A continuación encontrará toda la información detallada de las últimas versiones de RADAN con las mejoras y nuevas funcionalidades introducidas:
RADAN Version 2020.0
RADAN Version 2020.0
Radan CADCAM 2020 is only available as a 64-bit version – it is not possible to install this version on a 32-bit operating system.
3D CAD | Import and Export
This version of the software supports import of Inventor 2019, Solid Edge 2019 (ST11), SolidWorks 2019.
RADAN CADCAM | Nesting Workflow
All users who use RADAN to create nests now benefit from the more visual nesting environment that nest projects offer – but without the upfront setup this used to require. Now, as soon as the user enters nest mode, the familiar nest projects interface layout appears.
RADAN CADCAM | Project Templates
Nest projects and project templates can now be machine specific making it even easier to create a new nest or switch from nesting for one machine to another.
RADAN CADCAM | Importing Existing Nests
Users can now import existing nests into their nest project to make use of work that has already done.
RADAN CADCAM | Single Part Layout
RADAN 2020 makes it very easy to combine the rich user experience of nest projects with the flexibility and speed of single part layout as a nesting method. Whether the parts are already in the nest project or not, the user never breaks their flow.
RADAN CADCAM | New Punching Tool Type
A new punching tool type has been added to support ‘flattening tools’.
RADAN CADCAM | Configure
The Configure menu is now available in more modes, making it faster to access machine settings or to change the active machine tool.
RADAN | Radbend – Intermediate Bends
Intermediate bends are bend operations that are split up in two steps, where the start/end bend operation is split up again. They can now be used to solve challenging bends like hems.
RADAN | Radbend – Holes Near Bends
A new option will check for holes near bends in the clamp position phase while checking for collisions in background or in full simulation and act as any other collision check (which can be ignored or cause the batch process to fail).
RADAN | Radtube – Common Cutting
When legacy parts are opened, and they do not have the Common Line Cutting flags set, they are now automatically marked if the ends are suitable for common cutting.
RADAN | Radtube – Multinest Optimisation
A new control is now available when using Multinest that allows the user to optimise for time or material usage.
RADAN | Radtube – Reporting
Radtube now uses the same standard reporting tool as the other RADAN products, allowing access to charting tools, QR codes, etc.
RADAN | Radquote – Material Calculations
Radquote 2020.0 now uses the new nesting engine to calculate the material utilisation of irregularly shaped parts, increasing the change of winning the order. No user setting is required.
RADAN | Radquote – Automatic Export of Order Information
Radquote can be configured to automatically export information if a quote is turned into an order. The export formats available are:
- Comma delimited (.CSV)
- Plain text (.TXT)
- Excel (.XLS or .XLSX)
RADAN | Radquote – 3D File Support
Radquote now automatically imports and unfolds 3D parts ready for quoting.
RADAN Version 2019 R1
RADAN Version 2019 R1
Radquote | Access
A significant update in RADAN 2019 R1 makes the popular Radquote function easily accessible to different categories of employees. Radquote users are generally not the staff who program machine tools with RADAN. So Radquote is made completely standalone and easy to use by anyone – automatically using machine technology for the quote, with Radquote calculating the accurate cycle time and the best material usage. This achieves an accurate quote every time, providing consistency and transparency, irrespective of who is producing the quote.
Radquote | Quoting Aspects
Radquote not only competitively calculates costing on sheet metal, but all aspects of quoting are now included – such as cutting, bending, welding, painting and assembly.
It’s also been enhanced to effectively deal with DXF files and also, soon, 3D files, as well as geometry that hasn’t been created yet. For example, if a component contains a number of holes, Radquote can produce a quote based on that information, without needing to know exactly where the holes are.
Radquote | ERP Systems
Radquote also links seamlessly with most ERP systems, particularly WORKPLAN. This means that if there’s a material price rise recorded in the ERP system, Radquote will utilise that information.
RADAN CAD/CAM Enhancements
RADAN CAD/CAM is a key area where click habits have been reviewed and advanced for simpler use – saving time and refining business processes. Part preparation is a time-consuming task and some operations have been reduced from two clicks to one, to apply settings.
Nest Mode | Grab Part
The Grab Part In Nest mode function, to change a part in nesting mode, has also been simplified saving average users an estimated minimum of 50 clicks per day.
