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Advanced CADCAM Software Solutions For The Manufacturing Industry

SMIRT ShapeMilling is a software product used to create automatic 3 axes and 3+2 axes milling tool paths for small or large components or castings. The unique ‘Milling Method’ strategy simplifies the overall process by automatically selecting 3D surfaces to machine, filling holes, extracting tools from the database, and creating boundary curves, along with creating the initial casting stock or initial solid block. The job prepared in SMIRT ShapeMill is then sent to the high-end CAM system WorkNc for toolpath computation and post processing.

Features at a glance:

  • No preparation
  • Define initial stock
  • Import scan data
  • Dynamic stock model
  • Automatic hole filling
  • Automatic surface extension
  • Milling method library
  • Toolpath boundaries
  • Intelligent transitions
  • Standardization
  • Engineering changes made easy
  • Proven best in class WorkNC technology


Built upon the SMIRT DieShop platform SMIRT ShapeMilling takes full advantage of all the features within SMIRT DieShop. The user maintains the ability to extract data and information using a simple and intuitive user interface. This allows users to easily analyze and extract any additional information necessary from the part data easily and effortlessly. Whether it’s a dimension, ordinate, or section through the part, you will obtain this information within seconds. The manufacturing plan created with SMIRT DieBuild is also available to drive the process sequence, without the need of special documentation created by management. By using the same platform and user interface ensures that no data is lost when communicating amongst departments.

Eliminate additional setups Machine the 3D surfaces while the part is already on the machine for linear milling and hole drilling with one software solution.

As simple as 3 basic steps. Load the part, Set the axis, Run the 'Milling Method'.

Complete CAM solution. Automatic machining of small and large components and 3D surfaces. Minimal user interaction is required to achieve optimal results.

No preparation. Little or no surface preparation modelling work is needed. Surface extensions and hole fillings are automatically generated.

Define initial stock. Multiple initial stock definitions are available. Automatic creation of the initial cast stock within the ‘Milling Method’. Change to a solid block for your initial stock easily and efficiently.

Import scan data. Laser scanned and / or white light scanned STL data can be imported and used as your initial stock.

Dynamic stock model. After the creation of every toolpath, a dynamic stock may be created and used as the input stock for the following toolpath. This allows for optimum and efficient toolpaths because the material to remove is continuously tracked.

'Milling Method' library. User created and customizable ‘milling method’ library eliminates tedious input and time to fill in parameters and fields that are standardized. The ‘Milling Method’ generates toolpaths that are specific to the stamping die industry.

Toolpath boundries. No need to create toolpath boundaries. Boundaries are created automatically when extension surfaces are calculated.

Intelligent transitions. Movement from one cut plane to another cut plane is intelligently considered. If possible the tool will step outside the part, otherwize the tool will do a helical ramp, if this isn’t possible, then the tool will ramp along the geometry.

Standardization. Perform consistent cut techniques across users. Your best in practice ‘milling methods’ are defined by the company. Maintain and control the feedrates. Get the same result regardless of user skill level.

Engineering changes made easy. Import the latest product data directly into the SMIRT model to be assured of cutting to the latest revision.