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Cimatron 2024 IS HERE

What’s New in Cimatron 2024

Cimatron powers up version 2024 with unparalleled tools for advanced toolmaking

Cimatron 2024 continues its focus on core capability, while incorporating new technology through collaboration with Sandvik Coromant.

Introducing new features in all areas of the product, version 2024 is a substantial release with a focus on 5 key areas : Automation, Simplified UX, Productivity, Process Management, and Digital Connectivity.

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Drafting/UI

  • Advanced workflow enhancements including multi-view spacing, batch-processing for drawing updates, tangent control for blending faces, and an easy option for capping internal islands.
    Batch drawing updates
    Batch drawing updates
  • Cimatron 2024 also introduces a clean new GUI for controlling drafting standards, improved draft analysis visualization, and automated chain selection of chamfer faces.
    Auto selection and chaining of chamfer faces
    Auto selection and chaining of chamfer faces
  • CAD users will enjoy many new features for 2D drafting as well, such as importing PDFs as real geometry and text, new minimum distance dimensioning, enhanced symbols, and improved geometric datum and tolerancing (GD&T).
    Improved geometric datum and tolerancing (GD&T)
    Improved geometric datum and tolerancing (GD&T)

CAD

    • Mold makers gain powerful CAD enhancements for rib construction with added functionality for working on multiple curves in a single operation and automatically extending rib geometry to part side walls. In addition, Cimatron 2024 can now create partial ribs in complex scenarios where a complete rib cannot be produced.
    • Within mold design, the construction of 3D runners has been improved, providing better design control based upon constant volume, vertical orientation or section orientation.
3D runner design
3D runner design
  • Electrode design is a critical aspect of the mold production process. Version 2024 includes automation for the Burn Body operation to optimize the electrode body shape, control of electrode extensions, and non-cutting rules for manual construction.
  • Die designers can now easily build 3D drawbead geometry to control material flow during the drawing operation in order to achieve the optimal forming of a part without cracks and wrinkles. The new routine will generate the drawbead based upon section type and automatically blend the result into the binder faces.
    3D drawbead geometry
    3D drawbead geometry

CAM

  • The Enhanced Automatic Feed Control (AFC) routine has been completely redeveloped and optimizes stock removal for roughing operations by automatically controlling the feed rate, resulting in smoother motion, faster machining times, longer tool life and fewer changes on the machine spindle and axes. Live benchmark testing with Sandvik Coromant has reduced cutting time more than 10% on CNC machines.
    Automatically use remaining stock for 5-axis operations
    Automatic Feed Control (AFC) for roughing delivers cutting time reductions in excess of 10% on the CNC machine
  • Cimatron 2024 introduces a new 3-axis deburring procedure to create chamfers or fillet shapes along sharp edges. CAM users can generate constant width or constant depth chamfers, as well as constant width or constant radius fillets.
    3-axis deburring
    3-axis deburring
  • For 5-axis machining, the software now allows the automatic use of remaining stock from previous 3-axis operations during roughing. This enables the use of shorter cutters for greater stability.
  • 5-axis auto tilting feature has been significantly enhanced with calculation time improvements of up to 25 times in some cases. This significant boost in efficiency enhances productivity and reduces overall machining time.
    5-axis auto tilt
    5-axis auto tilt
  • A new option for pre-drilling during roughing operations prevents cutters from plunging into blind pockets. Cimatron will automatically define the optimum position and depth for pre-drilling as part of the roughing procedure.
  • The On Machine Inspection Probing module now supports multipoint selection and cylindrical-shaped probes, enabling more versatile and precise inspection processes.
    Multipoint selection for probing
    Multipoint selection for probing
  • Toolpaths can now be split based on tool life or cutting length, providing greater control and optimization during machining operations. A new NC Template Manager has been implemented, simplifying the editing process for users.
    Toolpath nodes help predict quality
    Toolpath nodes help predict quality
  • Additionally, the ability to display toolpath nodes offers valuable visualization capabilities, aiding CAM users in predicting the quality of finishing toolpaths, particularly when utilizing Fine Surface Quality options. Furthermore, the toolpath simulator calculation time has been significantly improved, resulting in an average productivity gain of over 30%.

Digital Connectivity

  • Cimatron 2024 places a strong emphasis on digital connectivity, and this release unlocks the power of Sandvik Coromant by establishing direct integration with the CoroPlus® Tool Library and TDM tool management system.
    CoroPlus® Tool Library connection
    CoroPlus® Tool Library connection
  • By leveraging the CoroPlus® Tool Library, users gain access to a vast collection of over 900,000 cutting tool items, with the system making intelligent tool recommendations based on material, operation, and tool type. This integration optimizes the machining process, delivering better results without the need for manual data entry.
    TDM library connection
    TDM library connection
  • Cimatron 2024 includes a new integration to NCSIMUL for customers who wish to simulate G-code using NCSIMUL. All relevant data such as G-Code, Part, Stock, Fixture, and cutting tools are automatically transferred to NCSIMUL from Job Manager.
    NC SIMUL
    NC SIMUL

Product Highlight Videos

Dimensions and Geometric Datum and Tolerancing (GD&T) - Cimatron 2024 Highlights
Mold Runners - Cimatron 2024 Highlights
Mold Work Coordinate System (WCS) - Cimatron 2024 Highlights
Automatic Rib Design - Cimatron 2024 Highlights
Electrode Burn Body - Cimatron 2024 Highlights
Electrode Burn Body - Do Not Cut - Cimatron 2024 Highlights
Chain selection for chamfer faces - Cimatron 2024 Highlights
3D Drawbead construction - Cimatron 2024 Highlights
Automatic Feed Control (AFC) - Cimatron 2024 Highlights
Toolpath Nodes - Cimatron 2024 Highlights
NC Divide Procedure - Cimatron 2024 Highlights
Pre Drilling Inside Roughing Operations - Cimatron 2024 Highlights
5-Axis Auto Tilting - Cimatron 2024 Highlights
3-Axis Deburring - Cimatron 2024 Highlights
On Machine Inspection / NC Probing - Cimatron 2024 Highlights
Toolpath Simulation Speed Improvments - Cimatron 2024 Highlights
Edit Single Drilling Sequence - Cimatron 2024 Highlights
NC Template Manager - Cimatron 2024 Highlights
CoroPlus® Tool Library - Cimatron 2024 Highlights
TDM Tool Management System - Cimatron 2024 Highlights

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