hyperMILL 2018.2 offers new features for its 3D Optimized Roughing (pictured, left) and 3D Shape Z-level Finishing (pictured, right) strategies, as well as greater CAD functionality.
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For reduced programming times and improved milling, 3D Z-level Shape Finishing, available in hyperCAD-S, has two new features. "Automatic face extension" can be used during CAM programming to automatically extend the selected milling surfaces, eliminating manual CAD work and resulting in cleaner corner cuts. Also, 3D Z-level Shape Finishing now has the ability to support conical barrel cutters in addition to general and tangential cutters.
3D Optimized Roughing now offers an expanded allowance for free tool geometries, resulting in easier programming and a high level of flexibility for defining special tools. hyperMILL 2018.2 uses the free geometries of the cutting tool edge for calculation, simulation and collision checking.
There have also been several enhancements to the hyperCAD-S module, including the ability to measure and record the distances between two shapes such as face models, solids, meshes or stock. In addition, for easy changes to milling boundaries and turning contours, hyperMILL 2018.2 offers a "V sketch" command that assigns geometric constraints to 2D contours. When individual contours are changed, the sketch is automatically updated using their dependencies.