hyperMILL CAM Software

One CAM software for everything

For efficient and continuous processes.

With hyperMILL®, both simple and complex geometries can be programmed efficiently. Workpieces can be completely machined in a single setup thanks to the broad range of machining strategies. The advantages: continuous and more efficient processes, reduced processing times and higher reliability.

In addition, hyperMILL® offers several options for automated programming, reducing machine cycle times and optimising processes. Examples of this include sophisticated feature and macro technology, automated functions such as mirroring and transforming, functions that minimise auxiliary processing times such as job linking or production mode, and fully automated collision checking and avoidance.



  • Easy, time-saving programming with automated functions such as transformation and mirroring

  • Intelligent functions such as job linking or production mode reduce auxiliary processing times

  • Automatic indexing for 5axis machining that saves time and is easier on the machine

  • Multiple 5axis strategies for cavity and surface machining

  • Fully automated collision checking and avoidance for the highest process reliability

  • Functions for HSC machining and high-performance roughing

  • 2D, 3D, HSC, 5-axis and mill turn strategies combined in a single interface

  • The world’s leading 5axis technology

  • Special applications seamlessly integrated in hyperMILL®

  • A unified postprocessor for turning and milling


hyperMILL Version 2017.1

CAD/CAM software hyperMILL®: What’s new in 2017.1?

hyperMILL® 2017.1 means greater performance, more process reliability and increased flexibility.
Significant auxiliary processing time savings can be achieved during mill turning with hyperMILL® millTURN-Linking. Numerous new functions for 2.5D, 3D and 5 axis milling increase efficiency. These include 3D-optimised roughing and 5 axis swarf cutting with a curve. The hyperMILL® MAXX Machining performance package has also been extended. And, hyperCAD®-S once again features many new highlights.



Freely definable tool cutting edge

This extension allows freely definable tool geometries to be used for machining in selected 2D cycles. hyperMILL® uses the free geometries of the tool cutting edge for simulation and collision checking.
Suitable for the following 2D strategies:

  • Contour milling on 3D models
  • Playback milling
  • Plunge milling

Benefit: Flexible tool definition, increased safety during collision checking, use of special tools.


hyperMILL® MAXX Machining

High-performance cutting (HPC)

A new option allows the spindle speed to be adjusted in the plunge macro for roughing. Modifying the spindle speed and specifying a dwell time for the speed change ensures more toolfriendly machining. This option is available for all roughing jobs in the 2.5D, 3D and 5axis area.

Benefit: Tool-friendly, greater process reliability.


CAM – 2.5D strategies

2D T-slot milling on 3D models

This is a new strategy for the efficient machining of T-slots. Various tool references and an optimised axial infeed allow T-slots to be machined safely. All toolpaths are checked for collisions and therefore provide maximum safety.

Benefit: Fast machining of T-slots, user-friendly.

CAM – 3D strategies

3D cutting edge machining

This is a new cycle for the optimised 3D machining of cutting edges. Roughing and finishing operations are generated via a 3D curve selection. The rest material machining is generated via the ‘Reference job’ option. Here, the rest material areas of the previous machining operation are also included in each case. Toolpath smoothing ensures a better milling result if the contours are of poor quality. This strategy guarantees efficient machining, particularly for cutting dies.

Benefit: Fast and easy programming of cutting edges



3D optimised roughing: adaptive pocket With the help of this extension, adaptive pockets are fitted into the area to be roughed. As a result, high feedrate cutters can be used more efficiently and the linear machine movements allow higher feedrate values to be achieved than before. The machining can be executed as an adaptive pocket or as an adaptive pocket in combination with conventional roughing. Here, the toolpaths of the adaptive pocket and the remaining machining are optimally connected.

Benefit: Simple and fast programming, fast milling.



CAM – 5-axis strategies

5-axis swarf cutting with a curve

Two new functions ensure greater user-friendliness. A perfect surface and an equally perfect curve are created automatically for swarf cutting based on selected geometries via a surface selection. Interior corners are filleted automatically. This ensures optimal machining.

