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Autodesk® FeatureCAM® software automates your workflow from design to NC code. Reduce programming time, and produce consistent results for CNC milling, turning, and wire applications.

FeatureCAM is an integrated CAM system using the feature-based technology, in order to automatize machining. FeatureCAM is available in three versions. Standard, Premium and Ultimate.

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Facing these challenges?

  • Part programming delays affect your ability to meet delivery schedules.
  • Errors in part programming can create the need for model rework.
  • You have purchased a new machine or taken on a new part.
  • The existing method of programming does not produce the results you need.
  • The inability to capture and reuse programming knowledge between jobs creates inconsistency.
  • Machine downtime slows down your rate of production.
  • Shorter lots sizes and shorter deadlines require more productivity.

FeatureCAM Standard supports 2.5D milling, turning and wire applications.

2.5D Milling

The function will allow you to machine holes, pockets, boss and threads quickly.

2.5D milling is the basic function in FeatureCAM. It allows to read-in IGES / DXF / DWG formats. Dodatkowo umożliwia optymalizację posuwu oraz zaawansowaną weryfikację symulacji 3D (bryłową). In addition, it enables optimization of a feed and advanced verification of 3D (solid) simulation. It allows introduction of modifications of created features by tilting walls, chamfering edges or inserting roundings. All, using flat finger tools tipped with a sphere and torus tools. Additionally, it is possible to create templates of linear, circular, rectangular operations or operations in indicated points.

2-axis Turning

Function allowing quick and easy programming of all types of turned parts.

2-axis Turning in the FeatureCAM allows fully utilize capabilities of the centre lathes for faster and more effective production. FeatureCAM has large library of standardized threads, both metric and inch ones, which facilitate programming. Lathe operations are programmed in such a way as to eliminate the possibility of damaging already machined surfaces. FeatureCAM allows to fully use the unchanging machining cycles, thus reducing the program size and providing the shortest possible machining time.

Wire Electrical Discharge Machining

Function allowing to program WEDM machine tools.

Wire Electrical Discharge Machining function in FeatureCAM facilitates programming of 2- and 4-axis wire-cut EDM machines. Machining can be generated basing on solids or on 2D curves. Material base allows for automatic control of the selection of machining parameters. In addition, in the Electrical discharge machining module, there is a possibility to chose from different types of entering wire into the machined material. Different machining strategies are also available, e.g. allowing for cutting with bridging, and then complete cutting-off of a material.

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FeatureCAM Premium supports 3-axis, 3+2 milling as well as turning with milling.

3-axis Milling

This function offers wide range of strategies for conventional 3D machining, as well as for the High Speed Machining (HSM).

3-axis Milling is a complete solution for 2D and 3D machining, allowing to manufacture even the most complicated parts. It ensures enormous possibilities and flexibility. This function contains milling strategies based on those from Autodesk PowerMILL, including Vortex – the technology allowing to shorten the cutting time and simultaneously minimize the spindle load amplitude to improve the tools service life.

3+2 Milling

The function allowing for smooth machining in 3 axis from different sides and in one chucking.

3+2 Milling allows for smooth machining in 3 axis from different sides and in one chucking. Application of 5-axis indexed (3+2) Milling allows to increase productivity and to limit the machining time. It decreases or eliminates the need for multiple positioning of a workpiece for its full machining. This function supports full 5-axis machining.

Turning with Milling

The module allows to create parts which require both turning and milling in one chucking.

Turning with milling is a module which allows to operate mill-turn machines, it combines the abilities of the Turning and 2.5D Milling modules, enabling to create turnery parts with milled elements. This function allows to control C and Y axes, generate milling operations on both the main spindle and on the counter spindle, to generate NC code with polar interlacing and without it.

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FeatureCAM Ultimate supports 5-axis milling and the SWISS type machines.

5-axis Milling

The function allowing for continuous and 5-axis indexed machining.

5-axis milling allows for continuous and indexed control over machining in 5 axes, offering wide range of machining strategies which allow to program a multi-axis machine. Powerful tool to avoid collisions and to protect grooves ensures, that if any part of a tool or a holder interferes with a machined workpiece, the tool axis is set automatically. Smoothness of motion and elimination of a tool vibrations allows to effectively produce parts and to provide its best quality.

Advanced Turning with Milling

The function allowing to create parts, which require both turning and milling in one chucking.

Advanced Turning with Milling is a module allowing to operate mill-turn machines. It combines the abilities of Turning module and 2.5D Milling module. It allows to produce turnery parts with milled elements This function allows to control C and Y axes, generate milling operations on both the main spindle and on the counter spindle, to generate NC code with polar interlacing and without it.

SWISS type Machines

Control of heavy-duty SWISS type automatic lathes.

FeatureCAM software allows to tune the heavy-duty SWISS type automatic lathes Dedicated strategies of the SWISS provide many options for production and optimization of machining time, for both simple and complicated parts, taking into account abilities of the machine, available tooling as well as the production volumes.

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CAD Imports

FeatureCAM Standard

FeatureCAM Premium

FeatureCAM Ultimate

Neutral CAD import

Read/write neutral CAD formats

Third‐party CAD import

Read/write third-party CAD formats

Automated Programming FeatureCAM Standard FeatureCAM Premium FeatureCAM Ultimate
Feature recognition

Automatically identify and create features from your model

Built-in intelligence

Intelligent automation helps improve your programming consistency

Programming control

Includes customizable attributes and databases for full programming control

Solid modeling

Includes solid and surface modeling with direct editing capabilities

Simulation and safety FeatureCAM Standard FeatureCAM Premium FeatureCAM Ultimate
Collision avoidance

Trim toolpaths based on your tool geometry to automatically avoid collisions

Clamps and fixtures

Simulate and automatically avoid clamps and fixtures

Stock models

Toolpaths are trimmed to avoid your model and excess stock

Machine simulation

Supports realistic simulation of your machine environment with collision checking

Machine limits

Manage the travel limits of your machine tool

Verification export

Export FeatureCAM projects to third-party verification software

CNC machining applications FeatureCAM Standard FeatureCAM Premium FeatureCAM Ultimate
2.5-axis milling and 3-axis lite

Effective 2.5D milling strategies with basic 3D toolpaths

2-axis turning

Undercut detection and prevention, remachining to eliminate air cutting and canned cycle support for 2-axis turning

2-axis and 4-axis wire

Programming for 2-axis, 2-axis taper and full 4-axis wire EDM

3-axis milling and 3+2 positioning

3-axis toolpath strategies for advanced 3D machining, with fast calculations and a high surface finish; programme multiple setups at different orientations

Tombstone machining

Tombstone support for horizontal and vertical machines

Turn-mill

Combine turning and C & Y-axis milling in a single setup, with single turret & sub spindle support

Advanced turn-mill 

Synchronise up to 4 turrets and 2 spindles, with B-axis milling support

Swiss-type lathes

Programme your dual-path Swiss-type lathes

5-axis milling

5-axis simultaneous machining of parts, including swarfing, profiling and contouring

 

 

Probing

In-process verification