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Concepts NREC released the latest version of Agile Engineering Design System, an integrated suite of Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) and Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) software products specialized for turbomachinery. The CAE release debuts the new Fidelity user interface, a single, intuitive UI that includes COMPAL, AXIAL, AxCent and the newest addition to the product suite, CYCAL.CYCAL allows turbomachinery designers to complete cycle calculations in conjunction with meanline and 3D turbomachinery design. The connection of CYCAL to other design products under Fidelity eliminates inefficient or manual data exchanges between cycle and turbomachinery design tools.
In addition to Fidelity and CYCAL, key updates to several legacy CAE products were also released.Users will see new capabilities, including improvements to secondary flow system design, as well as new design modes for impulse turbines of the type typically found in rocket engines.Gas turbine designers will benefit from new, more flexible design modes that allow direct specification of performance as well as improvements to importing of legacy geometry.
MAX-PAC 2022.1 has incorporated many new machining strategies and user interface improvements requested by users. The latest release allows the tool vector to be interpolated between passes, ensuring there are no large orientation changes between passes.Smooth toolpaths mean higher quality parts, less wear on tooling and machines, and shorter cycle times. A curve milling strategy was also designed and integrated to provide users increased flexibility. This solves key problems such as creating deburring paths on arbitrary edge shapes and making custom cutting patterns on a surface. The tool library also saw further improvements to help users manage cutting parameters and automatically calculate feedrate and spindle speed based on surface speed and chip load.
Version 2022.1 is available now for active Agile Product Support (APS) members to download. To schedule a live demo or request a trial license, please contact