hyperMILL® CAD/CAM software: What’s new in 2023?
Release Strategy – Now as Fast, Agile & Responsive as our Service
As an OPEN MIND customer, you will be familiar with our exceptional service and support that underpins why hyperMILL® is the industry’s leading CAD/CAM solution. To remain a benchmark in the manufacturing industry, we invest significant resources into our product research and development. The result is a development team that works tirelessly behind the scenes to continually evolve our technology and provide our valued customers with annual product updates.
From 2023, we’ll be changing the way we provide you with updates, so you’ll be able to update hyperMILL® as soon as the latest updates become available. Starting with version hyperMILL® 2023, we will release a new software version once a year. After that, you will receive continuous updates (previously Service Pack).
This agile new software development and issue strategy ensures that your business is always working with the very latest product improvements. Of course, we’ll be providing comprehensive information on the new features and updates as they become available.
hyperCAD®-S / hyperMILL® 2023.2 | Update 7
“General transformation pattern” feature
This feature uses a selected reference geometry and searches for the same reference in all other models. From this, it creates a general transformation pattern, including the associated frames. The feature can be used in many ways, for example if there are multiple components.
Benefit: Straightforward creation of general transformation patterns.
hyperMILL® AUTOMATION Center
The hyperMILL® AUTOMATION Center offers several new features:
- Recent scripts
Users can quickly select and apply recent scripts from a dropdown menu.
- Script filter
filter can now be used to narrow down existing scripts to make it quicker to find the required script.
Components and functions can be bookmarked so that you always have quick access to them.
- Convert components to subscript
Components can be easily converted to subscripts in the future to improve structuring.
- Support for turning features
Turning features are now fully usable in the hyperMILL® AUTOMATION Center.
- Job report
Job reports are fully usable.
- Recent scripts
2.5D Back Boring
This new strategy enables back boring tasks to be programmed on machines with different kinematics conveniently and easily. Tool holders and inserts, as well as monobloc tools, are displayed one-to-one in the virtual machine and checked for collisions. This ensures the highest level of safety for this critical type of machining.
Benefit: Simple and reliable programming for back boring.
5-axis halfpipe machining
This strategy makes programming high-quality toolpaths for halfpipes and tubes convenient. The user interface is designed to be easy to use and intuitive. The calculation mode of this strategy enables a wide range of applications and ensures the best possible quality of the output toolpaths. Sharp edges, for example, are accurately mapped, and surface quality and precision are thus ensured in these areas as well.
Benefit: Intuitive operation, high quality of tool paths, wide range of applications.
NC Optimizer – Optimization of additional axes
Manually positioning fixed rotary axes and parallel axes is very time consuming. In most cases, the user can only determine a suitable and collision-free solution for the machine kinematics by performing several tests.
Fixed rotary axes and parallel axes can now be optimized with the NC Optimizer, as it automatically finds a kinematically correct and collision-free solution. This also applies to machines with Hirth gearing. As a result, users will no longer lose time by manually interacting with the axes.
Benefit: Simplified programming.
Support for mill-turn machines with Siemens control system
hyperMILL® VIRTUAL Machining now supports mill-turn machines with A/C kinematics. This means that both technologies are perfectly combined in one operating environment, and the user benefits from maximum safety and process control.
Benefit: Increased safety, process control, and efficiency.