New AutoPOL version 03.28.0011
A new updated version 03.28.0011 of AutoPOL has been released. This version includes new functionality and a few minor improvements/fixes. The major ones are briefly described below.
Customers with an active Subscription can download this version from the AutoPOL Customer Portal.
Do not forget to back-up your AutoPOL Common Files on a regular basis.
- Support for new 3D file versions added
The currently supported versions can always be found on www.autopol.com/translators, but the new versions added in this release are the following.Inventor: 2019
- Support for high-resolution step bends
It is now possible to define step bends where the number of bends exceed the predictable limit and will be inside the V-opening of the die. This will allow a smoother radius and a more esthetic appearance.
The challenge is that manual correction of the bend angles at the machine will most likely be require, as it will be unable to calcualte a correct penetration depth with previous bends inside the V-opening of the die.
- Automatic step bend conversion
AutoPOL can now automatically convert large radius bends into step bends. The number of bends applied is decided by user defined settings, describing the smoothnes required.
The operation is performed automatically when the flat pattern is calculated, but can also be manually overridden.
- New AutoPOL file format
The AutoPOL .pol file format has been replaced with a new file format called .polp.
As a user there will not be any difference in the daily work, but this new format is improved a lot “under the hood”.
For example it is a compressed file format, resulting in smaller file sizes. It also eliminates the need for external preview files.
The files are also more adapted to store and supply data in environments where connectivity with other systems is required, such as Industry 4.0 and with ERP/MRP systems.
- New functionality that limits the part peripheral speed
This new safety feature will automatically limit the ram speed movement during bending so that the part peripheral speed will be within specified limits.
The maximum peripheral speed is set as a machine setting and is of course dependant on part size and tooling.
- Better indication of bottoming
When bottoming is used as bending method it will now be indicated more clearly in both the Info section inside AutoPOL and the Process Documentation.
- Support for the Cone TC15 control
FCC Software is happy to announce that AutoPOL now supports the Cone TC15 control from CoastOne.