It’s crazy to think SprutCAM 10 was launched more than two years ago, and now SprutCAM 11 is on the horizon. With each new version, we see many enhancements, and SprutCAM 11 is no exception. Normally around launches, I get one question a lot: what do you think of the new version? Here are few improvements I’m excited for, although all the software additions are great.
1. Adaptive Feedrate
The most influential factor of runtime duration is feedrate. Adaptive Feedrate is going to allow users to program at the fastest possible speed, instead of the slowest. The fact it then auto calculates based on the percent engagement you specify, makes this a very easy feature to take advantage of.
I am an instructor for a CNC Fundamentals class, and, when I used this new feature, I cut down an eight-minute runtime to three minutes. Five minutes were knocked off! If we were in production, that is a game changer.
2. Lathe Operation Changes
Third, I want to point out the changes to the Lathe Operations. The most frequent lathe question I got in SprutCAM 10 was which operations were supported in the post. Now, all the operations have been condensed into an operation for each strategy. This will make it significantly easier to support with less interaction to get to the root of the issue, and in turn, will make it much easier for the end user to program as quickly as possible. For more lathe updates, click HERE.
Some other changes I am excited to see are the construction geometry to create custom toolpaths feature and the ability to edit job and restrict zones without leaving the machining tab. This also includes all the new operations. Smaller enhancements that may go unnoticed are the tool reach inspector showing where the tool can reach, the check holder function, and the Approach/Return settings in the simulation tab.
These are only the highlights of SprutCAM is going to offer, since it’s packed with a bunch of new features and enhancements. I personally cannot wait to see what you all are doing in SprutCAM 11 when it is released and hope you enjoy working with the software as much as I do every day. As always, do not hesitate to send any questions or feature requests to firstname.lastname@example.org