With regard to the user interface, customers can now save time with the R7 set-up. There is a new way to transfer user configurations, which includes easier methods to transfer toolbars, work environments and other user settings from a previous release at the click of a button. In addition, the latest updates in importing STEP data are used to specify whether to include covered geometries and axis systems, as well as references in the import. This functionality also adds more efficiency in importing small structures.
Concerning the preparation for manufacturing, all sharp edges in a part can be detected using a newly devised function that stores and generates edge surfaces with a structure for optimal preparation of deburring based on NC machine templates. This feature creates the outline surfaces for cutting and restricting dies with a step relief at any cutting angle.
Users can now machine edges with ball or tapered cutters using the 5-axis deburring function. Practical tool paths can be quickly and easily created for deburring with automatic tilt direction calculation and automatic avoidance of shank and tool-holder collisions.
A further enhancement involves 3D surface machining, which has a sorting strategy that allows users to organise the paths in a more efficient way. The paths can be further sorted from outside to inside in the ‘Axis Parallel’ strategy.
Another offering in R7 is the residual stock analysis in ‘Job Manager’. This function further enhances the analysis function to obtain results directly from the Tebis NC Job Manager for understanding exactly how much residual stock material is left on the component.