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1 CAMWorks 2014 What’s New

2 Confidential View and Compute the Canned Cycle Start Position Create Turn Feature from Model Faces Improved associativity of the turn features defined from Sketches Simplified Interactive Turn Feature Creation Application of SolidWorks Filters to simplify Turn Feature Creation Provision to override Turn Feature Extents at Operation Level Improvements to the Sub spindle operation Stock Manager now available in Property Manager UI Machining Threading operations using Groove Inserts Support for Holders in Turn Single Point Tools Auto Setting for Turn Cored Stock Change in name of the Machine Node Change in name of the Example Turn Machines 2 What’s new in CAMWorks 2014

3 Confidential Use Work-in-process model for Simulation Provision to view Tool vectors for toolpaths during Step Through Access to CAMWorks Tutorials Change in name of all Insert commands and dialogs from ‘Insert…’ to ‘New…’ Change in location of the ‘Edit Definition’ command on the context menu Preview Window in Create Tool/Holder utility Functionality to configure CAMWorks License from within CAMWorks API Macro to create a multi surface feature from the faces having a particular color License Improvements to Preserve User data Saving commercial mode files in Educational or Demo versions 3 What’s new in CAMWorks 2014

4 Confidential Provide the ability to compute the canned cycle start point based on the stock and to override the automatically computed turn canned cycle start position 4 Canned Cycle Start/End Position

5 Confidential Simplify entity selection for defining turn feature by providing a new functionality to define turn feature from model faces Improved associativity because the segments are associated with the faces 5 Create Turn Feature from Model Faces

6 Confidential Associate turn feature segments with the sketch segments so that turn feature gets rebuilt properly Previously, the turn feature would fail to rebuild if any of the segment start or end did not match with the new profile. For the features defined from the sketch, this will not be the case and the features will get rebuilt successfully 6 Improved associativity of the turn features defined from Sketches

7 Confidential Button to delete all selected entities in the Insert Turn Feature and Edit Turn Feature dialogs Simplify the process of interactively creating a Turn feature by eliminating the accidental selection of unintended SolidWorks entities In the Part Profile method is Plane Section, the SolidWorks filter “Filter Faces” ensures that only turn model faces are selected. In the Part Profile method is Revolved Section, the SolidWorks filter “Filter Vertices” ensures that only turn segment entities are selected. For turn features defined from open or closed sketches, the SolidWorks filter “Filter Vertices” ensures that only turn segment entities are selected. 7 Turn Feature Definition – Ease of Use

8 Confidential Enables changing the Turn Feature Extents at the Turn Operation level in addition to the existing functionality of defining Feature extents at the Feature level Defining the Turn Feature extents will be available on the Feature Options tab of the Operation Parameters dialog for the following Turn operations: Face Rough Face Finish Turn Rough Turn Finish Bore Rough Bore Finish Rough Groove Finish Groove Turn Threading 8 Provision to override Turn Feature Extents at Operation Level

9 Confidential Few of the sub spindle commands were missing and were not organized properly 9 Improvements to the Sub spindle operation CAMWorks 2013CAMWorks 2014Changes “Spindle Axis Control” (formerly Spindle on/off/lock) will have following options Engage Milling Mode Disengage Milling Mode Lock Unlock Synchronize Spindles will have following options Speed synchronization for Turning Phase synchronization for Turning Turn off synchronization Mill C-Axis synchronization Turn off Mill synchronization Spindle speed will have an option to turn off the spindle

10 Confidential Provides better access to the viewable graphics view area. UI looks native to SolidWorks 10 Stock Manager now available in Property Manager UI Mill Stock Manager Turn Stock Manager

11 Confidential Similar to Mill, Turn bar stock can be defined from offsets Makes it easy to define the stock Improved associativity because of offset definition 11 Stock offsets for Turn Stock

12 Confidential Enables machining of threading operations using Groove inserts Using Groove inserts facilitates machining of square threads 12 Machining Threading operations using Groove Inserts

13 Confidential Holders similar to mill holders are not available for the tools in Turning 13 Holder for Point-to-Point tools in turning

14 Confidential Automatic update of Turn Stock Strategy based on core diameter When the user tabs out of the Core Dia control with a value > 0.00, the Strategy will automatically be set to Cored When Strategy is set to Solid, the Core Diameter value will be set to 0.00 If Core Diameter == 0.00, the Strategy can be set to Cored if required 14 Automatic update of Turn Stock Strategy

