CAD/CAM Software targets sheet metal applications.
September 29, 2005 -
Focused on maximizing sheet metal utilization, Radan 05 offers nesting routines for components that stack at specific angles, common line slitting, and ability to store and nest partly used sheets. It provides ability to define, store, and retrieve tooling templates that specify required tool blow combinations to be used whenever particular geometry is programmed. Radan 05 supports ACIS 14, allowing direct import of latest ACIS 3D models.
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Radan Computational Limited
Radan Computational Limited
Bath, , BA1 9BE
Radan Announces Latest Release of its Sheet Metal CAD/CAM Software
Radan 05 Delivers New Levels of Material Utilisation and Productivity
Radan 05, the latest release of its world-leading CAD/CAM software for sheet metal applications, is now available from Radan Computational Ltd.
Many of the software's new features focus on maximising sheet utilisation, reflecting the continuing escalation of world-wide raw material costs. These include enhanced nesting routines for components that stack at specific angles, improved common line slitting and the ability to store and automatically nest part used sheets.
Automation is a further theme in Radan 05, with new features including the ability to define, store and retrieve tooling templates that specify the required tool blow combinations to be used whenever particular geometry is programmed. Further productivity improvements include new heat avoidance options for all types of profiling machines and enhanced parts removal and unloading capabilities.
Radan 05 also supports ACIS 14, allowing the direct import of latest ACIS 3D models. In addition, native AutoDesk Inventor files can be imported directly into the system, along with an extended range of optional 3D file formats - including Parasolid, CATIA V4 and V5, SolidWorks, Unigraphics, VDA-FS and Pro/E. Equivalent support for SolidEdge models will be available shortly.
Latest upgrades to the software's user interface and working environment include enhancements to auto-dimensioning, easier set up sheet and nesting report generation, and more effective DNC flow control. Furthermore, Radan 05's support for Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) provides simplified handling of macros, improves integration with third party software, and enables users to easily customise their working environments to individual requirements.
Radan, along with alphacam, jobshop and cabinet vision, are principal brands of Planit Holdings plc. The organisation's product range encompasses design to manufacturing applications and Enterprise Resource Planning software solutions for companies operating throughout the metal, woodworking, stone and sheet metal manufacturing sector. In addition, Planit International offers leading retail design software. The group is a multi-million pound global business, with operations in Europe, the Americas, Taiwan and Japan, as well as a network of approved distributors and dealers throughout North and South America, Asia, the Middle East, South Africa and the Pacific Rim.