SURFCAM TRADITIONAL Version 2020.1
In 2020.1 we are introducing a new 2 Axis slotting cycle. Used with single or chain of elements defining the center of the slot. The special purpose operation simplifies creating a slot allowing an easy to use ramping cenerline toolpath.
Automated Hole Grouping
Located under Tools / Hole Grouping – Automatically select holes to process and create groups to be used with Hole Process or NC operations. These can be sorted and processed as desired with control for diameters, Z-levels, and individual positions. Make your selections, process the desired holes, name and create your group. You are now ready for Operation selection.
Part Alignment Wizard
This helps to move and align .SCPRT or Imported files with translation / rotations / views / axis changes along with easy placement and preview / revert capability.
2 Axis Machining - Start Point option
2-Axis Start/End option for contour gives user desired control of tool entry and exit locations.
3 Axis Machining
Enhancements to HSM OperationsHigh Feedrate support has been added for remaining HSM Operations and is activated through the options tab. Check on the High Speed Repositioning checkbox to convert rapid to high feed moves.
Adaptive Rough Improvements
3 Axis Adaptive Rough now has the ability to cut with Rough Step only without the secondary step reduction passes. Previously a step reduction value was needed in order to process the toolpath. Now you can enter the same depth as the rough pass or leave the value at zero to cut without reduction.
3 Axis Waveform now has a seperate Helical Plunge Rate option. This allows straight plunges to be controled at a seperate feed rate giving the user more control over straight and helical plunges. The seperate Helical Plunge rate is located on the Leads / Links tab placed with the Waveform plunge ramp settings.
New Drag and Drop FeatureWe have added a new enhanced option to the drag and drop file import. Drag and drop opens and imports files into your session by simply grabbing the file and dropping it in the Surfcam session. To do this grab your selected file, press and hold SHIFT during the drop to assure the append. Once placed you can let go and begin work.
Layer Dialog Improvements
The layers dialog position and size are remembered between sessions when Apply or OK is used to accept changes made. This is a long requested feature that gives the user more control and desired placement when working between layers.
There is also a new additional button for All Visible. This is an added option to toggle between all Visible and all Invisible layers. This was a simple one click solution to showing or hiding all layers.
Updates to Create / Spline
The Create / Spline / Surface Boundaries have been updated with enhanced geometry creation. The Bounding Box no longer contains automatic fillets and will create a true bounding box. The other boundary types also have improved spline output.
Boundaries now have customizable colors under Tools / Options to be set to any desired color. This can be found under the Color / System page. This is stored through the INI to be remembered between sessions.
Geometry chaining has been enhanced by highlighting the available choice for branch selection when a branch point is reached.
This helps the user highlight his available selections for closing or ending geometry or boundary selections.
Send to CAM
Send the current part in DESIGNER directly to SURFCAM Traditional with a single button! Easily transition your part from CAD to CAM with ease.
Units ControlNew option to set English/Metric units defaults.
Tool Change Control
New “Auto Determine” option to specify tool change commands.
“Visualization Plane” added to backplotter – easier to see orientation.
Several improvements to General Analysis.
- Fix: “Save As” did not always honor file type correctly
- Fix: Some arcs with radius < .0091” were not plotted correctly
- Fix: Analysis could fail on some programs with CSS option checked
- Fix: Compare options not saved between sessions
- Fix: Analysis output of some metric lathe programs was incorrect