Products - Custom Apps

Many companies use Creo (Pro/ENGINEER) ''AS-IS'' for their Product Development Process (PDP). In reality, Product based / Process based tasks are needed frequently and this is time consuming and non-productive. This could be addressed by developing a Creo (Pro/ENGINEER) add-on customized application to enhance design productivity, reduce user intervention, and/or prevent design errors. Also, this significantly increases Creo (Pro/ENGINEER) efficiency and adoption, thus maximizing your Creo utilization.

CADOpt provides Creo (Pro/ENGINEER) add-on application development services (using Creo API's like Toolkit, JLink, WebLink, VB) for all your design, tooling, etc related engineering process specific needs. Below are few applications developed for many companies, who have been using these for many years and the same has been tested, proven and error free...

About PTC Creo NC Sheet Metal

Creo (formerly Pro/ENGINEER) NC Sheet metalallows NC programmers to create tool paths for turret punch presses and contouring laser/flame machines. Dynamic True Shape Auto Nesting provides the maximum sheet utilization, hence reduce scrap and material costs. This enables shorter lead times to allow manufacturers to advance from a "push" bulk production system to a "pull" order-driven system. Creo NC Sheet metal can be integrated with the company’s existing Material Resource Planning (MRP) system. The ability to input an ASCII file allows any external system to create order lists of parts that Creo can automatically retrieve and nest. Using the new expanded work cell definition, NC sequences are automatically created for all part contours on the nested sheet. The sequences created can then be posted and sent to the machine or customized by the NC programmer. The single part programming method captures all NC programmer customization only once thus allowing for repeated application to any nest in which the part is placed. All these are provided with seamless Integration with Creo; for example, DXF files can be read directly into Automation, creating Creo parts on the fly.

Highlights

  • Auto Nesting with MRP input
  • Auto tool selection punching / nibbling / forming
  • Laser cutting or plasma
  • Optimized tool paths reducing travel and tool changes
  • Simulation of material removal
  • Associativity with the model reference
  • Post-processor generator

Benefits

  • NC programming for turret punch presses, contouring laser/flame machines, nibbling and shearing can be done with no time.
  • Automatic tool selection (standard and custom forms) for punching, forming, and nibbling.
  • Intelligent optimization algorithms for achieving consistent output on the machine. Thus reducing non-cutting traveling times and ultimately reduces tool changes.
  • Full post-processor generation provides seamless integration with all CNC machine tools
  • Maximized sheet utilization, which increases manufacturing efficiency and decreases costs
  • Supports Creo and other CAD sheet metal designs