15 Confidential The Format of the machine node is changed from ‘Machine name’ to ‘Machine[ ]’ This will help in identifying the node, especially during the support calls/mails Examples: ‘Mill-in’ renamed to ‘Machine[Mill-in]’. ‘Mill-in 4ax’ renamed to ‘Machine[Mill-in 4ax]’. ‘Turn-in’ renamed to ‘Machine[Turn-in]’. ‘Turn-in 4ax (2+2)’ renamed to ‘Machine[Turn-in 4ax (2+2)]’. ‘Mill/Turn-in’ renamed to ‘Machine [Mill/Turn-in]’. ‘Mill/Turn-in 4ax (2+2)’ renamed to ‘Machine[Mill/Turn-in 4ax (2+2)]’. ‘Wire EDM Mode-inch’ renamed to ‘Machine[Wire EDM Mode-inch]’. 15 Change in name of the Machine Node

16 Confidential The default names of the Turn machines are confusing. It needs to be changed as per the industry name. Turn-in  Turn - Single Turret Turn –in 4ax (2 + 2)  Turn – Twin Turret Mill/Turn – in  Mill-Turn – Single Turret Mill/Turn-in 4ax (2+2)  Mill-Turn – Twin Turret Turn mm  Turn - Single Turret Turn –mm 4ax (2 + 2)  Turn – Twin Turret Mill/Turn – mm  Mill-Turn – Single Turret Mill/Turn-mm 4ax (2+2)  Mill-Turn – Twin Turret 16 Change in name of the Example Turn Machines

17 Confidential Option to use work in process model when the simulation is invoked on an operation or a setup node If is pressed while invoking the Simulation command on an Operation or on a setup node then the user will be shown a dialog to use WIP model as a stock 17 Use Work-in-process model for Simulation

18 Confidential Option to view tool vectors for toolpaths when Step Through Toolpath command is executed Useful for 5-axis toolpath 18 View Tool vectors for toolpaths during Step Through

19 Confidential Facilitates easier access to CAMWorks Tutorials while CAMWorks is running within the SolidWorks/ CAMWorks Solids application Currently, the CAMWorks Tutorials can be accessed from the Start Menu of the Windows taskbar by selecting Start>>Programs>>CAMworks201x>>Manuals, but hardly anybody goes to Start Menu as CAMWorks does not have any EXEs 19 Access to CAMWorks Tutorials from CAMWorks

20 Confidential Change in name of all Insert commands and dialogs from ‘Insert…’ to ‘New…’ For example Insert Group… renamed to Create Group… Insert 2.5 Axis Feature… renamed to New 2.5 Axis Feature… Insert Part Perimeter Feature renamed to New Part Perimeter Feature Insert Multi Surface Feature… renamed to New Multi Surface Feature… Insert Wrapped Feature renamed to New Wrapped Feature Insert Turn Feature renamed to New Turn Feature Insert Profile Feature renamed to New Profile Feature Context Menu (RMB Menu) rearranged for consistency Edit definition is always the first command Properties moved downwards 20 Change to CAMWorks Commands

21 Confidential Preview shows the tool shape that will get created Improved interactions Automatic file name Dialogs remembers the type of tool (Mill/Turn) created 21 Preview Window in Create Tool/Holder utility

22 Confidential Launches ‘easy to use’ dialog when license is not detected. 22 License Configuration from Within CAMWorks Remembers last license type used and guides accordingly.

23 Confidential An example, but fully functional macro that shows hot to create a Multi Surface Feature from the faces having a particular color. Macro path and name is C:\CAMWorksData\CAMWorks2014x64\API\API_Samples\Mill_Features\Define MultiSurfaceFeature_FaceColor.swp 23 API Macro to create a multi surface feature from the faces having a particular color

24 Confidential Once a file is opened in CAMWorks, the CAMWorks data present in this file will be saved in the same mode (Commercial/ Educational, etc.) in which it was originally opened. Commercial data will not get converted to Demo or Educational mode CAMWorks data saved in commercial mode cannot be saved in Demo or Educational mode 24 License Improvements to Preserve User data

25 The material contained in this deck represents proprietary, confidential information pertaining to products, technologies & processes from Geometric. All information in this document is to be treated in confidence. The names and trademarks used in this document are the sole property of the respective companies and are governed/ protected by the relevant trademark and copyright laws. © Geometric Limited | | END OF PRESENTATION Confidential 25 Thank You


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