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New AutoPOL version 03.30.0001

16 november, 2020

A new updated version 03.30.0001 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. Partners use AutoPOL Partner Portal.
Do not forget to back-up your AutoPOL Common Files on a regular basis.

General

  • 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.

    Catia V5: V5-6 R2021
    Creo: 7.0
    3DExperience: V6 R2021x
    JT: 10.3 & 10.5
    Parasolid: 33.0.X
    Siemens NX: NX 1926
    Solidworks: 2021
  • Improved calculation performance
    New technologies for faster, more optimised collision detection have been developed.
    This enables, for example, quicker bend sequencing and tool set-up calculations.

BendSim

  • Save and Load Tool Set-ups
    With AutoPOL it is now possible to Save and Load pre-defined Tool Set-ups.
    This means you can easily store a set-up that you have created, automatically or manually, and then re-use it for other parts. This is managed under the Tooling tab in the Machine Settings.
    When loading the set-up, AutoPOL will also position the part at good positions. If no good location is available, for one or several bends, you can manually set the position. Or alter the set-up itself by using the loaded one as a starting point.
    As a bonus, we have also added the possibility to re-load the last used tool set-up, without the need for saving, if you have removed it and then want to get that same one back again.
  • Reset finger positions
    It is now really easy to reset the finger positions back to the default positions calculated by AutoPOL.
    You can choose to apply the reset to the current bend, remaining bends in the sequence or all bends.
    In the numeric entry of finger positions you simply select the Auto button, shown on the right, and the default position will be set.
  • Beam fixtures
    Depending on what options you have on the machine, it could affect the appearance of the lower beam, and influence the collision detection.
    This could for example be if you have front supports that require additional linear guides. These could then cause collisions that you normally would not get without those mounted.
    This new feature makes it easier to maintain correct machine dimensions, and you no longer need to create complete models for each combination of options.
    Instead you have the basic beam and then you can combine that with a 3D model for your particular combination of options. This is illustrated on the right where the same beam is shown in two different configurations.
  • Punch Extensions for default hemming tools
    It is now possible to also include punch extensions when configuring default hemming tools.
    This enables the possibility to automatically set a broader range of punch tools when programming parts with hemming.
  • Support for Ermaksan Er Touch controllers
    FCC Software is happy to announce that from this new version we officially support the ER Touch control from Ermaksan.
    This control is available in 3 different versions, Professional, Master and Basic.
    All three of them are now supported by AutoPOL.

    To get access to this new controller, a new activation code is required.
    End users with an active Subscription will find their updated code on the AutoPOL Customer Portal.
    Partners who wish to get access need to contact FCC Software via mail@autopol.com and request their new code.

Batch & Remote

  • Tool Summary in Queue Report
    When optimizing the production queue, a new section has been added to the report.
    This provides a summary of all the tools, and segments, needed to bend that entire list of products.
    This is very convenient for the operator who can easily collect all of the tooling required for the entire list of parts, making tool changes even more efficient.
    And let’s not forget the positive ergonomic affect of reduced handling of heavy tooling!

New AutoPOL version 03.29.0002

13 maj, 2020

A new updated version 03.28.0002 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.

