Autodesk® Inventor CAM™ 2022.2.1
Build 18.104.22.168417 / 14 October 2021
This document covers these Inventor CAM products:
- Inventor CAM Premium
- Inventor CAM Ultimate
The following changes have been made in the current update (2022.2.1):
- Fixed an issue in which tool library string parameters, e.g. tool comments, were always flagged as invalid after entry. (#32072)
- Fixed an issue in which the Continue Rest Machining option was missing in some setups. (#32094)
The following changes were made in an earlier update (2022.2):
Changes for Milling
- The warning message "Skipping a pocket since the rest tool has not removed any material" will now only show when a pocket was untouched by the rest tool, and the entire stock is left for the rest operation. The message is also updated to "Warning: A pocket, which was not machined by previous operations because they used tools that were too large, has now been fully machined in this operation. This may increase in tool-wear as the entire pocket is included in the remaining stock in this operation." (#22621)
- Fixed a potential stock collision due to missed machining levels which could occur in some cases of adaptive clearing.(#26891)
- Fixed an issue where the adaptive clearing toolpath could crash or hang when the reduced air cutting feature flag was enabled. (#28673)
- Fixed several crashes that could occur in specific parts when using parallel or contour strategies. (#30841, #30673)
- Reduced the likelihood of pocket clearing toolpaths gouging when attempting to enter a slot of similar width to the tool diameter. (#28564)
- Fixed an issue where rest machining for pocket clearing did not remove all accessible stock in some cases. (#28987)
- Fixed a potential crash in rest machining when a previous stock level with stock gets completely cleared at a later stage. (#29837)
- Fixed an issue where the holder could collide with the remaining stock when rest machining and reduced air cutting were enabled. (#29777)
- Added diagnostic information to the log when an adaptive toolpath fails to produce any result because the ramps are too large. (#28959)
- Fixed an issue for wrap toolpaths in which the wrap radius was not updated when choosing the cylinder and the operation could not be accepted. (#30852)
Changes for Turning
- Fixed an issue with certain turning profile finishing toolpaths where the top of the model was not being machined when tangential extensions were specified (#27892)
- Fixed a problem with certain turning profile finishing toolpaths that were giving an exception error instead of an empty toolpath (#30197)
- Fixed an issue with certain turning profile finishing operations with no dragging turned on where the clean up pass was entering vertically instead of at an angle (#29785)
- Fixed an issue with certain turning profile finishing toolpaths where the retract move gouged through the solid model (#29808)
- Fixed an issue with certain turning profile roughing toolpaths where the tool left too much material on the model when the "extend to stock" parameter was turned on (#28809)
- Fixed an issue with certain profile roughing toolpaths where the generation should result in an error and empty toolpath instead of a crash (#29590)
- Fixed an issue with certain turning profile roughing and finishing toolpaths where the tool was incorrectly entering a shallow radial groove (#28962)
- Fixed an issue with certain turning profile finishing toolpaths where the tool was machining areas of the part outside the stock limits (#28942)
- same as CAM-28962 (#30300)
- Fixed an issue with certain turning profile finishing toolpaths that were gouging into the model (#30299)
- Fixed an issue with setting turning stock limits with reference to the chuck front (#30289)
- Fixed an issue where ID grooving tools used to machine the face of the part were not giving a correct turning toolpath (#29370)
- Fixed an issue with certain inside threading toolpaths with "do multiple threads" turned on where threads were created that were crossing each other (#28886)
- Fixed an issue where using negative stock to leave in either a turning profile roughing or finishing operation with a grooving tool with round insert was giving an error (#30196)
Changes for Post Process
- Fixed an issue in which machine angles were calculated incorrectly in some special cases with singularities. (#30178)
Changes for NC Editor
- An update for HSM Edit fixes an issues where the Transforms Group was disabled. (#31104)
- Fixed an issue in which some icons were missing in the updated message log dialog. (#28236)
- Fixed in issue in which the simulation estimated time was not considering the feed scale value. (#29220)
- Fixed an issue in which selecting the "Stock box point" on models did not show the points. (#27709)
- Fixed a crash that could occur in some projects after simulating all setups in the project. (#30223)
