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SharpCamis an easy to use, intuitive and affordable 2.5/3D CAM system for the programming of CNC machine tools.
Re-defining simplicity: SharpCam built an interface so that at any time you can do what you want, when you want... and what's more, the CNC code is written as you go, fully post processed and ready to use. It's that simple!
SharpCam is available in three editions - SharpCam 2.5D, 3D and 3D Pro. Compare editions and choose the right one for you.
SharpCam 3D CAD/CAM System uses Microsoft DirectX technology for high performance, hardware accelerated graphics and flicker free operation. The use of DirectX enables dynamic view changes, like panning, zooming and rotation, all with the middle mouse button.
The first thing you will notice when using SharpCam CAD/CAM software is the lack of dialog boxes obscuring the view when inputting data. Docked to the left hand side of each Part is the Part Manager, here you can completely manage all aspects of SharpCam, while still being able to change the view at any time. SharpCam uses Microsoft's DirectX technology for high performance graphics, ensuring flicker free operation. This is hardware accelerated graphics, unlike some systems that use very slow graphics that cause flickering when changing the view. You will certainly not find a Redraw command as this is taken care of automatically.With DirectX we have been able to implement dynamic view changes, like panning, zooming and rotation, all with the middle mouse button.Hundreds of thousands of objects can be displayed with no noticeable drop in performance. This, combined with some of the fasted toolpath creation routines available, allows the view to be updated instantly. Rather than wondering what the consequences of your actions are, you can see the results immediately.
3D machining is availible in SharpCam 3D edition. Import 3D models in the form of STEP, IGES or STL and perform 3D machining operations:
3D Roughing - This strategy is used to clear large volumes of excess material very quickly and leave a small amount of stock material for semi-finishing and finishing strategies. Features include:
Parallel 3D Finishing - This strategy allows the machining of 3D components with toolpath passes that are parallel to each other, relative to the XY plane. Any desired angle in the XY plane can be set using the Angle value. This strategy is generally used to semi-finish or finish a component. It is best suited to machining shallow areas. Features include:
Z Level 3D Finishing - This strategy allows the machining of 3D components with toolpath passes that are parallel to the XY plane. Imagine a component being sliced from top to bottom. This strategy is generally used to semi-finish or finish a component. It is best suited to machining steep areas. Features include:
Advanced Polygon Model based integrated toolpath verification, included as standard, boasts features typically only found on high end systems.
SharpCam's pocketing is amongst the most advanced and fastest of any CAD CAM system, and was developed following the criteria of minimum number of plunges to depth, pocketing speed, minimum toolpath length.
Whenever a point value is required for a command, typically when drawing, snapping is used to automatically acquire these points from existing objects.Powerful snapping usually only found on high end CAD systems makes SharpCam CAD/CAM software the easiest and quickest system you will have ever used. Whenever a point value is required for a command, typically when drawing, snapping is used to automatically acquire these points from existing objects.
Always There NC Code
NC code is created instantly as you work, and is automatically created whenever a change is made to a toolpath. You will never have to post processor Nc code again. We are able to generate Nc code so quickly that it is automatically created whenever a change is made to a toolpath. No other CAD/CAM software can boast this type of functionality. Just click the Nc code tab and see the Nc code for the existing toolpaths.
SharpCam 3D CAD/CAM System is fully associative. Every action taken will always regenerate the toolpaths immediately and automatically when needed. Moreover, orphaned toolpaths are never allowed.
The Machine Developer is used to create Machine Definitions (post processors). At the heart of this feature rich development environment is Microsoft Visual Basic .NET programming language with unbelievable performance, power and flexibility.
Machine Definition Configuration
This technology allows Machine Definitions (post processors) to be simply configured specifically for a machine control. This is basically an interface that displays properties specific to a machine control. By changing a property, the Machine Definition is actually being edited without the need to learn how to use the Machine Developer. The power of this unique technology lies in the fact that SharpCam is able to make a single Machine Definition suitable for a wide range of machines/controls. For example, SharpCam only supplies one Fanuc Machine Definition that is configurable to suit any machine in a matter of seconds. The technology that displays the configurable properties is actually contained in the Machine Definition, so it is very transparent and is documented in the Machine Developer Help file. Machine Definitions are maintained and versioned by SharpCam.
