InventorCAM 2014 sets the standard for integrated CAM software in Autodesk Inventor
InventorCAM from SolidCAM is the leading integrated CAM for Autodesk Inventor. InventorCAM\’s CAM software, for all CNC applications, including the revolutionary patented iMachining, is seamlessly integrated in Autodesk Inventor and with full toolpath associativity to the Inventor model. InventorCAM a is Certified Partner of Autodesk Inventor.
InventorCAM 2014 has more than 100 new enhancements across all its modules: iMachining 2D & 3D, 2.5D Milling, HSS, HSR/HSM, Sim 5X, Turning, Advanced mill-turn for multi-turret and multi-spindle machines, as well as a new module – Solid Probe.
For its powerful 2.5D Milling module, additional Toolbox roughing and finishing operations have been added, while Threading and Engraving operations have been enhanced. The HSS complementary module for surface machining has also been upgraded with lead-in ramping options.
InventorCAM 2014’s powerful 3D Milling solution comprising the High Speed Roughing (HSR) and High Speed Machining (HSM) modules has new algorithms which provide additional strategies and benefits including Hybrid Machining, faster multi-core calculation, which uses the full power of your computer’s processors, and smoother surface finishes.
The latest software includes major enhancements to the Simultaneous 5 axis module. New tilting options have been added and improvements made to the SWARF, 5X Drill and Convert HSM to Sim 5X operation, which converts 3-axis machining to 5-axis machining.
In addition, three new powerful operations have been added to the Sim5x module. The new Multi-blade machining operation easily handles impellers and bladed disks, with multiple strategies to efficiently rough and finish each part of these complex shapes. The Port machining operation is a new and easy to use method for machining ports with lollipop milling tools – four strategies are provided to machine and finish a port: Rouging, Rest Rough, Spiral and Plunge Finishing. The new Contour 5-axis machining strategy tilts the tool along a chained 3D profile according to defined tilt lines, making it ideal for deburring and trimming.
The Advanced Mill-Turn module in InventorCAM 2014 handles any type of multi-turret and multi-spindle CNC machine and sets the standard for easy programming for these complicated machines. The Machine control operation MCO, balanced roughing, multi-turret synchronization and full machine tool simulation have all been extensively improved.
InventorCAM’s patented iMachining 2D module, with its Technology Wizard, provides users with the fastest cycle times, saving 70% machining time and more, unmatched hard material machining, significantly longer tool life and outstanding small tool performance. Now, with the iMachining 3D module, users can automatically produce a complete, ready to run CNC program, with optimal cutting conditions, for 3D Parts. This is achieved by the software’s expert Knowledge-based Technology Wizard, roughing and rest roughing a complete 3D part, with true scallop on all slopes, all in a single operation. iMachining 3D, combined with its full-depth step-down, intelligent step-up, localized machining and smart positioning, achieves the shortest optimal cycle time for roughing and semi-finish of molds and complex 3D parts.
With iMachining 3D, you can also mill prismatic parts, which include hundreds of pockets and islands. This can be done in one operation, without the need for defining geometry chains, directly from the solid model of the part and the solid model of the stock. iMachining 3D will do the rest automatically and optimally.
In InventorCAM 2014, the iMachining 3D tool path is automatically adjusted to avoid collisions between the holder and the updated stock at every stage. Without holder consideration tools need to be long, while taking holder into account, tools can be short and stronger. New in InventorCAM 2014 is an option for step-up rest-rough, after each step-down, leaving more room for tool holder avoidance.