What’s new in EZCAM V2018 (Version 25)

  • New Toolbar Color Scheme & Menubar with Icons

The new toolbar color scheme and the new menu bar with icons left of menu items add clarity and consistency making EZ-CAM 2018 look great. Command Manager can be optionally docked to bottom using the new setting in the Customize dialog and function keys can be assigned to the command buttons of the currently selected tab.

Ezcam-New-Toolbar-Color-Scheme-Menubar-with-Icons


  • Drag-and-Drop Items From Menus to Toolbars

In EZ-CAM 2018 more customization options have been introduced. Drag-and-drop items from menus to toolbars is now possible. Menu items can also be dragged within the same menu or into other menus. Pop-up menus can be created via right click. All of these can be now achieved when in customization mode.

Ezcam-Drag-and-Drop-Items-From-Menus-to-Toolbars


  • 3D Wizard – Unlimited Number of Re-Roughing

Unlimited number of re-roughing operations can be created for the same 3D roughing workstep. Each re-roughing worksteps references the previous re-roughing workstep in the chain.

Ezcam-Unlimited-Number-of-Re-Roughing


  • 4th Axis Wrapping » Finishing Rotational 3D Models

4th axis wrapping function for finishing rotational models can now be performed using contouring cycle with multiple link path curve and machining surfaces. 3D step-over can be specified with curve step pa-rameter or helical option can be activated for continuous rotation.

Ezcam-Finishing-Rotational-3D-Models


  • Largest Flat Diameter and Largest Corner Radius Commands

Largest Flat Diameter and Largest Corner Radius commands offer great help in selecting the correct tool size. Both commands apply multi-core processing for better performance.

Ezcam-Largest-Flat-Diameter


  • Uncut Model Percentage

Uncut Model % shows percentage of total surface area reachable from +Z by the currently se-lected workstep’s tool. This command also creates uncutSrf to display inaccessible regions.

Ezcam-Uncut-Model-Percentage


  • 3D Wizard » 3D Roughing Helical Outside-In Pocketing

Helical outside-in pocketing is now possible in 3d roughing method. This strategy will now skip the first pass if 3d roughing or if 2d face milling is active.

Ezcam-3D-Roughing-Helical-Outside-In-Pocketing


  • Thread-Milling 4th Axis Index-Repeat Parameters

Index-repeat parameters are supported by thread-milling.

Ezcam-Thread-Milling-4th-Axis-Index-Repeat-Parameters


  • Hole Recognition > Max Limit For Circle Radius

Hole recognition’s max limit for circle radius can be customized using [ML3D] maxHoleRadius setting in “ezcam.ini” file.

 


  • Hole Detection Function Counter Bore Support

Hole detection command now recognizes cylindrical counter bores (metric M4, M5, M6, M8, M10, M12) which can be then machined using pre-defined methods of Curve Machining Wizard. Furthermore, performance of hole detection has been much improved.

Ezcam-Hole-Detection-Function-Counter-Bore-Support


  • Refinishing Toolpath > Constant-Z Section Enhancement

Constant-Z section of refinishing toolpath will now support open surface link type correctly.

Ezcam-Constant-Z-Section-Enhancement


  • 3D Wizard > Save Default Button

Save Default button has been added to 3D-Wizard dialog.

Ezcam-Save-Default-Button

  • New Toolbar Color Scheme & Menubar with Icons

The new toolbar color scheme and the new menu bar with icons left of menu items add clarity and consistency making EZ-CAM 2018 look great. Command Manager can be optionally docked to bottom using the new setting in the Customize dialog and function keys can be assigned to the command buttons of the currently selected tab.

Ezcam-New-Toolbar-Color-Scheme-Menubar-with-Icons


  • Drag-and-Drop Items From Menus to Toolbars

In EZ-CAM 2018 more customization options have been introduced. Drag-and-drop items from menus to toolbars is now possible. Menu items can also be dragged within the same menu or into other menus. Pop-up menus can be created via right click. All of these can be now achieved when in customization mode.

Ezcam-Drag-and-Drop-Items-From-Menus-to-Toolbars


  • 4th Axis Wrapping » Finishing Rotational 3D Models

4th axis wrapping function for finishing rotational models can now be performed using contouring cycle with multiple link path curve and machining surfaces. 3D step-over can be specified with curve step pa-rameter or helical option can be activated for continuous rotation.

