What's New?

Enhanced Functionalities

Support chamfers on T-Slotter tool
It is now possible to define four additional parameters on a T-slotter tool:
Top and Bottom Chamfer angles
Diameters at the top and bottom.
Support kinematic Multi-slide lathe machine on the Part Operation
It is now possible to assign a kinematic Multi-slide lathe machine to a Part operation. This machine must be a CATProduct representation that was created using the NC Machine Tool Builder product.
Support tool assignments to Turret-Stations for a Manufacturing Program
Capability to add tools/tool assemblies present in the Resource list to a turret and also view the tools and their stations for a specific turret using a Turret Station editor.
Ability to select/modify a station for a tool on Tool-change activity
Capability to select or modify a station for a tool/tool assembly on a Tool Change activity.
This change will be reflected in the Turret Station editor of the corresponding Manufacturing Program.
Capability to associate Video Result CATProduct  to a machining operation
Possibility to associate Video Result CATProduct to an operation:
Capability to load Video Result CATProduct associated to a machining operation for analysis
Load Simulation Result command is now available in the contextual menu of a machining operation which has an associated Video Result CATProduct. This command opens the Video Result CATProduct in a Video window for analysis of the machined stock, collision results, and so on.
Sub-program support for NC code based simulation
NC code based simulation of ISO file containing subprograms or ISO file split into several smaller files (refer to the NC Machine Tool Simulation User's Guide).
Support of barrel mill tool
New barrel mill tool is available and can be used in Multi-axis Sweeping operations.
Enable multi-editing of machining operations of the same type
It is now possible to perform multi-edition of certain parameters on two or more machining operations of the same type. This capability is available on Multi-Axis Flank Contouring, Multi-Axis Curve Machining, Isoparametric Machining, and Profile Contouring.
Identical Parts Machining
New functionalities allow methodology for defining the process for machining an assembly of identical or similar parts.
Copy Program: extends the Copy Transformation function to Manufacturing Program.
Merge Program: allows merging machining programs.
Improved management of NURBS output for machining operations
Capability to choose which operations will be output in APT with NURBS format and which ones will not contain NURBS.
Change feedrate and tool gage without recomputing the toolpath
Capability to modify feedrates, spindle speeds and tool gage G1 without breaking a toolpath.
The toolpath is updated with the new values.
Improved Performance of Toolpath Analysis
Subsequent polygonal rendering for the users are now significantly faster or instantaneous when compared to the first time polygonal rendering (refer to NC Manufacturing Verification User's Guide).
Reference compensation point for the gauges on Lathe tool assembly
Capability to define the reference tool compensation point on which the gauges values are defined.
It provides new output parameters to define in lathe tool change and lathe reference point modification syntaxes (linked to the PP word table). The syntaxes are generated with parameter values that are automatically computed according to the active compensation point (refer to Lathe Machining User's Guide).
Capability to fixed Machining axis on part for Table rotations
A new option Machining Axis Origin with Fixed on the part after table rotation checkbox is available in Tools > Options > Machining > Output to specify that machining axis origin will be linked to the machined part when a table rotation is done. It is no longer necessary to create a machining axis and insert a Machining Axis Change after an activity on which a table rotation is done.
Create and import tool assemblies
It is now possible to create a tool assembly from scratch and also to import an existing Tool Assembly from a catalog or database without creating any machining activity.