For immediate release
2nd January 2009
JETCAM International s.a.r.l. today announced the release of version 16.06.00 of JETCAM Expert CADCAM nesting software for all punching and profiling machines. Following on from the initial v16 release in 2008 the latest version adds a raft of new features and connectivity benefiting customer from all ends of the manufacturing scale.
Tool teach facilities have been added, which allows JETCAM Expert Premium systems to intelligently learn a user’s tooling or profiling preferences. Once the preferences have been learnt further parameters can be applied, such as the ability to allow or deny part mirroring or rotation. All subsequent parts that are tooled in the future that require the saved tooling style can then be processed automatically, saving time and reducing the possibility of error.
Automation from different CAD systems has been enhanced, with import filters added for SolidEdge, SolidWorks and Autopol now available. When used in conjunction with JETCAM’s automated features such as SCAP (Single Component Automatic Processing) complete directories of CAD files can be imported, tooled, nested and NC code generated.
Finishing cut sequences, which appeared in the initial v16 release has been further enhanced, with features such as separate horizontal and vertical settings for start corner and direction.
Other features include web nesting, a number of machine specific features and support for several new machines.
Martin Bailey, Group Marketing Manager said; “JETCAM has a simple philosophy – to keep adding quantifiable value by including the features that our customers want. Many of the new features have been suggested by customers and we have even worked with them to ensure that the finished feature meets their requirements. Even with the current economic downturn JETCAM customers can look forward to increasing the savings they make through our software. We are continuing to invest in R & D to deliver the best Enterprise solution in the industry.”
JETCAM Expert v16 is available free to all customers with a current maintenance contract.
SCAP allows users to process large numbers of parts fully automatically. A directory of DXF files can be automatically imported (with any problems with the DXF being fixed on the fly), tooled and available for nesting. Users can also instantly fill a sheet with a single component, generating NC code in a matter of seconds.