Tuesday, February 11, 2020

madCAM 6 SR 11

Multithreading: Now support for up to 64 toolpath calculation threads. madCAM is using multithreading for faster toolpath calculations on multi-core cpus.

Toolpath linking: New optimized toolpath linking algorithm with multicore support for faster toolpath calculations.

Inverse Time Feed: madCAM supports simultaneous 4-axis and 5-axis post processor output with or without TCP. If not having TCP (Tool Center Point Control) in the machine, madCAM will handle the position and orientations for the machine's linear and rotary axes transformations. madCAM also supports inviese time feed (G93) in 4-axis and 5-axis. 





G01"x""y""z""a" F"feedz"

G01 "inverse_time_feed_on" "x""y""z""a" F"feed"

G01"x""y""z""a" F"feed"

Monday, January 27, 2020

madCAM 6 SR 8

Toolpath Dialogs: New option included with every toolpath dialog for selecting or changing cutter tool. This makes it possible to change tool for existing toolpaths when using the recalculate function. (3X,4X,5X and 5Xtra)

Cutter Tools: Ball-end, flat-end, corner-end and taper-end cutters are listed separately when clicking on the tabs for choosing type of cutter. The cutters are listed in order of the diameter. (Largest cutters at top) (3X,4X,5X and 5Xtra)

Toolpath Function: New option for the Between Curves function it is now possible to choose parallel or across curves. If the curves are closed and the settings are Parallel with direction One Way, it will generate a spiral toolpath as in the picture below. (3X,4X,5X and 5Xtra)

5-axis Profiling: New option for gouge checking when using 5-axis profiling. Gouge checking can be "All curves", "Curve by curve" or "Off". Curve by Curve gouge checking can be useful in some cases if processing many curves and knowing that there isn't any gouging in between the curves. Gouge checking off can be useful if processing line curves, for example with saw blades. The default is all curves. (5Xtra)

Post Processor: New option for postprocessor output from Cplane origin. This makes it possible to set the zero point for the output by placing a Cplane. (3X,4X,5X and 5Xtra)

Post Processor: Two new variables for the post processor. "cutter_tool_list" and "machining_time". It is possible to get all cutters that are used and the total machining time listed in the output file. (3X,4X,5X and 5Xtra)

(Tool list)
( T1 PF16 40X50 )
( T1 PF8 30X50 )
( T1 VVK130-1,3 1.3X1.3 )
( Min X:117596.227 Max X:120065.781 )
( Min Y:10032.375 Max Y:11413.127 )
( Min Z:0.000 Max Z:159.000 )
G10 L2 P2 X-4316 Y-2143 Z-1231.6

G53 G90 G00 G49 Z-100 D0 H0
G5P10000 R5
G52 X#600 Y#601 Z#602
( FEED: )
( TIME/PROGRAM: estimated programtime: 19 minutes 6 seconds  )

Post Processor: Post processor support for inverse time feed (G93). (3X,4X,5X and 5Xtra)

Thursday, August 8, 2019

madCAM 6 SR 7

New option for creating user defined post processor variables that belongs to each cutter tool. (3X,4X,5X and 5Xtra)

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

madCAM 6 SR 6

  • Further optimization of the 5-axis material removal simulator. (4X,5X and 5Xtra)
  • Multicore support for faster simulation. (4X,5X and 5Xtra)
  • Default cylinder shape of the stock model if working with 4-axis or a 5-axis rotary-head machine. (5Xtra)

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

madCAM 6 SR 5

  • New 3-axis and 5-axis material removal cut simulator. (3X,4X,5X and 5Xtra)
  • Tool holder collision check in cut simulator. (3X,4X,5X and 5Xtra)
  • New option for saving 5-axis pivot distance and head-offset angles with cutter tools. (5Xtra)

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

madCAM 5 SR 15

  • New octree material removal simulator that generates a polygon mesh. (3X,4X,5X and 5Xtra)
  • New post processor variable for clockwise and counter clockwise spindle rotation. (3X,4X,5X and 5Xtra)

Monday, July 24, 2017

madCAM 6.0 Prerelease 2

  • 2D Profiling: New nurbs-curve offset algorithm and several bug fixes for the 2D profiling.
  • 5-axis Trimming: It is now possible to script the 5-axis part trimming function.
  • 5-axis Drive Surface: It is now possible to script the selection and settings for any 5-axis drive surface.