What's New in Cut2DPro V10.5

Drawing

Modeling

Toolpaths

Interface

Drawing

Drag Snipping

You can interactively snip overlapping vectors simply by dragging your mouse along the intersections you want to remove. Meaning you no longer have to click on each individual span.

Polyline Bezier Tool

The 'Draw Polyline' tool has been improved. It is now possible to draw bezier spans interactively by keeping the left click button held down and dragging when using the polyline tool.

Rectangle Corner Radius Tool

When in the rectangle form you can dynamically adjust the corners radii by dragging the corners.

Improved Sharp Corner Offsetting

We've changed our sharp corner offsetting to improve results, particularly when offsets merge.

Save Last Vector is Nest Boundary Setting

The Last Vector is Nest Boundary setting on the nesting form will now be saved and restored between uses.

Modeling

Improved Level Clipping Workflow

The level clipping feature has been updated to make it easier to change the clipping boundary. There is now a right-click menu allowing clipping boundaries to be updated, removed, or applied. Changes to a boundary vector can be applied to the clipping boundary by updating the clipping level.

Toolpaths

Thread Milling Toolpath

We’ve introduced a brand new toolpath to our selection, this is the Thread Milling Toolpath. This toolpath enables you to machine holes for standard size screws in metals and acrylics, and is also useful for the creation of custom sized fasteners.

The thread milling toolpath has the option to create both internal and external threads, for example if you wanted to create a cavity to screw something into or if you wanted to create an exterior thread on a bolt.

Multi-Tool Pocketing

The Pocket Toolpath and the Female Inlay pocket toolpath now support multiple clearance tools for more efficient area clearance.

The largest tool in the list will always display first and will remove as much material as it can and any subsequent tools that follow will only machine areas where the previous tools could not fit

Using multiple tools with this strategy can help shorten machining times and improve the life of your tools.

Toolpath Tab Auto Placement

The profile toolpath tab form now has a new option to Avoid corners and curved regions . This option will change the placement of the tabs to try and place tabs on flatter regions whilst also keeping them relatively evenly spaced around the vectors.

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Avoid corners and curved regions turned on. Tabs are placed on flatter regions.

Toolpath Batch Saving

There is a new option in the Save Toolpaths form: Visible toolpaths to multiple files.This option will save out all of the selected toolpaths to separate files.

When using the Group where possible option, consecutive toolpaths in the toolpath tree will be combined providing they use the same tool.

Fewer Retracts and Plunges When Profiling

In the profile toolpath repeated retracts and plunges when machining on open vectors have now been eliminated. The toolpath will machine backwards and forwards along the open vectors.

Optimized Link-Up Moves For Open Contours

When the cutting direction doesn't matter then the Profile Toolpath will now machine on open contours in a more efficient direction and order.

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In Pre-Version 10.5
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In Version 10.5

Ctrl + Drag Tool Database

CTRL + Drag can be used within the tool database to copy tools into a new location

Merged Toolpath with Toolpath Templates

Merged Toolpaths now can appear inside toolpath templates. This means you can make toolpath merging part of your automation process.

Interface

Toolpath Group Improvements

Improvements have been made to the functionality of Toolpath Groups making them much more useful:

  • A new toolpath group can be created using the right click menu and choosing Create an Empty Group
  • Groups can easily created from the visible toolpaths using the right-click menu and choosing Group Visible
  • Toolpath Templates can now include groups.
  • Toolpath Groups can now be previewed.
  • Toolpath Groups can now be saved for machining.

Re-Calculate All Visible

There is now an additional option on the right-click menu to recalculate all visible toolpaths.

Job Templates

We have introduced a new file type for Job Templates. These are files that can be set up with common dimensions, machining parameters, and even vectors and toolpaths.