hyperCAD®-S CAD software:
What’s new in 2017.2?
The hyperCAD®-S Electrode module is a feature of the new version 2017.2 release. Other new features: Positioning, Chain selection, Save selection, Simplify faces.
hyperMILL®. Version 2017.2.
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hyperCAD®-S Electrode – Fast electrode derivation and programming
Sharp-edged and difficult-to-mill component areas are die-sunk with electrodes. The die sinking process requires suitable electrodes that need to first be constructed, then programmed and then finally milled. Without the hyperCAD®-S electrode module, realising this manufacturing process would take a great deal of construction and programming.
A few short steps to constructing an electrode
The electrode module largely automates the construction process in hyperCAD®-S. Seamless technology and component data transfers in hyperMILL® also ensure fast, reliable programming. The entire process is so highly supported that programmers can carry it out with just a few clicks, without requiring any construction knowledge.
Highlights in creating electrodes
The programmer selects the faces to be eroded on the component geometry. The module creates corresponding collisionfree electrodes, which means that, when necessary, it automatically ensures extension of the electrode faces and the derivation of raw material and holders.
Seamless transfer into the hyperMILL® CAM system is based on the geometry as well as the technological information. The programmer selects the electrodes to be programmed at this point and starts the programming using further technology definitions. If there are machining macros in place, the programming is carried out automatically.
In hyperCAD®-S, components can be precisely positioned with the help of relationships. That means solids, faces and groups can be geometrically set in relation to one another. The ‘Position clamps’ function allows elements such as clamping jaws to be moved linearly or radially towards a central point between each other.
Benefit: Simple alignment of various components relative to one another and convenient clamp alignment.