Recently Delcam has launched the 2016 version of its PowerMILL programming software specially for five-axis and high-speed machining.
The new release is further enhanced with the ability to mirror complete machining projects in one operation and to maintain automatically the machining strategies & parameters. Previously, only individual toolpaths could be mirrored. & after this enhancement a project itself can be mirrored as per the machining requirements
This new feature of automatic mirroring saves considerable time whenever right- and left-hand versions are needed of a part or tool. It will be very useful for machining symmetrical objects & also faster to execute the machining process as it will be possible to program one half and then mirror the toolpaths to complete the program.
To ensure that the mirroring has performed as expected, the new option can be used with the ability, introduced in PowerMILL 2015 R2, to undertake complete verification of a project for machine-tool issues such as collisions. Comprehensive verification can be performed, including ensuring that the machine tool is capable of running the mirrored toolpaths, as well as checking for both machine-tool collisions and tooling collisions.
Courtesy:-Manufacturing Tech Update