EDGECAM Version 9 - October 2004

New user interface
Up-to-date "XP style" icons and toolbars and new customization features improve workflow and make EDGECAM more intuitive and easy to use.

Browser enhancements
Provide easier navigation and editing (features include Autohide function, flagging instructions for which geometry has been deleted and grouping of instructions. )

EDGECAM Strategy Manager
Easy to use automated method of creating knowledge based programming, now also available for the machining of pockets.

New EDGECAM Solid Machinist for CATIA V5
loads part and assembly files from CATIA V5.

New EDGECAM Solid Machinist for ACIS
loads native .sat and .sab files as solids directly into EDGECAM.

EDGECAM Solid Machinist
Enhanced Feature Finder for 2D, contour and 3D features. Option to specify single, nested or both types of pockets.

Automatic Tool Selector
provides optimum tool selection for feature machining.

Faster Roughing cycle
Adaptive feedrates optimise the toolpath by automatically recalculating feed rates. New Spiral strategy added to Roughing cycle.

Enhanced Profiling cycle
Enhanced cycle offers multi -pass option, additional option of selecting the centre of area for plunge/retract points, lace strategy for shallow areas and flat land detection.

Contact Angles
New option on Constant Cusp and Projection cycles.

Up/Down Milling in Parallel Lace cycle
Controls the cut direction relative to the angle of the surface.

New Operations
New Roughing, Profiling, Flat Land Finishing and Chamfer operations with integrated videos and images provide novice and educational users with simple and quick introduction to EDGECAM and increase usability.

New DWG loader
Loads DWG and DXF files from AutoCAD 2004/2005.

EDGECAM Part Modeler 
Version 9 now uses the EDGECAM security key. Additional threading added to drill hole feature.