Vero Software’s Machining Strategist V14.0 multi-axis CAM program generates high speed CNC tool paths for both the office and shop floor. The program is a CAD-independent solution that is compatible with data from major 3D modeling systems. This release incorporates support for Visi 20, and CAD interfaces have been aligned to Parasolid v25.
A new roughing algorithm reduces rapid moments by controlling the tool movement so that it remains on the part and follows previous cut paths. The algorithm also enables the use of a large stepover (greater than 50 percent), and an offset algorithm ensures coverage of the machining area by adding smooth transition corner pips to clean up remaining areas.
The software enables the automatic machining of flat areas only, instead of adding extra Z levels to clean up planar zones. Retract moves on vertical walls are minimized. The program includes improved linking core area clearance tool paths and provides more consistent lead arcs when linking. It is possible to link horizontal area passes from outside to in (core linking) and use pre-drilled entry points for cavity regions of core roughing tool paths.