Tebis Version 4.0 Release 8 has been delivered

More safety, more reliability, more user convenience


Version 4.0 Release 8, to be shipped in early December, offers many new and improved functions. The key words are indexed collision avoidance, the extended unit library, the simplified feature scanner, improved 5-axis simultaneous avoidance milling, convenient machine simulation and much more. There have also been changes in CAD: Reverse engineering is now easier and faster with more automation.

The webinar series for Tebis Version 4.0 Release 8

We’re offering three webinars on Tebis Version 4.0 Release 8. Learn from our product managers Franziska Siegrist and Fabian Jud about how you can benefit from the new features and improvements in our software.

CAD – Reverse engineering

More automation and clear presentation of the results

As the basis for reverse engineering, you create a wire-frame model from digitized data, which in turn is used to create a surface model. The surface model can now be generated automatically and conveniently with the new Tebis Version 4.0 Release 8. You can use the new "BRep/Top/Approx" function if the surface model needs to reference the original digitized data. If you only want to reference the wire-frame model, you can use the "BRep/Top/Fill" function. 
Select the wire-frame model, and then the surfaces are automatically calculated in the background.

If you select the new "Display/Compact" option, all surfaces are also displayed in a single color as a preview. This enables evaluation of the surface quality at a glance. You can specify this color in advance.

Retain design curves

If design curves should not be changed in reverse engineering, you can fix these curves with the "Configure edges" function. 

The process in the video

From wireframe to surface model.


CAM – Drilling

Extended unit library enables complete automation of deep drilling

The new release provides variable drill bushes and drill bush holders as machine components in the unit library. All components of ultra-modern deep drilling machines can now be stored as digital twins in the system. This enables the highly automated generation of NC programs for 5-sided deep drill machining using the "MDeep2" NCJob function with no restrictions.


Integrated simulation ensures collision protection before NC output. Travel behavior and switching of drill bushes and drill bush holders are simulated with absolute precision in the virtual CAM environment.

CAM – Automation

Better overview and clear operating structures in the revised feature scanner

Features that are already connected to the component – because they were imported via interfaces, or because the part has already been scanned at an earlier time – are accounted for during scanning and don’t have to be inserted again.

The new "Auto" function is also very convenient: The component is completely scanned with no interruptions, and clearly evident features are automatically inserted. If several different features are possible for a machining operation, you can jump right to the appropriate areas after scanning and select the desired feature.


The complete process in the video.


CAM – data processing

Save time with precise profile contours

The point distribution shows that the profile curve is minimally segmented in Release 8.

Profile contours for turning can now be derived with absolute precision from the 3D component contour using the revised "Profile" function. Circles are also mapped one-to-one. The subsequent blanks are more precise with no need for design preparation of the profile contour.

CAM – Milling

Downward machining of curves and contours with high rate of material removal

A new substrategy in the "NC2ax/MCont" function for downward machining lets you machine highly efficiently along curves and contours . Machining time is significantly reduced. This method also provides very good protection of tool materials: The machine spindles are subject to lower loads due to machining in the axial direction. Side milling and downward machining can be easily combined, so you can fully benefit from the advantages of both strategies.


 Faster machining with indexed collision avoidance

The "NC3ax/RFill" function for residual stock machining provides a new and highly convenient strategy for collision avoidance with indexed tilt determination: This strategy automatically detects and connects milling areas that can be machined collision-free with the same tilt direction. The corresponding tilt direction is also calculated. Areas that can’t be machined without collisions are deactivated and can be selected in the continuation job. Of course, you remain completely flexible and can also manually subdivide the milling areas as desired.

Indexed collision avoidance therefore shortens machining time and improves surface quality. It’s recommended, for example, for multi-axis machines that are unsuitable for 5-axis simultaneous machining because of their dynamics.

In the video: Indexed machining with automatic and manual division of areas


Shorter run times and fewer machine movements in 5-axis simultaneous avoidance milling

The function for 5-axis simultaneous avoidance milling has been comprehensively improved. Specific milling areas that can’t be machined collision-free in an NC job calculated using the "3to5-axis" collision avoidance strategy are automatically deactivated.

All areas are calculated and checked for collisions.

