Tag Archives: MPR

Complex SOLIDWORKS Contours converted to WoodWOP

As many of you already know, just because you can draw it does not mean its easy to create a WoodWOP contour to match — well at least not by hand or using DXF…

indiana

With ONGAA CAM it is as easy as selecting edges and whatever machining parameters WoodWOP wants to know. (Direction of travel, tool number ,  Tool compensation etc.)

Take for example the outline of the state of Indiana.

In ONGAA CAM (SOLIDWORKS), simply select a staring point, the first edge and then select tangency. Then with a couple more edge selections to close the loop we are done with the now 51 edges including straight line, arcs and spline curves.

indiana_ww

Now launch WoodWOP from within ONGAA CAM to see the result.

It really is that simple.

The contour delivered to WoodWOP is 831 lines and arcs that fall withing the 0.5 mm default approximation setting.

 

 … Read the rest

Comments Off on Complex SOLIDWORKS Contours converted to WoodWOP

ONGAA CAM – Nesting

 

Auto-Nesting is a vital time-saver for any cabinet manufacturer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ONGAA CAM now offers a basic auto nesting function that works directly from the assembly.

Options include:

  • auto rotate of part (here grain does not matter)
  • fill horizontally or fill vertically
  • align to grain (each part to the current sheet)
  • sorting options which may alter the part arrangements.
  • multi-sheet output

Here is the generated MPR, as seem in WoodWOP, generated directly from Solidworks.
Total time to generate a ‘re-sized’ 4 unit cabinet set… 45 seconds !

 

 

 

 

 

Contact us today to see how ONGAA CAM can increase your productivity (and possibly quality of life).  We will arrange an online demonstration your parts and assemblies so you know it will work for you.

Read the rest
Comments Off on ONGAA CAM – Nesting

ONGAA CAM – Real Parts – SOLIDWORKS to WoodWOP

may2012 113It is not often that a customer is so pleased with a product that they take extra time to say ‘thank you’.

In this case the thank you came as ‘The First Part’ the customer produced with ONGAA CAM.

The part was modeled in SOLIDWORKS 2011 and used ONGAA CAM V1.140 for the HOMAG series CNC machines.

 

 

 


 

Once processing was applied,ONGAA CAM produced the MPR file  (compatible with WoodWOP 5 and 6) used to NC Gen the final instructions.

The only issues we ran into was getting the part drawn accurately.  The beauty was as we corrected the drawing,all our processing moved with it.  ’No recalculations required!’.

This view of WoodWOP provides a glimpse into how it could have been created manually with each calculation done by hand. (and drawing changes need to be recalculated)

 


The part required machining on all 6 sides.  With the … Read the rest

Comments Off on ONGAA CAM – Real Parts – SOLIDWORKS to WoodWOP

ONGAA CAM – Meeting the challenges of Computer Aided Manufacturing

Automating manufacturing comes with a long list of questions.  The question that follows ‘Which CNC machine to buy?’is usually followed by ‘How do get from my drawing to the CNC making parts ?’.

Each CNC vendor has a basic solution for that.  Type in all the numbers by hand …. or at least try to type them in (correctly).

If the ‘program’will never change and will make several million units,then this simple process is cost effective enough.  But what about the smaller manufacturer?  2-10 Units a year (of that size and shape).  Manually typing in each number for every size is just not practical.

If you use a 3D modeling program like SOLIDWORKS then adjusting the size of a ‘Model’is relatively simple.  If there was only a way to attach the processing information to the Solidworks Model.  That way the processing stretches as my model does.  Even better …why not … Read the rest

Comments Off on ONGAA CAM – Meeting the challenges of Computer Aided Manufacturing