Open Mind Technologies CAD/CAM software update includes module for deformation modification
Open Mind Technologies has introduced the 2014.1 version of its Hyper Mill CAM solution, including the CAD section, Hyper CAD-S and the Hyper Maxx cutting module.
The 2014.1 version of Open Mind's Hyper Mill CAM software offers advanced 5-axis machining strategies and numerous convenient functions to facilitate operation, according to the supplier.
Hyper CAD-S is the company’s own CAD system that was developed specifically to address the requirements of CAM users. Its Deformation module is said to be a completely new function of the CAD software. This tool for the targeted deformation of geometries allows component areas to be modified globally and locally, the company explained. Up to now, this was often only possible using elaborate modelling techniques.
Other improvements include shortcut menus for toolpaths and the option to lock elements so that they cannot be deleted or edited.
The company’s 5-axis re-work machining application also offers new functions. When converting from 3-axis toolpaths to 5-axis ones, different tool types can be used. There are also new strategies for adjusting the tool to the machining model.
This function can also be used for roughing with the Hyper Maxx cutting module, the company said.