“On average, twice as fast. For some projects, four times faster.” Those figures have been recorded for the enhanced Parallel Finishing toolpath in WORKNC 2021, which lets manufacturers use high speed cutters of any shape… especially circle segment tools such as barrel, lens and oval cutters.
WORKNC International Technical Manager Jean-Louis Humbert says: “This strategy is now on average twice as fast as the previous equivalents, Planar Finishing and Z-Level finishing. In certain projects, the calculation time difference was four times faster.”
Another important feature in the latest release of the software is the New Part centering / probing function, which generates pointset nodes for any inspection machine or direct CNC part inspection on a milling machine. And a new Probe Inspect command creates and exports control points in the CAM project to feed a probing system. There are also specific improvements to part centering, tailored for CNC machines with table palletization.
The latest release builds on the popular fully automatic 5-axis curve creation, by splitting the steps when more complex curves are required. It also enhances the synchronisation capabilities between each curve’s bottom and top limits.