SURFCAM Traditional 2017 R1 b151 will ship to all Users with a Maintenance Contract Expiration Date of 09/30/2016 or greater.

You can check your Maintenance Expiration Date by opening SURFCAM and clicking Help | About SURFCAM.

Waveform 3-Axis Toolpath*

*Added to licenses with 3-Axis Advanced with TrueMill 3x.

  • Reduces cycle time
  • Improves tool life
  • Lengthens machine maintenance cycles
  • Keeps constant chip load
  • Cuts deeper and faster


Create CView

  • Circle
    • Allows for Creation of CView centered on an arc origin
    • Allows for Creation of CView centered on an arc created NURB Spline
    • Z direction controlled by positive normal of the arc
  • Rotate
    • Allows for Creation of CView based upon the rotation of an existing CView
    • User defined rotation around Z Axis
  • Surface
    • Allows for Creation of CView normal to the surface
    • Z direction controlled by positive normal of the surface
    • CView location defined by selection pick on surface
    • Selection pick on surface will “Snap” to defined UV line intersection

Group Enhancements

  • Edit Color – Group Support
    • Support for selection of elements by Group in the Edit Color command
  • Toolpath – Group Support
    • Group selection has been expanded for relevant 3 Axis commands
    • Group selection expanded for 5 Axis Trim contour and vector selection

Drag and Drop File Support

Allows for windows drag-and-drop action for file open of any supported Surfcam Traditional file type allowing you to more quickly locate and load
the desired file.


Verify Stock Repairs

  • Fixes to the Stock issues with version 2016

Updated CAD Translators

  • SURFCAM (.scprt) Version up to SURFCAM 2017 R1
  • SolidWorks Parts (.prt, .sldprt) Version from 1998 – 2017
  • SolidWorks Assembly (.sldasm) Version from 1998 – 2017
  • SolidWorks via SolidLink (.sldprt, .sldasm) Version from 1998 – 2017
  • Part Modeler (.pmod) Version from AD3S – Part Modeler 2017 R1
  • Autocad DWG (.dwg) Version up to 2014
  • Autocad DXF (.dxf) Version up to 2014
  • IGES (.igs, .iges) – Version up to 5.3
  • STEP(.step, .stp) Version AP203 & AP214 (Geometry Only)
  • ACIS (.sat, .asat, .asab, .sab) Version from ACIS 1.0 – ACIS R24
  • Parasolid (.x_t, .x_b) Version from bin 10 – 26.1.0
  • Solid Edge (.par) Version up to ST9
  • VDA-FS (.vda) Version from 1.0 & 2.0
  • CADL (.cdl)
  • STL (.stl)
  • G-Code (.ncc)
  • Cam Profile (.cm)
  • Gear Profile (.gr)
  • Involute Curve (.inv)
  • ASCII Data (.asc)
  • SURFCAM Tool Files (.scctl) Version up to SURFCAM 2017 R1
  • Rhino (.3dm) Version up to V5
  • Mastercam (.mc, .mcx) Version from 8 – X7

Optional File Types:

  • CATIA V4 (.model, .exp, .session) Version from CATIA 4.1.9 – CATIA 4.2.4
  • CATIA V5/V6 (.CATPart, .CATProduct) Version from R2-R21 & CATIA V6 R2016
  • Inventor (.ipt, .iam) Version from 6 – 11, Version from 2008 – 2016
  • ProEngineer/Wildfire/Creo (.prt, .prt.*, .asm, .asm.*) Version from 16 – Wildfire 5 – Creo Version 3
  • Unigraphics/NX (.prt) Version from 11 to 18, Version NX to NX9

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