Material Cost Saving
2019 R1 also provides material cost saving through importing remnants via the Raster to Vector function, and a stronger web option. Import a remnant via Raster to Vector can be used to eliminate wasting expensive remnants, such as specialised metals which can’t be scrapped. Users can now take a photograph of the sheet and bring it into the CAM system, giving the approximate dimensions, to use later. The system then draws a remnant with that shape cut out and you can use it again.
Batch Nest Function Enhancements
The Batch Nest function now benefits from a stronger web option which allows parts to be nested evenly across a sheet. This is optimised for the best cut option, where nothing else will fit on the sheet, and is particularly useful to stop sheets moving on punch presses, while preventing heat build-up on lasers by ensuring an adequate space between parts.
Three important updates feature in Radbend, including: improved automatic fingerstop positioning for sharp-angled parts; pre-selection of the bend process depending on the tool selection; and filter tool profiles.
Filter Tool Profiles: While every tool purchased is in Radbend’s tool library, it can also now show tools filtered according to manufacturer. It also shows all the tools capable of producing the required bend. To reduce that list even further, you can set additional filters. ‘Available,’ is for all tools in the system; ‘Valid’ are tools that would fit the job; and ‘Mapped’ shows tools which are already programmed and ready to go onto a specific machine. Mapped tools are particularly valuable for identifying what tool is available on which machine and in saving time, as setting up a tool involves measuring, and maybe even carrying out test bends, which can take around 20 minutes.
Radm-ax developments include automatic heat avoidance, hazard avoidance and common line cutting. A new cutting sequence for heat avoidance has been added to prevent heat build-up in the component. Improvements to hazard avoidance, calculating a better and safer path around hazards, and an increase in the ability to cut more difficult angles, such as 30-degree angles, with common line cutting, will also benefit production times.
RADAN Version 2018 R2
RADAN Version 2018 R2
RADAN CAD/CAM 2018 R2 is only available as a 64-bit version – it is not possible to install this version on a 32-bit operating system.
3D CAD | Import and Export
This version of the software supports import of Inventor 2018, Solid Edge ST10, SolidWorks 2018.
2D CAM | Setup Sheets
All setup sheets data is now available in nest project reports; this enables the user to issue a complete pack of information to the shop floor with one click.
RADAN 2018 R2 now has improved support for part pickers with symmetrical arms.
A new feature in manual nesting allows the user to quickly place down rectangular grids of parts.
Reverse Cutting Direction
In certain situations, the cutting process can be improved by reversing the cutting direction on a part. This can now easily be achieved using a new function in RADAN 2018 R2.
Radquote Purchased Parts
Radquote now offers full support for purchased parts. A purchased part can have a single purchase price set and any number of associated documents, such as PDF files and drawings.
Material Cost Options
The user can now choose from three different methods for calculating the material cost of a sheet metal part. In addition, all options are shown clearly with their associated cost.
New automation options allow parts to be automatically generated from CSV files third party geometry files. This can be used when importing quotes and orders into the system and it greatly shortens the process involved.
Radpro 2018 R2 can now automatically process 3D parts for multiple press brakes. This automates all steps from import, sequence calculation, to generating the NC programs.
Radbend | Automation
To support batch bending, but also to offer greater flexibility to the user, it is now possible to specify the automation settings per machine tool.
Radbend 2018 R2 now allows DIN values to be applied to sharp bends on parts. This is most important when the result radius differs from the design radius, where the design intent isn’t clear.
Radm-ax/Radtube | Common Cutting
Radtube 2018 R2 now supports common line cutting for tubes, to optimise material usage and cutting time. The user can specify which end (or both) of a tube is suitable for common cutting.
A new screen has been added which allows the user to view and change cut properties before the tool paths are calculated.
Clone Change Points
The user can now duplicate change points very easily by copying the properties from an existing change point.
RADAN Version 2018 R1
RADAN Version 2018 R1
RADAN CAD/CAM 2018 R1 is only available as a 64-bit version – it is not possible to install this version on a 32-bit operating system.
Import and Export
This version of the software supports import of Solid Edge ST9, Creo Parametric version 4.0, Inventor 2017, SolidWorks 2017, and Unigraphics NX 11 files.
