With the initial release of ESPRIT 2008, DP Technology provided enhancements to address the growing needs of ESPRIT’s existing users, the demands of the latest generation of machine tools, and new cutting-edge manufacturing techniques.
Service Pack 1 represents the next evolution of ESPRIT, providing additional enhancements in the areas of CAD to CAM feature exchange with ESPRIT FX 2008, support for the latest series of AgieCharmilles wire EDM controls, the Orange control, a new Makino wire EDM expert system of machining conditions, expanded capabilities within the ESPRIT API, and support for 12 languages — including Chinese, Czech, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish.
ESPRIT FX 2008 and KnowledgeBase
ESPRIT FX is the latest in advanced CAD to CAM feature exchange technology, included in ESPRIT 2008, which allows users to automatically capture the original design intent, clearly define what the user is machining, and program parts quicker and more accurately. ESPRIT FX reads the CAD feature trees from SolidWorks, Solid Edge and now, with service pack 1, Pro/ENGINEER.
Going beyond transferring just the part geometry, the FX technology provides portions of the original CAD feature tree directly inside the ESPRIT user interface, thereby including the complete original design intent — features, tolerances, material properties, surface finishes, administrative data, and more.Using the FX technology, the CAD features and associated properties are mapped into machinable features, providing a complete definition of “what” is being machined. These manufacturing features and associated properties are then fed into the ESPRIT KnowledgeBase, which aids the user in automatically selecting how to machine the part based upon existing best practices.
Expanded Control for AgieCharmilles and Makino Wire EDM
ESPRIT 2008 has been updated to support the latest machines and cutting technology for AgieAgieCharmilles, Fanuc, Mitsubishi, ONA and Sodick wire EDMs. This includes all-new “technology pages” (user interface / dialogue boxes) for 2-axis and 4-axis cutting for each manufacturer. Each machine-specific user interface includes the machine-specific terminology and technology settings for the given EDM machine manufacturer, as well as a direct interface into the machine’s technology database.
With Service Pack 1, ESPRIT now supports the new family of AgieCharmilles wire EDM controls, the AgieCharmilles Orange control. This support includes a new control- specific user interface for the AgieCharmilles Orange, along with an integrated technology database to simplify the selection of the cutting parameters and provide terminology consistent with the machine, while also providing full control over the machining conditions. For Makino, a similar Makino specific user interface has been released along with an integrated Makino machining conditions database.
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ESPRIT’s high-performance capabilities include machining any part geometry (solid, surface, or wireframe), universal post processing to format G-code for virtually any machine tool, and solid simulation and verification with dry runs rendered in dynamic solids for optimal part quality and consistency. ESPRIT is 100 percent pure Windows®, and provides a comfortable and familiar user interface for maximum productivity.
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