CAD enhanced for smart manufacturing

LVD has released a new version of its CADMAN programming and shop management software. The v8.5 release includes enhancements for every CADMAN module, such as an improved dashboard for more intuitive use, and extends the software’s integration capabilities to include the next generation of LVD’s Touch-P punch-press control, as well as non-LVD cutting and punching equipment.

Beyond its new look and feel, there are major updates such as improved bend solution identification in CADMAN-B bend CAM software, including tool pre-selection based on active catalogue(s). Furthermore, CADMAN-B is now available for use with LVD’s Synchro-Form press brakes. Synchro-Form is the next generation of adaptive bending system designed specifically for the forming of XXL profiles.
The company’s Touch-B control software, which can be used in combination with CADMAN-B, is also improved. Here, the time between
bending parts is now said to be optimised, resulting in a significantly higher press
brake speed.
CADMAN-L and CADMAN-P CAD/CAM software modules have been upgraded with advanced nesting capabilities for laser cutting and punching. New functions such as ‘minimal heat impact’ when finishing parts one by one, as well as material thickness defined parameters, ensure more smooth and automatic preparation for laser cutting. For punching, smart functionality such as ‘avoid hits with form tools’ and ‘punch with form tools last’ ensure reliable punching preparation. In the common module, parts can be detected automatically or manually in a multiple-part drawing.
Finally, CADMAN-SDI (Smart Drawing Importer), makes generating accurate cost estimates from imported CAD files easier and more accurate with a greater number of built-in cost drivers that help fabricators identify their indirect manufacturing costs.
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