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CAM Software VisualMILL 2012


VisualMILL is ideal for mold, die & tooling, wood working, rapid-prototyping and general machining. This product 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 concious buyer, VisualMILL CAM software delivers outstanding value for your investment.


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VisualMILL 2012



Configurations

VisualMILL 2012 CAM software comes in 4 different configurations to suit the varied machining needs of our customers. These configurations are as follows:


VisualMILL 2012 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. 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 2012 Expert (EXP)


This configuration allows 4th Axis Indexed and continuous roughing and finishing operations in VisualMILL 2012. 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 2012 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 2012 Premium (PRE)


This package includes our new 5 Axis continous 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.

Resources

Use the following resources to get started with VisualMILL:


Watch a feature presentation overview of VisualMILL


Watch these videos to get a fuller understanding of the features of VisualMILL:


2-1/2 Axis Toolpath Methods


3 Axis Toolpath Methods


3 Axis Advanced Toolpath Methods


4 Axis Toolpath Methods


Feature list

The table below summarizes the various features found in each of the available configurations of VisualMILL 2012.


Common Enhancements in 2012STDEXPPROPRE
32 & 64 Bit check check check check
Default Knowledge Base check check check check
Predefined Regions Creation check check check check
Drag/Drop Tool, Knowledge Bases check check check check
Avoid Regions check check check check
Manual Tabs/Bridges Creation check check check check
Stepped Tooling check check check check
2 1/2-Axis MillingSTDEXPPROPRE
Pocketing check check check check
Profiling check check check check
Facing check check check check
Engraving check check check check
V-Carving check check check check
V-Carve Roughing check check check check
Chamfering check check check check
Hole Making check check check check
T-Slot Milling (New in 2012) check check check check
Thread Milling check check check check
Re-Machining     check check
3 Axis MillingSTDEXPPROPRE
Horizontal Roughing check check check check
Parallel Finishing check check check check
Horizontal Finishing check check check check
Radial Machining check check check check
Spiral Machining check check check check
Clear Flats Machining (New in 2012)     check check
Plunge Roughing     check check
Horizontal Re-roughing     check check
Plunge Re-roughing     check check
Projection Pocketing     check check
3D Offset Profiling     check check
Pencil Tracing     check check
Valley Re-Machining     check check
Plateau Machining     check check
Steep Area Parallel Machining     check check
Horizontal Hill Machining     check check
Curve Machining     check check
Between 2 Curves Machining     check check
Reverse Post Machining     check check
4 Axis MillingSTDEXPPROPRE
4 Axis Indexed Machining   check check check
4 Axis Auto Multiple Indexing   check check check
4 Axis Continuous Facing   check check check
4 Axis Continuous Pocketing   check check check
4 Axis Continuous Profiling   check check check
4 Axis Continuous Engraving   check check check
4 Axis Parallel Roughing   check check check
4 Axis Radial Finishing (New in 2012)   check check check
4 Axis Projection Pocketing (New in 2012)   check check check
5 Axis Milling (New in 2012)STDEXPPROPRE
5 Axis Indexed Machining     check check
5 Axis Continuous Curve Projection Machining       check
5 Axis Continuous Flow Curve Machining       check
5 Axis Between 2 Curves Machining       check
5 Axis Drive Curve Machining       check
5 Axis Surface Normal Machining       check
5 Axis Swarf Machining       check
Hole MakingSTDEXPPROPRE
Automatic Hole Selection, Sorting check check check check
Drilling check check check check
Tapping check check check check
Boring check check check check
Reverse Boring check check check check
User Defined Cycles check check check check
4 Axis Drilling   check check check
4 Axis Tapping   check check check
4 Axis Boring   check check check
4 Axis Reverse Boring   check check check
SimulationSTDEXPPROPRE
Toolpath Animation check check check check
Cut Material Simulation check check check check
Advanced Cut Material Simulation   check check check
Machine Tool Simulation (New in 2012)     check check
ToolsSTDEXPPROPRE
Standard Mills (Ball, Flat, C Rad., Vee, Taper) check check check check
Standard Drills (Drill, Tap, Bore, Rev. Bore) check check check check
Holder Collision Detection   check check check
Form Tools   check check check
Toolpath EditingSTDEXPPROPRE
Toolpath Graphical Viewing (New in 2012) check check check check
Toolpath Graphical Editing     check check
Toolpath Instancing     check check
Toolpath Arc Fitting     check check
Post Processor GeneratorSTDEXPPROPRE
Customizable Post Generator check check check check
Simulate Cycles check check check check
Arc Output check check check check
Helix Output check check check check
Spiral Output check check check check
5 Axis Output     check check
MiscellaneousSTDEXPPROPRE
HTML Based Shop Documentation check check check check
Knowledge Base check check check check
Default Knowledge Base (New in 2012) check check check check
Fixture Offset Programming     check check
Machine Control Operations (New in 2012)     check check
Check Surface Boundary Creation     check check
Tool Silhouette Boundary Creation     check check
Tool Double Contact Boundary Creation     check check
Tool Holder Collision Boundary Creation     check check
UtilitiesSTDEXPPROPRE
G-Code Editor & Analysis Tool (3rd Party) check check check check