SMIRT 2021 introduces new automated milling strategies
Programming the planar surfaces benefits from software enhancements
The new release of SMIRT software from Hexagon features new NC functionality for machining planar surfaces and pockets.
SMIRT NC's long-standing, easy to use drag and drop capabilities are now complemented in the 2021 release by two new automated strategies geared towards high speed cutting of 2D surfaces on stamping die castings. With a simplified set of parameters and intelligent default values, NC users of all skill levels will be able to create consistent, efficient toolpaths with ease.
Customer requests to get fast, optimised milling paths for large planar faces with ribs and openings have also been fulfilled.
Enhancements to the Page Manager have improved toolpath management. These include the ability to create named groups and functions for copying and modifying existing toolpaths, which speeds up the process of creating finish paths that use the same tool set-up as the rough paths.
All these new functions increase the efficiency of SMIRT NC, removing some user-intensive practices from the operator's workflow. The simple user interface, focused to the specific needs of the target market of automotive tool makers, makes the learning curve even faster than before.