Integrated CAM software
By Mary Del
InventorCAM from SolidCAM provides software modules for all types of CNC applications and includes the company’s patented iMachining technology. As a Certified Autodesk Inventor Partner, InventorCAM is seamlessly integrated inside the CAD system and has full toolpath associativity with the Inventor model, automatically revising CAM toolpaths to keep up with any design changes. InventorCAM 2014 has more than 100 new enhancements across all of its modules. For its 2.5D Milling module, additional Toolbox roughing and finishing operations have been added, while threading and engraving operations have been enhanced. In addition, the HSS complementary module for surface machining has been upgraded with new lead-in ramping options. InventorCAM 2014’s 3D Milling solution comprising the High Speed Roughing (HSR) and High Speed Machining (HSM) modules has new algorithms, which provide additional strategies and benefits, including hybrid machining, faster multi-core calculation, which uses the full power of your computer’s processors, and smoother surface finishes, the company explains. The latest software includes major enhancements to the simultaneous five-axis module. New tilting options have been added and improvements made to the SWARF, 5X Drill and Convert HSM to Sim 5X operation, which converts three-axis machining to five-axis machining. To learn more about the enhancements, visit www.solidcam.com or www.inventorcam.com.