Benefit: User-friendly, fast and easy programming.



CAM mill turning

hyperMILL® millTURN-Linking

hyperMILL® millTURN-Linking allows multiple job steps, which can be machined with the same tool, to be combined intelligently into a single job step. This eliminates retraction movements between the individual operations and significantly reduces auxiliary processing times. All connecting paths are optimised with respect to the component and checked for collisions.

Benefit: Reduced auxiliary processing times.


hyperMILL® VIRTUAL Machining

Perfect fusion of virtual and real machining

Real machine collisions not only cause damage to machines; they also lead to production losses and associated time delays. This is why the actual machining situation, that is, the machine including controller and PLC, is mapped virtually and simulated based on the NC code in the hyperMILL® VIRTUAL Machining Center. In addition, the innovative hyperMILL® VIRTUAL Machining Connector provides in-depth, unique networking and synchronisation with the machine.

Reliable and comprehensive simulation: Often, machine movements are only simulated on the basis of internally used data. In other words, simulation takes place before the postprocessor run. In this type of CAM-based simulation, the postprocessor and simulation remain unconnected. With its hyperMILL® VIRTUAL Machining Center, OPEN MIND has decided to go one major step further by ensuring that the simulation is based on the NC code after the postprocessor run.* Here, the virtual machine movements correspond exactly to the real machine movements. Only this machine simulation based on the NC code can guarantee reliable collision detection – even before starting on the machine.

*hyperMILL® VIRTUAL Machining requires a hyperMILL® Virtual Machining postprocessor.

Networking in real time – Machines are opening up as Smart Factory advances. With its hyperMILL® VIRTUAL Machining Connector, OPEN MIND is for the first time offering a bidirectional exchange of data with the machine controller. This way, the CAM and machine world are networked in the best possible way and so-called ‘Connected Machining’ becomes a reality – an absolute highlight. Extensive advantages are opened up to companies on this new level of industrial digitalisation to secure long-term improvements in their processes and products.

Feature Technology

Standardise and automate

Programming with features.

hyperMILL® offers a broad array of options for CAD programming that utilise CAD geometry information (features) in a way that significantly reduces programming times. In addition to assigned geometries, features also include information relevant to machining, such as orientation, surface, depth or starting point. These are defined once and can then be assigned to the machining strategy. If the geometry or stored technology parameters are changed in the middle of a process, the changes need only be made in the feature. They are accounted for automatically when a new calculation is performed.

Customized Process Features enable the definition of company standards for similar geometries, thereby automating the programming process even more. This establishes workflows that are saved as technology macros. They can be used for comparable machining tasks. This is based on process-oriented links between characteristic geometries with freely definable sequences of various machining strategies – from 2D, 3D and 5axis milling to turning.


Automatic feature recognition
Detection of geometries, creation of boundaries, leading curves and profiles, as well as grouping of surfaces and holes


Pocket features
Automatic pocket recognition, even for pockets without bottoms


Hole features
Free definition of holes


Hole features
Definition of simple holes as through holes or blind holes


Feature mapping
Importing of features from solids


Feature browser
Transparent display of different features or machining sides




The tool that reduces programming times even further!

Intelligent macros.

A macro is a defined sequence of machining steps comprising tools and technology data for characteristic geometries – so-called features. Together with the highly developed feature technology in hyperMILL®, macros offer the potential of reducing programming time. Macros link machining strategies and tools for machining features. They can be saved and called up in the macro database at any time. Macros can be assigned to a feature with a click of the mouse, thereby saving a great deal of time when generating programs.

Thanks to intelligent macros, users can save predefined rules and conditions for every stage of the machining process. hyperMILL® automatically assigns and adjusts the job steps to the corresponding geometry based on these rules and depending on geometry information such as diameter, depth, open or closed pockets. Once the required machining sequences have been generated, programming of parts will be generated automatically. Using intelligent macros is very easy because users define the rules in plain language.


