Delcam, one of the world's leading suppliers of advanced CAD/CAM software product, has released new version Delcam FeatureCam 2014 R2 SP3, easy-to-use CAM software for milling machines, turning and turn/mill centres, and wire EDMs.
Delcam launches the 2014 release of FeatureCAM feature-based CAM software. The release includes a number of new options for turning, four-axis rotary machining and turn-mill operations. Other enhancements in this release include more strategies for two-axis finishing and easier programming of probing sequences.
The first improvement to turning in FeatureCAM 2014 gives the ability to add fillets to any sharp corners, for example, for automatic deburring, without having to edit the geometry. The user simply has to specify the radius to be applied and all the sharp corners will be filleted automatically. Similar functionality for automated chamfering of corners has been available in FeatureCAM for several years.
Turning simulation has been made more realistic with the ability to program and simulate the movements of the steady-rest that can be used to position large parts during turning and the tailstock that can be used to hold long parts on centre during machining. Collision detection against both these types of accessory is undertaken automatically during both cutting and transfer operations.
Programming of both turn-mill and four-axis equipment has been made much easier with the ability to change the index axis part-way through programming. Previously, all aspects of the part, including features, geometry and curves, would have to be moved if a change in the index axis was required. Now, this can be achieved simply by creating a new user coordinate system and using that as the new index axis.
An improvement to the FeatureCAM interface will make it easier to use a curve to define start points and plunge points for both turning and milling. Users can now pick these curves by clicking on them, instead of having to type the name of the curve.
The ability to incorporate probing routines into machining programs was added in FeatureCAM 2013 to make it easier to undertake unsupervised production operations by allowing automated checks to be carried out before, during and after machining. Programming of these operations has been made easier and quicker with the new ability to incorporate decision-making with built-in options in the software, instead of having to hand-write toolpath edit commands. For example, it is now easier to include a re-machining command if the probing results show that more material needs to be removed from the part.
Finally, a number of extra strategies and options have been added for two-axis finishing. These include the ability to use larger stepovers with automatic machining of any upstands that may be left, continuous spiral machining either from outside to inside or inside to outside, support for stock models created from roughing toolpaths, and automatic avoidance of clamps.
What's fixed in version 18.104.22.168:
A-034509 FIXED FC Setup sheet: for some features macros outputs cutter compensation as turned off though it is turned on in feature properties.
A-034819 FIXED FC Webupdate: if FC has CatiaV5 plugin installed, checking for update will show the wrong link (no CatiaV5).
A-034353 FIXED FC import: open DWG: remove it
A-034507 FIXED FC 2-axis milling: Right angle head: supporting check-box in Right Angle Head page of setup wizard is turned off automatically if it was turned on during setup creation in 1-st setup wizard session.
A-034474 FIXED FC Tooling: Holder created in millimeter units document isn't scaled properly when it used in inch document
A-034680 FIXED FC Import: Support for NX 9 (updating to spatial interop r24 sp2)
A-033691 FIXED FC Import: STEP from Creo2: FeatureCAM doesn't import colors from Creo 2's STEP-Export, however, solidworks also gets the same answer. is it the STEP file, or our import?
A-034537 FIXED FC Machine sim: is extremely slow when we use ToolCribs with many duplicate ToolNumbers
A-034672 FIXED API: Can't get/set the distance between cut attribute (eAID_MillStepover) on an NT operation type. See intsupport#65289
A-034662 FIXED 2-axis milling: Deburr radius is missing from feature's misc tab.
A-034661 FIXED API: cannot override chamfer mill tool on a 3D chamfer operation. FC returns error eET_InvalidToolForOper but we can override the tool using the UI.
A-034663 FIXED User interface: expand state of the Global Settings section in the part tree is not remembered when changes are made to the part.
A-034577 FIXED FC Wire EDM: Generate single program with program stop doesn't work properly if API is involved.
A-034443 FIXED Wire EDM: Retract operation moves two times on same curve
A-031557 FIXED FC Multiple Fixture: Simulation of parts with stock models from solid are shifted from feature location in multiple fixture document
A-034652 FIXED FC GPF: Deleting a solid after a slow second click rename crashes FC.
