Edgecam Shows Exciting New Functionality At MACH
The latest release of Edgecam, which is being unveiled at the forthcoming MACH Exhibition, fully demonstrates the value of the Software Maintenance Plan.
Edgecam 2014 R2, from Vero Software, will be released shortly, and is being highlighted on stand 4426 in Hall 4 at the NEC in Birmingham, between April 7 - 11.
General Manager Raf Lobato says: “There are a number of exciting new aspects in Edgecam 2014 R2, including 2D to 3D for Part Modeler; integration with Sandvik’s Adveon Tool Library, and dynamic co-ordinate system creation. In addition, job reports are now available on portable devices. They all come for free for Edgecam users who are on a Software Maintenance Plan.”
Amongst the new and enhanced functionality available in Edgecam 2014 R2:
2D to 3D for Part Modeler: This ensures old 2D legacy design data can be used in Edgecam Workflow without the need for total part re-modelling. A 2D drawing can now be converted automatically into a 3D model quickly and accurately by simply selecting the views and tracing the part outline.
Adveon integration: Edgecam 2014 R2 will be the first CAD/CAM platform to integrate Sandvik’s Adveon Tool Library. Adveon is a single tool library, managing tools from a number of manufacturers, and guarantees accurate geometrical information. While the engineer’s input is reduced, users can rapidly build tooling databases, and have access to 3D CAD models for accurate simulation and visualisation.
Edgecam Workflow Solids (EWS): Offers a fast and simplistic approach to creating simple CAM-ready 3D solid models, delivering standard modelling functions such as extrude, revolve, and blend, supported by parametric sketching. A feature wizard allows for the rapid creation of specific hole types. An interactive story board means users can remodel and edit the original design by quickly selecting the process to be edited, and re-applying the changes.
Dynamic co-ordination system creation: The new software includes an interactive way of creating CPLs, by simply dragging the CPL marker from the bottom left of the screen onto a face, vertices or edge, and the CPL marker automatically snaps and orientates as required. Dragging the marker over the model instantly offers options of alignment and location, making it easy to find the preferred origin.
Job reports on portable devices: View job reports on standard portable devices via internet browsers. Reports can be searched, viewed and printed anywhere, at any time.
Direct import of tooling information from Mazak machines: An interface loads the .DAD file from Mazatrol controls and stores the .DAD tooling data instantly in Edgecam’s Toolstore. Ensuring that the tool selection in Edgecam reflects the tools available on the specific machine, means only tools on the machine can be selected, eliminating machine setup downtime.
Part of the Vero Software Group, Edgecam is a leading CAM solution providing users with productivity, reliability and flexibility. Improving these attributes in any company helps increase profitability. Vero has direct offices in the UK, Italy, France, Japan, USA, Brazil, Netherlands and China, while supplying product to more than 45 countries through its wholly owned subsidiaries and reseller network.