Collision Avoidance

Better safe than sorry!

Fully automated collision checking and avoidance.

The prerequisite – not just for reliable 5axis machining – is reliable collision checking and avoidance. hyperMILL® detects collisions and provides efficient solutions for collision avoidance. Fully automated collision avoidance offers a range of strategies. A collision-free tool angle is calculated automatically for 5axis simultaneous machining. The user can decide which axis of rotation should be prioritised in collision avoidance depending on the machine kinematics. If there are collisions, 3D and/or tilted machining is cancelled, the toolpaths with collisions are left out, and then milling is carried out using longer tool lengths and/or modified tool angles. Furthermore, during roughing, the paths can be moved laterally, thereby allowing greater machining depths. The software can predict tool length extension or reduction to optimise this parameter while assuring collision free toolpaths.


Software Packages

A package for every requirement

hyperMILL® software packages.

hyperMILL® is available in several versions and special applications.

hyperMILL® 2D

This package is intended for typical 2,5D tasks. One special feature is that existing machine intelligence and control cycles can be supported for pocket milling and drilling.

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hyperMILL® Classic

This package is well-suited for typical 2D and 3D tasks, offering the user countless possibilities for efficient programming. Optimisation functions enable users to adjust machining precisely to existing requirements.

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hyperMILL® Expert

This package is suited for complex 2D and 3D tasks, as well as high-speed and hard metal machining. It offers both standard strategies and special machining strategies, as well as several optimisation functions that enable the user to define customised machining tasks.

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hyperMILL® 5AXIS

Machining complex geometries with deep cavities, high steep walls and undercuts requires precisely defined milling areas and many different tool angles, which can be achieved without collisions using 5axis machining. Depending on the geometry and machine kinematics, the user can choose between 5axis machining with a fixed tool angle, automatic indexing or true simultaneous motion.

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hyperMILL® Special applications

Geometries such as impellers, blisks, blades, tubes and tires have special requirements that standard strategies cannot satisfy. For this reason, hyperMILL® offers user-friendly special applications that can be seamlessly integrated into the CAM system.

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hyperMILL® millTURN

The hyperMILL® millTURN module offers you machining strategies for turning. Together with hyperMILL®, NC programs can be created for complete machining with turning and milling operations. Due to the module’s seamless integration, the tool database, stock tracking and collision check functions can be freely combined for all machining operations. Postprocessing is carried out with only one post processor for all milling and turning tasks.

hyperMILL millTURN Brochure

hyperMILL® Postprocessors

In the face of complex differences in controllers and machines, as well as individual component requirements, postprocessors developed based on customer requirements represent the ideal solution. This is why OPEN MIND Technologies AG designs its own postprocessors for its customers. These postprocessors are an important component of a CAM solution that goes far beyond generalised standard solutions in terms of performance and safety. Thanks to customised development, postprocessors can be offered for all operations from 2D, 3D and 5axis machining to turning.

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hyperMILL MAXX Machining HPC Software

MAXXimum performance for roughing, finishing and drilling

Speed is more crucial than ever these days. It’s for this reason that OPEN MIND developed a high-performance solution for roughing, finishing and drilling – the hyperMILL® MAXX Machining performance package. This unique approach makes it possible to reduce machining times and achieve high standards of quality at the same time.


The hyperMILL® MAXX Machining performance package comprises three separate modules for highly efficient roughing, finishing and drilling. Trochoidal tool paths ensure extremely fast material removal. Milling tools tilted in cutting mode can open holes quickly and easily, even in materials that are difficult to machine and without the need for a predrilled hole.



  • Highly efficient
  • Perfect surfaces
  • Tool-friendly
  • Simple to program

Possible Applications

  • Tool and mould manufacturing
  • Production Machining
  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Motor sports
  • Energy industries


hyperMILL MAXX Machining Brochure


5 axis technology from OPEN MIND

The measure of all (milling) things.