Ezcam-Finishing-Rotational-3D-Models


  • Thread-Milling 4th Axis Index-Repeat Parameters

Index-repeat parameters are supported by thread-milling.

Ezcam-Thread-Milling-4th-Axis-Index-Repeat-Parameters


  • Hole Recognition > Max Limit For Circle Radius

Hole recognition’s max limit for circle radius can be customized using [ML3D] maxHoleRadius setting in “ezcam.ini” file.


  • Hole Detection Function Counter Bore Support

Hole detection command now recognizes cylindrical counter bores (metric M4, M5, M6, M8, M10, M12) which can be then machined using pre-defined methods of Curve Machining Wizard. Furthermore, performance of hole detection has been much improved.

Ezcam-Hole-Detection-Function-Counter-Bore-Support


  • Chain Type Setting and Auto Chain Function Covers All Figures

Circle Chain option is renamed as Chain Type and can be used for any shape.

Ezcam-Chain-Type-Setting-and-Auto-Chain-Function-Covers-All-Figures


  • Imported DXF/DWG Spline Profiles > Optimized Arcs

Spline profiles in DXF/DWG files will be imported as optimized arcs.

 


  • Solidworks 2018 Sldprt Files Can Now Be Imported

Ezcam-Solidworks-2018-Sldprt-Files-Can-Now-Be-Imported


  • Enhanced Overall Graphics Display Performance

Overall graphics display features are fine tuned and the performance is enhanced in EZ-CAM 2018.

Ezcam-Enhanced-Overall-Graphics-Display-Performance

  • New Toolbar Color Scheme & Menubar with Icons

The new toolbar color scheme and the new menu bar with icons left of menu items add clarity and consistency making EZ-CAM 2018 look great. Command Manager can be optionally docked to bottom using the new setting in the Customize dialog and function keys can be assigned to the command buttons of the currently selected tab.

Ezcam-New-Toolbar-Color-Scheme-Menubar-with-Icons


  • Drag-and-Drop Items From Menus to Toolbars

In EZ-CAM 2018 more customization options have been introduced. Drag-and-drop items from menus to toolbars is now possible. Menu items can also be dragged within the same menu or into other menus. Pop-up menus can be created via right click. All of these can be now achieved when in customization mode.

Ezcam-Drag-and-Drop-Items-From-Menus-to-Toolbars


  • Chain Type Setting and Auto Chain Function Covers All Figures

Circle Chain option is renamed as Chain Type and can be used for any shape.

Ezcam-Chain-Type-Setting-and-Auto-Chain-Function-Covers-All-Figures


  • Imported DXF/DWG Spline Profiles > Optimized Arcs

Spline profiles in DXF/DWG files will be imported as optimized arcs.

 


  • Bi-Directional Multi-Pass Profile Cycle Support

EZ-Turn multi-pass profile cycle now supports bi-directional option of cycle-data dialog.

Ezcam-Bi-Directional-Multi-Pass-Profile-Cycle-Support


  • “Create Worksheet Document” Feature

Create Worksheet Document has been added to the Help menu of EZ-TURN Express.

Ezcam-Create-Worksheet-Document


  • Solidworks 2018 Sldprt Files Can Now Be Imported

Ezcam-Solidworks-2018-Sldprt-Files-Can-Now-Be-Imported


  • Enhanced Overall Graphics Display Performance

Overall graphics display features are fine tuned and the performance is enhanced in EZ-CAM 2018.

Ezcam-Enhanced-Overall-Graphics-Display-Performance

 

  • New Toolbar Color Scheme & Menubar with Icons

The new toolbar color scheme and the new menu bar with icons left of menu items add clarity and consistency making EZ-CAM 2018 look great. Command Manager can be optionally docked to bottom using the new setting in the Customize dialog and function keys can be assigned to the command buttons of the currently selected tab.

Ezcam-New-Toolbar-Color-Scheme-Menubar-with-Icons


  • Drag-and-Drop Items From Menus to Toolbars

In EZ-CAM 2018 more customization options have been introduced. Drag-and-drop items from menus to toolbars is now possible. Menu items can also be dragged within the same menu or into other menus. Pop-up menus can be created via right click. All of these can be now achieved when in customization mode.

