Press Release Summary:
Optimized for plasma, oxy-fuel, laser, and waterjet cutting, ColumbusÂ® CAD/CAM Nesting Software v1.3 includes Job Wizard, which automatically creates NC programs from customer orders. Menu-driven user interface complements screen icons to help keep workspace organized and keep important functions at user's fingertips. Other features include zoom overlay window that shows details without zooming complete layout, and visual control for users to detect parts on table grid which will tilt after cut.
Original Press Release:
New Version of ESAB Cutting Software Features Powerful Job Wizard, Optimized User Interface
Florence, SC -- ESAB Welding & Cutting Products announces the release of Columbus® CAD/CAM Nesting Software version 1.3, a powerful CAD/CAM programming and nesting software optimized for plasma, oxy-fuel, laser and waterjet cutting. This latest version of Columbus offers many new features and updates to make programming easier and more efficient, improve material utilization, increase productivity, and streamline workflow.
The most powerful function is the new Job Wizard, which automatically creates NC programs from customer orders. For the parts and plates within a customer's library that are marked for automatic process, Job Wizard can automatically nest all parts on the correct plates, as well as assign the best machine to cut the part based on strategy settings. For job shops, Job Wizard can perform these functions automatically within minutes after a customer releases the order, saving hours of time.
Influenced by customer requests, Columbus version 1.3 now features a simpler, optimized User Interface (UI). The menu-driven user interface complements the screen icons to help keep the workspace organized and keep important functions at the user's fingertips. The workspace can be customized by hiding or showing all features in each section and organizing the different menus with dockable windows over more than one monitor.
Other enhancements include a zoom overlay window that shows details without zooming the complete layout, visual control for users to detect parts on a table grid which will tilt after cut, commands that improve cut quality and production time when beveling by optimizing the cutting path and eight more improvements that simplify programming and cutting. ESAB offers total online support for Columbus software. All support is done on-line, which allows questions to be answered as quickly as possible to get customers up and running faster.
ESAB Welding & Cutting Products is a recognized leader in the welding and cutting industry. From time-honored processes in welding and cutting to revolutionary technologies in mechanized cutting and automation, ESAB's filler metals, equipment, and accessories bring solutions to customers around the globe. For more information, visit www.esab.com or call 1-800-ESAB-123.
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