DESIGNER 2022.0 R2, the latest release of Hexagon’s CAD for CAM application for smarter manufacturing, features several new enhancements:
DESIGNER 2022.0 R2 features new user interface enhancements to improve interactions with every command and to the macros so that they are even more user-friendly. All these developments have been implemented to optimise the process workflow and the user experience, bringing additional benefits such as process automation, standards definition and ease of use.
Modelling and surfaces
Extra tools have been added in DESIGNER 2022.0 R2 to expand the modelling capabilities and performance. The usability workflow has been optimised, improving time reduction when performing modelling tasks to prepare parts for manufacturing. These enhancements enable users to set up any part quickly and easily, resolving many issues previously difficult to achieve or requiring multiple data exchange with other applications. The surface module offers the ideal tools for editing and preparing complex freeform geometry for advanced manufacturing.
DESIGNER 2022.0 R2 continues the tradition of bringing updated format support and continued enhancements and fixes to further improve the robustness and performance of 3D modelling and interoperability. The component that provides the appropriate ‘converters’ for the different CAD formats is improved. Additional file formats have been added to extend synergies with other products from the Hexagon production software portfolio. As a standard practice, all the translators have been updated to guarantee the highest possible level of compatibility with other systems.
DESIGNER 2022.0 R2 features improvements to the reverse engineering module, REcreate, which have been designed to simplify use of the software as well as reducing the need for extra clicks for overall productivity improvements. The solution provides powerful tools to quickly create valid models and features, offering a massive reduction in time and effort. The functionality in REcreate lends itself to various applications across different industry verticals, as well as offering enhanced technology and synergies with other Hexagon products.
Continuous enhancements to the electrode module in DESIGNER 2022.0 R2 make this functionality more powerful and intuitive. The management of the process direction has been improved to make it easy to use and customise the process direction of electrodes. This implementation offers users a complete solution for electrode design that now also includes simulation/check collision and measuring information for the CMM.
The sheet metal module offers a flexible database for materials and bending data. This database, fully linked to HxGN SFx | Asset Management
, allows the user to describe the bending parameters in a way that suits their way of working. The benefits are a high level of automation and full control over the accuracy of the unfold calculations. Many of the existing functions have an improved and unified user experience, shortening the learning curve. New commands enhance the engineering of the part and allow users to spot problems on the unfold in advance, ensuring smooth execution of further manufacturing activities.