E vry, 01 april 2011 – Missler Software, number 2 French CAD/CAM developer is now launching TopSolid’Wood 2011, its new integrated CAD/CAM solution for the wood industry. In addition to such improvements as automatic assembly, multi-machining, a direct link with Blum and 2 new sales tools, TopSolid’Planner and TopSolid’Quote dedicated to product configuration and quote generation are availabl
Direct link with Blum
A new interface with Dynaplan, which is directly accessible from TopSolid’Wood, allows TopSolid users import furniture designed using Dynaplan. All imported parts can be directly exploited in TopSolid’Wood for assembly, draft generation and machining. The TopSolid user can also use all Blum 3D hardware models available thanks to the new cooperation between Missler Software and Blum.
This new function offers an automatic assembly mode based on predefined assembly rules. Thanks to this function the TopSolid’Wood user can assemble several parts at the same time (multi-assembly) while using components associated with several propagations. Recognition of parts to be assembled and the automation of such steps as screw insertion, assembly by pins, etc. (without doing this one by one) enable the new automatic assembly function. The principal advantages of automatic assembly are the possibilities the user benefits from to better structure and organise his time as well as significant time savings in assembly definition.
TopSolid’Wood 2011 offers 2 main improvements in its multi-machining possibilities:
- The user can now manage the operations order to be applied for multi-machining
- Multiple projects can be machined with the multi-machining function
The operations order can be determined and set in the CAD stage, taking into account machining priorities and imperatives, and applied automatically to the multi-machining function to ensure that the desired machining order is respected. This ensures that the machining order defined in the CAD stage is respected and the user does not need to repeatedly his machining programs. This reduces the risk of errors by standardising procedures and permits significant time gains.
The multiple-machining of several projects at the same time offers the workshop manager increased flexibility in planning his machining thereby permitting increased productivity gains.
TopSolid’Planner - new interior design graphical configurator
TopSolid’Planner is a new interior design graphical configurator which now completes the TopSolid CAD/CAM range for the wood industry. It is a very useful and efficient sales tool for sales teams and is completely integrated with TopSolid’Wood and TopSolid’WoodCam. The sales person can quickly generate 3D realistically rendered images, drafts and quotations for his customers. All projects created with TopSolid’Planner can be sent directly for manufacturing preparation (BOMs, follow on sheets, nesting operations, machining program …)
TopSolid’Quote – new quote generation tool
TopSolid’Quote is a simple-to-use estimate generation tool for your itinerant sales force that needs to make estimates quickly and precisely. In just a couple of clicks you can easily add your products and services and create a personalized estimate. The new TopSolid estimate generation tool (which is directly linked to TopSolid’Wood) manages multiple suppliers and supplier catalogues as well as the generation of estimates in different languages and currencies. It is integrated with the TopSolid product range and is maintained updated on the internet. All estimates generated can be sent to suppliers by email or can be downloaded through an ftp site.
TopSolid'Wood is an integrated design, manufacturing and management (CAD/CAM/PDM) software specialized for wood processing. It is made up of comprehensive standard components and processes specific to the wood industry. It offers powerful modelling functions, optimised assembly management and facilitated communication with customers and manufacturing.
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'Wood offers unique and complete simulation of the machine tool which is vital to verify complex 5 axis tool paths. 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.
Missler Software is one of the leading global suppliers of CAD, CAM and ERP solutions. The company’s product lines include TopSolid and GOelan. Missler Software offers a uniquely integrated solution for the mechanical engineering industry (general mechanical design, special machinery, tooling, boilerwork …) and for sheet metal and wood industries.
Thanks to its advanced technology and its fully integrated solution, Missler Software is experiencing rapid growth in the global CAD/CAM market. For further information contact Email Contact or visit www.topsolid.com
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