CAD/CAM Software Release Saves Time with Optimized Features


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Tebis America introduces Version 4.0, Release 3 of its Tebis CAD/CAM software. The highlights of the new launch include toolbars and menu panels that can be easily docked to the edge of the application window; a more intuitive software interface for new users; and a new project dialog that displays after the program starts displaying the most recently used files. In this version, Tebis has also improved the display of wireframe models and isolines to avoid the problem of too many isolines on the screen that can make the components visually unclear. This version is also designed to be more efficient with users’ time, automatically breaking up assemblies and complex files into multiple individual files. Another time-savings benefit is optimized reverse engineering. Release 3 provides improved algorithms that generate transitions for four-edge surfaces. The user can also quickly adjust the approximation tolerance as well as control-generated radius runouts and theoretical edges more efficiently.

In surface modeling, when generating surfaces with constant curvature, Release 3 supports symmetrical areas and provides better management of input parameters when using optimization functions. This version also delivers improved reliability in NC programs. An extended list of known machine conflicts is integrated into the CAD/CAM software for quick access.

The NC automation of 2.5D drilling and milling is also more efficient in this version, because the processing sequence in feature-based NC programming can now be more easily influenced by feature groups. Tool optimization has also been extended in the Job Manager. Tools can be changed across machining operations in NCJobs.

According to the company, it is possible to shorten cycle times by roughly 30 percent in laser cutting and trimming because the improved NC point distribution results in more compact programs. The user can set axial tolerances and manually remove NC points. Head tilt directions on the machines can also be handled more easily in stamping areas. This prevents rapid pivot movements. Tool paths can be checked numerically with the Collision Check Machine add-on to avoid collisions and limit-switch conflicts.