New AutoPOL version 03.31.0020

2022-03-14

A new updated version 03.31.0020 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. Partners use AutoPOL Partner Portal.
Do not forget to back-up your AutoPOL Common Files on a regular basis.

General

  • Filmside in apProfile
    When creating 3D models using the apProfile file type, which is often done through integration with external software systems, it is now possible to define which side of the sheet is the Filmside.
    This can be used to indicate the side of the sheet that is, for example, painted or has a protective film. This is then considered through the entire process and helps ensure a correctly bent final product.

    How to set this in the apProfile files is documented in the AutoPOL Help

BendSim

  • Support for LVD TOUCH-B controls added
    We are happy to announce that from this version onwards, AutoPOL supports the TOUCH-B control from LVD.
    This is the control fitted on most of the modern LVD machines, but there are exceptions on some older machines.

    To be able to work with AutoPOL, or any other external software, and create programs for these machines there must be an option called XNC enabled at the control.

    To get access to this new control, a new activation code is required.
    End users with an active Subscription will find their updated code on the AutoPOL Customer Portal.
  • Estimation of tool set-up times
    For each bending program being created with AutoPOL, the time for loading and unloading the press brake tools is estimated.
    Besides these times being presented to the programmer, they are available in the Program properties and can also be extracted using the Industry 4.0 Data Sharing protocol. This is useful, for example, during automatic cost calculation or planning with external software systems.

    As the external factors around the machine, such as working routines and types of tool clamping, influence heavily the time needed for various operations around tool set-up, the system can be configured to consider the reality around each machine.