Estimated Run Times in SURFCAM 2022.1
SURFCAM 2022.1 can now display the estimated toolpath runtime in the operations manager without creating separate setup sheet, allowing the user to review runtime changes. This estimation can assist in optimizing machine time, efficiency and review the results of using different toolpath options.
Fixture Layers in SURFCAM 2022.1
Fixture layers now work with SURFCAM Verify similar to NCSIMUL behaviour. Highlighting a setup section with your right mouse button will display the “Edit Setup Information”. Three tabs are displayed, selecting the “Layers defining fixtures” tab allows the user to select the layers that contain your fixtures, that are passed to SURFCAM verify.
Legacy Toolpaths & EditNc in SURFCAM 2022.1
Users now have faster access to the legacy toolpaths. Legacy toolpaths are now available from the NC Menu. Other updates and enhancements include: Updated SURFCAM migration tool for posts and configurations, EditNc updated with enhanced 64bit, and a improved backplot toolbar, bug fixes and translator updates.
Multi-Thread 2 Axis Waveform in SURFCAM 2022.1
The CAM engine in SURFCAM 2022.1 has been enhanced. 2 Axis Waveform is now multi-threaded resulting in significantly increased speed and reliability. Calculation times have been significantly reduced. 2 Axis Waveform is the first of the High Speed Machining toolpaths to receive this upgrade with the other High Speed Machining toolpaths to follow.
New Database in SURFCAM 2022.1
A significant enhancement to SURFCAM 2022.1 is the new Microsoft SQL Tool Database. The Microsoft SQL express is installed by default. The new database structure allows tooling information to be available to SURFCAM 2022.1 and future versions without the need to transfer data from one version to another. The increased functionality of the tool library will allow enhanced usage by toolpath generators, the ability to add new tool types and future tool holder support.