With Automatic Feature Recognition, EdgeCAM Solid Machinist software interrogates models for machineable features.
As part of Version 9, EdgeCAM Solid Machinist CAM system for CATIA V5 makes it possible to load native part and assembly files, while Solid Machinist for ACIS lets users directly load native .sat and .sab files. These new capabilities combine with the system's existing ability to load native Autodesk Inventor, Pro/Engineer, SolidWorks, and Solid Edge files. EdgeCAM Solid Machinist is seamlessly integrated and offers true associativity to native CAD models using intelligence contained within them to reduce programming time and eliminate errors. Full toolpathto-model associativity means that even late design changes are easily incorporated.
With Automatic Feature Recognition, EdgeCAM Solid Machinist interrogates models for machineable features. Reportedly, no matter how complex the part, users find holes, 2D and 3D-contour pockets, and boss features and extract information with one mouse click. They also find single, nested, and both types of pockets. With such information and EdgeCAM Tool Selector, users then select the optimal tools from the available tool store to machine features with EdgeCAM's various cutting strategies.
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