Vero Multi-axis CAM package can be used in office and production environs
The product is said to generate optimum toolpaths.
Vero Software has announced the release of the multi-axis CAM software Machining Strategist V14. According to the company, this software generates optimum high-speed CNC toolpaths for both the office and the shop floor.
It added that the software is a CAD-independent solution and can work with data from all major 3D modelling systems. In this release, support for VISI 20 has been added and CAD interfaces have been aligned to Parasolid v25. Vero noted that the Machining Strategist has been developed to serve increasingly complex needs in the industry.
Product enhancements are said to include a new roughing algorithm. The supplier noted that this roughing strategy reduces rapid moments by controlling the tool movement so that it remains on the part, following previous cut paths instead of rapid feeding to the new position. Additional toolpath optimisation features include the ability to automatically machine flat areas only instead of adding extra Z levels to clean up planar zones.
Moreover, the supplier added that the roughing algorithm permits the use of a large step over, which is greater than 50%, featuring an innovative offset algorithm that ensures total coverage of the machining area by adding smooth transition corner pips to clean up any remaining areas.
According to the software supplier, other significant developments include improvements to linking core area clearance toolpaths, linking horizontal area passes from outside to in (core linking), the use of pre-drilled entry points for cavity regions of core roughing toolpaths, minimising retract moves on vertical walls and more consistent lead arcs when linking.