What's New in V10.5?
Upgrade today to version 10 and push the boundaries of your imagination with the new features, some of which include; enhancements to the way that we draw and edit vectors, the introduction of a new thread milling toolpath, batch toolpath saving and much more.
Here you will find everything you need to know about how Cut2D Desktop has evolved through the past iterations and also everything included in the latest release - version 10.5!
To upgrade your software from a previous version, simply click on the ‘Upgrade to V10.5 Now’ button below to be redirected to your V&CO customer portal. Once you've logged in, follow the instructions within your account to upgrade your software.
Interactively snip overlapping vectors by dragging your mouse along the intersections.
Improved Polyline Tool
Draw in bezier spans interactively making the overall drawing process much more efficient.
Thread Milling Toolpath
Machine internal and external threads for standard and custom sized bolts in a variety of materials.
The pocket toolpath and the female inlay pocket toolpath now support multiple clearance tools.
Click on the versions below to find out what new features have been added
V10.5 is a FREE Upgrade for all V10.0 Customers
You can interactively snip overlapping vectors by simply dragging your mouse along the intersections you want to remove! This means you no longer have to click on each individual span, making the process much smoother where you will be done trimming in no time!
Improved Polyline Tool
We have improved the way in which the 'draw polyline' tool works, where you now have the added option to draw in bezier spans interactively, allowing the overall drawing process to be done much more efficiently.
Dynamic setting of Rectangle Corner Radii in the 2D View
The way we create radiused internal and external corners has been vastly improved to allow you to dynamically set the radii of the corners in the 2D view, allowing you to visually set the radius of the external or internal corners.
Improvements to Sharp Corner Offsetting
We've made improvements to the way that we handle sharp corners when we offset vectors to give results which are more correct and visually pleasing.
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 decorative wood 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 something like a bolt!
The pocket toolpath and the female Inlay pocket toolpath now support multiple clearance tools for more efficient area clearance. Using multiple tools means that you can use a much larger clearance tool for clearing moderately large areas as well as progressively smaller tools to remove smaller areas making this process as efficient as possible.
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 Group Improvements
We’ve made improvements to the functionality of Toolpath Groups making them much more useful! We’ve made it more convenient to create toolpath groups where you can create them from an empty list to help start the organisation of your toolpaths right from the get go! We’ve also added the ability to create groups from visible toolpaths in the list, which is useful when you want to organise your toolpaths by different materials used, tool types or grouping the toolpaths by part, however you like to organise your toolpaths we’ve made it very easy to do!
Toolpath Tab Auto Placement
10.5 sees some nice enhancements made to automatic tab placement in the profile toolpath. By default tabs will be positioned to avoid corners and curved regions, minimizing the need for manual adjustment.
Toolpath Batch Saving
We’ve made it easier than ever to save out your toolpaths! Now you have the ability to output multiple visible toolpaths to separate files in just one click! Along with the ability to output toolpaths together so that you can save your toolpaths in as few files as possible!
Stopped Repeated Retracts and Plunges in Profile Toolpaths
In the profile toolpath we stopped repeated retracts and plunges when cutting on open vectors to reduce machining times and make the whole process more efficient.
Optimise Link-up Moves Between Open Contours When Cutting Direction Doesn’t Matter
We have optimized the link up moves between open contours when the cutting direction doesn't matter allowing for more efficient machining with reduced machining times.
Ctrl + Drag in Tool Database
For ease of use we have added the ability to copy tools in the tool database by simply selecting to the tool along with the CTRL key and dragging your new tool into position ready for editing.
Calculate All Visible
We have now added in a further right click option to calculate all visible toolpaths allowing you to update only the required toolpaths.
On First Toolpath Save, no post-processor is selected
On first toolpath save, no post-processor is selected, allowing you to select a post processor from the post processor menu.
We have introduced the "job template file" concept allowing you to set-up template files that use common settings you may want to reuse for similar jobs in the future.