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Whats New in ONGAA CAM

New User Features

Since ONGAA CAM was first introduced the design team have been working hard to incorporate new features requested by our users.  Here we try to highlight what’s new in ONGAA CAM’s recent releases.


QR Codes & Data Matrix

Encoding for optical readers (barcode readers) is an important part of automation.  With 2-D encoding more data can be encoded and reliably read.  ONGAA CAM can now provide Solidworks Custom property data as QR Code and Data Matrix format as well as standard 3 of 9 barcodes.


CNC + ABD Programs – one click

ONGAA CAM for HOMAG can split programs out automatically when 2 station machining is required.  While all vertical instructions go to the nesting CNC, horizontal processing goes to the ABD.  Of particular interest are the dowel insertion instructions which are simply a ‘Horizontal Drill’ with dowelling checkboxes.  Both the new and old WoodWOP instructions can … Read the rest

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Pocket Processes – Many Options for Selections


OVERVIEW

Of all the machining processes in ONGAA CAM, Pockets have the largest number of ways to select geometry. This is primarily due to the way WoodWOP requires pockets to be defined.  WW requires a length, a width, an angle of rotation, a depth, an X & Y coordinate to locate the centre of the pocket and a radius for corner rounding.

ONGAA CAM can acquire this information by one of the following selection:

  • selecting just the bottom of a pocket
  • selecting edges for length, width, depth and the top face
  • selecting edges for corner radius, length, width, depth and the top face
  • selecting upper and lower edges of a round pocket and the top face
  • selecting a sketch, an edge for depth and a top face
  • selecting a top face an edge for depth and the ‘all pockets on face option’

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ONGAA CAM gets more MULTI options and easier to use.

Making ONGAA CAM easier to use and save even more of your valuable time has been the focus of the design team over the past few months and it has paid off. ONGAA CAM now provides an even easier and faster way to add machining to models.

  • Drill all vertical holes on a FACE with a single ONGAA CAM process.
  • Create all vertical pockets on a FACE or SKETCH with a single ONGAA CAM process.
  • Create all polygon pockets on a SKETCH with a single ONGAA CAM process.

 

VDRILLdetailsVertical drills and Vertical pockets both provide Min/Max criteria to allow smart WoodWOP process creation when using faces as the source of the geometry.
Simply select the FACE, click All Holes and ONGAA CAM generates a vertical drill process in WoodWOP for each hole that meets the min/max criteria. As with all ONGAA CAM processes, the ‘instructions’ to expand a face
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