The trendsetting 5 axis technology in hyperMILL® can typically yield time savings of more than 25 per cent while lowering tool wear and increasing contour accuracy for more cost-efficient production thanks to continuous machining. Challenging geometries such as high and steep walls require many different tool inclinations in precisely delineated milling areas.

5 axis simultaneous machining with hyperMILL® 5AXIS is based on what users are already familiar with: milling with a tilted tool. Yet the machining process is now quicker, the surface results are better and programming is much less complicated. Thanks to easy programming with automatic collision checking and avoidance, this technology can also be used as a solution for many standard milling jobs.


  • Easy programming for milling applications with indexed orientation.

  • Process reliability due to proven fully automated collision checking and avoidance.

  • Multiple tilt strategies are available: 3+2, automatic indexing and 5 axis simultaneous machining.

  • Familiar 3D strategies, such as Z-level machining or rest machining have been expanded to include 5 axis processing.

  • A broad spectrum of machining strategies for surfaces, cavities and special machining tasks.

  • All 5 axis strategies are available in the hyperMILL® interface.

  • 5 axis shape offset roughing and finishing for simple and time-saving programming of shaped and wrapped surfaces.


Trendsetting 5axis technology.

Assured on all sides

Depending on the geometry and machine kinematics, the user can choose between 5axis machining with a fixed tool angle, automatic indexing or true simultaneous motion.

Multi-axis indexing with fixed tool inclination
Moving and tipping of the workplane allows parts to be machined from different directions without reclamping. The direction of machining corresponds to the orientation of the tool. Programming times are reduced with trans­for­mation functions to shifted or tilted workplanes.

Milling with fixed option 3+2
For 3D machining with a tool that is tilted relative to the machining direction, milling areas can be programmed easily, defined without overlaps and gaps and checked for collisions. This strategy ensures that all areas including details are completely calculated.

Automatic indexing
Automated 3+2 milling offers an alternative if the milling machine does not fulfil the dynamic requirements for 5axis simultaneous milling. Large areas that require various tool angles are programmed and milled in a single operation. Automatic indexing scans for fixed tool incli­na­tions for the corresponding tool paths. If there are possible holder collisions, the respective path segment can be subdivided automatically into smaller segments with the corresponding tool positions.

5axis simultaneous machining
This 5axis machining cycle is the alternative to conventional 3+2 milling for machining on or near steep walls. Similarly, a tool tilt to the Z-axis is predefined – collision-free, if possible. The continuous movement of the tool around the Z-axis is calculated by hyperMILL® either fully automatically or as a result of defined tilt curves. Possible collisions are automatically detected and avoided by changing the tool angle. Optimised tool tilt angles improve cutting conditions when milling surfaces.


5axis Strategies for Cavity Machining

For difficult geometries such as deep cavities and steep high walls.

hyperMILL® 5AXIS adds 5axis positions to “z level Finishing”, profile finishing, equidistant finishing, free path milling, rest machining and rework machining 3D strategies. These strategies can now be used for 3+2 milling, automatic indexing and 5axis milling. Thanks to the fully automatic calculation of tool positions, 5axis machining jobs can be programmed as easily as conventional 3D tasks.

5axis z level Finishing with simultaneous machining
5axis “z level Finishing” is used to machine steep surfaces as planes or pockets. Flat areas can be automatically excluded in this type of finishing.

5axis profile finishing with automatic indexing
As with conventional 3D tasks, flat or slightly curved areas can be machined using 5axis profile finishing. 5axis collision avoidance allows you to mill near steep walls using a short tool in a single step. Combined with automatic indexing, steep walls can also be machined in the removal direction of the mould.

5axis equidistant finishing with simultaneous machining
5axis equidistant finishing allows you to machine steep and flat areas in a single operation. This strategy generates especially smooth transitions between individual tool paths. It helps prolong the lifespan of tools and machines and ensures the best surfaces possible.

