Automation Manager | Alphacam 2016 R2
A number of updates to Alphacam’s powerful Automation Manager include changes to Job Settings, Machining Order, Layer Mapping, and added support for nesting small parts into defined zones.
Feature Extraction | Alphacam 2016 R2
A new method has been added for extracting contours in work planes – by selecting faces to create the work plane for the extraction direction. “This improved feature extraction on user-selected multiple angled faces, is a real time-saver,” says EMEA Sales Manager Michael Pettit. “Feature Extraction has also been enhanced using an updated algorithm for finding contours.”
General Enhancements | Alphacam 2016 R2
A number of new and enhanced items in the latest release of Alphacam software provide improvements with automation, machining and feature extraction. Alphacam 2016 R2 also contains a range of general improvements, along with new user interface commands for faster and simpler ways of working.
GUI Update | Alphacam 2016 R2
Further updates to the Graphical User Interface, to include lead-in lead-out dialogs, images and a button to link to the applicable page in the Help file.
Machining | Alphacam 2016 R2
Some machining dialogs now have a new tab containing specific options for either 2D or 3D lead-in and lead-out paths, and there is also an option to save and open user-configured lead settings in addition to the defaults. “It’s now possible to copy all settings both ways between the lead-in and lead-out section.”
Parametric Sketcher & File Inserter | Alphacam 2016 R2
New ribbon bar command buttons have been added to the Parametric Sketcher dialog, enabling users to associate an image with Parametric Sketches (.aeps) and Variables (.aepsvars). The associated images will be displayed in the Project Manager’s Insert page. Another benefit is that the dialog displayed when using the Run Parametric Sketch command is resizeable, and a toggle button switches between the associated image and preview.