ModuleWorks announces the release of its 2019.12 CAD/CAM software components. This is the third major release of 2019 and is available now for download from the ModuleWorks website.
ModuleWorks is multi-axis machining and simulation technology, providing the toolpath and simulation technology that powers many of the CAM systems around the world.
This latest release contains new performance-optimizing cycles for 5-axis and 3-axis machining as well as enhanced visual accuracy and sharper imaging for the cutting and adding material simulator.
New finishing cycles for multiaxis machining
Two new finishing cycles have been added to the multiaxis machining toolpath generator: one for wall finishing and one for floor finishing. Both cycles support barrel tools and offer all the process-optimizing features of the original roughing strategy, such as easy part selection, automatic collision checking between the tool and the part and automatic collision-free linking.
Combined cycle for steep and shallow areas
With the HSM toolpath generator,operators can now machine steep and shallow areas in a single cycle. This accelerates CAM programming by eliminating repetitive steps and means that programmers only need to set up a single machining operation.
The cycle consists of constant Z for steep areas and two options for shallows areas, either constant cusp or parallel cuts.
Cutting and Adding Material Simulator
Enhanced visual accuracy for spherical tools
New algorithmic enhancements improve the visual accuracy of the simulation to deliver a sharper and more realistic simulation for spherical tools such as ball mill and bull mill tools. The resulting simulated part now has crisp corners and very smooth curves that accurately reflect the real shape of the tool without any noticeable segmentation or fragmentation.
For further details about the ModuleWorks 2019.12 release, see the latest ModuleWorks YouTube videos: What’s New in ModuleWorks 2019.12
ModuleWorks is the leading software component provider for the CAD/CAM industry. With over 170 employees and 800 man years of software development, ModuleWorks’ expertise in toolpath creation and simulation is recognized throughout the industry and its software components are already optimizing the performance and quality of over 500,000 installed seats of CAD/CAM software around the world.