OMAX has developed an advanced version of its waterjet cutting CAM software.
Intelli-CAM, free to OMAX owners, interfaces directly with the company’s Intelli-MAX software suite, generates 3D toolpaths from solid 3D models, and performs 3D to 2D file conversions.
Intelli-CAM, through its 3D Pather tool, generates multi-axis, machine-ready tool paths from complex 3D solid models. It automatically recognizes viable cutting surfaces from those 3D shapes, including variable bevels and tilted cones. This eliminates the need to manually add 3D attributes to a 2D file, thus allowing users to significantly reduce their production times.
With the 3D file imported, users extract the desired 2D profile directly from a slicing plane, shadow or face. Intuitive navigation tools make it easy for users to position and orient the slice–including rotations around all axes, orienting to a face, or projecting as a shadow.
Offered as a free update for existing JetMachining Center owners, Intelli-CAM operates as a standalone application or in tandem with several of third party 3D CAD systems. It supports a range of neutral and native 3D file formats–CATIA, SolidWorks, Solid Edge, Autodesk Inventor, Siemens NX, Pro/E, Creo, Step, IGES, VDA-FS, ACIS, Parasolid, 3D DXF and DWG–so that OMAX customers avoid having to purchase CAD software filter packages. Intelli-CAM also supports direct interface with CAD software such as SolidWorks, SpaceClaim, Inventor, and Rhinoceros, which allows users to launch Intelli-CAM directly from those applications.