One-click splitting of DXF nests.
The JETCAM DXF Splitter is built right into JETCAM Orders Controller (JOC) Premium and Premium Automation, and provides an extremely fast way of splitting a DXF nest into separate component files, ready for importing into JETCAM Expert.
Customers may from time to time provide you with a single DXF file containing all of the CAD parts or plies that they want produced. The DXF splitter allows you to simply open the DXF nest and click Expand to identify all separate entities and split into individual DXF files. It can also take data from a text layer to name each of the output DXF files.
Suitable for both sheet metal and composite parts, the DXF splitter is configurable. It has the ability to save a profile for each configuration. So, if customers supply different configuration nests you can save unique parameter settings for each and apply them to different DXF nests.
DXFs often contain multiple layers, some of which may not include any relevant information for tooling/profiling or nesting. Comprehensive layer rules can be set for each profile, allowing you to specify if a layer contains components, marking or should be ignored altogether.
You have complete control over the output file properties. If the DXF nest includes text within the component this can be used for the CAD file name, or you can manually rename each part. You can also specify a revision number. Assemblies can also be created automatically.
Whether you are selecting a nest or component the vector view on the left gives you instant visual confirmation of the process. Pan and zoom using the mouse to quickly navigate complex nests.
Note: Additional manual editing may need to be done if entities have common lines.
Once your DXFs have been split JETCAM Orders Controller allows you to automatically import them into JETCAM Expert, creating tooled component files. These can be tooled for multiple CNCs, regardless of technology, and are then ready for immediate nesting. This can also be performed fully automatically, going from raw DXF file through the NC code in a matter of minutes with just a couple of clicks of the mouse.