Vero has released Radan 2018 R2. It includes new functionality giving users a greater degree of manual control where flexibility is required for certain aspects of their individual production processes.
Product manager Olaf Körner says while Radan 2018 R2 continues to provide important automation tools for improving productivity, users’ knowledge and experience of a company’s components can address certain specifics that are often unique to their own manufacturing procedures.
One such new tool is grid nesting, which gives additional flexibility for users wanting to create or manipulate a nest manually.
Reverse cutting direction is another example of providing additional user control. Olaf Körner says this new functionality is particularly important for plasma CNC machine tools.
Moving on to the new automation functions – a major update is an improved way of calculating the most effective remnants. Previously, the operator had to manually choose the shape of the remnant – a square or rectangle – but the Improved Remnant Handling function, ensures the best possible option is always cut.
Picker arm movement provides additional automation on the machine tool.
A single click now creates a detailed production pack for all nests. Every NC program traditionally comes with an instruction sheet for the shop floor, which until this latest version, was a manual process for each individual nest. Now, one mouse click introduces additional information into the pack, which is produced automatically for any number of nests.
With the dedicated press brake module, Radbend, making a major contribution to Radan’s global growth, a new set of Automation Options means templates can be created to specify steps which previously had to be set up manually. It not only applies to the part shown onscreen, but also to the same repetitive work for other parts without the user having to do anything.
DIN Unfolding enhances the way a part is unfolded in Radbend, placing more emphasis on the designer’s intentions, particularly regarding the importance of the radius.
Improvements to the Bend Sequence Templates allow information to be brought in detailing where joggles and hems should occur.
Show Unfold Dimensions is an onscreen overview showing the key dimensions of the blank. It also appears on all reports so operators can readily check they have the correct part, streamlining the shopfloor process.
Radm-ax / Radtube
As Radm-ax continues to develop its relationship with Mazak, providing software for their powerful and complex tube cutting machine tools, Olaf Körner says common cutting for tubes is an important enhancement.
The new auto-cut review function provides assisted automation for more complex parts.
Clone change points is a way of duplicating manual changes.
A number of updates to Radan’s Logistics suite include giving users three different options on how they calculate the cost of material used to make an individual part. Also new to the quoting system in 2018 R2 is the ability to mark purchased items on the complete assembly drawing, and the cost per piece, so they can be included in customer quotes.
A workflow enhancement to import parts from CSV files into quotes and orders leads to a more streamlined process.
Finally, Batch Bending reduces the number of mouse clicks, by introducing all single part 3D files into the module.
About Vero Software
Headquartered in England, Vero Software designs, develops, and supplies CAD/CAM/CAE software for design and manufacturing processes. The company’s brands include Alphacam, Cabinet Vision, Edgecam, Machining STRATEGIST, PEPS, Radan, SMIRT, SURFCAM, WorkNC and VISI, along with the production control MRP system Javelin. Despite the diversity of application, these solutions have one thing in common: they all address the rising challenges of achieving manufacturing efficiencies and bring huge value to the operations in which they are deployed.
Vero has direct offices in the UK, Germany, Italy, France, Japan, USA, Brazil, Netherlands, China, South Korea, Spain and India supplying products to more than 45 countries through its wholly owned subsidiaries and reseller network. Vero is part of Hexagon, a leading global provider of information technologies that drive quality and productivity across geospatial and industrial enterprise applications.
For more information, please visit www.verosoftware.com.