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VisualMILL 2017

VisualMILL, our flag-ship CAM software package, is ideal for mold, die & tooling, wood working, rapid-prototyping and general machining. VisualMILL is one of five modules in our standalone CAD/CAM suite, VisualCAD/CAM. VisualMILL includes 2-1/2, 3, 4 & 5 axis machining functionality. It comes with hundreds of free post-processors and a post-processor generator to create your own. Priced right for the cost conscious buyer, VisualMILL CAM software delivers outstanding value for your investment.

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Use the following resources to get started with VisualMILL:

Learn about the new features in VisualMILL 2017 What’s New Document
Watch a feature presentation overview of VisualMILL Feature Presentation
VisualCAD/CAM 2017 – MILL Quick Start Guide video
VisualCAD/CAM 2017 – Feature Based Milling Quick Start Guide video
VisualCAD/CAM 2017 – MILL Quick Start Guide Document PDF

VisualMILL 2017 Enhancements:

2017 Usability Enhancements video
2017 Simulation Enhancements video
2017 Feature Based Machining video
2017 Surface Selection Machining video
2017 Rotary Instancing video
2017 Drive Surface Machining video
2017 Inverse Time Feedrate Machining video
2017 2-1/2 Axis Slot Machining video
2017 Feed Rate Optimization video

VisualMILL 2017 Resources:

2 Axis Milling using VisualMILL 2017 video
3 Axis Milling using VisualMILL 2017 video
4 Axis Milling using VisualMILL 2017 video

VisualMILL 2016 Resources:

2016 Enhancements Overview video
VisualCAD 2016 Overview video
VisualCAM 2016 User Interface Overview video
2 Axis Milling Overview video
3 Axis Milling Overview video
4 Axis Milling Overview video
5 Axis Milling Overview video
Setup and Stock Definition video
Creating Bridges and Tabs video
Push Button Machining with Knowledge Bases video
Positional 5 Axis (3+2) Machining video
Continuous 5 Axis Roughing video
Continuous 5 Axis Surface Normal Machining video
Continuous 5 Axis Swarf Machining video


VisualMILL 2017 CAM software comes in 5 different configurations to suit the varied machining needs of our customers.

VisualMILL 2017 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.

VisualMILL 2017 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 methods.

VisualMILL 2017 Expert (EXP)

This configuration allows 4th Axis Indexed and continuous roughing and finishing operations in VisualMILL 2017. 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.

VisualMILL 2017 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.

VisualMILL 2017 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.

Feature List

2 1/2-Axis Milling
2 1/2-Axis Milling XPR STD EXP PRO PRE
2-1/2 Axis Feature Detection
2-1/2 Axis Feature Machining
2-1/2 Axis Roughing
High Speed Pocketing
V-Carve Roughing
Hole Profiling
Hole Pocketing
T-Slot Milling
Slot Milling
Thread Milling
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
Other Features
Automatic Hole Selection, Sorting
Reverse Boring
User Defined Cycles
4 Axis Drilling
4 Axis Tapping
4 Axis Boring
4 Axis Reverse Boring
Toolpath Animation
Cut Material Simulation
Advanced Cut Material Simulation
Visual Holder Collision Detection
Analytical Holder Collision Detection
Machine Tool Simulation
Standard Tools (Ball, Flat, C Rad., Vee, Drill)
Advanced Tools (Taper,Tap,Bore,R.Bore)
Form Tools
Stepped Tools
Holder Collision Detection
Toolpath Editing XPR STD EXP PRO PRE
Toolpath Graphical Viewing
Toolpath Graphical Editing
Toolpath Instancing
Toolpath Arc Fitting
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
32 & 64 Bit
HTML Shop Documentation
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