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VisualCAM 2015

Computer Aided Manufacturing for everyone!


Powerful | Easy To Learn | Easy To Use | Value Priced

VisualCAM

VisualCAM includes VisualMILL, VisualTURN, VisualNEST & VisualART.


A complete CNC programming system for rapid prototyping, mold & die, tooling,
wood working, general machining, hobby & education.

Also available as plug-ins to Rhino, SolidWorks and Geomagic Design


VisualMILL includes powerful 2.5, 3, 4 and 5 axis
machining functionality to program CNC mills.
Comes with hundreds of free post-processors and
the ability to create new ones.

VisualNEST with both Rectangular & True Shape


nesting is used for optimally arranging and tting
arbitrary part geometry shapes onto sheets of
stock material.

VisualTURN is a complete 2 axis CNC turning


center programming system, including Roughing,
Finishing, Grooving and other machining methods
as well as free post-processors.

VisualART converts of artwork to geometry


suitable for machining. Used for modeling artistic
shapes using bitmap images, it extends the capabilities of the machining modules.

MecSoft Corporation

18019, Sky Park Circle, Irvine, CA 92614 Tel: 949.654.8163


Fax: 949.654.8164 www.mecsoft.com

VisualMILL 2015
VisualMILL is one of the 4 modules in the VisualCAD/CAM standalone product suite that is used for programming
CNC mills. It is ideal for rapid-prototyping, mold & die, tooling, wood working, general machining, hobby and
education. VisualMILL includes 2.5, 3, 4 and 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 software delivers outstanding value for your investment.

Congurations
VisualMILL Standard (STD)

VisualMILL Professional (PRO)

VisualMILL Expert (EXP)

VisualMILL Premium (PRE)

A multi-purpose program ideal for panel-processing, rapid-prototyping, hobby


and educational markets where ease of use is a paramount requirement.
Includes 2 & 3 axis machining methods.
Includes all of STD functionality plus a wider range of 2, 3 axis methods as well
as 4 axis Indexed and continuous roughing and nishing operations as well as
advanced simulation.
Common Features in 2015

STD EXP PRO PRE

MILL

For demanding users with sophisticated requirements such as mold, die &
tooling, woodworking industries. Includes all of EXP plus indexed 5 axis
machining and advanced simulation.
For demanding users with highly sophisticated manufacturing requirements
such as aerospace, advanced mold making and woodworking. All of PRO
functionality plus continuous 5 Axis machining.

4 Axis Milling

STD EXP PRO PRE

Toolpath Editing

STD EXP PRO PRE

32 & 64 Bit

4 Axis Indexed Machining

Toolpath Graphical Viewing

Default Knowledge Base

4 Axis Auto Multiple Indexing

Toolpath Graphical Editing

Predefined Regions Creation

4 Axis Continuous Facing

Toolpath Instancing

Drag/Drop Tool, Knowledge Bases

4 Axis Continuous Pocketing

Toolpath Arc Fitting

Avoid Regions

4 Axis Continuous Profiling

Manual Tabs/Bridges Creation

4 Axis Continuous Engraving

Post Processor Generator

Stepped Tooling

4 Axis Parallel Roughing

Customizable Post Generator

4 Axis Parallel Finishing

Simulate Cycles

4 Axis Radial Finishing

Arc Output

4 Axis Projection Pocketing

Helix Output

2 1/2-Axis Milling

STD EXP PRO PRE

High Speed Pocketing

Spiral Output

Pocketing

5 Axis Output

Profiling

5 Axis Milling

Facing

5 Axis Indexed Machining

Engraving

5 Axis Continuous Curve Projection Machining

Miscellaneous

V-Carving

5 Axis Continuous Flow Curve Machining

HTML Based Shop Documentation

V-Carve Roughing

5 Axis Between 2 Curves Machining

Knowledge Base

Chamfering

5 Axis Drive Curve Machining

Default Knowledge Base

Hole Making

5 Axis Surface Normal Machining

Multiple Setups

T-Slot Milling

5 Axis Swarf Machining

Rotate Table Setups

STD EXP PRO PRE

Thread Milling

STD EXP PRO PRE

Fixture Offset Programming

Re-Machining

Hole Making

STD EXP PRO PRE

Machine Control Operations

Automatic Hole Selection, Sorting

Check Surface Boundary Creation

Drilling

Tool Silhouette Boundary Creation

Horizontal Roughing

Tapping

Tool Double Contact Boundary Creation

Parallel Finishing

Boring

Tool Holder Collision Boundary Creation

Horizontal Finishing

Reverse Boring

Radial Machining

User Defined Cycles

Utilities

Spiral Machining

4 Axis Drilling

G-Code Editor & Analysis Tool (3rd Party)

