MecSoft has released RhinoCAM 2017, the newest version of their integrated CAM solution for Rhino 5 for Windows.
RhinoCAM is a Computer Aided Machining (CAM) plug-in for CNC that run completely inside of Rhino 5. This plug-in is a general purpose machining program, combining Rhino’s freeform modeling with the machining capabilities of VisualCAM.
Some of the new features part of RhinoCAM 2017 are:
- 2½-axis feature based milling and detection. Machining features such as 3-axis pockets, prismatic pockets, slots, planar faces, and bosses can now be detected on surfaces and meshes in solid models and toolpath methods applied to these features. This significantly simplifies and speeds up part programming in many prismatic parts.
- 4-axis drive surface milling for true 4-axis milling. All three linear and one rotary axis can change simultaneously in this method (only in EXP configuration and above).
- New 2½-axis slot milling operation for both single line cutting and trochoidal machining of slots.
- The toolpath editor can now adjust feed rate slowdown in corners (only in the PRO configuration and above).