5axis free path milling with automatic indexing
5axis curve machining makes it possible to mill engravings without collisions using short tools, even near steep walls.

5axis rest machining with automatic indexing
5axis rest machining offers all the options of 3D rest machining in addition to the 5axis tool positions. Automatic indexing determines the positions and areas that allow the part to be completely machined in a single operation.

5axis rework machining with simultaneous machining
5axis rework machining (editor) is used to convert 3D programs into 5axis programs. It also allows 3D tools that have been excluded due to a collision to be machined as 5axis simultaneous machining jobs or with auto­matically calculated fixed positions. All 3D and 5axis toolpaths can also be optimised to improve milling results.


For surfaces and special tasks

Simple programming for the best surface quality.

hyperMILL® 5AXIS provides a wide variety of machining strategies for the broadest possible range of manufacturing tasks. Programming is simple and gets you quickly to your goal while achieving the best possible surface quality. 

5axis contouring machining
For milling grooves, scribing, engraving, deburring, and chamfering. With 5axis Contouring, the tool is guided on or to the side of a curve with a fixed orientation to the surface. This strategy allows the user to manually change the tool orientation for an entire area or for a specific area, if necessary.

5axis top milling
For machining of large, moderately arched surfaces, top milling reduces cutting time by using greater step-over between adjacent paths. Automatically adapted tool tilt angles ensure high surface quality on concave surfaces. Thanks to multiple infeeds and stock detection, this strategy can also be used for very effective 5axis roughing.

5axis swarf cutting
For machining arched surfaces, swarf cutting machines the workpiece surface with the tool flank. Large step-overs between paths or full-depth cutting reduce milling time and improve the workpiece surface. Multiple axial and lateral infeeds make swarf cutting also suitable for roughing or combined semi-finish and finish operations. Defined stop and milling surfaces, as well as stock tracking, allow precise and simple optimisation of machining operations.

5axis shape offset finishing
Barrel cutter shapes that enable larger infeed are now supported by hyperMILL®. Benefit: Very short machining times and optimised surface quality. New, spiral movement sequences enable a constant, continuous infeed. Benefit: Better surface quality.


As simple as a standard application

The Multiblade package.

Impellers and blisks can be programmed even without special knowledge using this application. Integrated automated functions in the Multiblade package reduce the number of parameters needing to be entered to a minimum. Proven collision checking guarantees a very high level of process reliability. The use of robust tools allows machining with high infeed parameters and feedrates.

Multiblade roughing
In the roughing cycle, the blades are machined in a continual process starting from pre-turned stock or a semi-finished workpiece. No time-consuming simulation of the removal of material is required.

Multiblade plunge roughing
Plunge roughing is an alternative if a horizontal feedrate cannot be effectively machined with long, slim tools. This process allows the most rigid tool to be employed to rough open a pocket between blades, and is provided as an optional module.

Multiblade hub finishing
The tool path profile can adjust the hub’s aerodynamic behaviour and appearance to suit individual customer requirements. This machining strategy can also be applied as rest machining near blades

Multiblade point milling
This HSC strategy is characterised by continuous, spiral machining movements with tool point contact. This allows superb milling of even highly curved blades.

Multiblade flank milling
If the blade surfaces allow for sufficiently precise swarf cutting, the Flank Milling cycle can be used. This reduces machining time. hyperMILL® 5AXIS automatically calculates the optimal tool nestling.

Multiblade edge milling
This machining strategy is used whenever leading and trailing edges cannot be generated together with the flow areas in a single operation.

Multiblade fillet milling
This is the ideal strategy when the radii between the hub and the blade surfaces vary. This strategy also facilitates rest material machining – the basic requirement for choosing an optimal tool for blade and hub machining.



Optimised milling strategies for complete machining

The Blade package.

