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Supported Applications

Standard Features

  • Machine Support

    All major brands/manufacturers/models

  • Part Design and Development
    • Integrated 2D CAD program to create and edit CAD files
    • Variable Shape Parts library to develop common parts from templates
  • CAD/CAM Import and Conversion
    • Import CAD files (industry-standard file formats)
    • Raster to vector converts static images to CAD
    • Import Bill of Materials properties from CAD files
    • Automatic CAD file correction and error notification
    • Automatic spline/ellipse smoothing and reduction
    • Separate multiple parts from a single CAD file
    • Automatic mapping of CAD layers to processes (cut, mark, etc.)
    • Automatic update of nest for part revisions
    • Automatic part corner radiusing for optimized laser cycle time and part quality
  • Job Setup
    • Material database (with grade and gauge)
    • Customer database
    • Custom remnant creation (define irregular shapes for nesting)
    • Plate list
    • Part library
    • Assembly database
    • Grain constraint
    • Safe zones for plate clamping applications
    • Multi-head cutting
  • SureCut™ Technology and Built-in Process Expertise
    • True Hole® technology capable
    • Rapid Part™ technology capable
    • True Bevel™ technology capable
    • Advanced process support and job setup on the CNC
    • Material type, thickness, grade and class-based process parameters:
      • Separations for part, plate, and pierce spacing
      • Kerf compensation and feedrate
      • Quality and dynamic feedrate calculator for waterjet
      • Lead-in/out style optimized for part geometry and quality
      • Cutting techniques
      • Pre-pierce and edge pierce
      • Moving pierce techniques for waterjet
      • Disable automatic height control based on part geometry
      • Pre-heat timing for oxyfuel
    • Cut sequencing (automatic or manual)
    • Vaporize protective film layer prior to laser cutting
    • Automatic tabbing/micro-joints
    • Fly cutting
    • Slug destroy
  • Interactive Manual Nesting
    • Jobs can contain sheets for different material types, thicknesses, and classes
    • Color parts according to part property
    • Group parts into clusters for nesting
    • Drag, drop, bump, and auto-bump parts on the nest
    • Move, mirror, and drag to rotate parts
    • Prohibit/permit nesting inside of a part
    • Part interference detection
    • Edit lead-in/out position and properties within the nest
    • Animated cutting sequence simulation
    • Control cut direction and cut sequencing on part-by-part basis
    • Plate cropping
  • Reporting
    • Management and shop reports
    • Export reports directly to PDF, Excel Spreadsheet, CSV, or webpage
  • Costing and Quoting
    • User-defined machine and labor production costing
    • Automatic calculation of part production costs and part/nest utilization
    • Quoting tool including itemized part costs, secondary processes, markups, and discounts
  • Output
    • OneClick feature runs all of your most common job tasks automatically
    • Post-processor with advanced NC output
    • DXF output

Optional Modules

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