Configurations and options



SprutCAM 15 configurations

Express

The most simple configuration, only single Z level machining.

Available operations: Pocketing, Hole machining, 2D contouring, Flat land, Auxiliary.

Cutting

Contains the operations for the 2D milling and cutting. Designed especially for the 2-axis milling machines or cutters.

Available operations: 2D contouring, Hole machining, Jet cutting 2D, Jet Cutting 4D, Auxiliary.

2.5x Mill

Parts production based on drawings. Drawing can be created with embedded SprutCAM drawing editor or imported. This configuration does not work with faces.

In combination with "Lathe" option can be used for mill-turn machines programming.

Available operations: 2D contouring, Flat land, Face Milling, Hole machining, Engraving, Pocketing, 2.5D pocketing, 2.5D flat land, 2.5D wall machining, 2.5D contouring, Chamfering, Jet Cutting 2D.

3x Mill Entry

Configuration for parts production using a 3-axis milling machine and 3D model of the part. Best for production parts with simple curved surfaces.

In combination with "Lathe" option can be used for mill-turn machines programming.

Available operations:

All operations form 2.5x mill: 2D contouring, Flat land, Face Milling, Hole machining, Engraving, Pocketing, 2.5D pocketing, 2.5D flat land, 2.5D wall machining, 2.5D contouring, Chamfering, Jet Cutting 2D.

And: Roughing waterline, Roughing Plane, 3D contour, Finishing waterline, Finishing Plane, FBM.


3x Mill Advanced

Ultimate solution for 3-axis machine programming. Including production of parts with complex curved surfaces, for ex. mold & die.

Available operations:

All operations form 3x mill entry: 2D contouring, Flat land, Face Milling, Hole machining, Engraving, Pocketing, 2.5D pocketing, 2.5D flat land, 2.5D wall machining, 2.5D contouring, Chamfering, Jet Cutting 2D, Roughing waterline, Roughing Plane, 3D contour, Finishing waterline, Finishing Plane, FBM.

And: Morph, Scallop, 3D Helical, Optimized Plane, Complex, 5D surfacing (in 3D mode), Pencil, Corners cleanup.

Rotary

Rotary milling programming for 4-axis milling machine.

Available operations:

All operations form 3x mill advanced: 2D contouring, Flat land, Face Milling, Hole machining, Engraving, Pocketing, 2.5D pocketing, 2.5D flat land, 2.5D wall machining, 2.5D contouring, Chamfering, Jet Cutting 2D, Roughing waterline, Roughing Plane, 3D contour, Finishing waterline, Finishing Plane, FBM, Jet cutting, Morph, Scallop, 3D Helical, Optimized Plane, Complex, 5D surfacing (in 3D mode), Pencil, Corners cleanup.

And: Rotary roughing, Rotary finishing, Rotary Waterline, 4D contour, 4D surface, 4D Morph.

5x Mill

SprutCAM for milling machines at its full power. Capable of programming 5-axis machines with TCPM.

Available operations:

All operations form 3x mill advanced: 2D contouring, Flat land, Face Milling, Hole machining, Engraving, Pocketing, 2.5D pocketing, 2.5D flat land, 2.5D wall machining, 2.5D contouring, Chamfering, Jet Cutting 2D, Roughing waterline, Roughing Plane, 3D contour, Finishing waterline, Finishing Plane, FBM, Jet cutting, Morph, Scallop, 3D Helical, Optimized Plane, Complex, 5D surfacing (in 3D mode), Pencil, Corners cleanup.

Plus:

All operations form Rotary: Rotary roughing, Rotary finishing, Rotary Waterline, 4D contour, 4D surface, 4D Morph.

Plus 5-axis toolpaths: 5D surfacing, 5D contouring, 5D by meshes, 5D cutting.

Lathe

Contains the full kit of the lathe operations. Designed for the lathes and turning centers.

WireEDM

Contains the operations for 2-axis, 2-axis with taper and full 4-axis wire EDM cutting. Designed especially for the wire EDM machines.


Options

Turn

Turning operations. Available for all configurations starting from 2.5x mill.

Configurations and machine match table:

Machine

Configuration

Lathe Z X

Turn ZXCY

Mill-turn X Z C (Y)

2.5x Mill + Turn ZXCY

3x Mill Entry+ Turn ZXCY

3x Mill Advanced + Turn ZXCY

Rotary + Turn ZXCY

5x Mill + TurnXZCY

Mill-turn X Z C Y B

5x Mill + Turn ZXCYB

Multichannel machining is a separate option and not included in "Turn" by default.


3+2 (5-axis index) machining

This option is enabling LCS usage and comprehensive approach and retract as well as links handling for multiaxis machines.

This option is included and turned off into all milling configurations starting from 2.5x mill by default. Users can turn it on when needed.

Adaptive SC

SprutCAM's module for high speed milling. Full reference.

Multichannel

Option enables multichannel machining with user defined synchronization points. Robots are supported. Good for dual channel. Harder to use for 3+ channel machining.

G-code based

Option adds support for G-code based operations: "G-code based", "G-code based lathe".

These operations allows you to perform:

  • direct control of the machine simulation using G-codes;

  • check and optimize the NC program;

  • convert the text of the NC from one controller to another (for machines with identical kinematic scheme);

  • debug your own interpreter during its creation.

The use of Wire EDM machining is not supported.

Full reference

Cladding

The optional module of SprutCAM which includes operations for additive manufacturing. Full Reference.

Disk tool

This group of operations is designed for sawing and machining materials such as wood, stone and similar with a disk tool.

Full reference

Knife cutting

Special operations for knife cutting 2D and 6D. Full reference.

Teamcenter integration

This integration module is designed to obtain the required in creating NC code data for CNC machines from PLM system to Teamcenter and for transferring the NC code, list of processing operation and a statement of the tool to the PLM-system after tool path calculation. 

Full reference

Robot+

Allows to add feature that make it possible to control 6-axis (articulated) robots when you have only configuration of SprutCAM for usual machines (milling etc.).

Full reference

Welding

It implements the functionality of automatic weld seam geometry calculation.

Full Reference

Painting

Painting simulation allows you to see the areas of the parts that will be painted, as well as perform control of the thickness of the future paintwork (depending on the chosen type of painting).

Full reference

ModuleWorks

This module useful for create tool paths for 3, 4, and 5axis machines, and industrial robots ( last only for SprutCAM : Robots + 5D MW).

Full reference

Heat treatment

The following operations are possible

  • Laser heat treatment;
  • Gas-plasma heat treatment;
  • Another kind of heat treatment processes.


See also:

Introduction to SprutCAM

Features matrix