Bridges (Tabs) function
In order to retain the cut parts in the sheet, you can leave several bridges on their contours. After the cutting, the cross pieces are cut and the parts are removed from the sheet.
SprutCAM has the following modes for working with bridges:
- machining without bridges;
- a definite number of bridges is set, hence an even number of bridges are added for all the curves;
- number of bridges for each curve is variable and is based on its length;
- number of bridges for each curve is variable and depends on its surface area.
Automatic schemes for corner passing
In order to avoid incorrect corner cuts on the part, the system has several methods for tool path calculation in the corners. The cutting of the corners can be set automatically or manually, depending on the corner parameters.
Contour cutting sequence optimization according to the lengths of the passes, taking into consideration the inner contours
The contour cutting sequence is determined automatically, taking into consideration the inner contours.
This has to be done in order to avoid the untimely cutting out of a part with uncut parts inside.
The system also provides optimization of the machining sequence taking into account the length of the passes between parts.
Automatic detection of the optimal approach points to the workpiece contour with simultaneous control of the approach and withdrawal from the cut for neighboring parts. The system automatically calculates tool penetration positions, depending on the chosen approach, avoiding inadvertant cutting of neighboring parts.
No passes over already machined zones
Often, the machined part will bend due to the thermo treatment and can break when the cutter head is later moved above it. In order to avoid
such situations, the traverse moves between cutting start points can be done above the unmachined zones of the sheet. When the function is turned off, the passes will be made following the shortest distance between the points. When the function is turned on, the passes are made in such a way, that the cutter head avoids passing above already cut contours.
The NC code is checked in the machining simulation mode. The cutting simulation assures visual control of the quality of the NC code.