Ezcam-Drag-and-Drop-Items-From-Menus-to-Toolbars


  • Chain Type Setting and Auto Chain Function Covers All Figures

Circle Chain option is renamed as Chain Type and can be used for any shape.

Ezcam-Chain-Type-Setting-and-Auto-Chain-Function-Covers-All-Figures


  • Imported DXF/DWG Spline Profiles > Optimized Arcs

Spline profiles in DXF/DWG files will be imported as optimized arcs.


  • Pocketing Cycle Trochoidal Strategy

EZ-EDM pocketing cycle utilizes trochoidal strategy for burning out small cavities.

Ezcam-Pocketing-Cycle-Trochoidal-Strategy


  • XYUV Cycle Multiple Shape Support

XYUV cycle supports machining multiple shapes within one workstep. Path curves need to be selected in the following order: crv1Lower, crv1Upper, crv2Lower, crv2Upper, etc.

Ezcam-XYUV-Cycle-Multiple-Shape-Support


  • Solidworks 2018 Sldprt Files Can Now Be Imported

Ezcam-Solidworks-2018-Sldprt-Files-Can-Now-Be-Imported


  • Autosave Using Different Filename For Each Session

Autosave function will save part files in the sub-folder named Autosave using differ-ent filename for each EZ-EDM session.

Ezcam-Autosave-Using-Different-Filename-For-Each-Session


  • Max. Hole Radius Setting for Skipping Automatic Lead In/Out

[EDM] maxHoleRadius setting in “ezcam.ini” file allows Chain circles command to skip automatic lead in/out from the center point.

Ezcam-Max-Hole-Radius-Setting-for-Skipping-Automatic-Lead-In-Out


  • Enhanced Overall Graphics Display Performance

Overall graphics display features are fine tuned and the performance is enhanced in EZ-CAM 2018.

Ezcam-Enhanced-Overall-Graphics-Display-Performance


  • Select Entities First Option

Select Entities First option has been added to EZ-EDM.

 


  • Copy/Paste Worksteps Between Different Sessions

Copy/Paste worksteps between different sessions is now also available in EZ-EDM.

  • MILL / TURN / EDM » New Toolbar Color Scheme & Menubar with Icons

The new toolbar color scheme and the new menu bar with icons left of menu items add clarity and consistency making EZ-CAM 2018 look great. Command Manager can be optionally docked to bottom using the new setting in the Customize dialog and function keys can be assigned to the command buttons of the currently selected tab.

Ezcam-New-Toolbar-Color-Scheme-Menubar-with-Icons



  • MILL / TURN / EDM » Drag-and-Drop Items From Menus to Toolbars

In EZ-CAM 2018 more customization options have been introduced. Drag-and-drop items from menus to toolbars is now possible. Menu items can also be dragged within the same menu or into other menus. Pop-up menus can be created via right click. All of these can be now achieved when in customization mode.

Ezcam-Drag-and-Drop-Items-From-Menus-to-Toolbars


  • MILL Pro » 3D Wizard » Unlimited Number of Re-Roughing

Unlimited number of re-roughing operations can be created for the same 3D roughing workstep. Each re-roughing worksteps references the previous re-roughing workstep in the chain.

Ezcam-Unlimited-Number-of-Re-Roughing


  • MILL Pro / MILL » 4th Axis Wrapping » Finishing Rotational 3D Models

4th axis wrapping function for finishing rotational models can now be performed using contouring cycle with multiple link path curve and machining surfaces. 3D step-over can be specified with curve step pa-rameter or helical option can be activated for continuous rotation.

Ezcam-Finishing-Rotational-3D-Models


  • MILL Pro » Largest Flat Diameter and Largest Corner Radius Commands

Largest Flat Diameter and Largest Corner Radius commands offer great help in selecting the correct tool size. Both commands apply multi-core processing for better performance.

Ezcam-Largest-Flat-Diameter


  • MILL Pro » Uncut Model Percentage

Uncut Model % shows percentage of total surface area reachable from +Z by the currently se-lected workstep’s tool. This command also creates uncutSrf to display inaccessible regions.