The Blade package provides many automations for simple machining definition and incredibly short programming times. These include the rolling ball function for milling transition radii, the best fit function for automatically setting the optimal start position for the finishing cycle or the automatic lead angle correction function for collision avoidance of the tool face with concave surfaces.

3D arbitrary stock roughing
On the basis of a freely definable stock, blades are machined from various directions.

5axis blade top milling
This strategy is for finishing blade surfaces. It is possible to generate spiral tool paths as either 5axis or 4axis simultaneous machining operations using ball-end or bull-nose cutter.

5axis blade swarf cutting
This strategy is used for the swarf cutting of platform surfaces. Swarf cutting can also be used to machine the transitions between the blade and the platform surfaces that cannot be machined using 5axis Top Milling.

5axis blade fillet milling
This function optimises finishing at the transition between the blade and the platform surfaces of the tip or root.

Additional cycles for platform machining
A series of 2D and 3D strategies are available for machining the blade platform and root sections.



Simple programming of strongly undercut geometries

The Tube package.

This package is for intake and exhaust tubes for engines as well as pipe inlets and outlets for pumps and condensers. 5axis tube machining makes it possible to continuously machine strongly undercut geometries in one operation, on the basis of the simplest guide curves. Since no special demands are made of the data model, trimming, closing of gaps and surface feedback can all be dispensed with. This easy-to-use package allows the user to achieve quick results without time- consuming tests. The proven collision check and avoidance system ensures safe 5axis milling operations.

5axis tube roughing
With this strategy the tube is milled in a continuous machining process from the stock. This 5axis simultaneous strategy is an effective alternative to machining with several axes in fixed positions. There is spiral infeed to the bottom, and work is executed on the plane. Removal can occur from the outside to the inside as well as from the inside to the outside.

5axis tube finishing
With this strategy the tube is finished with a spiral or parallel tool path. The spiral tool path creates a seamless, high-quality surface. With parallel machining, it is possible to avoid unnecessary movements of the rotary axes.

5axis tube rest machining
With this strategy, rest material areas are machined in either a spiral or parallel movement. The areas to be machined are described by a reference curve. The machining width can be limited by defining a value symmetrical to the reference curve.



The Tire package

Repetitions for more efficiency.

Whether using positive or negative moulds – the Tire module mills tire moulds more economically than ever before. Automations, milling strategies and special functions guarantee a simplified and efficient programming process, for example for knifecut and stone ejector functions, as well as other details. The recurring arrangement of identical tire sections is usually defined with a tire clock. Each area (pitch) must therefore be programmed only once. The tire utility also copies the tool paths to the relevant positions in the tire. In doing so, the automated segment generation trims the tool paths that go beyond the segment limit. In addition, optimised milling paths considerably reduce the machining time.

5axis top milling
In addition to the quick finishing with endmills and bullnose endmills that allow large stepovers, this cycle can also be used for optimising roughing on pre-turned stock. The tool follows the surface curvature. Thus, more consistent remaining material is ensured on the floor and the profile walls.

Arbitrary stock roughing
This ensures that fine points are effectively worked. The exact tracking of remaining material helps to avoid redundant move­ments and guarantees a high degree of process reliability when using slender tools. The individual machining operations can be performed in any direction and in various setups.

Optimised 5axis swarf cutting
Swarf cutting allows a more effective machining of ruled surfaces. This cycle makes milling profile flanks and sharply angled inner corners very easy. Tapered tools can also be employed. The definition of milling and stop surfaces protects neighbouring surfaces.

5axis rest machining
The sharp edges of the tire moulds can be machined precisely with slender tools without having to be reworked. This cycle recognises all rest material areas, even in undercuts. The machining is performed on multiple segments in one collision-free operation. In addition, this cycle also generates especially smooth movements.

5axis contouring
This cycle is for 5axis reworking of edges and efficient programming of sipes. Contours with different tool positions are machined in one step. hyperMILL® combines the indi­vi­dual machining operations automatically with path-optimised, collision-free tool movement.



hyperMILL millTURN


Programming on a single interface

hyperMILL® millTURN – The mill/turn module.