The following changes were made in an earlier update (2022.1):
Changes for Milling
- Fixed an issue in which adaptive clearing unexpectedly reversed the cut direction mid-move, which could lead to a tool breakage. (#28780)
- Fixed an issue in which the adaptive clearing toolpath would not generate in specific circumstances. (#28190)
- Fixed an issue for adaptive where a ramp diameter close to the maximum possible diameter for a given pocket could cause the application to hang. (#27818)
- Fixed an issue for adaptive toolpaths where a ramp into pockets without a suitable predrill position was used in some circumstances. (#26730)
- Fixed several additional cases where adaptive clearing failed to calculate a toolpath. (#27628)
- Fixed an issue in which adaptive toolpaths that were trimmed by holder collision protection were not respecting the minimum cutting radius. (#28122)
- Fixed an issue where a toopath did not reach all accessible areas when using holder protection (pull-away) in rest machining. (#23919)
- Fixed an issue with rest shadow air cut reduction in pocket clearing that was not working correctly. (#28357)
- Added information to the log in cases where an adaptive toolpath fails to produce any path because the ramps are too large. (#27439)
- Fixed an issue where avoid surface clearance was causing an empty toolpath with unreachable passes. (#27041)
- Fixed an issue for 2D contour in which the toolpath was not calculated using the check surfaces option. (#28762)
- Fixed an issue where toolpaths would not generate with an error refering to "Turn" and "Tilt" parameters, which were not applicable in the context. (#28650)
- Added a warning for engrave when there are open curves in the input. Engrave requires the input curves to be closed. Ignoring the open curves without a warning could produce confusing results for the user. (#28620)
- Added warning messages in blend toolpaths when the drive curves are badly formed. This could include cases where the curves are end to end or where there are an odd number. (#27271)
- Fixed a crash that could occur in some cases when trimming a pocket toolpath. (#28607)
- Fixed a crash that could occur in some cases in 5-axis linking. (#27268)
Changes for Turning Profile Roughing
- Fixed an issue with certain turning profile roughing toolpaths with multiple regions where the tool was not machining certain areas. (#27184)
- Fixed an issue with certain turning profile roughing operations using a grooving tool with rest machining turned on that were making a deeper initial cutting pass than expected. (#26217)
- Fixed an issue with certain turning profile roughing operations with cycle set to vertical passes where the tool was rapiding into the stock material. (#29044)
- Fixed an issue with turning profile roughing toolpaths with direction set to both ways where the tool was doubling back on rapid linking moves. (#28903)
- Fixed an issue with certain turning profile roughing operations that were crashing in the kernel when generated. (#28715)
- Fixed an issue in turning profile roughing where the tool was machining where there was no material. (#28648)
- Fixed an issue with certain turning profile rest roughing operations that were not removing all the material expected. (#28214)
- Fixed an issue with certain turning profile roughing toolpaths where the tool was starting inside the stock. (#28056)
Changes for Turning Profile Finishing
- Fixed an issue with turning profile finishing toolpaths where the back tangential extension was not being created as expected. (#24169)
- Fixed an issue with certain turning profile finishing operations where the toolpath was not being generated. (#27071)
- Fixed a problem with certain turning profile finishing toolpaths not generating when the Z stock width was smaller than the tool nose radius. (#28672)
- Fixed a problem with certain turning profile finishing toolpaths that ended in an arc that were gouging through the model. (#28527)
- Fixed an issue with certain turning profile finishing toolpaths where the back tangential extension was not being created correctly. (#28005)
- Fixed an issue with turning profile roughing and finishing operations where the toolpath was not being generated. (#26149)
Changes for General Turning
- Added the ability to reverse the direction of every pass in a turning chamfer operation. (#18441)
- Fixed an issue with minimum retraction in turning threading operations where for multiple start threads the tool was not clearing the thread. (#27683)
- A number of crashes in the toolpath calculation module ("kernel") were fixed, mostly for turning strategies. These did not cause the application to exit, but would return empty toolpaths. (#28433, #27508, #27506, #27369, #27367, #27273, #27272, #27270, #27269, #27268, #27799, #27798, #27510)
The following changes were made in an earlier update (2022.0.1):