Ezcam-Uncut-Model-Percentage


  • MILL Pro » 3D Wizard » 3D Roughing Helical Outside-In Pocketing

Helical outside-in pocketing is now possible in 3d roughing method. This strategy will now skip the first pass if 3d roughing or if 2d face milling is active.

Ezcam-3D-Roughing-Helical-Outside-In-Pocketing


  • MILL Pro / MILL » Thread-Milling 4th Axis Index-Repeat Parameters

Index-repeat parameters are supported by thread-milling.

Ezcam-Thread-Milling-4th-Axis-Index-Repeat-Parameters


  • MILL Pro / MILL » Hole Recognition > Max Limit For Circle Radius

Hole recognition’s max limit for circle radius can be customized using [ML3D] maxHoleRadius setting in “ezcam.ini” file.

 


  • MILL Pro / MILL » Hole Detection Function Counter Bore Support

Hole detection command now recognizes cylindrical counter bores (metric M4, M5, M6, M8, M10, M12) which can be then machined using pre-defined methods of Curve Machining Wizard. Furthermore, performance of hole detection has been much improved.

Ezcam-Hole-Detection-Function-Counter-Bore-Support


  • MILL Pro » Refinishing Toolpath > Constant-Z Section Enhancement

Constant-Z section of refinishing toolpath will now support open surface link type correctly.

Ezcam-Constant-Z-Section-Enhancement


  • MILL / TURN / EDM » Chain Type Setting and Auto Chain Function Covers All Figures

Circle Chain option is renamed as Chain Type and can be used for any shape.

Ezcam-Chain-Type-Setting-and-Auto-Chain-Function-Covers-All-Figures


  • MILL Pro » 3D Wizard > Save Default Button

Save Default button has been added to 3D-Wizard dialog.

Ezcam-Save-Default-Button


  • MILL / TURN / EDM » Imported DXF/DWG Spline Profiles > Optimized Arcs

Spline profiles in DXF/DWG files will be imported as optimized arcs.

 


  • TURN / TURN Express » Bi-Directional Multi-Pass Profile Cycle Support

EZ-Turn multi-pass profile cycle now supports bi-directional option of cycle-data dialog.

Ezcam-Bi-Directional-Multi-Pass-Profile-Cycle-Support


  • TURN / TURN Express » “Create Worksheet Document” Feature

Create Worksheet Document has been added to the Help menu of EZ-TURN Express.

Ezcam-Create-Worksheet-Document


  • EDM » Pocketing Cycle Trochoidal Strategy

EZ-EDM pocketing cycle utilizes trochoidal strategy for burning out small cavities.

Ezcam-Pocketing-Cycle-Trochoidal-Strategy


  • EDM » XYUV Cycle Multiple Shape Support

XYUV cycle supports machining multiple shapes within one workstep. Path curves need to be selected in the following order: crv1Lower, crv1Upper, crv2Lower, crv2Upper, etc.

Ezcam-XYUV-Cycle-Multiple-Shape-Support


  • MILL / TURN / EDM » Solidworks 2018 Sldprt Files Can Now Be Imported

Ezcam-Solidworks-2018-Sldprt-Files-Can-Now-Be-Imported

 


  • EDM » Autosave Using Different Filename For Each Session

Autosave function will save part files in the sub-folder named Autosave using differ-ent filename for each EZ-EDM session.

Ezcam-Autosave-Using-Different-Filename-For-Each-Session


  • EDM » Max. Hole Radius Setting for Skipping Automatic Lead In/Out

[EDM] maxHoleRadius setting in “ezcam.ini” file allows Chain circles command to skip automatic lead in/out from the center point.

Ezcam-Max-Hole-Radius-Setting-for-Skipping-Automatic-Lead-In-Out


  • MILL / TURN / EDM » Enhanced Overall Graphics Display Performance

Overall graphics display features are fine tuned and the performance is enhanced in EZ-CAM 2018.

Ezcam-Enhanced-Overall-Graphics-Display-Performance


  • EDM » Select Entities First Option

Select Entities First option has been added to EZ-EDM.

 


  • EDM » Copy/Paste Worksteps Between Different Sessions

Copy/Paste worksteps between different sessions is now also available in EZ-EDM.

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