BLM Group introduces VGPNext software

VGPNext is the new CADCAM programming software for BLM Group tube-bending and wire-bending machines that tackles the latest technological challenges. The software features a completely revamped graphical user interface, with a wealth of features just a click away, designed to make the operator’s job easier and machine programming more practical and simpler. VGPNext improves the synergy between machine and software by simplifying core functions for more user-friendly programming.

With VGPNext, users can identify the part program right away, simulate the job and start production in just a few clicks. It is possible to choose a program from the library using an archive containing images and technical data. The library collects all the programs on the server in one place, providing the convenience of preview images and numerous search filters to make this step even easier. Customised tags are assignable to the various part programs and users can filter searches by tag, section, material, date, machine and much more.

The Bimport module can call up a tube or multi-tube assembly in STEP or IGES formats in VGPNext to obtain theoretical co-ordinatesautomatically. This saves a lot of time and allows less experienced operators to become familiar with the program.

The entire programming flow is more user-friendly with the help of a ribbon bar that assists the operator by indicating missing steps, incorrectly entered data, default data and user-modified data. In this way, VGPNext considers all possible variables – including theoretical co-ordinates, springback, material elongation, bending feasibility and choice of tools – and indicates how to intervene. The operator can switch from one step to the next without losing valuable data.
For further information