CAM software updated

Autodesk has introduced the newest version of the family of Autodesk HSMWorks products, the company’s fully integrated computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) solutions supporting SolidWorks 2016.

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Autodesk (San Rafael, CA, US) has introduced the newest version of the family of Autodesk HSMWorks products, the company’s fully integrated computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) solutions supporting SolidWorks 2016. HSMWorks Professional 2016 supports 3+2 strategies for CNC milling machines as well as turning support for CNC lathes. HSMWorks Premium 2016 includes all of these capabilities and adds simultaneous 5-axis machining. HSMXpress 2016 is a free product that provides 2.5-axis milling. Both solutions provide users of SolidWorks software with integrated CAM tools that improve productivity of their design to manufacturing workflows. In addition to supporting users of SolidWorks 2016, key highlights of this release include:

  • User experience improvements, including silhouette sketch, advanced notes visualization, improved defaults management, Albrecht and Maritool holder libraries and advanced WCS definition in-job setup.
  • Toolpath generation improvements such as morphed spiral, rest machining for turning, stay-down linking and even step downs in adaptive clearing, engrave strategy, semi-automatic chamfering and automatic holder detection for adaptive clearing.
  • Post-processing additions, including a CAMPlete interface, generic Haas UMC 750, generic Haas Mill/Turn, factory-tested Datron and generic Siemens turning. 

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