Essential Milling Functionality

 Design Capability

2D wireframe design with IGES, VDA-FS, DXF and DWG file loaders. If on a current Support contract(CSP) you have Edgecam Workflow Solids (EWS) for basic 3D solid Modeling.

 

Solid Model Handeling

Automatic Feature recognition & manual feature finding of 2D pockets/bosses, Flat faces, Holes open Pockets and Open mill Features on EWS 3D Solid Models. Model to tool path Associativity. Changes to tool path are automatically reflected in accordance with model design changes.

Machining Capability

2½ Axis Milling. Xand Y axis Simultaneous machining and dropping in Z axis

Toolpathing options

         -Roughing:

  • 2D roughing for wireframe and solid models with automatic multi-tool rest roughing and intermediate slices.
  • Roughing Multi-level islands
  • Automatic Fixture Avoidance
  • Traditional Roughing Strategies include Spiral, Concentric and Lace.
  • Automatic Flat Land Detection
  • Multiple approach types with Speed and feed variation when entering material.
  • In  Process Stock Support as well as machining from 3D Rough stock.

    -Finishing Cycles Functionality:

         - Profiling

  • Profiling with Multi-level islands with support for different tool types
  • Cutter Compensation Support
  • Adjust Feedrates on Arc movements
  • Various Corner Strategies, including break Chamfer and Break radius (this gives added functionality to break corners without design model changes)

         -Flatland Cycle

  • Lace, Concentic and Finish Pass Strategies

         -Engraving

  • Centreline Strategy (Will detect Centreline geometry of Font Geometry)

           -Chamfering

  • Dedicated Chamfer or Deburring options
  • Cutter Compensation Support
  • Automatic detection of chamfers from Solid Model Features
  • Automatic detection of Sidewalls for collision avoidance

            -Slotting

            -Holes :Full range of Hole cycles (Multi-level,multi-depth) with Canned Cycle support

 

Standard in all Edgecam Systems:

  • Edgecam Technology assistant: linked tools and Materials for automatic calculation of speeds and feeds.
  • Edgecam Toolkit assistant: Maintain control of tools available on shopfloor and machines and used for specific jobs
  • Edgecam Toolstore: Tool library complete with list of Standard tooling and also easy functionality for creating new and special tools.
  • Edgecam Job Manager: Have complete control over Jobs and Projects and maintain communication with key areas in the Workshop and design office. Print detailed setup sheets for Programmers and have database of CAD file, CAM file and NC file.

Edgecam Code Wizard: Easily create and edit Post Processors using the Code Wizard in the easy to use Interface