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
(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.
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 www.planit.com
The Edgecam brand
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