Wessling, Germany – At EMO 2009 (Hall 9, Stand C24) in Milan, OPEN MIND Technologies AG will present its latest products for developing and optimising seamless process chains in digital manufacturing. The highlight at this year’s exhibition is the release of hyperMILL® 2009.2 with CAD integrations for Autodesk® Inventor® and SolidWorks®. Visitors will also gain an insight into the new intelligent functions offered by the upcoming hyperCAD® version 2009.1.
Faster manufacturing on mill and mill/turn machines with high process reliability and resulting surface quality: At EMO 2009 in Milan, OPEN MIND Technologies AG will demonstrate its leading range of technological solutions, including CAM systems, CAD software and CAD/CAM-integrated environments, CAD and CAM programmers will benefit from efficient operating concepts that incorporate intelligent technologies for automated programming. These solutions implement leading high-tech CAM strategies for complete machining, including 5axis machining with fully automated collision avoidance. As a CAM expert, OPEN MIND’s product range also includes powerful postprocessor technology that can be tailored to suit the machine in question.
Notable highlights from OPEN MIND at EMO (Hall 9, Stand C24):
hyperMILL® in Autodesk® Inventor®, hyperMILL® for SolidWorks®
The full functional range of hyperMILL® is available as a powerful CAM solution for hyperMILL® in Autodesk® Inventor® and hyperMILL® for SolidWorks®. OPEN MIND’s CAD-integrated CAM solutions offer users innovative functions and extensions such as an optimised fast travel concept, extended job list, improved tool database as well as transformation and mirroring functions. Thanks to the integration, the user interface of the CAM application takes on the familiar ‘look and feel’ of the CAD software. This increases the speed and efficiency of CAM programming, prevents errors and reduces the user’s overall workload.
The CAD-integrated OPEN MIND solution has been certified by Autodesk Inc. for use with Autodesk® Inventor®. The CAD software provider has thus confirmed the full integration and data associativity of hyperMILL® for its CAD suite.
The CAD integration of hyperMILL® for SolidWorks® has been approved as a “Certified Gold Product” by the Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp. due to its seamless integration, quality and interoperability.
Design more efficiently with hyperCAD® 2009.1
The new OPEN MIND release hyperCAD® includes a plethora of intelligent functions and extensions, which enable increased transparency and fast, reliable designing. It includes the following functions:
Project-specific CAD environment: hyperCAD® 2009.1 allows users to create a new model with several templates, which define the project-specific data. The settings for the layer, title block or colours, for example, are already predefined here. Previously, this data had to be entered by the user. Now, all data for the relevant project is preset in hyperCAD® right from when the programme is started. This results in enormous time savings for users.
Hiding all inner objects
This new function allows the user to select all elements that are not visible using the mouse and hide them in the model. This reduces model data, making the model more transparent and therefore easier to machine. Since the computer now has less data to manage, the effective speed of the system also increases.
Colours in the solid
Industry standards are supported: Surfaces are displayed in different colours in a solid. Such colour displays are well established in the automotive industry and are used for transferring tolerances, fittings, machining types etc. when exchanging data. This increases clarity, simplifies the selection of surfaces using the model’s colour information and allows the milling strategy to be automatically identified. If the user switches between solid and surface models or vice versa, all colour information is retained. This enables efficient machining and allows data to be exchanged between different CAD systems.
Hybrid technology: The “reshape” functions allow STL data models to be modified. This functionality can be used to close holes, redefine STL mesh size or create boundaries. The “reshape" functions provide users with a tool that they can use to further process STL data directly. This was not previously possible. Hybrid processing of surfaces, solids and STL data reduces the number of CAD systems required and facilitates data exchange. Surface reconstruction can also be used to process the STL data in order to provide an improved design basis.
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