BendSim

  • Improvements when searching for alternative tools
    The functionality that searches for alternative tools, when the default ones are not suitable, has been greatly improved.
    Up until now this functionality has been limited to finding one punch and die combination. Now, multiple tool combinations can be found automatically.
    This means, for example, that AutoPOL can automatically suggest using different types of punches for one part if required. The same thing goes for dies also.
    That is not all. If flanges that are too short are detected, it will also try to avoid those issues by trying dies with a narrower w-opening.
  • Rollbend dies
    Rollbend dies are now possible to use in AutoPOL without creating a corresponding normal V-shaped die.
    This means that proper collision detection and other characteristics of this type of tool can now be more accurately simulated.
    Many rollbend type dies from a broad range of suppliers have been added to the default tool library and are ready for use.
    If your specific rollbend tool is not available at this moment, you can easily add it using the built in templates.
  • Apply Remaining
    Making settings to only the current bend is easy!
    But many of the bend settings you can edit, such as finger retraction and y-opening, have also for a long time easily been applied to all of the bends. Just choose Apply All when modifying.
    As of now there is also a third option called Apply Remaining available to many of the settings.
    What it does is that it will apply the change you do to the current bend, and all the ones after it in the bend sequence. This setting goes from here and all the bends forward, basically.
    Maybe not the biggest feature we have developed, but very useful…
  • Support for Cybelec VisiTouch controllers
    FCC Software is happy to announce that from this new version we officially support the latest control from the Swiss company Cybelec, called VisiTouch.
    These controllers are available in 2 different version, VisiTouch 19 and VisiTouch 19 MX.
    Both of them are now supported by AutoPOL.
  • Support for Step Automation controllers
    Another new control manufacturer now supported by AutoPOL is Step Automation from Italy.
    Their controllers are currently available in 13 versions under 2 different lines, called CNC Series ROCK and CNC Series SA-TOUCH, and AutoPOL supports all of them.To get access to these new controls, a new activation code is required.
    End users with an active Subscription will find their updated code on the AutoPOL Customer Portal.
    Partners who wish to get their new activation code, with the new controllers included, needs to contact FCC Software via mail@autopol.com and request their updated code.

Batch & Remote

  • Improved Queue reporting
    The queue reports can now have more extensive information regarding each program.
    This can, for the part itself, be for example the number of bends, part size, cutting length, number of contours and weight.
    On the program side you can get more tool set-up related info such as a list of used tool segments, including images of every tool type, for each program.

New AutoPOL version 03.29.0001.2

16 december, 2019

A new updated version 03.28.0001.2 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

  • 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.
    Catia V5: V5-6R2020
    3DExpereience: V6 R2020x
    SolidEdge: SE2020
    Solidworks: 2020

New AutoPOL version 03.29.0001

4 december, 2019

A new updated version 03.29.0001 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. Partners use AutoPOL Partner Portal.
Do not forget to back-up your AutoPOL Common Files on a regular basis.

General

  • Barcodes added
    New barcode generation functionality has been added. This means that a large number of new/different barcode formats can be used in various documents, such as the Process documentation and Queue reports, and then be scanned at the machine.
    The barcodes are configurable both in terms of type, around 100 different available, and what data it should contain.
  • Reminder: Discontinued Windows support
    On January 14, 2020, Microsoft is ending support for their Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2008 R2 operating systems. As are we.
    After January 14, 2020, we will no longer support Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 (R2) for AutoPOL software.
    If you are still using AutoPOL software with these operating systems, we highly recommend that you upgrade to Windows 10 or newer version of Windows Server.
    If you stay on these older operating systems after January 14, 2020, you can continue to use AutoPOL software released prior, but it will not be supported.
    FCC Software will not be able to address defects or support items for software running on Microsoft operating systems no longer supported.

BendSim

  • Parking of fingers
    It is now possible to manually park the fingers in a specific position. This is done by locking the individual axes you do not want to move.
    This is handy when you do not want to use them to gauge against, mayby using a laser line, or if you want to do some sort of special operation with a locked position.
    The parking function is found where you numerically input the Z/R position and once they are parked, and you keep adding to the bend sequence, they will stay there until you un-park them again.
  • Bend step delay
    The bend step delay, when the fingers move from the current bend to the next, can now be set on each individual bend.
    The delay method can be a time in seconds or the operator activating the step change.
    Different controllers support different methods, so the options available is decided by what machine that is currently used.
  • Tool management copy function
    A new function to copy tool types and segmentation between different tool folders has been added.
    This will simplify and speed up tool management, especially when the initial installation is done. But, for example, also when newly purchased tools needs to be added to a user tool inventory from the complete list of supplier tooling.

