SURFCAM Essential – 2 Axis Milling

(2 Axis Milling)

Includes the Universal Features, as well as the Essential Milling features below.


2D Wireframe Roughing and Finishing

SURFCAM provides a robust set of strategies for both rough and finish machining on 2D wireframe geometry.

Profiling with Multi-Level Islands

SURFCAM provides support for both open and closed profile machining with support for multiple islands existing at different Z level depths.

Drilling Cycles  

Standard drilling, tapping and rigid tapping routines, with canned cycle and sub routine output. When using solid models the hole size, thread data, depths, etc. are extracted and the necessary tooling is suggested from the tool libraries.

Roughing on Solids

SURFCAM provides a variety of roughing cycles for use on wireframe, surfaces and solid geometry.

Intermediate Slice Rest Roughing

This intelligent cycle can automatically remove areas of remaining material left behind by larger tools and depths of cut. Intermediate slices may be used to reduce the size of the step left by the roughing cycle. Only the step regions are machined for intermediate slices. Rest roughing allows the use of large tools to clear away the bulk of the material, followed by a smaller tool to remove remaining material, thus optimizing cycle times.

Flatland Milling

Flatland milling strategies will automatically seek out and effectively machine flat regions.

Chamfer Milling

Generates a single profile pass at the top edge of the geometry. The tool definition is used to automatically calculate the depth and offset.

Merge and Rationalize Machining Sequences

When multiple operations using the same tools are created, SURFCAM Evo can optimize the paths to minimize tool changes. When multiple components are setup for a single sequence such as machining multiple components on a tombstone, the optimization can be configured to minimize rotary action and tool travel as well.