MachineMaker updates: support for robots is expanded, functionality is improved
Added new options in the cutters and drills settings
Exit the Measurement mode via the ESC key
New in MachineMaker
New robots are added
Added default rules for robot engages and retracts
In this update, we have expanded the list of supported robots.
Here is a complete list of robots: ABB, Aubo, Cloos, Comau, Denso, Epson, Estun, Ever, Fanuc, Hiwin, Hyundai, Kawasaki, Kuka, Motoman, Nachi, SunLIFia, Turin, Universal Robots
Now all the robots from MachineMaker will have the following default engage and retract rules:
1. When engage: turn the positioners to the working position, engage the robot.
2. On retraction: take the robot to home (home position), return the positioners to home.
These rules are needed for safe retraction and enaging. Previously, it had to be configured in a SprutCAM project. Now, it is the default behavior of the robots. If necessary, the rules can be changed in the SprutCAM project settings.
MachineMaker is available in SprutCAM 15 only. This application for the design of robotic cells. You can load a 3D model of the robot, add stationary tables, rotary positioners, rails, two or three-axis portals. Then import directly into SprutCAM. We had a webinar where we discussed in detail how to work with it. You can watch it on the youtube channel (Webinar in Russian).
New parameters for the cutting tool
Now the shank for milling cutters and drills is specified in the parameters of the tool description. This is necessary to control collisions during cutting. Previously, this could be done through the mandrel description.
New in working Measurement mode
SprutCAM has a measuring tool function, which we call a Measure-tape. A Measure-tape helps you determine the distance between two points.
Now you can turn off the Measuring tool mode using the ESC key on the keyboard. Previously, to do this, you had to click on the icon again.
Fixed bugs with importing 3D models
Fixed bugs in multichannel machining mode
Fixed bugs in machining simulation
Fixed bugs when working with KOMPAS 3D
Fixed bugs in turning operations
Fixed errors when working with the axes map
Fixed bugs in 5D mesh operation
Fixed a bug in 5D surface operation
Fixed bugs in 5D cladding operation
Fixed bugs in the Chamfering operation
Fixed bugs in the avoid collision function
Fixed bugs on the Fixtures tab
Fixed errors when calculating the path of transitions and returns
Fixed a bug in the retreat parameters
Fixed errors when importing operations
Fixed a bug with the tool tuning point
Fixed a bug with the tool window
Fixed bugs in MachineMaker
Fixed collision control in multi-channel mode
Total 75 changes were made to the SprutCAM containing bug fixes and improved workflow.
Users with active technical support have already received notifications of a new release and can update.