Software plug-in for CAM automation
JETCAM International Sarl (Monaco) has announced the release of a downloadable software plug-in for customers who use Dassault Systèmes (Suresnes, France and Lowell, Mass.) CATIA CAD software for composite or routing technologies. A user-defined feature (UDF), the plug-in is available for CATIA v5 release 14 or above and will assist in automating the export of 2-D part and manufacturing information for processing within JETCAM’s suite of manufacturing applications. Among the features offered, JETCAM Orders Controller automatically processes composite ply XML data passed from CATIA, providing full geometry and part programming information, which is then ready for processing through JETCAM Expert. The plug-in is intended to help the user automate the CAM process, from CATIA through to application of cutting technologies as well as nesting, generation of NC code, reporting and additional integration with MRP systems.