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hyperMILL® 2011 offers new, intelligent solutions that help enterprises with greater efficiency in manufactoring.
64-bit support: For increased performance and process reliability
hyperMILL®’s 64-bit architecture increases the amount of available memory. This improves performance, especially when creating programs for large parts. Calculations in particular are run with additional stability. 64-bit support furthermore provides full use of multi-core processors.
hyperMILL® 2011 allows users to predefine job- and tool-list-based reports for the purpose of analysing and documenting machining jobs. With the new report designer, these reports can be created from scratch to suit individual requirements or company guidelines. Existing reports can also be adapted. Form creation and adaptation are fully menudriven.
Machine and removal simulation
Integrated machine simulation permits the use of stored machine models to start the simulation directly from within the hyperMILL® job list. Depending on the requirements, this can include a single job, multiple jobs or the entire job list. Material removal can also be simulated. Collision checking is available at every stage of programming.
Generic hole feature
The generic hole feature is a new feature type in hyperMILL® intended for 2D and 5axis drilling. With this functionality, holes can now be programmed within a single feature. This facilitates an even greater degree of automation. Specifically, holes no longer need to be classified as simple holes, sink holes or free holes. Instead, they can be defined with multiple steps, countersinks and/or grooves.
Intelligent macros are designed as a tool for automatic programming. Previous hyperMILL® macros collate machining strategies, tools and technology data for the purpose of machining specific features. The new intelligent macros complement this concept with a set of rules that specify when a machining strategy is executed in reference to the geometry data.
Support for turning tools facilitates seamless, efficient tool management for all turning and milling jobs. The following turning tools are available:
- Turning tool
- Grooving tool
- Axial grooving tool
- Thread cutting tool
Turning tools are assembled from tool holders and tool inserts.
In hyperMILL®, the NC event is a browser element. NC events let users adapt programs to specific situations by adding commands – it is independent from jobs and job lists. With this browser element, entering commands and restructuring programs becomes fast and easy.
Automatic chamfering is calculated with a permanent collision check of the entire tool against the model. This ensures that only those areas will be touched where the tool can approach and cut without any danger of collision. The chamfers to be created can be part of the model design. In addition, this strategy is suitable for chamfering and deburring parts with sharp edges.
5axis shape offset roughing and finishing
With this new 5axis machining strategy, curved surfaces can be machined with a consistent offset. The new strategy enables easy programming of complex geometries, such as tyre moulds or housing parts with geometry elements. 5axis contour offset machining significantly speeds up programming and provides excellent milling results.
As we know from Microsoft Office products, applications can be controlled via APIs (Application Programming Interface). hyperMILL® now also includes this versatile tool. The API is used to create applications that can control hyperMILL® automatically. These applications can be easily integrated into existing IT environments. For instance, this might involve the development of applications that control the entire NC program creation process based on standardised workflows.
The hyperMILL® API is a powerful tool for companies that wish to intensively automate their processes. The applications in question can be written in any .NET-supported programming language, including VBA .NET, C#, or C++.