Data Acquisition

Tebis V4.0 CAM Software Package Enhancements

06 February 2017

The R3 version of the Tebis V4.0 CAM software package contains enhancements aimed at streamlining and accelerating user interaction with the system.

Screen image of the updated CAM package.Screen image of the updated CAM package.Toolbars and menu panels can be docked to the edge of the application window to produce what the company says is a clear, uncluttered screen with the essential part geometry displayed separate from its accompanying alphanumeric data. Similarly, a uniform edge color and isolines that can be shown and hidden to ensure a clear contrast between wire-frame and surface models.

Meanwhile, a function called "element export by selection from layer tree" makes it easier to deal with large files with larger-than-usual levels of data by breaking them into multiple individual files. The capability should optimize the processing of assemblies and complex files with many manufactured parts.

The company says that one end-application capability is a "design / cons / label" function to support the engraving of texts, logos and numbers. This can be used to create a text that is projected onto the component geometry. An accompanying "NC5ax/Mengrave" function then calculates the corresponding toolpath.

The software also facilitates creation of guide curves. This is done through an "NCPrep/Struct" function that enables users to check the curve position, repair curves, smooth them, and create parallel curves. The same is also the case for tolerance adjustment. Users can select between an automatically determined suggested tolerance or the standard tolerance, depending on the specific application with a 'suggest tolerance' option in the sofware's "BRep / Surf / Approx" and "BRep / Face / Approx" functions.

Another capability is the ability to assign NC variables like material height or protected elements across features regardless of feature type or parameter assignment. Finally, the existing "ActSurf / Reduce" function for convenient flattening of positive radii has been extended. This prevents contact of the sheet metal with the die and should help reduce the need for reworking.

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