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New FeatureCAM tools for 2018

Explore new and enhanced features to automate your workflow from design to NC code; reduce programming time; and produce consistent results for CNC milling, turning, and wire applications.

Latest updates

This section introduces the latest features and enhancements released in updates to FeatureCAM 2018.

  • New

    Shared views (subscription only)

    Share your engineering data with key stakeholders, anywhere, anytime with cloud-connected devices.  (video: 2:18 min.)

  • Enhanced

    Data exchange

    Get real-time access to the most up-to-date native CAD file translators on the Autodesk cloud.

What’s new in FeatureCAM 2018

FeatureCAM® 2018 includes a new ribbon and workflow enhancements. Get better interoperability with third-party data, more automation to reduce programming time, and new technology for Swiss-type lathes.

  • UX design improvements

    Explore enhanced features to improve your user experience, including a new ribbon.
    (video: 2:50 min.)

  • Automatic angle for parallel finishing

    Let the software automatically determine the optimum angle for your toolpath, based on the region you are machining.
    (video: 48 sec.)

  • Automatic 3+2 positioning

    Use the axis limits of your machine tool to automatically determine the standard or alternate. (video: 50 sec.)

  • Spiral toolpath improvements

    Set an island curve for spiral-facing toolpaths to minimize fresh-air cutting.
    (video: 44 sec.)

  • Swiss synchronization

    Program and simulate advanced synchronization modes for Swiss-type lathes with superposition and double-ended drilling. (video: 1:00 min.)

  • PartMaker—laser machining

    Program laser cutting operations directly from within PartMaker. (video: 58 sec.)

  • PartMaker—keyway broaching

    PartMaker 2018 extends its existing broaching functionality with new keyway broaching. (video: 1:03 min.)

  • PartMaker—workflow improvements

    View and interact with 3D models in setup sheets, pause and rewind your toolpath verification and more. (video: 2:02 min.)

  • And more

    There’s more to learn about FeatureCAM 2018.

FeatureCAM 2017

Enhanced CNC machining support, model-based definition, and more options for high-speed roughing toolpaths.

  • Product and manufacturing information

    Import and view geometric dimensions and tolerances (GD&T) directly from your model.

  • Predrilling for Vortex toolpaths

    Use drilled holes as the entry move for Vortex toolpaths over the use of helical ramp moves.

  • Introducing Swiss-type lathes

    New programming capabilities for Swiss-type lathes. Simulate sliding stock motion, and use automatic tool mapping.

  • ViewCube

    A navigation tool to help switch between standard and isometric views and control model rotation.

  • PartMaker: Broaching

    Functionality for rotary and index broaching.

  • PartMaker: Improved 2.5D strategies

    New toolpath strategies for contour and pocket milling offer more options for creating better toolpaths.

  • And more

    There’s more to learn about FeatureCAM 2017.