‘DG Nest Pro’ SheetCAM module in cut simulation action:
‘DG Nest Pro’ SheetCAM module in cut simulation action:
-Plasma, laser, waterjet and oxy fuel cutting-
SheetCAM module has many useful features for plasma, laser, waterjet and oxy-fuel cutting.
For machines that have full control over the Z axis you can program the pierce height and cut height directly. This is useful for machines running Mach3 for instance. SheetCAM module combined with Mach3 and a torch height controller from CandCNC for an unbeatable plasma cutting solution.
The tool definition allows you define all of the important parameters for cutting. You can define as many tools as you like for different materials etc.
Kerf width. Draw your part the size you want and let SheetCAM module work out where to run the torch.
Automatic cut ordering to ensure that inside contours are always cut before outside contours.
Oxy-fuel preheat time.
Pierce delay time.
Optional ramp piercing. Instead of plunging straight in, the cutter torch can ramp in, reducing the amount of material blown back into the torch. This increases consumable life and reduces faulty cuts due to blocked or obstructed nozzles
Once you have defined you tool you can set up the cut. SheetCAM module gives you many options to optimize cutting.
Here is an example part. SheetCAM module automatically works out the holes are inside so it reverses the cut direction for these features. The holes would also be cut first. As the small holes are too small to fit a full sized lead in and lead out, the leads are reduced in size to fit. To prevent corner rounding, the corners can be looped.
This is a full list of supported post processors:
AB tube cutter
Allen Bradley 8400
Biesse Rover XNC
Bosch CC100 router
Burny5 inc with plate marker
Delta Tau waterjet
Dynatorch no feed
EaziCNC plasma with THC
EMC -Laser post-plasma mod
EMC plasma – laser
Esab vision 1000
Esab vision 3pos
Esab vision 500
Fagor 8025M MotionMaster Router
Fagor Router PAUL-FINAL-Z
Flashcut plasma no Z
Flow omax ord
Generic plasma with optional scriber
HAAS TM-2P inc arcs
HAAS VF3 inc arcs
Heidenhain TNC150 conversational
Heidenhain TNC530 conversational
HPGL no arcs
Mach tube cutter
Mach3 2 heads
Mach3 flame with THC – G31
Mach3 G42 experimental
Mach3 plasma no Z
Mach3 plasma pauses
Mach3 plasma Rutex
Mach3 tangential 180
Mach3 tangential with 3 heads
Mach3 THC with scriber
MAHO MH 600
Minimum G-code abs arcs
Minimum G-code no arcs
Minimum G-code non-modal
Plasma THC300 – G31 – corner slowdown
Plasma THC300 – G31 – lift for delay
Plasma THC300 – G31
Plasma THC300 forceheight
Plasma THC300 start marker
Plasma THC300 with scriber
Plasma with plate marker
Quickstep plasma v2
Shopbot reversed Z
SteelTailor inc arcs
Thermwood 2 heads
Torchmate plasma THC
Torchmate plasma V2
Tormach Inch RG-G
TurboCNC non modal
TurboCNC V4 with G83
WinCNC Plasma THC
WinCNC Plasma V3
Xilog fixed exp
In previous entry we explained of how big importance is Nesting option for companies that are focused
– Time Saving
– Material Saving
– Reliability of Software
Automatic Nesting preparation does not wary much from Manual Nesting ; but, there is one
significant improvement in this function – it is completely Automatic.
But what does this mean and is it really worth of switching ?
Yes, yes and absolutely yes !
It means that CNC machine operator is obliged only to press Start button at the beginning of cutting
operation, after that our “DG Nest Pro” Module will complete the whole process of Translation,
Rotation, Mirroring and Marking itself.
Still, this does not exclude Manual nesting from usage – the design process is completely under
operators control as he can switch back and forward between manual and automatic modes if his
experience and judgment are suggesting that some parts on the virtual table must be moved in a
Main technical advantages of Automatic Nesting :
– Combined cutting
– X-shape and V-shape edge split
– Cutting entry point
– Connectors on demand
– Optimal patterning of sheets without quality degradation
Here are few screenshots of Automatic Nesting in Action :
Tangenta Ltd’s associate and professional 2D & 3D Designer Ante Susnjar created blistering new package for Duct Guardian Software.
For third post, Tangenta-Software will present you another fitting from Duct Guardian
“fitting palette”, and yes – this one will also be short and not understandable at all.
Funny thoughts aside – “Radius Offset” fitting is actually very interesting to engineers and CNC operators
due to his mathematical complexity and usability in various construction scenarios where random objects
are standing in a way of finishing the ventilation channel.
Mathematical complexity that we mentioned is consisted of combining prolonged connectors or different
angles and as every advanced feature – this one enables easier fitting manipulation and ventilation
Preview and fitting adjustments will be operated in OpenGL and for now we will mention this
two features :
– Preview of length, height and width in every possible combination
– Preview of “Outflank height” which is the most important characteristic of this fitting
Here are few screenshots of “Radius Offset” in action :
How is ‘Duct Guardian’ helping CNC Machine operator with Rect Transition and Square to Round fittings?
In practice and by that means we think on terrain(field) work, contractor or operator usually have two options of fitting positioning.
First option is measurement from the border of fitting base which is located on wall side to the edge of the circle on wall side – but also there are cases where project demands different approach so they are measuring from the center of fitting base to the center of the top rectangle or circle.
Duct Guardian offers to it’s user both entry methods with simple point and click navigation and afterwards automatically calculates distance of opposite entry.
This option hugely shortens time of manual calculations and reducing calculation risk providing help to CNC machine operator in handling terrain requests in a more effective and productive way.
Here is picture example of text above :