Reduce Part Set-up Time with Edgecam 12.5

April 18, 2008: Planit introduces a new module to Edgecam – its market leading off-line NC programming software – that allows automation of the part set-up process by working in conjunction with Renishaw probing systems. Edgecam Probing is an intuitive and powerful tool for automatically generating and simulating spindle probing routines for horizontal and vertical machining centers direct from CAD geometry within Edgecam 12.5.

Using Edgecam’s easy-to-use cycles, the new Probing module embeds standard Renishaw Inspection Plus CNC probing commands inside the Edgecam part file. This enables automatic work offset calculations to accurately establish part datums for subsequent machining
(e.g. G54-G59). Intermediate positional moves are automatically and intelligently incorporated to avoid the risk of damage to the probe.

Full simulation within Edgecam of the probing routine allows the user to verify that the cycle is optimal and proves the process instead of using valuable set-up time on the machine tool.

Edgecam Probing offers a range of cycles for identifying the position of bores, bosses, pockets and webs together with individual X, Y and Z points. It can also identify internal obstacles in bores and pockets and use either a 3 or 4 point probing routine, as desired. Additional flexibility is offered through advance control of protected moves to minimize probe travel and further reduce cycle time.


About Planit:

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 installed 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 goods and services to their customers. Leading Planit brands are Alphacam, Cabinet Vision, Cabnetware, Edgecam, Jobshop and Radan. For additional information visit

The Edgecam brand delivers a market leading computer aided manufacturing (CAM) system for NC part programming, Milling, Turning and Mill/Turn programming with unparalleled ease of use and sophisticated toolpath generation. Edgecam is a principal high end brand of the Planit group – recently ranked by CIMdata as the world’s fastest growing CAM vendor, with most industrial users. For further information visit:


Contact: Jane Briscoe                                       Planit Solutions, Inc.
Telephone: 651.982.0100 ext. 5515                   3000 Town Center, Suite 830
Email: Email Contact            Southfield, MI  48075



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