Chamfered Holes and Unfolding
When unfolding 3D sheet metal parts, any chamfered or formed holes on flat sheets will be represented by two profiles. The smaller profile (the hole) will be output in the pen specified for inner profiles, while the larger profile will be output in the pen specified for forms.
Note that all holes on non-flat sheets will still be represented by a single profile.
PROFILING | Offcuts
The option ‘Rectangular Offcuts’ cuts the unused area on the sheet up into rectangular remnants, as specified using ideal widths, ideal heights and the minimum size.
A tight offcut preserves the unused area of the sheet as a single remnant.
PUNCHING | Offcut Control
For punching machines, it is now possible to auto order parts and offcuts separately in order mode, even when they use the same tools, by specifying separate window Punch commands in the auto order style. The window Punch command may now use the following options:
- 'Offcuts' means do the offcut tooling features
- 'No-offcuts' means do all tooling features except the offcuts
When changing machine tool, the strategy (if applicable) and Standard Tool Loading file will be updated to their current values for the selected machine (or to MDB/system data-specified default values if they have not yet been set for the selected machine). The tooling (and annotation on a nest) for the selected machine will also be shown.
If the selected machine supports strategies then you can also change the currently selected strategy using the Change Strategy... button. If the Standard Tool Loading file has not yet been set for this machine then it will be updated to its MDB/system data-specified default value; if it has been set already, but to a value different to its MDB/system data-specified default value, then the software will ask whether or not to continue using the value already set.
NESTING | New Batch Mode
RADAN 2018 R1 now offers a new approach to nesting that focuses on optimising the utilisation across a batch of nests (multiple nests). The new option is currently only available for profiling machines and can be found in the Multi-Part Nesting dialog.
Merge Co-Aligned Edges
Automatic fingerstop selection has been changed to combine co-aligned edges into one combined edge, filtering out small notches and crossing perpendicular bend-zones. This will reduce the number of unwanted alternative positions and possibly create new positions that meet minimum length requirements.
Maximum Gap for Combining Faces
The options menu now has a setting to control the maximum allowed gap for combining the edges. This defaults to the smallest flat fingerstop positioning face on a fingerstop minus the minimum overlap.
Previously any gap would lead to separate positioning faces and could result in a not optimal fingerstop placement (left). Radbend 2018 now applies the default gap (30mm) and combines the edges into one positioning face allowing the fingerstop to be in the middle.
With option “Minimize Z-axis movements” on, the fingerstop selection will try to select the same fingerstop Z-axis positions for as any bends as possible. This will reduce the amount of Z-axis movements between bends. This can enhance the security and be helpful avoiding slow axis movements on some machines.
RADM-AX | RADTUBE
Saving Individual Files from Assemblies
New options are available when saving files from assemblies.
Review Detected Cuts
During Auto Cut a new window allows you to exclude cuts, assign properties and change technology to any group of cuts before the tooling is created.
RADPRO | Assembly Support
Assemblies are now supported in Radpro, and indicated on the parts list.
Assemblies can be created manually by:
- Adding subparts to a part - use the + button in the Assemblies tab
- CSV import - remember to set your configuration properly
- 3D CAD file import using drag and drop or via the import buttons
In some cases, 3D source files do not include separate files for the sub parts. When this is detected we create SAT files for each part and assign them to the sub parts. This means you can continue to process the files with minimal fuss.
RADAN Version 2017
RADAN Version 2017
Radmanager’s strength is that it creates nests without the user necessarily needing to know where the parts come from, what the order numbers are, or which customer they are for.
“In RADAN 2017, Radmanager’s ability to manage both 2D and 3D engineering of parts is the precursor to the entirely new forthcoming engineering system for any type of parts, including 5-axis laser-cut sheet metal, tubes, flat, and bent.”
The forthcoming Radquote, which is now available as a preview will be demonstrated at exhibitions and pilot customer sites ahead of its official launch. Radquote will also rely on engineered parts.
2D CAD files can also be imported automatically into Radmanager now, without the need to convert them.
RADAN 2017 addresses danger of scrap flying off, sliding under the sheet, or damaging the tools on punching machines, by flagging up where floating scrap will occur.
