RhinoCAM

Overview

RhinoCAM is a CAM Software plug-in that runs completely inside of Rhinoceros 5.0 & 6.0 (Windows only). RhinoCAM marries the power of Rhino’s freeform modeling with the legendary CAM functionality of VisualCAM to bring you a product of unrivaled capability. With seamless and complete integration RhinoCAM, acts and feels like you are working with Rhino when generating CNC programs. RhinoCAM is also fully associative to any geometry changes within Rhino.

RhinoCAM includes modules for MILL, TURN, NEST & ART.

RhinoCAM-MILL

RhinoCAM-TURN

RhinoCAM-NEST

RhinoCAM-ART

Configurations


RhinoCAM comes in 5 different configurations to suit the varied machining needs of our customers.

RhinoCAM Xpress (XPR)

This is a general purpose program tailored for hobbyists, makers and students. Ideal for getting started with CAM programming. Includes 2 & 3 axis machining methods. Packed with sufficiently powerful manufacturing methods this easy to use package is not only effective but also attractively priced for the budget conscious or entry level buyer. This module includes the NEST and ART free of cost.

RhinoCAM Standard (STD)

This is a general purpose machining program targeted at the general machinist. This product is ideal for the rapid-prototyping, hobby and educational markets where ease of use is a paramount requirement. Includes 2-1/2 Axis, 3 Axis and Drilling machining methods. This module includes the TURN, NEST and ART free of cost.

RhinoCAM Expert (EXP)

This configuration allows 4th Axis Indexed and continuous roughing and finishing operations to be created. Curve based continuous machining such as 4 Axis Facing, Pocketing, Profiling & Engraving as well as Surface/solids/meshes based machining such as Roughing, Finishing and Curve Projection machining are available. This configuration includes all of the functionality included in the STD configuration. This module includes the TURN, NEST and ART free of cost.

RhinoCAM Professional (PRO)

This powerful package is ideal for mold, die and tooling, wood working rapid-prototyping and general machining markets. This product boasts of powerful toolpath generation strategies coupled with tools for efficiently controlling the cutting tool for detailed machining capabilities, while not sacrificing ease of use. Suitable for demanding users with sophisticated manufacturing requirements. This product configuration includes all of the functionality included in the EXP configuration described above. This module includes the TURN, NEST and ART free of cost.

RhinoCAM Premium (PRE)

This package includes our new 5 Axis continuous machining functionality. Suitable for highly sophisticated machining requirements such as aerospace, advanced mold making and woodworking industry, this package includes such machining methods such as surface normal machining, swarf machining and surface flow machining. The package in addition includes all the functionality found in the PRO configuration described above. This module includes the TURN, NEST and ART free of cost.

RhinoCAM Features

RhinoCAM 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 XPR STD EXP PRO PRE
Pocketing
Profiling
Facing
Engraving
V-Carving
V-Carve Roughing
2-1/2 Axis Feature Detection
2-1/2 Axis Feature Machining
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 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 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 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 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
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 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 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 Generator XPR STD EXP PRO PRE
Customizable Post Generator
Simulate Cycles
Arc Output
Helix Output
Spiral Output
5 Axis Output
Miscellaneous XPR STD EXP PRO PRE
HTML Shop Documentation

Artistic Modeling

ART Module XPR STD EXP PRO PRE
Create 3D Relief from bitmap image files
Ability to limit creation of reliefs using colors and/or curves
Create puffed up 3D volumes using closed curves
Create 3D sweep volumes using various profiles
Combine 3D volumes using various Boolean operations
Export created 3D volumes as Mesh geometry to CAD system
Convert 3D CAD geometry to ART 3D volumes
Convert Raster to Vector to create 2D curves
Save & reuse previously created 3D volumes using Shape Library

Parts Nesting

NEST Module XPR STD EXP PRO PRE
Rectangular (sometimes referred to as ‘block’ nesting)
True Shape Nesting
2D & 3D Parts Nesting
2D & 3D Parts Nesting
Specify Distance limits between part and sheet
Control Accuracy of Nest
Set Nest Direction
Set Grain Direction
Unlimited number of Sheets
Nested sheet output by Layers or Color
Specify Distances between Parts
Specify Rotation limits of Parts
Allow mirroring of Parts
Allow Part-in-Part Nesting
Estimate # of Sheets needed for Nest
Allow Overflow Utilization
Tag Nests for part IDs

Other Features

XPR STD EXP PRO PRE
Runs inside Rhino 5.0 & 6.0