This CAD software, which is specifically designed for CAM programming, provides working solutions to many familiar challenges posed by meshes, faces and volumes, enabling the creation of precise components and tools. Data is prepared for subsequent NC programming independently of the original CAD system.

One of the new functions in hyperCAD-S makes it possible to measure the distances between two shapes. This function can be applied to face models, solids, meshes or stock. This allows a face created using the ‘Global Fitting’ function to be compared with the original face. Moreover, casting allowances can be reviewed very quickly. The frequently-used ‘Unwrap’ command has now had a ‘Radial’ mode added. This allows radially aligned curves or texts on rotational solids to be unwrapped with a constant radial length, which is very useful for engraving and tyre labelling.

The electrode module, which automatically derives electrodes from the faces to be die-sunk within the component geometry, features the ‘Virtual Electrode’ function that sees copies of an already-created electrode generated in various different positions. These are checked for collisions and can be assigned the technology values of the master electrode or new technology values. During electrode milling, these values are processed accordingly. The reference system and eroding position for each copy are included in the report.

Finally, hyperMILL 2018.2 offers a ‘V sketch’ command that is used to assign geometric constraints to 2D contours. When individual contours are changed, the sketch is automatically updated, using their dependencies. The values of the V sketches are edited using dimensional constraints and the parameter list.