These days, anyone dealing with the prospect of the modern Smart Factory cannot ignore the need to achieve the best possible networking of CAM software and the CNC machine tool. For this purpose, the new hyperMILL® CONNECTED Machining module provides a bi-directional exchange of data with the machine controller. This means that NC data can be sent to the machine and data can also be received from the machine. As a result, the actual machining process is available to the user in the simulation – in real time. hyperMILL® CONNECTED Machining ensures that manufacturing and simulation are perfectly synchronised. Machining operations on the CNC machine tool are easily controlled via a laptop.