Built in RS232 and NC Code Editor
Built in RS232 communication allows instant transfer to machine control. This combined with Always there Nc Code makes for important gains in productivity. Also included free with SharpCam is an NC code editor – SharpEdit, that also has RS232 communication.
SharpCam 3D Pro
Advanced Polygon Model based integrated toolpath verification
Advanced pocketing with unlimited number of pockets and islands
Drilling, pecking, boring, reaming, tapping, rigid tapping and custom drilling cycles
Helical Entry/Exit arc and or line
Z level roughing of Solid/STL Models
Parallel 3D Finishing
Finishing/Semi finishing of Solid/STL Models by means of parallel passes in the XY plane
Z Level 3D Finishing
Finishing/Semi finishing of Solid/STL Models by means of Z level passes
3D Constant Cusp
Creates an equidistant cut pattern on the machining surfaces. The aim is to have a constant distance between each pass so that the cusps created will have the same height
Projected 3D Curves
Project contours onto modelProject radial pattern onto modelProject spiral pattern onto modelProject offset curves from give contour
Machine true flat areas of the model with passes that are offset segments of the flat area boundary
Automatically detects inlaying edges. A single tool path will be created along these edges
Machine remaining material left by a previous larger tool
Adaptive roughing strategy
Ensures that the cutting conditions remain almost constant, which offers great improvements compared to conventional constant offset roughing strategies
Specify previous drilling operation to be used for entry points
Specify Models to be avoided
Material Stock Containment
3D machining is based on supplied Material Stock. Used for pre-cast or pre-machined stock
Limits the machining area by the silhouette of the machining surfaces
Ramping and Lead In-Out
Defines the lead-in motion for the 3D Roughing. Defines lead-in/out motion for all other strategies
Convert where possible, linear moves to arcs for 3D strategies
Automatically adapts the feedrate depending on the tool engagement volume in the material
Explode model such that each face is a model
Create tool libraries/tool kits with the Tool Manager, edit, copy and move tools
2D CAD creation
Dimensioning: Smart Linear, Horizontal, Vertical, Aligned, Diameter, Radius, Angle, Coordinate and Note
Operation can be reordered by drag and drop
Line and or arc entry/exit, linear and helical ramp entry
Move, copy, rotate, mirror and scale contours along with associated toolpaths
3D tool simulation. Solid, translucent or wireframe animated tool display
End, mid, centre, quadrant, tangent, intersection, perpendicular and parallel snapping
Advanced fillet, trim, extend, split and explode
Create text outlines from fonts installed on the system (TrueType etc). Outlines can then be machined
Follow a Contour
Single line engraving fonts
Create single line text for engraving using SharpCam type fonts.
Output multiple passes using Sub Routines. i.e. M98 PNNNN for Fanuc, Labels for Heidenhain, or whatever form sub routines take on the control. Reduces program size
Insert an existing SharpCam file or any supported CAD file into an existing
Extract Geometry from Solid Model
Extract Contours from Face, Extract Contours from Loop and Extract Contours from Edge commands for feature extraction
Align Solid Model
Align model face to XY plane, Align to Edge and Flip Model 180° commands to assist in model orientation
Use defined fonts
Create custom design fonts.
Multi Document Interface
Open unlimited number of Parts within one instance of SharpCam
Cad File Translations
AutoCad - dxf and dwg, stereo lithography - stl
STEP and IGES
Dynamic panning, zooming and rotation with middle mouse button/wheel
Connection markers help identify hidden lines
Edit Machine Definitions (post processors) with the Machine Developer using Visual Basic.Net
Built in RS232 communication
Nc Code Editing
Free Nc code editor with built in RS232 communication - SharpEdit
Use any combination of +-/* in an input box to calculate any value
Suppression of any/all operations to prevent Nc code generation
Create and manage layers
Test 'what if' scenarios
Automatic self-updating to the latest version during allowed period
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