OneCNC Series Updates 

This is a history of all OneCNC updates.

You may notice sometimes there can be a jump in version numbers.

This is due to intensive and continual internal testing where we thoroughly test versions before releasing proven functional updates.


To download updates, see our OneCNC Updates page.

OneCNCXR6 40.59  Jul 24 2015

OneCNCXR6 Version 40.59 has been released and is available in the update server.

This version has the following updates:

Changes in OneCNC Mill Versions

Saving of Default Axis in OneCNCXR6 Mill Properties

Now when a user in the mill systems sets an axis for the CAM such as 5 axis positional it will be automatically saved in the file.

This allows for when re-opening the same file again it will be still set to the 5 axis positioning as set by the user.

The file will always stay as last set by the user.

When the user opens a new file it will be set back to the default setting as set in the properties setting as shown in this dialog.

On installation of a new software it will be set to standard 3 axis as shown in this dialog.

Users do not need to change the default setting if they mostly use 3 axis.

If a user has a 5 axis positional machine and always uses 5 axis positional he could change the default to 5 axis positional so even new files would open set to 5 axis positional.

This has been a popular request by users in the support line and has been mentioned in the forum.

This automated method should assist because unless they have reason to set the default differently no further interaction is required and the file will always be as previously set by the user.

The user only needs to remember to set the axis as required when starting the CAM function.

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Changes in OneCNC Lathe Versions

Saving of Default Axis in OneCNCXR6 Lathe Properties

Now when a user in the lathe systems sets an axis for the CAM such as y axis positional it will be automatically saved in the file.

This allows for when re-opening the same file again it will be still set to the y axis as set by the user.

The file will always stay as last set by the user.

When the user opens a new file it will be set back to the default setting as set in the properties setting as shown in this dialog.

On installation of a new software it will be set to standard C axis as shown in this dialog.

Users do not need to change the default setting if they mostly use 3 axis.

This has been a popular request by users in the support line and has been mentioned in the forum.

This automated method should assist because unless they have reason to set the default differently no further interaction is required and the file will always be as previously set by the user.

The user only needs to remember to set the axis as required when starting the CAM function.

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OneCNCXR6 Lathe (All Versions)

When using lathe tools such as button tip styles the simulation has been updated.

We have made changes in the Lathe simulation to better represent what happens when using a button type style tool  while using the G41 G42 offsets in the control.

When machining a part like this sheave pulley as this example picture shows some users may not realise the problems associated with this type of tool if the correct details are not used.

When the back side of the tool is used for actual cutting which also applies to all tools and using the back edge of the tool it is very important that the details of the tools are correctly entered.

This is because if the user is only setting the tool offsets to the leading tangent edge and the diameter tangent edge the tip radius is very important.

In the past it was expected experienced users to use the turn face automatic setting to see the simulated results.

The simulation now will reflect the correct simulation of the tool using the G41/G42 offset providing the details of the tool are correctly into the tool details.

It is not always understood the importance of having the correct angled of the tool and or the radius of the tip. If the back side of the tool is also cutting or profiling as per this example if the tool is not correct the part will not be correct. It is not possible to change the tip radius unless the program is not made suitable.

sheave

This next picture shows the importance of the correct details for a finishing tool where it also uses the back edge for finishing.

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Changes in Wire EDM Express Version

Install
Changes were made to the OneCNCXR6 Install to install the applicable sample files and posts.

Changes in All Versions

Languages:
Additional translation was completed for some languages. 

Help File:

Help files were updated for all versions including the the latest Default Axis saving feature. 

OneCNCXR6 Help files should be the first place to search when you are looking for any details about the software functionality.

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The OneCNCXR6 Version 40.59 is now available in the update server for all licenced users.

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OneCNCXR6 40.52  Jun 03 2015

OneCNCXR6 Version 40.52 has been released and is available in the update server.

Windows 10

Windows 10 to be released >>>

Microsoft are soon to release Windows 10. Microsoft have announced that the upgrade would be free to existing licences of Windows therefore we believe it may be a popular upgrade.

OneCNC has been testing and this latest OneCNCXR6 40.52 has very good feel and and functionality in this latest Windows 10.

OneCNC official tests  in Windows Technical Release Versions that OneCNCXR6 40.52 is good to go when Windows 10 is released.

Windows 10 Technical Test versions are available for users but Microsoft are not recommending that you change until the final release which is said to be available July 29

Languages

New languages updates were included for all the supplied translations.

