ONGAA CAM for HOMAG/Weeke Wood CNC Machining from Solidworks

From 3D Model to MPR (CNC Program)

One of the ongoing challenges for manufacturers is to quickly get from concept to product. 3D CAD and/or ‘Solid Modelling’ has made designing and 3D rendering so much easier. An accurate model with photo realistic renderings goes a long way in customer confidence and business growth.

But how do we get from ‘pretty pictures’ to cutting and shaping parts, both easily and accurately?

HOMAG machines are controlled by software called WoodWOP. WoodWOP allows you to enter processing steps (and details) manually.  These steps or program, called a MPR file, is ultimately what is used to get the machine working. Manually entering every dimension, every speed and feed for every process is tedious, time consuming and error prone because we need to use a drawing to read the dimensions from and manually type them in again.

ONGAA CAM is the go between software for CAD and the WoodWOP program. ONGAA CAM allows the user to indicate the type of process (i.e. vertical drilling) and takes all the dimensions from the model itself. To improve the efficiency more, simple repetitive processes (many drill holes) are reduces to a single ONGAA CAM process.

In ONGAA CAM, we select edges, points and faces to transfer dimensions. ‘Drill this hole’, ‘Mill along this edge’, ‘Make this pocket’ then ‘Generate the MPR file’.

In the images below, 4 ONGAA CAM steps produce 76 WoodWOP macros.



Changes to the model are instantly reflected in newly generated MPR programs for WoodWOP. This makes programming 5 different cabinet sizes as easy as programming 1.

Follow the link to What is ONGAA CAM for more details or ONGAA CAM Pricing / Licencing for price details.

Manufacturing process ‘fit’

Like any tool in the workshop, CAD/CAM software must fit your overall manufacturing process or else it is not worth buying.

ONGAA CAM has the flexibility to be used both manually for programming and MPR generation while adding the option of automated MPR generation for standard catalog parts (in custom sizes).

Allowing multiple MPR programs to be generated for ABD and CNC machining while also generating the parts lists for Panel Saws (CutRite) is all possible through ONGAA CAM.


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