The module is completely integrated in hyperMILL®. This means that only one user interface is required for all milling and turning operations.



  • One programming environment for turning and milling tasks

  • A broad spectrum of available turning and milling strategies for flexible programming up to complex 5axis projects

  • Uniform user interface

  • Use hyperMILL® millTURN to profit from the advantages of modern mill/turn machines, such as complete machining, higher accuracy and reduced setup times

  • Stock tracking across all turning and milling cycles

  • One database for turning, milling and drilling tools

  • Collision checking across all cycles and the entire component

  • One postprocessor for turning and milling operations


For efficient manufacturing

Milling/turning strategies.

The millTURN module, which is integrated in hyperMILL®, offers many efficient turning cycles, including stock tracking, collision checking and tool database. 

Turn roughing
This enables the machining of rotationally symmetrical interior and exterior stock surfaces of any shape. Turn roughing can be carried out as longitudinal turning, facing or contour-parallel roughing.

Turn finishing
With this strategy, the roughed surfaces are finished by contour-parallel machining. Various approach and retract macros facilitate optimised machining and can be combined with one another.

Parts with shoulders and grooves can be machined with this strategy. Grooving, parting off and groove turning are programmable.

Thread cutting
This strategy is used for turning external and internal threads with a constant pitch. This makes it possible to turn single- or multiple-start cylindrical or cone-shaped external and internal threads.

On mill/turn machines, this strategy is an alternative to helical drilling. It is suitable for turning holes on the workpiece’s axis of rotation with a fixed tool.



Up-to-date technology management

Efficient management of tools as well as their holders.

Cutter and holder geometries, as well as their position, are fully described. This enables continuous tool management. At the same time, combinations of different materials and cutting materials, as well as user-specific purposes, can be taken into consideration. This is how hyperMILL® allows the user to manage technology data in a targeted and simple manner.



hyperMILL® for SOLIDWORKS: familiar environment

Fully integrated in leading CAD systems.

OPEN MIND Technologies offers their internationally successful CAM software, hyperMILL®, as a CAD-integrated solution for hyperCAD®, SOLIDWORKS and Autodesk® Inventor®. Users can therefore work within their familiar environment. This reduces training time and avoids operator error. CAD integrations are ideal to build up integrated process chains.

Approved as a Certified Gold product

The Gold certification from SOLIDWORKS confirms the perfect integration, quality and inter­operability of hyperMILL® for SOLIDWORKS. To achieve this status, hyperMILL® had to undergo a multi-step certification process that included, among other things, successful operations with SOLIDWORKS reference customers.


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Machine and material removal simulation

Collision check during NC programming.

Because subsequent manual collision avoidance is not usually feasible. hyperVIEW® accounts for collision checks: a machine simulation with material removal simulation that is a fixed component of the hyperMILL® CAM software. This high-performance control tool allows the user to precisely visualise the generated milling paths.

There are a variety of different application areas for machine simulations that all make different demands on the performance of these systems. General application areas include:

  • Calculation and visualisation of the material removal for checking, evaluating and optimising the machining process
  • Visualisation of machine movements when planning machine purchases and machine allocations, preparing bid proposals, in the programming environment and in the production environment




  • High level of process reliability (collision, workspace)
  • Flexible manufacturing by means of fast machine replacement
  • Reduced setup costs using workspace analysis
  • Interactive tool engagement possibilities in cases of collision or limit switch problems
  • More accurate estimation of costs in the offer phase
  • Support during the supply of new machines
  • Complete integration of all functions during the calculation


On-screen simulation


The simulation software provides fast and dynamic simulations of all your tool movements before the final NC program is generated. Thanks to the intuitive user interface, the application is both simple and reliable. The model can be rotated or enlarged for the simulation. Models can be loaded and saved at any time.