Clear Flats Machining

4 Axis Tapping

Plunge Roughing

4 Axis Boring

Horizontal Re-roughing

4 Axis Reverse Boring

3 Axis Milling

STD EXP PRO PRE

STD EXP PRO PRE

STD EXP PRO PRE

Plunge Re-roughing
Projection Pocketing

Simulation

3D Offset Profiling

Toolpath Animation

3D Offset Pocketing

Cut Material Simulation

Pencil Tracing

Advanced Cut Material Simulation

Valley Re-Machining

Machine Tool Simulation

STD EXP PRO PRE

Plateau Machining
Steep Area Parallel Machining
Horizontal Hill Machining

Tools

STD EXP PRO PRE

Standard Mills (Ball, Flat, C Rad., Vee, Taper)

Curve Machining

Standard Drills (Drill, Tap, Bore, Rev. Bore)

Between 2 Curves Machining

Holder Collision Detection

Reverse Post Machining

Form Tools

MecSoft Corporation

18019, Sky Park Circle, Irvine, CA 92614 Tel: 949.654.8163


Fax: 949.654.8164 www.mecsoft.com

VisualTURN 2015
VisualTURN is a powerful 2 axis turning center/lathe programming system, that is included as a
separately licensed module inside VisualCAM. This module includes Turn Roughing, Finishing,
Groove Roughing, Finishing, Threading, Parting, Hole Machining methods & free post processors.
2 Axis Turning

VisualTURN

Hole Making

Roughing

Drilling

Finishing

Tapping

Groove Roughing

Boring

Groove Finishing

Reverse Boring

TURN

VisualTURN

Threading
Follow Curve

Toolpath Simulation

Parting Off

Toolpath Animation

Upgraded 3D Model Slicing

Cut Material Simulation

Global Part Object

Part to Stock Comparison

VisualTURN

Materials for Stock Models


Knowledge Base Loading and Saving

Post-Processor Generator

Tool Path Viewer

User customizable post-processor generator

VisualTURN

MopSets
Machine Control Operations
Fixture Offset Operations
Drag and drop operations from Knowledge Base
Diameter programming migrated to VisualTURN from Post

VisualNEST 2015
VisualNEST is a cost effective solution for optimally arranging and tting geometric shapes onto
sheets of stock or sheet material. It provides two primary nesting capabilities: Rectangular Nesting and
True Shape Nesting. For both solutions, individual 2D CAD shapes can be arranged on sheets
according to user-dened quantities, spacing, and with orientation control, including material grain
restrictions.

NEST

Rectangular Nesting is very fast and useful in cases where the shapes are rectangular, such as when
nesting panels for the assembly furniture industry.

True Shape Nesting considers the true shape of the parts to be nested and can place smaller parts within cutouts of larger parts and can also
accept true shape remnants as material sheets. VisualNEST saves the resultant nested geometry for follow-up applications use such as
machining or fabrication.

Product Architecture

VisualNEST

64 Bit Version

Sheet Parameters

VisualNEST

Sheet start corner


Nesting direction

User Interface Enhancements

VisualNEST

Grain direction

Wizard Interface

Unlimited number of sheets

Preview before output

Sheet layering by color

Nesting Methods

VisualNEST

Part Parameters

Rectangular (sometimes referred to as block nesting)

Distance limits between part and part

True Shape

Rotation limits

VisualNEST

Mirroring
Global Parameters
Distance limits between part and sheet

VisualNEST

Island recognition
Part-in-Part

Distance limits between two adjacent parts


Accuracy of nesting

MecSoft Corporation

18019, Sky Park Circle, Irvine, CA 92614 Tel: 949.654.8163


Fax: 949.654.8164 www.mecsoft.com

VisualART 2015
VisualART is a module within VisualCAD/CAM product suite used to convert artwork into geometry
suitable for machining. It uses special modeling techniques for modeling artistic shapes using raster
bitmap images. Used in conjunction with VisualCADs modeling tools, it offers a complementary set of
modeling techniques for jewelry design, sign making and model making.

Feature

ART

VisualART

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 during creation
Export created 3D volumes as Mesh geometry to CAD system
Convert 3D CAD geometry to ART 3D volumes
Create 2D Curve geometry from image files using Raster to Vector operations
All operations are associative to CAD geometry used in creation
Save and reuse previously created 3D volumes using Shape Library functionality

System Requirements

Other

Runs on both 32 bit and 64 bit versions of VisualCAD

Free Technical Support

CPU: Pentium class or higher processor

Training

RAM: Minimum: 1GB, Recommended: 4GB or higher

Support Forum

Disk: 700 MB of free disc space

Maintenance Services

OS: Microsoft Windows Vista, 7, 8

Value Pricing

Graphics: Requires OpenGL, Recommended OpenGL 2

MecSoft Corporation

18019, Sky Park Circle, Irvine, CA 92614 Tel: 949.654.8163


Fax: 949.654.8164 www.mecsoft.com