Batch & Remote

  • Pre-Processing added
    It is now possible to pre-process the parts in a job list. This means you can easily and quickly extract part info from the 3D files without running the full process.
    This information can be for example the thickness, number of bends, part size, cutting length, number of contours and weight.
    This information can be used for example in early stage quoting routines or production planning.

New AutoPOL version 03.28.0017

25 september, 2019

A new updated version 03.28.0017 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

  • 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.
    Creo: 6.0
    Inventor: V2020

    Parasolid: 31.1.188
    Siemens NX: NX 1847
  • No to All when closing multiple documents
    When the command Close All is used to close multiple documents, it is now possible to say No to All when the user is asked if they should be saved or not.
    This will not only save time, but also decrease the need for multiple interactions with the user when none of the documents should be saved.

BendSim

  • Support for Bystronic controllers
    We are happy to announce that from this release AutoPOL now also supports Bystronic machines with their own controllers ByVision Bending and MMC Bybend.
    With increased demand for support of these controls FCC Software decided to put the required resources into developing this post-processor, and after intensive development and testing we are happy to release this new functionality. From this release AutoPOL also contains an extensive predefined Bystronic tool library to make implementation of these machines simple and efficent.
  • Support for Trumpf Touchpoint controller
    The newer Trumpf Touchpoint control is starting to appear more frequently in the markt, which means there is now more requests for AutoPOL to run also those machinies.
    As of this new release, the Touchpoint control is also supported. When creating code for the Trumpfs, you can simply choose if it should be adapted for the previous TASC6000 or the new Touchpoint control in the machine settings.

Batch & Remote

  • Program Queue Optimizer in Remote mode
    The Program Queue Optimizer released in the previous version can now also be used in Remote mode.
    This means that the functionality to calculate in what sequence the individual parts should be produced, to minimize time needed for tool changes, can now also be used by external software systems. This can for example be ERP and MRP systems.
    How to implement this functionality with your own software system is documented in the AutoPOL Help.

Discontinued Windows support

1 juli, 2019

On January 14, 2020, Microsoft is ending support for their Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2008 R2 operating systems.

As are we.

After January 14, 2020, we will no longer support Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 (R2) for AutoPOL software.

If you are still using AutoPOL software with these operating systems, we highly recommend that you upgrade to Windows 10 or newer version of Windows Server.
If you stay on these older operating systems after January 14, 2020, you can continue to use AutoPOL software released prior, but it will not be supported.
FCC Software will not be able to address defects or support items for software running on Microsoft operating systems no longer supported.


New AutoPOL version 03.28.0016

15 april, 2019

A new updated version 03.28.0016 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

  • Import Trumpf 3D BNC files
    It is now possible to open Trumpf 3D BNC files.
    This means that the 3D model inside the press brake programs created for, or by, the TASC6000 control can opened and processed by AutoPOL just like any of the other 3D CAD file formats.
    This 3D model can then be processed by AutoPOL in the normal and new programs be created for also other machines.
  • Industry 4.0
    External software systems, for example ERP and MRP, can now extract information about parts and bending solutions from the AutoPOL files.
    This enables those systems to integrate more deeply and off-line programming information is available for further use in various processes. This can be for example automatic quoting, production planning, order handling etc.

BendSim

  • Y-Opening Gap and Mute Point settings
    The general machine configuration is slightly improved by now having open and independent settings for the Y-Opening Gap and the Mute Point.
    The Y-Opening Gap value decides how much extra opening height that is needed after each bend, and is added to the current flange height.
    The Mute Point is the distance how far from the top of the sheet the press brakes changes from approach speed to bending speed.

Batch & Remote

  • Updated user interface for Batch Manager
    The user interface for the add-on Batch & Remote, Batch Manager, has got a new updated user interface.
    It has been adapted to a more standardized Ribbon menu style and the tasks are now separated into different tabs.
    In the Program tab you program new parts from CAD files to finished bending solutions and production files.
    In the Produce tab you use existing bending solutions to plan your work and prepare for production.
  • Program Queue Optimizer
    This new feature is available in the Produce tab of Batch Manager and is used to calculate in what sequence the individual parts should be produced to minimize time needed for tool changes.
    It is taking into account each individual segment in the tool set-ups for these calculations and based on how long certain operations take, the optimal production queue is calculated.
    The result from these calculations will be presented as Queue report in PDF format.