On right in image: Areas that can be manufactured collision-free with 3-axis or 5-axis simultaneous avoidance milling are machined. Areas that can’t be manufactured collision-free can be processed in the continuation job. The pivoting behavior of the tool has also been optimized.
The tool doesn’t perform 5-axis simultaneous avoidance unless a collision would actually occur in 3-axis machining.

All news regarding 5-axis simultaneous avoidance milling in the video.


5-axis simultaneous deburring, now also with tapered cutters

Edges that don’t lie on the same plane in space can now also be processed by automatic multi-axis simultaneous deburring with tapered cutters using the "NC5ax/MBurring" function. You can also specifically select whether you want to machine the component in climb cut, conventional cut or lace cut mode. Machining of sharp edges and corners has also been optimized.


Greater flexibility for machine operators with variable NC output

A real highlight for the machine operator is the extended NC output. If the "Planes uniform" selection box is activated in the "NC2AX/Mill/MPlan" function, the machine operator can manually edit the depth of cut, total depth or the reference point after NC output, thereby matching them to the depth of cut and position of the tool. Of course, this function is only available to a limited extent for reasons of collision prevention: Nothing can be changed that could result in a collision.
The ability to edit the NC program is especially useful in part manufacturing when the stock allowance and material properties of the blanks are not precisely known. The cut is repeated several times as a subprogram. The toolpaths are identical on each plane.

 High-performance roughing with optimized connecting paths

In the "NC3ax/RPlan" function, you can now select the desired feed rate for helical stepover between the machining planes. This "re-roughing mode" accelerates roughing and ensures longer tool life. If desired, the connection length that should not be exceeded can be specified for this special roughing operation.

CAM – Machine technology

Quickly and easily create tool assemblies

You can now very easily determine the insert length for tool assemblies at the click of a button. A line at the diameter of the cutter is drawn parallel to the tool axis. The intersection point between this line and the shank contour yields the insert length.

 Convenient, clearly structured machine simulation


Do you want to simulate your entire machining operation without the simulation stopping at every possible conflict? Then simply accept these conflicts in the conflict list for the completely tested NC program. Accepted conflicts are no longer accounted for during the simulation.
Of course, you can also easily go back to the conflict list during the simulation and accept conflicts that are found. This means that you always have an overview.
View the entire process – accept conflicts, simulate, accept conflicts – in the video.

CAM – Job planning

More collision checking in multiple setups

For components in multiple setups, the blanks for adjacent components are now also fully accounted for by collision checking with the CNC simulator.

 User-friendly comment function

Images from comments in the Job Manager can now be conveniently resorted using drag and drop. The sequence is transferred to the NC documentation.

CAM – Laser cutting and trimming

Run-time optimized NC programs for reliefs

You can now specify radii and angles for reliefs right in stanchion design. This ensures that sharp corners on relieved stanchions, base plates and webs are avoided. This has two significant advantages: On the one hand, the entire device can be manufactured more quickly due to the more homogeneous travel. And on the other hand, the machine operator can quickly and easily remove waste pieces with no risk of injury.
The parameters can be individually optimized depending on the requirements. For example, the best results can be achieved using small radii and flat angles for laser cutting. In contrast, the cutter requires sufficient space for trimming plastics: The better choice may be large radii and a stepper angle.

Our webinar series for Tebis Version 4.0 Release 8

We’re offering three webinars for Tebis Version 4.0 Release 8. Learn from our product managers Franziska Siegrist and Fabian Jud how you can benefit from the new features and improvements in our software.

Overview of all new features

Date: 11/29/2019
Location: Online | Webinar
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Tebis Version 4.0 Release 8
In the first of a total of three webinars on Tebis Version 4.0 Release 8, product manager Fabian Jud will present a compact overview of the most important new features in 45 minutes.


News from the CAD world

Date: 12/06/2019
Location: Online | Webinar
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Tebis Version 4.0 Release 8
This webinar is a must if you're interested in "reverse engineering." Product manager Franziska Siegrist will show you what's new in Tebis Version 4.0 Release 8.


Top Highlights in CAM

Date: 12/13/2019
Location: Online | Webinar
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Tebis Version 4.0 Release 8
In our latest webinar on Tebis Version 4.0 Release 8, product manager Fabian Jud goes into more detail in the top CAM topics. Much has been improved and much is new.




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