SmartCAM v2021 Debuts

One major highlight is that Process Model Viewers are optional for all SmartCAM application product families.

One major highlight is that Process Model Viewers are optional for all SmartCAM application product families.

Process Model Viewers are used by office or machine shop personnel needing to view Toolpath or data available in the SmartCAM Process Mode. Image courtesy of SmartCAMcnc.


SmartCAM v2021 has been launched by SmartCAMcnc.

Major highlights include:

  • Process Model Viewers optional for all SmartCAM application product families.
  • Process Model Viewers—New: Four new optional Process Model Viewer applications become available in the SmartCAM v2021 release.
  • Process Model Viewers are used by office or machine shop personnel needing to view Toolpath or data available in the SmartCAM Process Model: Managers, Supervisors, Programmers, Machine Operators, Tool Setters, Inspectors, for example.

User Interface in all SmartCAM Products

New: Layer Manager—A new Layer Manager has been added. CAD Layer management becomes simpler, more efficient and faster.

New: Toolbar Button Editor—A new Toolbar Button Editor has been added. Preferred Toolbar content is easier to setup than previously.

Windows File Open / Save—File Open / Save dialog now uses the standard Windows 10 format.

Visual Customization ToolKit in All SmartCAM Licenses

Image Token Added—Images can be incorporated in SmartCAM Visual Customization ToolKit (the VCTK) panels and dialogs.

Toolpath Modeling in All SmartCAM Milling Applications

Check Distance—Tool Check Distances can now be set in the Planner.

Job Information in All SmartCAM Products

Job Information—The Job Information panel has a new Created For data field.

Code Generation in All SmartCAM Applications

Additional Code Generator Words—Additional Code Generator Words become avaliable at SmartCAM v2021.

Macro Language in All SmartCAM Applications

Subroutine handling—Additional functions for processing subprograms.

Stepover Calculation—A new function to help calculate tool stepover values. 

ACIS Kernel in All SmartCAM Applications

ACIS—Update to ACIS v2020.

Includes support for Solid Edge Version 2020 CAD files.

Documentation for All SmartCAM Applications

Customization Guide—The Customization Guide is now a part of Learning SmartCAM.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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