November 18, 2009 - Visitors to the recnt Manufacturing Technology show were able to experience Radan 2010 R1, the latest release of Planit’s industry leading CAM software for sheet metal fabrication.
Says Fraser Cooper, Radan’s Area Manager “There is continued pressure on optimal material usage, and in this version we have increased functionality to achieve this. Manufacturers can significantly reduce inventory and increase material utilisation with Radan. Whether designing or importing models, Radan is comfortable working with multiple formats of 2D and 3D CAD data. In 3D, the introduction of the latest ACIS Kernel offers greater stability and performance when loading Catia and Parasolid files.”
He continues: “In 2010 R1 Radan users can also expect to see more automated functions to control part and part picker movements. For example, a strategy can be set to define the order in removing the part or scrap operation. A new ‘constrain’ option has been added to allow users to control the movements of the part and part picker during unloading functions for their machines, resulting in a more controlled and safer environment.”
Visitors were able to see how the new features and enhancements in 2010 R1 ensure that Radan users continue to reduce manufacturing costs, maintain consistent quality and work as efficiently as possible.
Fraser Cooper sums up “Companies looking to optimize efficiency and reduce costs will find that Radan delivers leading CAD/CAM performance and functionality. This adds up to getting the most from their machine tools and remaining competitive – crucial in the current business climate.”
Planit serves customers throughout the world with design and manufacturing software solutions (CAD/CAM) for metalworking, woodworking and stone-cutting industries. It is the world’s largest supplier with more than 85,000 industrial seats at thousands of customer sites around the world. The company provides its customers with products and services that enable them to improve the productivity of their machine tools, shorten design and manufacturing time,optimize material usage and deliver high quality gods and services to their customers. Leading Planit brands are Alphacam, Cabinet Vision, Edgecam, Jobshop and Radan.
For more information visit www.planit.com