For over 20 years, CADCode solutions have been translating computer-generated information about parts, from a variety of file formats, into accurate, efficient, ready-to-run code to produce individually machined parts for point-to-point machining centers, routers, and horizontal boring/dowel insertion machines. This flexibility in accepting files from various sources allows the user to work in the design platform of their choice, from a spreadsheet with parametric formulas to a generic CAD program to a full-fledged cabinet package.
CADCode solutions provide the ability to process batches of data into CNC programs and bar coded part labels, brings complete automation and high productivity to the custom cabinet manufacturer.
Most design or part generation software stops at .DXF output. Most point-to-point post processor software starts with .DXF input. The key to fully automating the manufacturing process is to have each part carry all of its information with it from beginning to end.
CADCode products excel at this by tracking parts from concept through machining via its superior labeling capabilities.
CADCode Systems provide barcode labeling, file management, code generation, data conversion, and viewing facilities for users of point-to-point machines in a Windows environment.
Single Part Process
Unique to CADCode products is the ability to combine sources of information in a single production run – with the appropriate file readers you can merge diverse data sources for a single job or multiple jobs and create code for all your parts without losing their respective job associations.
With equal flexibility, because they support virtually all current CNC machinery brands and models.
Single Part Machining Solutions can simultaneously create code for a group of CNC machines, regardless of brand or control, readily linking your parts information to your production machinery for cutting, drilling, and routing part blanks.
Additional features include automatic runfield control and handling of mirrored parts, and the ability to create and store multiple tool files for each machine.
Some operations, particularly higher volume shops, benefit from producing part blanks with a saw and then machining them on a machining center. Others benefit from doing it all on one machine, one full panel at a time, using nested-based manufacturing.
CADCode Nested Machining Solutions provide accurate, highly efficient code for maximum yield from your panel goods and fast machine run-time. The nesting solutions give you control over small parts (with both tabbing and onion-skinning), graining, and other nested manufacturing options, including at-the-router viewing of the nest with interactive and dynamic editing of the nest layout.
The Nested link will just as readily produce code for single parts as for a full nest of parts, allowing you to choose from and manage both a nested-based approach and a parts-based approach to manufacturing.
With the appropriate machine controls, you can make nested code for your router, single part code for a point-to-point, and single part code for a horizontal borer, all at the same time from the same data files. Create and store multiple tool profiles to simplify switching between machines and setups.
Advanced Data Management for Single Part AND Nested Manufacturing
Production combines Nestedbased and Single Part capabilities with a powerful Process Manager for unparalleled control and flexibility over your complete manufacturing process.
The Production Master provides ALL the tools to manage the flow of machining and labeling data to all of your machines in one powerful integrated package.
The Process Manager defines all required machining processes that exist in your facility and assign the flow of parts through the different operations and it can optimize and/or generate code for any number of saws, PTPs, routers and horizontal borers.
All Operations can be performed simultaneously with a single click of the mouse.
Label design with CADCode solutions is graphic drag and drop, and limited only by the fonts available on the user's system. The amount of information that can be packed on even a 25 x 100ml label is amazing!.
Label printing is completely flexible with a user-defined layout. CADCode solution in batches, produces barcode labels, which link the cut product to its associated program code. The data source may be the machine's control program index, or data in DXF, CSV files, any ASCII label file or common format cutlist files.
Labels are typically printed in cutlist order guaranteeing the proper label on the part.
The scale part image on the label graphically displays the edge banding, machining, machine origin and orientation on the machine bed.
The labels may be scanned at CNC machinery to begin executing the program. The label identifies the part and its program, selects the field in which it runs, provides all necessary information to the machine to begin execution, and eliminates the need for user entry at the CNC machine's keyboard or control panel.
The process is fully automated eliminating data entry errors.
A part label shows a picture of the part.
On-line Label Printing
CADCode solutions automatically prepares labeling information for CNC saws. Typical cutlists downloaded to CNC saws do not contain the necessary barcode formatting or run-field information for printing ready-to-run labels at the saw. The software automatically updates the saw pattern information with this required information.
With companion products, graphic labels can be printed at the saw regardless of saw type or manufacturer. This capability brings on-line labeling to manual saws as well, allowing the user to view cutting patterns and select the desired labels.
One can easily create & view 3D DXF files directly from machine G-code. CAPtech solutions are Windows DDE capable and can automatically display a batch of program files via DDE to the viewer.
The files created are true 3D DXF files; models which may be rendered, viewed and manipulated in AutoCAD® or other software packages. The user may therefore see the results of conversions from one file type to another. An important distinction to make is that since the user can view the actual G-code as a CAD drawing, the results that the user is viewing are what will be produced, not the original DXF file.
The 'G' code can be viewed as text when desired through the built-in editor, the user's own text editor, or generic editors such as Notepad.
These labels are for the same part. Note the big 6 for Face6
Want to test the efficiency of our nesting optimization and code? Send us some sample data and we’ll be happy to process it and send you the results.