WORKNC 2017 R2

WORKNC 2017 R2 takes advantage of the latest improvements made to the new technologies from Hexagon: Waveform Roughing and Advanced Toolform for high feed cutter management. In Version 2017 R2, WORKNC also invests for the future with its Educational license.

Faster and safer roughing

WORKNC 2017 R2 takes advantage of the latest improvements made to Hexagon’s Waveform Roughing. Faster and safer than ever, the Waveform strategy significantly improves standard roughing technologies with its consistent material removal, while increasing the tool and machine service life.

Waveform Roughing takes further strides in 2017 R2 by reducing machining times as well as improving cutting conditions. Toolpath optimization is achieved by taking tool load into consideration, during intermediate Z-step calculations.

The Waveform technology has been designed to perform roughing operations at very high speeds and requires toolpath security control. A new option allows users to force the initial lead-in and the final lead-out to a secure point above the stock in case of a difference between the virtual stock and the real stock on the machine.

High Performance Finishing: Time savings and optimal surface quality

WORKNC 2017 R2 fulfills the users' quest for further time savings and optimal surface quality. The new Parallel Finishing toolpath makes use of the innovative Advanced Toolform technology which offers efficient high feed cutter management. Toolpath calculations are based on the real shape of the cutter which ensures optimal surface quality and machining times reduced by up to 80%.

The Die Flats Finishing toolpath now features a new option enabling radial stepovers which ensures a fluid trajectory and eliminates sharp angles. This results in improved surface quality and reduced machining times.

Maximum security

WORKNC has long been recognized for its standard collision detection functions covering the machining environment, the tool holder, the stock, the machining center. WORKNC 2017 R2 further enhances process security by systematically calculating collisions and out-of-limit conditions.

The CAD module has also been improved in 2017 R2. All machining preparation operations - part, machining set-up, clamping systems - can now be carried out in the CAD module. When creating a Workzone, the complete assembly is exported into the machining context at the same time as the part itself. It's no longer required to reposition assemblies with respect to the part.

Automation and ease of use of Machining Sequences

WORKNC 2017 R2 improves the Machining Sequence process to offer step by step assistance during toolpath programming. The Machining Sequence process now informs the user of any missing data in the Workzone such as views, curves, point, allowing for on to fly corrections.

WORKNC invests for the future

WORKNC 2017 R2 introduces its Educational license to prepare tomorrow's users. WORKNC for Education includes a student edition, giving students the opportunity to practise their skills and gain experience in all the latest CAM strategies