- Fixed an issue in which the Inventor CAM plugin would not load into older versions (2020, 2019) of Inventor. (#28867)
Changes for File Save
- Fixed an issue in which the "Save As" and "Save Copy As" commands were not being handled properly. In some cases, manufacturing data might not have been saved or might have caused a crash. (#28736)
Changes for Machine Configuration
- Fixed an issue in the Machine Configuration dialog in which the Table could be removed, causing the application to crash. (#27094)
- Fixed an issue in the Machine Configuration dialog in which drag-and-drop of a kinematic object sometimes made other objects disappear. (#27982)
- Fixed an issue in which the Machine Configuration dialog was not staying on top when active. (#28175)
The following changes were made in an earlier update (2022):
Changes for Installation
- Fixed an issue in which the ProductEdition was not set when the product was installed via the Autodesk Desktop Application (ADA). (#24697)
Changes for User Interface
- Simplified the display of feature flag information in the message log. (#27238)
- The state of any filters that you apply to the message is now remembered as a user preference. (#27240)
- Compare and Edit now remembers the selected mode when you re-open the dialog in the same session. (#5732)
Changes for Turning
- Fixed an issue with certain turning profile roughing toolpaths where the machining of different regions was incorrectly ordered. (#26245)
- Fixed an issue with certain turning profile roughing toolpaths with multiple machining regions where the tool was gouging into the stock. (#27023)
- Fixed an issue with certain profile roughing toolpaths using a grooving tool where the tool was gouging the model. (#26907, #26480 #26481)
- Fixed an issue in which the tool limit parameter (front or back Z) was determined incorrectly for custom inserts. (#25521)
- Fixed an issue with certain tangential extensions in turning profile finishing where they were longer than expected (#23864)
Changes for Simulation
- Fixed an issue in which Part Comparison was not showing the rest material. (#27764)
Changes for Machine Configurations
- Fixed a crash that could occur when editing a machine configuration. (#27950)
Changes for Post Process
- Fixed an issue in which post processing for setup sheets failed with certain Excel templates that were not installed correctly. (#24957)
- Fixed an issue in which the machine properties did not always display in the post dialog when no machine configuration was selected. (#26337)
Changes for HSMEdit
- The CIMCO HSMEdit application has been updated (#26319). Improvements include:
- New visual look for icons.
- New solid simulation kernel with support for 5-axis.
- All general improvements and fixes from HSMEdit version 8.
- 64-bit support.
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- Autodesk Inventor CAM 2022 supports Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit.
- Inventor CAM 2022 is compatible with the 2020, 2021 and 2022 versions of Inventor, Inventor Professional, and Inventor LT.
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Inventor must be installed prior to installing Inventor CAM
If you need to install Inventor, it should be available to you in the Autodesk Account Portal
Before you install Inventor CAM 2022, please make sure to run Windows Update, install all Windows Updates that are pending on your machine, and reboot:
- For Windows 10: Windows Update is available in the Update and Security section of Windows Settings, which is available from the Windows menu.
- Windows 7: Windows Update is located in the Control Panel, which is accessible from the Start menu.
It is sometimes necessary to perform a Windows Update multiple times to completely update your operating system.
Verify that enough disk space is available on your machine to install Inventor CAM 2022.
Before installing Inventor CAM 2022, please uninstall all prior Autodesk beta products.
Download Inventor CAM 2022 from the Autodesk Account Portal or from your Autodesk Desktop Application.
Follow the instructions to download and launch the installer. Temporary extraction is to your temp folder. Operating system errors regarding very long path names can occur if the temporary location is nested too many levels deep.
If the installer does not launch, browse to the folder where the files were extracted, and double-click setup.exe.
Updating an existing installation
- When a new update is available, an update notification will appear in the Autodesk Desktop App.
- Please download and install the update package.
Before installing an update there is no need to uninstall a previous Inventor CAM release; but if you prefer to do so, you can uninstall the relevant release in Programs and Features in Windows Control Panel by accessing “View installed updates”.
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