hyperMILL® CAD/CAM Software:
What’s New in 2017.1?

hyperMILL® 2017.1 provides greater performance, enhanced process reliability and increased flexibility.

  • Significant auxiliary processing time savings can be achieved during mill turning with hyperMILL®millTURN-Linking.
  • Numerous new functions for 2.5D, 3D and 5-axis milling increase efficiency. These include 3D-optimised roughing and 5-axis swarf cutting with a curve.
  • The hyperMILL® MAXX Machining performance package has also been extended.
  • hyperCAD®-S once again introduces a number of new highlights.


CAM software: hyperMILL Version 2017.1 | Download

hyperMILL®. Version 2017.1.

What's new in 2017.1?

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Freely definable tool cutting edge

This extension allows freely definable tool geometries to be used for machining with selected 2D cycles. hyperMILL® uses the free geometries of the tool cutting edge for simulation and collision checking.
Suitable for the following 2D strategies:

  • Contour milling on 3D models
  • Playback milling
  • Plunge milling

Benefit: Flexible tool definition, increased safety during collision checking and facilitates the use of special tools.

hyperMILL® MAXX Machining | High-Performance Cutting (HPC)

A new option allows the spindle speed to be adjusted in the plunge macro for roughing. Modifying the spindle speed and specifying a dwell time for the speed change ensures tool-friendly machining. This option is available for all roughing jobs in the 2.5D, 3D and 5-axis areas.

Benefit: Improved tool-life and performance, greater process reliability.

CAM – 2.5D strategies | 2D T-slot milling on 3D models

This is a new strategy for the efficient machining of T-slots. Various tool references and an optimised axial infeed allow T-slots to be machined safely. All toolpaths are collision checked to ensure maximum safety and operator confidence.

Benefit: Fast machining of T-slots, user-friendly.

CAM – 3D strategies | 3D cutting edge machining

This is a new cycle for the optimised 3D machining of cutting edges. Roughing and finishing operations are generated via a 3D curve selection. Rest material machining is generated via the ‘Reference job’ option. For reference, the rest material areas of the previous machining operation are also included in each case. Toolpath smoothing improves milling results, especially if the contours are of poor quality. This strategy guarantees efficient machining, particularly for machining dies.

Benefit: Fast and easy programming of cutting edges.

3D optimised roughing: adaptive pocket

With the help of this extension, adaptive pockets are fitted into the area to be roughed. As a result, high feed cutting tools can be used more efficiently and the linear machine movements allow higher feed rate values to be achieved. The machining operation can be executed as an adaptive pocket or an adaptive pocket in combination with conventional roughing. Here, the toolpaths of the adaptive pocket and the remaining machining stock is optimally connected.

Benefit: Simple and fast programming, higher material removal rates.

CAM – 5 axis strategies | 5-axis swarf cutting with a curve

Two new functions ensure greater user-friendliness. A perfect surface and an equally perfect curve can be created automatically for swarf cutting. This is based on selected geometries via surface selection. Interior corners are filleted automatically to ensure optimal machining performance.

Benefit: User-friendly, fast and easy programming.

CAM mill-turning | hyperMILL®millTURN-Linking

hyperMILL®millTURN-Linking allows multiple job steps to be machined with the same tool and intelligently combined into a single job step. This eliminates retraction movements between individual operations and significantly reduces processing times and non-cutting movements. All connecting paths are optimised with respect to the component and checked for collisions.

Benefit: Reduced auxiliary processing times.

Perfect fusion of virtual and real machining

Real machine collisions not only cause damage to machine tools and incur significant costs, they lead to production losses and associated time delays. This is why the actual machining situation, that is, the machine including controller and PLC, is mapped virtually and simulated based on the NC code in the hyperMILL® VIRTUAL Machining Center. In addition, the innovative hyperMILL® VIRTUAL Machining Connector provides in-depth, unique networking and synchronisation with the machine.

Reliable and comprehensive simulation

Machine movements are generally only simulated on the basis of internally used data. In other words, simulation takes place before the postprocessor run. In this type of CAM-based simulation, the postprocessor and simulation remain unconnected. With its hyperMILL® VIRTUAL Machining Center, OPEN MIND has decided to make a paradigm shift by ensuring that the simulation is based on the NC code after the postprocessor run.* Here, the virtual machine movements correspond exactly with the actual machine movements. Only this machine simulation based on the NC code can guarantee reliable collision detection – even before starting work on the machine.

*hyperMILL® VIRTUAL Machining requires a hyperMILL® Virtual Machining postprocessor.

Networking in real time

Machines are opening up to the advances of Smart Factory technology. With its hyperMILL® VIRTUAL Machining Connector, OPEN MIND is for the first time offering a bidirectional exchange of data with the machine control system. This now sees CAM and the machine tool intrinsically networked in the best possible way. This makes ‘Connected Machining’ a genuine reality – an absolute highlight. Extensive advantages are opened up to companies with this new level of industrial digitisation that secures long-term improvements in processes and production.

Zero point alignment with the real machineZero point alignment with the real machine

The machine zero points are aligned with those of the NC program. Clamping errors or incorrect positions are avoided.

Automatic tool comparisonAutomatic tool comparison

Tool data from the NC program is automatically compared with the tool data of the machine. If this data does not match, the output will be an error message that stops the program from running.

NC block synchronisationNC block synchronisation

The NC block within the machine can be synchronised with the hyperMILL® VIRTUAL Machining Center. This ensures the machining position of the machine simulation after synchronisation corresponds exactly to the actual machine position.

NC program transferNC program transfer

The NC program is loaded directly into the memory of the machine controller.

hyperCAD®-S CAD software

What's new in version 2017.1?