In case you haven’t heard, AlibreCAM 2017 is now available from MecSoft Corporation! That’s right,all Alibre Design 2017 users can now program, simulate and post-process g-code for 2½ Axis, 3 Axis, 4 Axis, indexed 5 Axis and Hole Making tool paths directly from within Alibre Design 2017 using the legendary machining capabilities of MecSoft’s flagship CAM software! So hop aboard and take advantage of the following AlibreCAM 2017 capabilities:
AlibreCAM 2017 User Interface
MecSoft’s CAM plug-ins are well known for their seamless integration and ease of use. Now you can design with Alibre Design and then program and post toolpaths from AlibreCAM with the convenience and knowledge that your parametrically-driven revisions are fully reflected in your your toolpath strategies! Also, AlibreCAM runs just as efficiently on any of the 3D part file formats supported by Alibre Design!
AlibreCAM 2017 Express
This general-purpose configuration may be tailored for hobbyists, makers and students but it is still packed full of real machining power! A total of (5) 2½ Axis toolpath strategies are included (Facing, Pocketing, Profiling and Engraving). Oh, and add Drilling to that as well as 3 Axis Horizontal Roughing and 3 Axis Parallel Finishing and you have a complete machining package that can cut most entry-level component part.
AlibreCAM 2017 Standard
This general-purpose configuration provides even more machining strategies and advanced capabilities. A total of (10) 2½ Axis and (4) Hole Machining strategies (Drill, Tap, Bore and Reverse Bore) are included along with 3 Axis Roughing and (4) unique 3 Axis Finishing strategies (Horizontal, Parallel, Radial and Spiral). This configuration also includes advanced Surface Feature Machining (illustrated in the image below). This capability allows you to machine a selected subset of surface features controlling the tool’s end condition (ON, TO, PAST) at the surface perimeter while maintaining tangent gouge-free machining with adjacent surfaces! Oh, and our Advanced Cut Material Simulation is included at no extra cost!
AlibreCAM 2017 Expert
If you need true 4th Axis machining capability or just want to finally put that 4th axis attachment you have to good use, this configuration is for you! Everything 4 Axis is included such as indexed and continuous roughing and finishing operations, 4 Axis Rotary Indexing and 4 Axis Hole Machining! A total of (8) 4 Axis strategies are included (Facing, Pocketing, Profiling, R-Level Roughing, R-Level Finishing, Projection Pocketing and Engraving). This is on top of everything included in the Standard configuration!
AlibreCAM 2017 Professional
If your shop demands advanced 3 Axis tool path controls and strategies, this configuration has it all and more. Ideal for mold tool & die applications, wood working, rapid prototyping and general-purpose machining applications that require the detailed control of tool motions. This configuration contains all of the Expert configuration features plus a total of (20) Advanced 3 Axis tool path strategies! If that’s not enough, you also get indexed 5 Axis Setups. Referred to as 3+2 machining, this allows you to setup and position your toolpaths anywhere your 5 Axis Machine Tool can reach – all without sacrificing ease of use.
We encourage one and all to climb aboard and check out AlibreCAM 2017 for Alibre Design!