The Automatic Order Style Editor now shows graphically what the program is going to do, enabling users to home in on a particular operation to make changes. This is seen as a major improvement on the previous text-based system.
Still with punch presses, RADAN 2017 configures machine tools with all available cutting tools, so that new customers have commonly used tools immediately available.
A side panel was introduced in a previous version of RADAN which aids navigation around complex assemblies, but there was still a need to travel between the two. A new facility in RADAN 2017 allows the user to stay with the model, and to immediately switch between front view, side view, top view etc.
The graphics drawing has been speeded up. As an example, Olaf Körner explains that in earlier releases, deleting all screws in an assembly may take a while after they were selected, but now he says the software will always deliver a quick and consistent frame rate. The 3D function also supports modern graphics cards more efficiently, improving performance on tablets.
The process of updating information between Radbend and RADAN 3D has now been automated. “A design is analysed in Radbend, and then the bend information it provides fed back into the 3D model. This used to be a process that the user performed in a number of steps. Now, once the part has been identified, it’s a simple mouse click to update the information.”
Improved algorithms have led to an important enhancement of RADAN’s powerful nesting capabilities. “Continuous effort is applied to further strengthen the nesting engine to achieve a better fit, and therefore, a potentially better material yield.”
With an increasing number of users adopting project nesting, a new reporting engine ensures users can easily customise the content and design of their reports.
It is also easier now to create nest projects, thanks to the new template function. Olaf Körner says: “Existing project settings can be stored with a given name, and recalled at any time. “Even creating nest projects for the same machine tool sometimes required repetitive work, but now everything the user needs will be there, saving quite a number of steps.”
Autotooling routines are now more efficient in placing tags, or microjoints, for common cutting.
And the foil cutting function has been extended to scrap, ensuring that where sheets are covered with a protective foil for laser cutting, clean cuts can be made for scrap, too.
Radbend now highlights where holes are at risk of deforming by being close to bends.
Also, the operator can switch between Design and Result Values. “This is particularly valuable where Radbend shows the end result of a radius, for example, may be different from how it’s designed. Selecting which values gives the user more control over the finished bend, depending on whether it’s vital that they stay with the design values, or if the end result values are acceptable.”
For the first time, the user can now check with different maximum allowed force for the pre-bend and the hemming operation done with same tools.
Improved communication between 3D and 2D parts ensures that Radbend can now link to the 2D flatblanks created by RADAN 3D. It also means that with more information going to the flatblank, 2D bends can easily be seen – the tooling and sequence number, as well as the radius, angle and setback.
Also, Radbend now supports the new user interface, Touchpoint TruBend, which combines the advantages of multi-touch technology with industrial control…as all Trumpf pressbrakes will move to this state-of-the-art controller.
While Radtube has traditionally been used for simply cutting tubes, it can also program any extruded shape for tube cutters, including I-beams, H-beams and C-beams, along with L-shaped profiles. “Because cutting a round or square tube is completely different from working with more complex beams and profiles, we’ve assisted the user with this by vastly improving automation and support.”
Summing up RADAN 2017, Olaf Körner says the items of new and enhanced functionality provide immediate improvements for sheet metal manufacturers, while underlining the intention to continue investing heavily in the software.
RADAN Version 2016
Import and Export
3D Side Panel
The panel can show the contents of the model as a list or as a tree, showing the assembly structure if present. In Selection mode, parts selected in the side panel are highlighted in the 3D window and parts selected in the 3D window are selected in the side panel. The user can perform a number of actions from the side panel, including delete, change name, material and visibility.
Automatic Tooling Mode
Raster to Vector
NEW SETUP SHEETS:
In RADAN CAD/CAM 2016, the user can use a new WYSIWYG report design to tailor the information on machine setup sheets to suit the exact needs. The reports can include graphics, charts, bar codes and QR codes and the designer is easy to use with a short learning curve.
Minimum Flange Definition
Radbend 2016 has improved handling for small flanges. The calculations used to determine the minimum flange length that can be bent with a die have been improved. When the user manually selects a die and the software detects that the flange to be bent is smaller than the minimum length allowed for the selected die, the message shown explains this clearly.
