Program EdgeCAM, developed by Pathtrace Technology, - one of the worlds leading software products in the field of control processing programs for CNC machines, lathes, milling and EDM group .. Pathtrace (EdgeCAM) is a leading international partner in CAM systems company Autodesk - Global Preferred Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) Partner. EdgeCAM has the status of certified applications for SolidWorks, Autodesk Inventor and Solid Edge.EdgeCAM works regardless of the CAD system.
Pathtrace company owned by a group Planit Holdings plc specializes in the creation of CAD / CAM systems, world-class, focused on engineering, woodworking and furniture industry and retail trade.
Automating the creation of programs for milling (2,5 - 5 axis), turning (2 - 4 axis, turning and milling) and electrical discharge machining (2 - 4 Axis)
Load models are not converted. The probability of loss and distortion of data transfer is completely eliminated. Changing the geometry of the model in the CAD-system leads to automatic recount trajectory processing in EdgeCAM.
EdgeCAM is certified and has the status of certified applications "Certified Select" for Solid Edge and "Certified CAM Product Program" Corporation SolidWorks.
EdgeCAM is a single graphical environment for design details and simulation technology of processing on CNC machines. Presents the possibility of frame, surface and solid modeling.
Ext. Information: Visualization processing on CNC machines
EdgeCAM allows you to simulate on screen the whole process of treatment: - Create a distribution scheme for fixing workpiece and the tool;
- View the trajectory of a tool to control movement at idle and possible clashes with the snap fastener;
- To make the cross-section machined workpiece to drill difficult places and visualization of quality of treatment;
- A comparison of design and technological models and analyze the presence and desperately nedoobrabotannyh zones.
New easy-to-use tool - a timeline.
It graphically displays the duration of cycles in EdgeCAM, as well as the sequence and duration of action, their points of synchronization, the interaction of turrets and spindles. You can see how long it takes the whole process of processing on CNC machines.
In EdgeCAM Simulator is displayed not only the harvesting, but also its external environment - the spindle turning device, fasteners, etc. This allows you to see the process with all the details. The whole process of making parts for CNC machines can be seen in real time. At which time you can rotate the workpiece to change display modes (for example, do detail translucent), change the speed of the rendering process.
Master postprocessor provides ample opportunity to adjust the system and ensure proper staffing structure developed control programs for a specific CNC machine. It allows you to control the structure of the future program of your choice. Logical partitioning issues in groups and technology "Drag & Drop" provides the flexibility to develop, and the library of "patterns" for different equipment makes it easy to create a new postprocessor.
The existing base of more than 3500 post-processor for a variety of CNC machine tools. The program effectively works with machines of different years of production, including domestic production, for example, such as 24K40 CNC-2S42-65.
The program includes a new post-processor that allows you to display the control programs for CNC B-axis milling and turning operations using protivoshpindelya (B-Axis and Sub-spindle Turning). It supports the latest lathes and CNC machining centers: Mori Seiki, Hitachi Seiki, Nakamura, Okuma, Mazak Integrex. All processes can be observed in real time and make changes that provide additional opportunities to work with complex surfaces. Better use of the CNC machine can support the function of input slope tool at any angle.
Wide selection of cutting tools: Added an option to select the cutting tool: - Turning tool (the rough part, continuous, trench, cutting, boring, etc. tools);
- Milling tool (cylindrical, spherical, drills and angle cutters);
- Tools for holes (drill bit, broaches, counterbores, borshtangi, etc.).
Select a standard tool made from the library, recharged and edited by the user, in which, besides the parameters of the cutting tool can be saved parameters and modes of processing, graphics, cutting and auxiliary tools, and much more.
Also there is a direct integration with the electronic catalog tool Sandvik CoroGuide.
Interface with the CNC system allows you to create a network complex computer technologies - CNC, "to transmit data via RS-232 port on the workstation technology-developer of CNC machines and get data back for editing or re-engineering. This allows us to reduce the transmission of data to the CNC device and accelerate the entire process of manufacturing parts.
Milling on CNC
EdgeCAM is designed to prepare control programs for vertical and horizontal milling, modular and multi-CNC. In the program features include: 2.5-axis machining;
3D surface machining;
5-axis machining with a variety of strategies, prismatic and surface treatment, namely: spiral or lowercase treatment of the inner regions ("pockets"), vertical and inclined surfaces with a step in depth;
"Profile processing of internal and external contours;
finishing internal edges;
Finishing Coil processing by the projection of arbitrary curves, circles, closed borders or surfaces previously calculated trajectory;
engraving inscriptions and drawings on arbitrary surfaces.
The program also offers the possibility of processing operations openings for CNC machines with different processing cycles.
Processing of the contour
Specialists Pathtrace extend the functionality of the processing cycle on a path and made technology a new name - Profiling. It includes an updated algorithm scallop height control for 3D-surface treatment. Now calculate the height of cusps running independently in several areas, which precludes desperately.
Turning on CNC machines allows for the control programs of processing of external, internal, face, spiral and helical surfaces of bodies of revolution turning, and mnogoreztsovyh multioperational CNC machines, using a variety of strategies: longitudinal and transverse processing ends;
Pretreatment of the workpiece in the longitudinal or transverse direction;
contouring the outer and inner surfaces;
preliminary and finishing exterior, interior and end recesses, cutting one-and multiple-start thread;
performance of milling operations - turning, milling and B-axis machining.