3D Tool Path Software Supports Waterjet Machining
Jointly developed by Omax and Spatial, the Intelli-CAM software for Omax JetMachining Centers generates 3D tool paths from solid 3D models. The software is designed to prevent problems in workflows that generate cost by automatically cleaning and repairing the CAD model during the import process. The software tool applies custom solutions such as the advanced AutoPath function or slice plane to convert the geometry into full, 3D paths suitable for waterjet cutting, designed to ensure quick, precise operations with minimal operator involvement.
The software tool incorporates Spatial’s 3D InterOp system to import CAD files from a variety of 3D sources, including Catia, SolidWorks, Solid Edge, Autodesk Inventor, Siemens NX, Pro/E, Creo and more. Operators can import most major 2D or 3D CAD drawings, which is said to be beneficial to job shops since they often don’t know the original CAD system for a file. The software is also said to quickly convert 3D files to 2D. The software tool directly interfaces with Omax’s Intelli-Max Software Suite, and is available as a free update to Omax JetMachining Center owners.