TopSolid’Wood - A real CAD/CAM solution for the wood industry

November 1, 2007 - Missler Software will participate in the International Construction Trade Fair, Batimat, which will take place in Paris, 05-10 November, Hall 5.1, Stand E38 with TopSolid’Wood and TopSolid’WoodCam. TopSolid’Wood is today used by companies working in interior design, furniture making, architectural millwork, custom seating …domains of activity which will be widely represented at Batimat.

 

TopSolid’Wood is an integrated design, manufacturing and management solution for the wood industry. TopSolid’Wood, a 3D design solution based on the Parasolid solid modeler, offers all the modelling facilities of the powerful CAD module TopSolid’Design. In addition, TopSolid’Wood offers industry-specific functions for woodmaking which enable unprecedented time and quality gains.

 

TopSolid’Wood outputs to the CNC plant floor through TopSolid’WoodCam, an integrated CAM solution which automatically produces the ISO code, via a post processor, to manufacture parts on CNC machinery. TopSolid’WoodCam offers unique and complete simulation of the machine tool which is vital to verify complex 5 axis tool paths. Thanks to the complete integration between TopSolid’Wood and TopSolid’WoodCam a real data flow exists between the design office and the manufacturing facility. This prevents numerous potential communication and technical errors and thereby generates considerable time gains.

 

A real CAM solution

 

TopSolid’WoodCam is a « real » CAM solution developed for the wood industry. Thanks to the many partnerships established by Missler Software with machine tool manufacturers in the wood industry, TopSolid’WoodCam drives the most complex machines present on the market today. TopSolid’Wood also proposes interfaces for 2 ½ D machining which enables files to be exported directly to the machine tool manufacturer’s software solution. In simple terms, TopSolid’Wood can directly communicate geometries to be machined to such machine tool manufacturer software solutions as WoodWop, BiesseWorks, Xilog, … for the machining of simple parts (for example, panels.)

 

While TopSolid’Wood may be used purely for CAD purposes, Missler Software strongly advocates the benefits of using its integrated CAD/CAM for the following reasons:

 

  • The existence of a 3D design model in TopSolid'WoodCam offers complete integration between design and production processes. Operations carried out in the design stage are recognised by TopSolid’WoodCam (rough milling, grooving, surfacing, drilling, profiling, routing, doweling, etc.) All tool paths are calculated taking into account the geometry of the model to be produced, the specific tooling to be used and the original stock as defined in TopSolid'Wood.

 

  • Any modification made during the design stage is automatically recuperated in the machining stage without having to make time-consuming changes (positioning of the part, identification of operations, choice of tools, etc.) The generation of the new ISO codes, following a design modification is, therefore, practically instantaneous.

 

  • The use of one software solution for design and machining leads to shorter and less expensive training. Working with 1 solution also means one contact point for all CAD/CAM exchanges.

 

For further information on the TopSolid’Wood integrated CAD/CAM solution visit www.topsolid.com


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