New AutoPOL version 03.28.0014

21 januari, 2019

A new updated version 03.28.0014 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

  • 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.
    Creo: 5.0
    JT: 10.2
    Parasolid: 31.0.x
    SolidEdge: ST11
    Solidworks: 2019

New AutoPOL version 03.28.0013

12 november, 2018

A new updated version 03.28.0013 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.

BendSim

  • Major performance improvements
    Many of the calculation intense core functions of the AutoPOL kernel has been re-written and will see big performance improvements.
    These improvements are achieved through optimizing algorithms and multi-threading, where all the CPU kernels are used more efficiently.
    Improvement results are not linear and will vary from part to part, but for example the auto sequencing and tool set-up calculations, have shown results only requiring down to 20% of the time for certain parts.
  • Forced Retract based on thickness
    A new machine setting is implemented that forces the back gauges to always make a retract when the part is over a certain thickness.
    It is for example common that you want to do this to avoid thicker sheets lifting the fingers. It is also useful in robotized solutions where doing a retract at every bend is common.

New AutoPOL version 03.28.0011

7 augusti, 2018

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.

General

  • 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
    Parasolid: 30.0.x
  • 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.

BendSim

  • 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.

New AutoPOL version 03.28.0010

8 april, 2018

A new updated version 03.28.0010 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.

General

  • 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.
    3DExperience: V6 R2018x
    Catia V5: V5-6R2018
    Siemens NX: NX 12.0.0
    Solidworks: 2018
  • New keyboard shortcuts
    Some new small, but very useful, keyboard shortcuts have been added.The keys 1, 2, & 3 on the left hand side of the keyboard are used for switching between Combined 2/3D, 2D & 3D when in model mode.
    In bend mode it will be used for view settings of the machine components, just like the 1, 2, & 3 buttons on the lower left in the graphics area.
    Additionally the left and right arrow keys are used to move forward and backwards in the bend sequence.

Press release: New AutoPOL add-on for batch processing and integration with automated systems.

5 april, 2018

AutoPOL has since its release back in the early 2000´s been a leader in the off-line programming of press brake’s. By releasing this new add-on the software takes another big leap forward to maximize press brake productivity and efficiency.

The all new Batch & Remote is an add-on to AutoPOL. It enables automatic processing of multiple parts and interfacing with external software systems.
Batch processing means that multiple parts are processed by the software automatically.
All necessary tasks are performed without user input, the results are reported back and production data is created.
If any issues occur, for example parts being impossible to bend, they are reported back through the system and the operator can review them.

The Remote part of the add-on is built in such a way that external software systems can instruct AutoPOL to process parts automatically and receive the results back. This makes it possible for existing planning and production systems to interface with AutoPOL and use it for press brake integration.

Benefits/Highlights
– Automatic programming of multiple parts.
– Unattended processing.
– Dramatically reduces programming costs.
– Reports the overall outcome and for each step in the process.
– Easy manual inspection if issues are reported.
– Allows external software systems to control part processing.

This new functionality can be added not only to new licenses but also to existing installations.
For further information on obtaining this add-on to your existing license, please contact your AutoPOL supplier.

 

About FCC Software

FCC Software is a company developing and marketing world class software for sheet metal manufacturing. The company was established in 1987 and has Falköping, a city in the southwest part of Sweden, as its base.
After starting with sales and service of Computer Aided Design software, the company evolved and is now focusing all its resources on developing and marketing its own software products. Products that are all related to design and manufacturing of sheet metal parts.
FCC Software operates globally and have through strategic partnerships created a strong sales and service organization to service each market.
Core company values are great innovation, cooperation and strong relations.


New AutoPOL version 03.28.0006

2 mars, 2018

A new updated version 03.28.0006 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.

