CAD integrations for the hyperMILL® CAM software
hyperMILL® is always used in combination with a powerful CAD system. Depending on customer requirements, this could be hyperCAD®-S, SOLIDWORKS, or Autodesk® Inventor®. The CAD integrations from OPEN MIND allow CNC programs to be created directly in the CAD software.
What are the advantages of CAM software that is integrated in a CAD system? CAM programmers are able to work in a familiar software environment. Continuous workflows help to avoid errors. At the same time, training costs are reduced as users do not have to find their way around a completely new user interface. The period of training is significantly shorter and NC programmers can work productively much more quickly. In general, the work load of the CAM user is reduced as NC machining requires no complex import, export or translation of model files. As a result, there is also less data to manage.
The full associativity with the CAD model is guaranteed at all times. This means that changes made to the CAD data result in the loss-free, automatic update of the CAD commands and therefore in a direct recalculation of the toolpaths. Joint access to an identical database simplifies and speeds up the processes in the CAD/CAM software. Working with the CAD/CAM system is generally much more efficient.
Integrated CAM software for SOLIDWORKS, Autodesk® Inventor®, hyperCAD®-S
OPEN MIND provides integrated CAM solutions for leading CAD solutions SOLIDWORKS or Autodesk® Inventor® so that NC programmers can work in a familiar environment. hyperMILL® for SOLIDWORKS and hyperMILL® for Autodesk® Inventor® both deliver outstanding performance and allow all users to achieve high-quality results with the respective CAD integration. Full integration, simple operation and fast software processes make manufacturing generally more efficient.
The CAD-integrated hyperMILL® CAM software allows construction data to be processed simply and without any problems by the NC programmer. The 64-bit, multi-core technology used in the CAM solutions from OPEN MIND helps ensure that toolpaths for the most complex machining operations can be implemented in the shortest time possible. Powerful NC programs help companies to achieve their goal faster, that is, to further streamline the production of precision parts. This is a key success factor for the entire manufacturing process.
OPEN MIND offers yet another CAD integration: hyperMILL® for hyperCAD®-S. Commercially available CAD systems are usually specifically designed for the main user group of designers or engineers. CAM programmers work completely differently with CAD software and need other functions that allow them to prepare CAD models in the best possible way for efficient NC programming. With its hyperCAD®-S software, the CAM provider, OPEN MIND, has designed and developed its own new CAD software right from scratch that is perfectly designed to fulfil the special requirements placed by CAM programmers on CAD software.