What's New?

Enhanced Functionalities

Reference Point in Sequential turning
The tool positioning for the first motion of a Sequential Turning Operation with respect to TO/ON/PAST can now be specified according to a Reference Point.
Single center plunge for narrow groove in Groove Turning
New Single plunge option for center plunge (suitable for machining a narrow groove).
Choice between linear and angular feedrate units
Feedrates can now be set in linear or angular units.
Macro Local Feedrate
Local feedrates for macros can now be set in linear or angular units.
Enhanced behavior of Linking Macro in Groove Turning
Optimization of interrupted linking macro by returning to next cutting position instead of previous tool path).
New interrupt option in Groove Turning
Linking macro can now be interrupted after a number of specified levels.
Optimized feedrates in Grooving by level mode in Groove Turning
Optimization of feedrates during return motion at the end of a level thanks to a Max approach distance parameter.
Groove bottom conditions for Groove Finish Turning
The sum of the Clearance and Overlap should be less than or equal to the groove bottom width. Otherwise a warning message is issued.
Groove Insert Positioning on Start and End Limits
More accurate Groove insert positioning, with respect to the IN/ON/OUT setting on the Start/End Limits, while taking into account the tool compensation number and the insert geometry.
Stock extension for Rough Turning operations
New option in Geometry tab page for Rough Turning and Ramp Rough Turning to extend the stock profile in machining direction and to have the extension till desired length.
Improved Profile Contouring with asymmetric tool
This enhancement ensures complete profile finishing in a recess when using an asymmetric groove tool whose nose radius (left or right) greater than half its width.
Capability to compute maximum turning envelope
New command Maximum turning envelope provides a quick and efficient way to compute the Turning profile of a part.
Support approach and retract motion for stock computation
Capability incorporates Approach/Retract motions in the Stock Computations, leading to improved Stock Update.
Reference compensation point for the gauges on Lathe tool assembly
User can now specify the reference tool compensation point on which the gauge values are defined.
It provides new output parameters to define in lathe tool change and lathe reference point modification syntaxes (linked to PP word table). The syntaxes are generated with parameter values that are automatically computed according to the active compensation point.
Automatic stock computation for the last operation of the program
User can now compute the final Stock after the last operation in the Program has been performed by means of the Compute Final Stock command in the contextual menu of the Program.