hyperMILL 2023 CAD/CAM Suite

May 16, 2023
OPEN MIND Technologies offers new and enhanced features with its 2023 hyperMILL release including easy pattern creating and simple back boring programming.

The latest hyperMILL 2023 CAD/CAM software suite offers new and enhanced features for even more powerful and simplified NC programming in applications ranging from 2.5D machining to 5-axis milling.


What's New:

  • The General Transformation Pattern feature uses a selected reference geometry and searches for the same reference in all other models regardless of its spatial orientation, creating a general transformation pattern including associated frames.
  • To ensure the highest level of safety while providing reliable programming when back boring, a 2.5D Back Boring machining strategy enables back boring tasks to be programmed on machines with different kinematics conveniently and easily. Toolholders, inserts, and monobloc tools are displayed 1:1 in the virtual machine and checked for collisions. Now programming the controller for countersinking, deburring, and milling tools on the once inaccessible back side of a hole can be done with ease.
  • An enhanced milling surface extension is offered in hyperMILL 2023 for 3D Z-Level Shape Finishing and 3D Profile Finishing strategies, ensuring high-quality and reliable surface extensions when required, even with complex geometries. Users can reliably and easily protect sharp edges and divide up machining areas, especially useful for creating high-quality surfaces in tool and mold making when combined with a Smooth Overlap feature.
  • Smooth Overlap is available for optimizing finishing paths in turning to enable flawless transitions when multiple tools or orientations are required for machining, and approach/retract macros can be used normally.
  • For more flexible, simplified programming of free-form tools, groove plunging with free-tool geometry has been enhanced, as all tool geometries can now be used for any type of workpiece contour when roughing. These same tool setting options, approach, and retract macros are also available for standard tools.
  • With the introduction of hyperMILL 2023, the NC Optimizer feature in the hyperMILL VIRTUAL Machining strategy now optimizes fixed rotary and parallel axes by automatically locating a kinematically correct and collision-free solution. This saves time by eliminating the need to manually interact with the axes.

hyperMILL AUTOMATION Center new features:

  • Users can quickly select and apply recent scripts from a dropdown menu.
  • Filter can now be used to narrow down existing scripts to make it quicker to find the required script.
  • Components and functions can be bookmarked so that you always have quick access to them.
  • Components can be easily converted to subscripts in the future to improve structuring.
  • Turning features are now fully usable in the hyperMILL AUTOMATION Center.
  • Job reports are fully usable.