To guarantee maximum process reliability, the machine and material removal simulation for a defined machine model takes into account not only the workpiece, tool and tool holder, fixtures and clamps, but also the traverse paths of the different machine axes.

Visualisation of machine movements:

  • for offers, machine purchases and machine allocations
  • in the programming environment
  • in the production environment



Reliable monitoring – reliable milling

Machine and removal simulation.

Based on the stored machine model, workspace monitoring checks whether any limit switches are traversed by the 2D, 3D, 3+2 or 5-axis simultaneous machining movements. The movements of both the linear axes (X, Y and Z) and the circular axes (A, B and C) are checked, and clamps and clamping systems are included. Error messages and colour highlighting in the graphical overview alert the user when a limit switch is traversed. Workspace monitoring is available in the following simulation mode:

  • with machine
  • with machine and material removal simulation.

In addition, hyperMILL®’s unique best fit function automatically optimises the machining operation to match the available workspace. Workspace monitoring is thus able to indicate that limit switches have been traversed but that the actual workspace is still sufficient for machining. In this case the best fit function automatically determines the optimal workspace utilisation – taking into account the clamps and the tools used but without recalculating the corresponding machining steps. As well as providing better process reliability, this also increases machine efficiency and precision – particularly for small-scale and limited-function machines – as unnecessary set-up changes and downtimes are avoided.


Error-free from CAM to the NC program

Postprocessors from OPEN MIND.

The hyperMILL® CAM solution calculates toolpaths independently of machine and controller. Postprocessors from OPEN MIND Technologies generate NC programs from this neutral data that are optimised to meet the customer’s requirements and are matched with the machines and controllers to be used.

Tailor-made postprocessors

These are specifically matched with the manufacturing tasks, the machine and type of controller. On the one hand, the intelligence of the corresponding controller (for example, control cycles, path correction, program part repetition and free work planes) can be better exploited. On the other hand, every customer receives a solution ideally customised to his manufacturing process.


Using existing potentials

Fine-tuned to the machining task, machine and controller.

The hyperMILL® CAM solution calculates neutral paths, i.e. machine and controller independent toolpaths. The postprocessors from OPEN MIND Technologies generate customised NC programs from these which take account of the many differences in machines and controllers and the individual requirements of each customer. Postprocessors which are specifically matched with the manufacturing tasks, the machine and the type of controller are the best prerequisite for controlling processes efficiently.

Use the intelligence of controllers:

  • 2D control cycles
  • 2D tool radius correction
  • Sub-routines
  • Program part repetitions
  • Work plane switching, i.e. indexed machining
  • 5axis simultaneous machining

Machine-related solutions, e.g. for indexed and 5axis simultaneous machining:

  • Support for grooved rotary axes
  • Serrated rotary axes
  • Limited angle area for the rotary axes
  • Correction of linear offsets depending on the rotational angle (RTCP/TCPM)
  • Shortest rotation paths


Collaboration with well-known manufacturers

Expertise and long-standing experience.

This enables OPEN MIND Technologies to develop a solution that optimally satisfies the requirements of the system in question. OPEN MIND produces postprocessors both for milling machines and controllers from well-known manufacturers as well as for specialised equipment.







hyperMILL SHOP Viewer

Review CAD/CAM data prior to production

Simple and fast display, analysing and documenting of the prepared CAD/CAM data.

The clearly structured world of CAM programming has a far better connection to the workshop with the hyperMILL® SHOP Viewer. With the hyperMILL® SHOP Viewer, the visualization solution for the workshop, the hyperCAD®-S and hyperMILL® (CAM) data can be visualised directly next to the machine. Detailed information about hyperMILL® jobs are immediately and consistently available for all parties involved in the manufacturing process. Machine operators can apply their in-depth manufacturing know-how with the hyperMILL® SHOP Viewer. Serious mistakes, such as wrong tool choice or unproductive processes, can be avoided.

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