Update also includes new toolpath strategies and other workflow enhancements.
The new update to Autodesk Delcam FeatureCAM for automated CNC programming includes the ability to save to the Autodesk A360 cloud storage service, as well as improvements to various toolpaths and workflows.
The incorporation of Autodesk A360 enables will enable users to collaborate on milling projects, and share files within a single, central workspace.
A new toolpath feature is the automatic control of rotational machine axes during indexing or 3+2 machining. Machine limits can be used; from a machine design file, by specifying custom limits, or using the shortest rotation the machine can take.
Next, FeatureCAM 2016 R3 users can now create spiral toolpaths for face milling operations. Depending on the part shape, this can reduce air cutting for a more efficient toolpath.
The FeatureCAM 2016 R3 user interface improvements also enable an improved workflow. The improvements include a new apply button within the transform dialogue for faster transformations, quicker navigation to feature coolants from the results tab, a new feature tab for post-processor variables to improve navigation, and a change to the simulation algorithm that results in better simulation speeds.
The new enhancements also include the ability to program two tools mounted to the same turning head tool holder. Turning heads are tool holders that enable turning operations when used on a milling machine.