New AutoPOL version 03.28.0001
A new updated version 03.28.0001 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.
- Acis version 2018 1.0 implemented
The latest version of the Acis 3D kernel has been implemented.
- 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.
Acis: 2018 1.0
Catia V5: 6R2017
ProE/Creo: Creo 4.0
- Improved material settings
It is now possible to define material settings for multiple thicknesses within the same material.
This will improve the accuracy of the bend deduction calculation even further, especially for those who work in a broad range of thicknesses
- Bend data exceptions
User defined bend deduction values can be set for certain cases where the general formulas should not apply.
This is very useful in for example odd cases. An example can be where the sheet is force bent into a very narrow die and no general rules of calculation apply.
Then a user specified bend deduction can be set, as a general rule in the system, for that particular combination of Material, Thickness, Angle, Die and Punch
- Automatic Bottoming (Coining)
AutoPOL will automatically set the bending method to bottoming if appropriate tools for that are used.
With that option enabled the use of bottoming is fully automated and everything that is affected, such as force, tool load, bend radius, bend deduction and NC code, is set automatically.
Of course you can also set the bending method manually and even use different methods on individual bends.
- Manual sorting of Materials
It is now possible to manually sort the Materials, so they can be grouped or listed according to the users own preference and liking.
- Additional data in process documentation
The process documentation will now include information about the rectangular size of the flat pattern.
- Improved MultiSave
The MultiSave function can now contain dynamic folders, using variables, to be able to more freely decide where the files should be saved.
To give an example, DXF files can automatically be sorted based on Material and Thickness.
Examples of available variables are Date, Material, Thickness, Machine, Import folder and Revision.
- Configurable Retract Safety Distance
The user can now , automatically, influence the safety distance between the finger and the part after a Retract movement is performed.