hyperCAD®-S Solids: Efficient Solid Modelling
The optional hyperCAD®-S Solids module allows the user to work with solid models. hyperCAD®-S Solids offers an innovative approach to direct modelling.
The direct modelling in hyperCAD®-S involves first selecting the faces or features of a solid. The programmer can then modify the shape and position of the faces of a solid model in real time by simply dragging handles and manipulators. The best thing is that direct modelling works with native data as well as with imported data. Feature data can be created without any parametrics. The direct modelling used in hyperCAD®-S Solids module therefore represents real progress for CAM users.
More productive and flexible
The hyperCAD®-S Solids module allows all solids to be reliably imported, created, converted, modified and combined. When work is carried out in the CAD system, chamfers and fillets are recognised directly as features. The available features and their functionalities help the CAM programmer to work with faces and solids more productively and flexibly. hyperCAD®-S Solids makes working with solids noticeably easier and much more intuitive.
Features of hyperCAD®-S Solids
When external data is imported, it is handled in the same way as native CAD data. All construction data, such as sketches, curves, single parts or assemblies, structures, names, colors, layers and workplanes are transferred and can be modified, if required.
Basic structures, linear extrusions, rotational solids, linear and rotation slots, pockets, simple and complex holes, patterns, chamfers and fillets can be created.
The zone feature allows user-specific features to be created. Zones can be transformed, copied, deleted or also selected with the hyperMILL® CAM software.
A CAM programmer can create solids from closed face formations with just a few clicks. The process can also be reversed just as quickly.
Features that have been created without parametrics can still be modified. They are stored in a model tree for easy selection. Features can be copied or moved using drag-and-drop operations, in order, for example, to reposition holes. After direct modelling, the shape is recalculated automatically by the system.
A wide range of functions is available for processing features: Delete, mirror, arrange as pattern, offset, move, scale and break.
Fillet and chamfer features of imported faces are easily recognised and created automatically. The parameters of these features can then be modified.