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NEW GEODESIC STRATEGY ON 3D SURFACES
This new strategy of the ‘3D SURFACES’ module has been inserted to have a further possibility of finishing 3D objects. The geodesic strategy allows you to obtain refined tool paths by working with the edges or containment curves of the chosen work area; you can work for example between 2 guide lines, or by following automatically the surface dimensions of the object.
MULTIPLE CONTOUR MACHINING
In the curve contouring strategy, the possibility of being able to machine three-dimensional curves with multiple lateral passes has been included; this allows three-dimensional objects that are characterized by large areas to be machined with small tools, and therefore with multiple passes.
NEW 3D MACHINING WITH THE KNIFE TOOL
The cutting strategy using the ‘knife’ tool was limited to 2D geometries so far. From now on this new function is extended to the possibility of cutting 3D curves in the space, thus handling all different types of work.
COLLISION CHECK IN CUTTING STRATEGY WITH CIRCULAR BLADE
The introduction of the collision check of circular blade tools into the cutting strategy allows the machining of both 2D and 3D geometries, controlling the diameter and thickness of the blade at each pass, in order to achieve the most complete cut and to preserve all geometric parts of the object to be cut.
PRELOAD OPTION ON THE TURNING AXES OF THE MACHINE TOOL
During the postprocessor operation, it has been added the possibility of entering a pre-load value for the turning axis of the machine tool. This allows those who own an asymmetrical head milling machine to choose the best starting position to avoid unnecessary machine overruns, or cluttering of the moving parts of the milling machine that would not provide the desired results.
SELECTION OF TOOL PATH DIRECTION IN MIRRORING
We have introduced the possibility of changing and reversing toolpath direction by using automation that allows you to directly copy and mirror the machining strategy with respect to an axis. This is convenient for those working on symmetrical workpieces where the direction of the toolpath can be easily chosen according to the technological characteristics of their machine tool.
EDGE SELECTION FROM 3D GEOMETRIES
Until now to use the same edge of 3D objects as a working curve, it was formerly necessary to select and extract the curves in Rhinoceros. Using this new version of RhinoNC, it is possible to directly select the edges of 3D geometries as curves from the working interface with no preliminary actions.
The user can now customize working parameters according to the most used/preferred actions. This configuration can be copied and easily transferred to other files with no need of any manual interaction. The software identifies geometries and automatically applies the parameters according to the user’s preference.
COMPLETE FINISHING STRATEGY
The Complete Finishing option allows the user to change, in the same machining, the type of working strategy with no need of dividing the geometry into several parts. It can be a parallel pass or constant crest machining in the flatter areas and guarantees a faster and more efficient calculation of the whole piece to be machined.
NEW AUTOMATIC MANAGEMENT OF APPROACHES
The improvement involves pocket emptying operations: the software is able to automatically recognize the object geometry and adopt the best approach movement to not cause any damage.
PERSONALIZED MANAGEMENT OF WORK STRATEGIES
RhinoNC is getting simpler by giving the user the possibility to choose how to view the list of strategies within the same process, for example in alphabetical order, by tool or material etc.
AUTOMATIC MANAGEMENT OF THE SAFETY PLAN
With the automatic recognition of the safety plane, the software automatically selects and positions the tool where it is most appropriate to create any damage to the work surface. Such an automatic operation reduces the risk of manual errors and object tampering.
NEW OPTION “INTERMEDIATE SURFACE”
A command has been added to the Surface roughing strategy to allow users to generate intermediate working planes with a pre-set value. Moreover, the software automatically detects any other surface part that requires intermediate plane.
CUSTOMIZATION OPTION IN CURVE MACHINING
It’s now possible to set a customized speed for entry and exit movements during the processing of curves.
FINISHING OF RESIDUAL MATERIAL IN 3D GEOMETRY MACHINING
This particular function allows users to finish the areas where the tool left some residual material during the former processing. The 3D geometry machining strategy has been improved both in terms of calculation accuracy and optimized movement options.
DRAFT ANGLE OPTION IN CONTOUR FEATURES
The possibility of managing a draft angle in multi-step depth machining has been added. As a consequence, it is no longer necessary to build the 3D geometry to perform the contouring operations as you can work directly on curves.
COLLISION CHECKING IN CONTOURING MACHINING
The possibility of having an automatic control of any obstacles present along the tool path has been added in the process of curve contouring machining.
IMPROVED MACHINING IN DRILLING CYCLES
To improve the machining function of the drilling cycles, new options have been added as automatic recognition of diameters also on mesh entities and retraction movement in rapid mode.
NEW OPTION FOR SURFACE MANAGEMENT
The possibility of orienting the tool on a 4 or 5-axis machine has been added to create multi-origin machining, independent of Rhinoceros surface areas. This allows users to save time during machining as it is possible to work on several objects at the same time.
NEW ORIENTATION OPTION FOR WORKING SURFACE
The tool can be now rotated in any direction. This function is essential especially for those who work on 4 to 5 axes machines.
This is a strategy for the management of the drilling cycles that provides automatic recognition of the geometry together with the automatic recognition of the most suitable tool to be used. Now the users can reduce processing time and carry out a more precise processing.
SIMULATION WITH RESIDUAL MATERIAL
This function gives the user a preview of the residual material that will be removed during the processing phase.
WIREFRAME SIMULATION FUNCTION
The wireframe simulation function allows users to preview the tool movements along the calculated path as well as to implement the necessary changes before running the effective machining.