Alphacam 2014 R2 - Feature Extraction
Automatic Feature Extraction has a new intuitive graphical user interface. The use of tabs, descriptive images for each and every command and explanatory tool-tips result in a much improved user experience. Enhancements to Feature include improve partial hole extraction and new developed diameter extraction for lathe.
Alphacam 2014 R2 - 5 Axis Optimiser
The new 5-Axis Optimiser improves 4 & 5-Axis simultaneous toolpaths. There is often more than one solution when generating a complex simultaneous toolpath this command calculates the best one resulting in improved simulation, toolpath accuracy and part surface finish.
Alphacam 2014 R2 - Clamps and Fixtures
Clamps can now be constrained by a single geometry ensuring interference checking is undertaken at the optimum position on the clamp. Material to check against can be of any shape and clamps can now pop up and down to represent releasing and gripping of the material.
Alphacam 2014 R2 - Nesting
New No Nest Zones allow users to identify bad (damaged) areas of single or multiple sheets which are then avoided when nesting. Apertures within parts can also now be avoided to stop small parts within them moving, for example. New Kit function allows parts to be grouped together to aid their retrieval after nesting and part identification on the sheet.
Alphacam 2014 R2 - BTL and CAD 2 CAM
Multiple new processes added to the BTL input including; House, Dovetail, Part Marking and Planing. Processed through the Alphacam automation tool; CAD to CAM for quick delivery from Screen-to-Machine.
Alphacam 2014 R2 - Part Modeler 2D to 3D
Alphacam Part Modeler can now quickly create solid models from 2D drawings in the form of DXF & DWG files. With a few simple clicks your 2D drawing can be brought to life in the form of a 3D solid ready for machining within Alphacam.