Significant developments in RADAN 2012 R1 offer more control when automatically applying tags and micro joints for profiling machines.
Settings for micro joints and tags can now optionally be configured in the Rules and Styles, which effectively means that the application and style of tagging can be made dependent on the size and type of profile.
The end of a profile can be defined as an overburn or tag.
To save pierce time on thick materials, parts can now be joined using ‘bridges’. A small bridge (either with a gap or overlapping) is added between two external profiles which will join them together
Interactive Tool List:
A new interactive and dynamic tool list offers users programming punching or combination machines an unprecedented level of assistance. It allows the user to easily view, verify and manipulate the tool selection applied to a part.
Expanding on from material utilisation introduced in the previous release greater efficiency and cost savings can be made with the introduction of sheet priorities in 2012 R2 .This additional functionality allows a priority to be set against a sheet size, which ensures that this sheet size will be used before other sheet sizes are considered, sheets sizes with the same priority will then be compared on utilisation.
Common Part Properties
The parts list in automatic nesting can now be more easily manipulated by either using the new bulk-edit or the existing individual edit functions.
Optionally filled parts and sheets increase the readability of the graphical documents created within RADAN, with thumbnails now always drawn with a white background users will be ensured consistent graphics regardless of the individuals user’s screen preferences.
New Nesting for Common Cutting:
Intelligent nesting for complex parts
RADAN 2012 R1 provides users with greater control over the nesting process when common cutting is involved. Introducing the Same Part option allows that the user to specify the maximum number of the identical parts that it wants nested together using common cutting, the customer can have multiple shapes per sheet, and by utilising the Same Part option the nester will find the right pattern for numerous shapes while keeping each shape within its specified batch as well as allowing for the best common cut, improving machine times and use of consumables.
Updated Unfolding with Radbend
Creating NC code for a press brake or even just to verify manufacturability can have implications regarding the bend allowances used during the unfolding process. Enhancements to unfolding within Radbend means that the 3D model is now automatically updated with the information from Radbend and can be unfolded within the correct parameters as specified.