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SharpCam 3D: An affordable 3D CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) system for the programming of CNC machine tools
SharpCam 3D CAD/CAM System is an easy to use, intuitive and affordable 2.5D CAM system for the programming of CNC
Import 3D models in the form of STEP, IGES or STL and perform 3D machining operations.
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. Hundreds of thousands of objects can
be displayed with no noticeable drop in performance. This, combined with some of the fastest toolpath creation routines available, allows for
instant updating and viewing of the results of an action.
Advanced Polygon Model based integrated toolpath verification, included as standard, boasts features typically only found on high end
Our 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
Always There NC Code
NC code is created instantly as you work, and is automatically created whenever a change is made to a toolpath.
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 3D CAD/CAM System is able to make
a single Machine Definition suitable for a wide range of machines/controls. For example, SharpCam 3D CAD/CAM System 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 3D CAD/CAM System is an NC code editor – SharpEdit, that also has RS232
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Solid Verification Advanced Polygon Model based integrated toolpath verification.
Pocketing Advanced pocketing with unlimited number of pockets and islands.