A-034647 FIXED FC GPF: User interface: SaveAs crashes if a "slow second click rename" is in progress
A-034534 FIXED GPF: Slow second click rename crashes
A-034617 FIXED GPF: Local training computers are crashing in the outlook bar UI (SEC magic tree display)
A-034344 FIXED FC copy/paste: not all referenced objects get pasted as new objects in a new setup
A-034480 FIXED 3d sim: Problems with (lathe) solid tool holders in the EN or ES orientation.
A-034634 FIXED FC GPF: Crash in CMfgDoc::RestoreSelectedToolsFromLastDecomp, c:\dev\ezfm\common\mfgdoc.cpp line 5261
A-034558 FIXED FC Translation: Russian: Need more space for Tool Grades button
A-034572 FIXED FC Translation: Need to extend space for Wrap feature around Z axis (also for X and Y axis) check-box label in 2d feature properties window - dimensions tab for Russian localization.
A-034569 FIXED D,FC Translation: Need more space for Custom holder options strings in Tool holder properties for Russian localization
A-034600 FIXED Machine sim: NTX bugs
A-034622 FIXED FC Centerline Sim: GPF: Aborting centerline simulation in between and opening feature properties crashes FC.
A-034552 FIXED FC Translation: A word is missing in FeatureCAM Options Dialog for Russian and Spanish Translations тАУ need more space.
A-034580 FIXED FC Translation: Russian localization: Need more space in Evaluation options dialog
A-033177 FIXED FC Translation: Russian localization: Need more space for string "Compute from tool data".
A-034539 FIXED User interface: After modifying a stock to be a N-sided block of illegal sides and pressing cancel, the dialog becomes stuck in a error loop, denying access to rectify the value.
A-034540 FIXED FC User interface: The Simulation Toolbar's "Play" button becomes inactive on Setup change.
A-034591 FIXED FC 3d sim: Use solid to describe holder shape: holder turns into solid piece in simulation
A-034620 FIXED FC 3d sim: solid model used for tool holders appears in 3d sim.
A-034546 FIXED FC User interface: Stitch solid dialog can sometimes output an obscure error.
A-034599 FIXED FC User Interface: Software is crashing when zoomed in extremely close to an object and try to scroll the mouse
A-034180 FIXED FC 2-axis milling: round: tool ramps without touch off at the shoulder checked.
A-034301 FIXED Turn: bad geometry causes turning library to go into infinite loop
A-034263 FIXED FC GPF: FeatureCAM crashes after a successful import and AFR
A-034508 FIXED FC Setup sheet: Running of setup sheet macros turns on chamfer cutter compensation.
A-034536 FIXED FC API: when using eUDT_Pick options, picking does not work from the creation wizard
A-034502 FIXED FC FeatureCAM doesn't generate NC code, if all features are in 2nd inactive setup and single program is turned on.
A-034318 FIXED 3-axis milling: different multi-rough toolpath with solid stock & stl stock.
A-033671 FIXED FC 3-axis milling: ISOline surface mill operation is not working in FC v22.214.171.124 (FC 2013)
A-034258 FIXED 2-axis milling: GPF when running a NT continuous spiral toolpath on this part
A-034451 FIXED 3-axis milling: 2-axis milling: NT: Vortex: Update dmk to PowerMILL 2014SP5
A-034551 FIXED FC Addins: part library version of port cavity macro does not recognize ports on customer part
A-034355 FIXED D,FC Turn: Minimum corner radius in every strategy http://www.screencast.com/t/T4CkwKQQVFUC
A-034501 FIXED FC MTT: Turrets operation view is showing operations for all setups even though "Generate Single Program for All Setups" is not checked.
A-034516 FIXED FC API: SetAttribute operation override doesn't work when a string is used as the attribute ID.
About Delcam plc
Delcam is a world-leading developer and supplier of advanced CADCAM software, with more than 35,000 customers in over 80 countries. These clients vary from global names like Nike, Boeing and Mattel to small start-ups and individual craftsmen. Founded 30 years ago, we are the largest developer of product development software in the UK, with subsidiaries in Europe, America and Asia. Our global success has been recognised with many awards, including three Queen’s Awards for Enterprise in the last six years.
Name: Delcam FeatureCam
Version: 2014 R2 SP3 Build 126.96.36.199
OS: Windows Vista / Seven
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