Automatic Tool Changer (ATC) Support
Radbend 2016 further improves on the support for LVD TOOLCELL machines, allowing a nominal gap to be introduced between the tool parts.
Manual Tool Selection “Heel tool usage”
The new options/status in manual tool selection shows usage of heel parts and angle measurement parts. The user can force the usage of heel tools and or 1, 2 or 3 measurement tool parts while entering the required length and apply.
Unfold values for Hemming
Unfold values for hems are not easy to setup in bending tables in CAD systems because the process is quite different from air bending. Setback is undefined for 180 degree hem bends and neutral axis values can’t be extrapolated for (very) small radii. In Radbend 2016 you can setup unfold values based on values found in practice but independent of specific designed radii.
RADAN Version 2015
RADAN Ultima Versión 2015
Importar y Exportar
Para ayudar en la automatización, el usuario ahora puede especificar la ‘cara superior’, es decir, la cara que se considera la superior durante el proceso de corte y del plegado.
Plano para Plegar
El módulo plano para plegar se ha mejorasdo significativamente para usar propiedades de geometría extendidas para el análisis del planio en blanco y un proceso más directo para crear la pieza 3d final desde la geometría 2D.
Estaciones de Herramientas
Deformación de la Lámina
Ciclos Fijos Automáticos
Esta versión permite a los usuarios hacer uso de los ciclos fijos de máquina de forma más automática para reducir el uso de memoria de un programa.
Evitación de Calor
Tratamiento del Material:
Carga de Láminas
Se ha mejorado de forma significativa el soporte para los dispositivos de carga de láminas y la carga manual de láminas.
Retirada de Piezas
Se ha mejorado el soporte para los dispositivos de retirada de las piezas como recogedores de piezas para realizar más chequeos de validación para asegurar una retirada más segura y fiable de las piezas y del material de desecho.
Control del Sistema:
Radbend ahora ofrece al usaurio nuevas herramientas de configuración mediante el interfaz de usuario para optimizar más los procesos de plegado.
La creación y el tratamiento de herramientas heel tools se ha hecho que sea más intuitivo y Radbend ahora ofrece más control sobre el proceso de dobladillo (engatillado).
RADAN Version 2014
RADAN Versión 2014
Importar y Exportar
Patrones en una Ventana Dividida
Propiedades Geométricas Especiales
Cortes de Descarte en Aperturas
Herramientas en Racimo o Agrupadas
Piezas con Corte Común
Herramientas de Rueda Asimétricas
Corte de Lámina
Corte por Línea Común
Las opciones para el Corte por Línea Común en el diálogo de Anidado Multi-Pieza, que anteriormente estaba disponible sólo para las máquinas de perfilado, ahora están disponibles también para las punzonadoras.
En el anidado manual, la casilla 'Corte Común' ahora está disponible al ubicar piezas en la anidación tanto para las punzonadoras como para las máquinas de perfilado. El diálogo de Luces para el Anidado Manual permite el cambio de la anchura del hueco para corte común.
Estado del Flujo de Trabajo
Los nuevos iconos de estado informan al usuario de las tareas pendientes al anidar y preparar las piezas, haciendo que el flujo de trabajo en Radan sea más intuitivo y mejorando la eficiencia automatizando las tareas obvias.
Gráficos e Interfaz de Usuario
Al preparar un programa NC en Radan 2014, el usuario está asistido por gráficos actualizados y nuevos modos de visibilidad que aumentan mucho la eficiencia y la información. Los cambios en los ajustes se reflejan de forma inmediata en la vista actual ofreciendo mayor seguridad para los programas complejos y un interfaz más intuitivo para los usuarios nuevos y los ocasionales.
Otra serie de cambios ofrecen una apariencia más ‘amigable’ a la información en detalle, facilitando la adaptación al software.
Haciendo un uso completo de los gráficos mejorados, el nuevo modo de simulación permite una investigación más detallada de la secuencia de corte, además de una visión general rápida y fluida sobre cómo se procesará la lámina.
Estimación de Tiempos
La nueva tecnología en Radan 2014 asegura una estimación de tiempos a partir de los nuevos postprocesadores y de los re-configurados para obtener una significativa mayor precisión que la que era posible anteriormente.
Se ha reemplazado el programa que instala el software en un servidor y en un ordenador cliente.