A new “Interactive Edit Toolpath” enables toolpath editing after initial toolpath generation Click image to enlargeOpenMnd Technologies’ latest hyperMILL 2021.1 CAD/CAM software suite offers users new and enhanced features for efficient 3D, 5 axis and mill/turn machining.

A new “Interactive Edit Toolpath” enables toolpath editing after initial toolpath generation for optimizing tool and mold making by trimming and removing sequences accordingly for component conditions.

To streamline access to Product Manufacturing Information (PMI) and metadata, hyperMILL 2021.1 offers a new import function that retrieves face quality information and metadata when importing CAD data from neutral or native formats, and attaches data to the imported faces in hyperCAD-S, making the information available to machining processes.

A new 5-axis Radial Machining strategy allows bottle shapes and similar cavities to be easily and efficiently programmed, resulting in high quality surface finishes. Using a new radial projection method, toolpaths are calculated quickly so that the most productive machining strategies can be applied.

For optimal high precision machining, the “High Precision Surface Mode” and “Smooth Overlap” strategies can also be applied when using 5 axis Radial Machining, ensuring the best surface quality and clean transitions.

There are also several enhanced Multi-Blade strategies. No longer do blade surfaces need to be ruled for accurate programming results. Using the enhanced strategies, any number of surfaces are permitted for the suction and pressure sides, making it exceptionally easy to extend blade surfaces.

Additional new features include a new, easy-to-use “XY Optimization” command for optimal 3D profile finishing. In the Mill-Turn Module, the high-performance mode has been integrated into a 3-axis simultaneous roughing strategy, combining the advantages of HPC and simultaneous turning. For the simplified alignment of components, hyperCAD-S has a new “Align Best Fit” machining command that allows like-geometry components to be aligned with one another using defined pairs of points.

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