Help Files

The English help files have been updated for all products

This update is quite extensive and includes all products of Mill Lathe Wire and Profiler.

New Japanese localised updated help file has been added to the Japanese install.

Translators

Import of Solidworks Step IGES and Rhino have all been updated to include changes from customer reports and the latest versions of various CAD including Solidworks.

Simulation

Some changes have been made to better simulate some tools including tapered end mills.

3D CAM Tool path

Some instances of tool path calculation has been further optimised to assist in calculation time including 5 axis simultaneous.

This is now available in the OneCNC update server.

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OneCNCXR6 40.50  Mar 02 2015

We have released OneCNCXR6 Version update 40.50 for all OneCNCXR6 Products.

This is quite an extensive update and we are sure many users will be pleased with the Solidworks updated import for SW 2015

This is now available in the update server.

The major items of this quite large update are:
 

Support for Solidworks 2015 file import

OneCNCXR6 can now import Solidworks 2015 version files.
 

New Help File Additions

New Help file additions representing the changes that have been made recently to mill but some added explanitary support in other areas including 4 axis Wire EDM
 

OneCNCXR6 Lathe addition to Threading cycles posting

The threading cycles for lathe threading have been updated with the addition of 2 new variables to accommodate the differences in Siemens threading cycle method.

OneCNCXR6 lathe profile function has been updated. As parts are often cylindrical there is at least one seam. If that happened to be that the seam was on the same plane as the profile being extracted there was the possibility of 2 profiles one from each edge of the seam.

OneCNCXR6 40.50 had added logic to assist in preventing getting 2 profiles..

There are some fixes in OneCNCXR6 Lathe mainly to the inches mode to do with parting, grooving, simulation, back plot.
 

OneCNCXR6 Lathe B Axis module Functionality

This module now includes undercut machining similar to Mill Expert undercut
 

OneCNCXR6 All Versions Languages

New language update for Danish Version

New language update for Korean version

New language update for French Version

New language update for Italian Version

New language update for Japanese Version

New language update for Dutch Version

New language update for German Version
 

DXF DWG Import

The DXF and DWG import has had major adjustments to Autodesk polyline import.

The import now better handles polyline directly to arc geometry.
 

Major Update in 5 Axis Machining

This only applies the 5 axis simultaneous added module in OneCNCXR6 Mill Expert version.This new setting has a major affect on how the 5 axis Z level finishing is applied.

There is now an added setting for tool control. for a towards centre setting.

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This setting controls the way the tool is directed around the model and is more specifically used mainly for parts of a cylindrical shape.

Extensive practical testing has proven that it can provide for improved finish of these part types.

Here is an example of one of our test models used to test this new functionality

towards centre model

Basically the standard and previous method was normal to the surface only but this added method is towards the centre of rotation around the part.

With this setting OneCNC is set to find its own centre of the model automatically and user input is not required

The cutter although directed to the centre still moves where required to clear the mode.

We have published a movie of a completed part using this setting and you can see the results of this unique style toolpaths that provides an extremely high quality finish on the part

Here is a picture of one of our machined modules machined on our Hermle 5 axis simultaneous machine

The smoothness of the running of the machine and the high quality finish obtained with this new technology is excellent.

The automation is all controlled automatically from one simple setting in the dialog.

This eliminated the extensive user input that would be required to accomplish equal finish.

This new function does not in anyway replace the previous function because both have their unique advantages depending on the shape of the part to be machined.

5axis around centre


New Mill Traditional Pocket Functionality.

Traditional pocket had had major update to the chaining movements to enhance the accuracy of depth cosmetic appearance of the finished tool path.

Here is a picture of what some users call a wriggly worm of the secondary cutting movement between each spiral of the tool path.

This has been a reported problem by some users both dimensionally and cosmetic reasons.

Worm

This second picture shows the now finished tool path without the secondary cutting worm.

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OneCNCXR6 version 40.50 now by default micro lifts and then ramps to the next position instead of directly moving across to eliminate the cosmetic worm track and assists on some machines by eliminating secondary depth machining this area..

This picture shows the movements to eliminate the worm and the secondary cutting.

micro lift

There are no settings required to invoke this as it is now a standard setting similar to the HS style which is also automatic.

The dimensions of lift and ramp actions may automatically vary depending on the tool path sizes style and directions.

This new functionality applies to all versions of OneCNCXR6 Mill Express Advantage Professional and Expert.

Traditional Pocket tool path roughing levels  are carried out just as previous without micro lift in the interests of keeping code and movements to a minimum.

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