, The latest enhancements include improvements to two-axis machining and three- to five-axis surface finishing options. Other improvements include tool database improvements, the ability to transform multiple tool paths using groups and integral machine simulation for optimal toolpath verification.
The company’s FeatureCAM 2009 package incorporates increased options for more complex machines, such as multi-tasking and multi-axis machines. Developments have also continued in fundamental 2D and 2.5D machining operations such as DrillMill, which automatically selects the best use of tools and simultaneous B-axis turning to reach difficult areas.
Major highlights of the company’s PartMaker CAD/CAM software include a revamped and more productive user-interface, improved capabilities for programming directly on solid models and more realistic machine simulation.