CAMARILLO, Calif - Surfware, Inc. announced today that the beta version of the next release of its flagship CAM software, SURFCAM V5, has been completed and is being made available to SURFCAM Beta Users and Resellers worldwide.
“This release of SURFCAM V5 proves to be one of the most significant releases of SURFCAM for NC programmers who require world class precision and control from a CAM system,” says Greg Schils, Product Manager of the SURFCAM product suite. “This release continues to build on and extend all the new features and enhancements implemented in SURFCAM V4, with the emphases on ‘ease of use’ to provide maximum gains in multi-axis programming and machining productivity.”
Some of the new features and enhancements in SURFCAM V5 in 4- and 5-axis programming are the new roughing routines (Multi Pass, Plunge, Morph Pocket, Depth Cuts) along with other options like automatic surface extensions.
In addition to all the multi-axis enhancements are: a new 3-axis Z-finish routine, multiple tool rest roughing, Cview planes for better visualization, selectable operations in the operations manager for posting, set axis/cview gnome representation and an update to the lathe package.
Substantial improvements have also been implemented into the patented TrueMill® toolpath including an updated slicer for better quality toolpaths, a faster toolpath calculation time, intelligent pocket ordering that dramatically reduces overall rapid moves, the ability to turn off the “open pocket” cutting for 3-axis cuts, “depth first” cutting to allow for more efficient tool motion, and pilot hole support for TrueMill operations.
“SURFCAM has been the cornerstone of our business for over 20 years and we will continue to provide CAM solutions with the excellence our customers have become accustomed to receiving from us,” says Alan Diehl, CEO of Surfware. “For many years, we’ve been known for innovation, quality and ease of use. SURFCAM V5 once again confirms this reputation. We look forward to completing beta testing soon in order to bring this much-anticipated release to customers, new and old.”
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