FeatureCAM 2016 delivers a wide range of new features and improvements including adding control for 2.5D features, reductions in the machining time of 2.5D and 3D Vortex toolpaths and dynamic stock models for 3D roughing.
- FeatureRECOGNITION Creations Setup Creation
- Autodesk RealDWG Import
- New Inside/Outside Groove toolpath
- 2.5D & 3D Vortex non-cutting moves
- Dynamic stock for roughing
- Bar Fed Mills
- Realistic Turning Heads
- Automatic Tool Orientation
Reduce your programming times by rapidly creating additional setups during FeatureRECOGNITION via a new button in the Feature Wizard.
Use FeatureCAM with PowerSHAPE to select your machining files and nest them in a single clock to maximize stock material usage efficiency.
Quickly import Autodesk RealDWG files into FeatureCAM and benefit from support for DWG solid model import.
Fine-tune your Inside/Outside Groove toolpaths with new options for rough stepover type, wind-fan and start points for finishing, and gouge checking for plunge and retracts, in addition to support for tool radius and partline cutter compensation.
Adjust the non-cutting moves of your 2.5D and 3D Vortex toolpaths, with options to retract and lift or increase the federate to optimize your toolpaths and reduce cutting time.
Keep your Z-level Roughing toolpaths completely free of tool holder collisions by taking into account any remaining stock on a model, with Holder Collision Clipping.
Program your multi-tasking bar-fed milling machines with FeatureCAM. Access the back working area by setting the swivel angle, and utilize cut-off operations that use milling tools.
Define more complex turning head toll holder models in the Machine Design file and assign your tools to the holders via the tool mapping.
Simplify the turning tool selection process with the ability to automatically use a single tool in multiple orientations, minimizing you tool crib size and reducing the time taken to program parts.