3D-MASTER - The Perfect 5-Axis CAD/CAM Software


At the LIGNA 2015 HOLZ-HER will present the new 3D-MASTER Software at its exhibition booth in Hall 11. The innovative HOLZ-HER CAD/CAM software can control CNC machining centers with 3 to 5 axes and was developed from scratch to meet the demands for machining wood and synthetic materials.

The CAD feature in the software provides all standard drafting functions, allowing simple creation of two-dimensional as well as three-dimensional objects. These workpieces can then be assigned to the required processing stages and tools in the CAM section. Then the cutting paths along the surface of the workpiece are calculated automatically as rough-cutting and finish cutting cycles. This software is distinguished by the significant advantages of full integration of the postprocessor into the HOLZ-HER CNC, as well as the transfer of all tool parameters from the CAMPUS/NCHops software tool database. This means it is only necessary to create and update one database, preventing errors and mix-ups. In addition to managing 5-axis simultaneous cutting with milling tools, the software can also control saw blades in 5-axis operation.

A further convincing feature of the 3D-MASTER software is the integrated import filter for all common CAD drawing formats on the market. This allows 3D drawings from other software sources to be opened easily and provided with the processing parameters. The software also includes an "ART" module for designing such items as company nameplates as well as a tool for vectorizing graphics and for popular structure milling. The 3D MASTER also supports laser scans of workpieces, humans, etc.

A practical upgrade feature, particularly for 5-axis operation, is the 3D simulation and collision control. With this option customers obtain perfect 3D simulation of their HOLZ-HER machine, allowing them to simulate production of the workpiece even before starting production, thus preventing any possible collisions between milling spindle, tool, machine table and suction cups.