General

  • MultiSave available in Unfold tab and Add-on Design
    The MultiSave function can now be used not only in the Bend tab, but is also available in the Unfold tab. It is even available in Design tab if that add-on is active.
    The files saved and thier content is adapted depending on what information that is available in the current state.

BendSim

  • Support for the Trumpf TASC 6000 control
    FCC Software is happy to announce that AutoPOL now supports the Trumpf TASC 6000 control.The programs created for this control does not only include the numerical information required to run the machine. It also contains the native 3D graphics that allows the operator to see each operation directly on the control. No extra features or viewers are required.To support this new feature there is also an extensive library of tooling and machine information/components added to the existing collection.To activate this new feature, a new activation code is required.
    Customers with an active subscription will find their new activation code on the AutoPOL Customer Portal.
    Dealers and partners can obtain their new activation code(s) by contacting FCC Software.

New AutoPOL version 03.28.0005

20 december, 2017

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.

General

  • User defined weighting span for bend data exceptions
    The user can now decide the angle span used to find bend data exceptions that are not available for a specific target angle.
    This settings defines how far from the target angle the next larger and smaller bend data exception can be. If exceptions are found within this span, a weighted average of the two will be used.
  • 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.
    Solid Edge: ST10
    Autodesk Inventor: 2018
    Parasolid: 30
  • MultiSave available in Unfold and add-on Design
    The MultiSave command can now be used already in the Unfold or Design tab. This opens up the possibility to conveniently save all production files also for parts that do not require bending.

New AutoPOL version 03.28.0001

26 september, 2017

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.

General

  • 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
    3DExperience: R2017
    ProE/Creo: Creo 4.0
    JT: 10x
  • 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

BendSim

  • 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.

Press release: AutoPOL GT, press brake off-line programming taken to the next level.

27 mars, 2017

AutoPOL has since its release back in the early 2000´s been a leader in the off-line programming of press brake’s. A new generation, called AutoPOL GT, has just been released.
The software has undergone major development and improvement and will bring a new ease of use never before experienced.

Having been the pioneers in the early days of press brake off-line programming, AutoPOL has held the position of being the most capable and advanced available. Even when having such high technical levels and advanced features, the user friendliness has always been something operators highlight.

While maintaining and improving the highest technical level, great efforts have been made to raise the user experience even further. The result is this new generation AutoPOL GT setting new, even higher, standards in user experience for off-line press brake programming.

With a heritage in traditional computer environments and the future of hand held devices in mind, the AutoPOL GT has been developed to be what’s often referred to as hybrid software. This means that it is built to be used efficiently with both a classic mouse and modern touch screen devices.

Besides all the user interface improvements there is also a lot of enhancements and additions to the technical functionality and capabilities.
Adapting to use with touch screen devices requires that many features are more automated and scaled down from the users stand point. The spin off effect is that many technical features have been improved greatly to allow use with less user interaction.

The new version is available to existing users with a valid Subscription contract through the AutoPOL Customer Portal and is also delivered to all new users.
To make the transition from previous versions or learning from scratch is easy. There are over 15 different tutorials available in the software help section, all with simple to follow video demonstrations.

“AutoPOL has always been in the forefront when it comes to functionality and user friendliness for press brake off-line programming. With this new generation of the software we are taking that to yet another level. The remarks we get when showing it to both new and existing users is overwhelming. Everybody is so impressed with how easy and powerful it is.”, says Fredrik Holmvik, Product Manager at FCC Software.

 

About FCC Software

FCC Software is a company developing and marketing world class software for sheet metal manufacturing. The company was established in 1987 and has Falköping, a city in the southwest part of Sweden, as its base.
After starting with sales and service of Computer Aided Design software, the company evolved and is now focusing all its resources on developing and marketing its own software products. Products that are all related to design and manufacturing of sheet metal parts.
FCC Software operates globally and have through strategic partnerships created a strong sales and service organization to service each market.
Core company values are great innovation, cooperation and strong relations.