AlibreCAM

AlibreCAM is a CAM software plug-in that runs completely inside of Alibre Design 3D CAD software (Versions 2018 and older). AlibreCAM merges the power of Alibre Design’s parametric modeling with the legendary machining capabilities of VisualCAM.¬†AlibreCAM runs seamlessly within the Alibre Design user interface, giving you only one interface to learn. Toolpaths can be automatically updated when your model changes, saving you even more valuable time.
AlibreCAM includes a Milling as well as a Turning module.

AlibreCAM Features

AlibreCAM comes in 5 different configurations to suit the various needs of our customers. These are Express (XPR), Standard (STD), Expert (EXP), Professional (PRO) & Premium (PRE). The features found in each of these configurations are tabulated below.

Milling

2 1/2-Axis Milling
2 1/2-Axis Milling XPR STD EXP PRO PRE
Pocketing
Profiling
Facing
Engraving
V-Carving
V-Carve Roughing
2-1/2 Axis Roughing
High Speed Pocketing
Chamfering
Hole Profiling
Hole Pocketing
T-Slot Milling
Slot Milling
Thread Milling
Drag Knife Cutting
Re-Machining
3 Axis Milling
3 Axis Milling XPR STD EXP PRO PRE
Horizontal Roughing
Parallel Finishing
3 Axis Feature Detection
3 Axis Feature Machining
Horizontal Finishing
Radial Machining
Spiral Machining
Clear Flats Machining
Plunge Roughing
Horizontal Re-roughing
Plunge Re-roughing
Projection Pocketing
3D Offset Profiling
3D Offset Pocketing
Pencil Tracing
Valley Re-Machining
Plateau Machining
Steep Area Parallel Machining
Horizontal Hill Machining
Curve Machining
Between 2 Curves Machining
Reverse Post Machining
4 Axis Milling
4 Axis Milling XPR STD EXP PRO PRE
4 Axis Indexed Machining
4 Axis Auto Multiple Indexing
4 Axis Continuous Facing
4 Axis Continuous Pocketing
4 Axis Continuous Profiling
4 Axis Continuous Engraving
4 Axis Parallel Roughing
4 Axis Parallel Finishing
4 Axis Radial Finishing
4 Axis Projection Pocketing
4 Axis Drive Surface Machining (True 4 Axis)
5 Axis Milling
5 Axis Milling XPR STD EXP PRO PRE
5 Axis Indexed Machining
5 Axis Curve Projection Machining
5 Axis Continuous Flow Curve Machining
5 Axis Between 2 Curves Machining
5 Axis Drive Curve Machining
5 Axis Surface Normal Machining
5 Axis Swarf Machining
Hole Making
Hole Making XPR STD EXP PRO PRE
Automatic Hole Selection, Sorting
Drilling
Tapping
Boring
Reverse Boring
User Defined Cycles
4 Axis Drilling
4 Axis Tapping
4 Axis Boring
4 Axis Reverse Boring
Tooling
Tools XPR STD EXP PRO PRE
Standard Tools (Ball, Flat, C Rad., Vee, Drill)
Advanced Tools (Taper,Tap,Bore,R.Bore)
Form Tools
Stepped Tools
Analytical Holder Collision Detection
Toolpath Editor
Toolpath Editing XPR STD EXP PRO PRE
Toolpath Graphical Viewing
Toolpath Graphical Editing
Toolpath Instancing
Toolpath Arc Fitting
Power Features
XPR STD EXP PRO PRE
Avoid Regions
Predefined Regions
Default Knowledge Base
Machine Control Operations
Cabinet Design Decomposition
Rotate Table Setups
Multiple Setups
Fixture Offset Programming
Check Surface Boundary Creation
Tool Silhouette Boundary Creation
Tool Double Contact Boundary Creation
Tool Holder Collision Boundary Creation

Turning

2 Axis Turning XPR STD EXP PRO PRE
Roughing
Finishing
Groove Roughing
Groove Finishing
Threading
Follow Curve Finishing
Parting Off
Groove Finishing
Axial Hole Making XPR STD EXP PRO PRE
Drilling
Tapping
Boring
Reverse Boring

Common to Mill & Turn

Cutting Simulation
Simulation XPR STD EXP PRO PRE
Toolpath Animation
Cut Material Simulation
Advanced Cut Material Simulation
Visual Holder Collision Detection
Part-Stock Comparison
Machine Tool Simulation (MILL Only)
Post-Processor
Post Processor Generator XPR STD EXP PRO PRE
Customizable Post Generator
Simulate Cycles
Arc Output
Helix Output
Spiral Output
5 Axis Output
Miscellaneous
Miscellaneous XPR STD EXP PRO PRE
HTML Shop Documentation

Other Features

XPR STD EXP PRO PRE
Runs inside Alibre Design 2011-2018