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Overview

VisualMILL

VisualMILL 2017 MecSoft's flag-ship CAM software package, 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 conscious buyer, VisualMILL CAM software delivers outstanding value for your investment

VisualMILL 2017 CAM software comes in 5 different configurations to suit the varied machining needs of customers. These configurations are as follows:

 

VisualMILL 2017 Xpress (XPR)

VisualMill 2017 Xpress is a welcome addition to the current VisualCAD/CAM software product line and is aimed at the growing community of hobbyists, makers and DIY enthusiasts who are looking for an inexpensive, easy use yet powerful CAM solution.

Features of this new configuration include:

  • 2½ Axis methods such as Facing, Pocketing, Profiling, and Drilling
  • 3 Axis methods such as Z-level roughing and Parallel Finishing
  • Standard tools such as Ball, Flat, Corner Radius, V and Drill tools
  • Free post processors
  • Ability to step up to more advanced configurations as the need arises

 

VisualMILL 2017 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 2017 Expert (EXP) 

This configuration allows 4th Axis Indexed and continuous roughing and finishing operations in VisualMILL 2016.

Curve based continuous machining such as 4 Axis Facing, Pocketing, Profiling & Engraving as well as surface/solid/mesh based machining such as Roughing, Finishing and Curve Projection machining are available. This configuration includes all of the functionality included in the STD configuration. 

 

Visual Mill 2017 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 2017 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. 

 

To find out more about VisualMILL visit www.mecsoft.com

If you're looking for a Rhino Plug-In CAM product then see RhinoCAM MILL 2017

 

Key Features

VisualMILL Key Features

The table below outlines the feature comparison of the four versions of VisualMILL 2017
 

Common Enhancements in 2017

STD
EXP
PRO
PRE
32 and 64 bit
Default Knowledge Base
Pre-Defined Regions Creation
Drag/Drop Tool, Knowledgebases
Avoid Regions
Manual Tabs/Bridges Creation
Stepped Tooling
         

2 1/2 Axis Milling

STD
EXP
PRO
PRE
Pocketing
High Speed Pocketing
Profiling
Facing
Engraving
V-Carving
V-Carve Roughing
Chamfering
Hole Making
T-Slot Milling 
-
Thread Milling
Re-Machining
-
-
         

3 Axis Milling

STD
EXP
PRO
PRE
Horizontal Roughing
Parallel Finishing
Horizontal Finishing
Radial Machining
Spiral Machining
Clear Flats Machining
-
-
Plunge Roughing
-
-
Horizontal Re-Roughing
-
-
Plunge Re-Roughing
-
-
Projection Pocketing
-
-
3D Offset Profiling
-
-
3D Offset Pocketing
-
-
Pencil Tracing
-
-
Valley Re-Machining
-
-
Plateau Machining
-
-
Steep Area Parallel Machining
-
-
Horizontal Hill Machining
-
-
Curve Machining
-
-
Between 2 Curves Machining
-
-
Reverse Post Machining
-
-
         

4 Axis Milling

STD
EXP
PRO
PRE
4 Axis Indexed Machining
-
4 Axis Auto Multiple Indexing
-
4 Axis Continuous Facing
-
4 Axis Continuous Pocketing
-
4 Axis Continuous Profiling
-
4 Axis Continuous Engraving
-
4 Axis Parallel Roughing
-
4 Axis Parallel Finishing
-
4 Axis Radial Finishing 
-
4 Axis Projn. Pocketing 
-
         

5 Axis Milling (New in 2012)

STD
EXP
PRO
PRE
5 Axis Indexed Machining
-
-
5 Axis Cont Curve Projn. Machining
-
-
-
5 Axis Continuous Flow Crv Machining
-
-
-
5 Axis Between 2 Curves Machining
-
-
-
5 Axis Drive Curve Machining
-
-
-
5 Axis Surface Normal Machining
-
-
-
5 Axis Swarf Machining
-
-
-
         

Hole Making

STD
EXP
PRO
PRE
Automatic Hole Selection, Sorting
Drilling
Tapping
Boring
Reverse Boring
User Defined Cycles
4 Axis Drilling
-
4 Axis Tapping
-
4 Axis Boring
-
4 Axis Reverse Boring
-
         

Simulation

STD
EXP
PRO
PRE
Toolpath Animation
Cut Material Simulation
Advanced Cut Material Simulation
-
Machine Tool Simulation 
-
-
         

Tools

STD
EXP
PRO
PRE
Std Mills (Ball, Flat, C, Rad, V, Taper)
Std Drills (Drill, Tap, Bore, Rev Bore)
Holder Collision Detection
-
Form Tools
-
         

Toolpath Editing

STD
EXP
PRO
PRE
Graphical Viewing 
Toolpath Graphical Editing
-
-
Toolpath Instancing
-
-
Toolpath Arc Fitting
-
-
         

Post Processor Generator

STD
EXP
PRO
PRE
Customisable Post Generator
Simulate Cycles
Arc Output
Helix Output
Spiral Output
5 Axis Output
-
-
         

Miscellaneous

STD
EXP
PRO
PRE
HTML Based Shop Documentation
Knowledge Base
Default Knowledge Base 
Multiple Setups
-
-
Rotate Table Setups
-
Fixture Offset Programming
-
-
Machine Control Ops
Check Surface Boundary Creation
-
-
Tool Silhouette Boundary Creation
-
-
Tool Double Contact Bry Creation
-
-
Tool Holder Collision Bry Creation
-
-
         

Utilities

STD
EXP
PRO
PRE
G-Code Editor & Analysis (3rd Party)

 

Technical Details

Technical Details / System Requirements:

 Details below apply to VisualMill Standard, Expert & PRO

 

VisualCADCAM Minimum System Requirements

Note - Make sure you run the installer with Administrator privileges

 

Minimum hardware requirements for running 64 bit product are:

  •  64 Bit Operating System (Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP )
  • 145 Meg RAM
  • 285 Meg hard disk space
  • 256 Meg Page file
  •  OpenGL compatible display card

 

Minimum hardware requirements for running 32 bit product are:

  • 32 Bit Operating System (Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP )
  • 145 Meg RAM
  • 285 Meg hard disk space
  • 256 Meg Page file
  • OpenGL compatible display card

 

Note: VisualCAD/CAM 32 bit cannot be installed on a 64 bit version of Windows.

Please keep in mind that if you are working with large models these minimum requirements might not be sufficient for adequate performance. You will have to upgrade either your computer’s memory (RAM) capacity and/or your computer’s main processor speed.

 

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