Parametric modelling in hyperCAD®-S

The latest version of hyperMILL® 2020.2 now includes a major technology update to the hyperCAD®-S CAD platform, it now includes parametric modelling. The new feature allows users enables to model components directly based on modelling history and parametrics. See the new video here.

hyperCAD®-S is a very flexible solution that has now been enhanced, as it permits both direct and parametric modelling methods to be used at the same time. Now, you can design a fixture plate parametrically and also place a static vice model inside the same dataset. Similarly, you can use a static solid model in the parametric mode and add parametric features to it, or you can convert a parametric model into a static solid. Whichever way you want to use it, we’ve developed the new tool with your productivity in mind. The parametric geometry data used in hyperMILL® is associatively linked, so when there are any changes, it is updated automatically.

How Does Parametric Modelling Work?

The parametric design begins with a variable sketch, which you put together using various dependencies and parameters. Based on this ‘V-Sketch’, you can create an extrusion or rotation feature. Users can easily change the shape by modifying the individual parameters. In doing so, you are gradually creating your model. The beauty of this feature is that hyperCAD®-S calculates all the changes and they are instantly visible. The model does not need to be recalculated….easy!

Direct and Parametric Modelling in the same environment

You can use the same datasets for both direct modelling and parametric designing. This includes the static solid models in the parametric design that allows parameterised features to be added to them. Similarly, you can convert a parametric model into a static solid, should you wish to perform further direct modelling. Using these design methods side by side, is extremely straightforward, saving you valuable programming time and helping you to remove potential errors from the process.