From CAD to ProLink, ready for forming!
AutoPOL – 3D import to ProLink. We work together with the software developer AutoPOL and we have now taken a stride forward and upgraded the possibilities for file import for even easier integration of the machine in your daily work. With this upgrade you can import 3D-models and develop them further. From there our software will take the actual bend allowances from the machine and unfold a DXF file for the pre formed part to be cut on a punch, laser or other cutting machine. This ensure the correct blank size which means faster turnaround for small batch runs. Not only is ProLink fully integrated in the planning system nuIT for smart profile production, it supports most CAD formats and can be easily integrated with ERP/PPS for automating your business processes.
- A 3D model opens in AutoPOL. The most common CAD file formats are accepted.
- Materials are selected and a sheet extension is created with a simple push of a button. The result is exported as a ProLink NC file, as well as a DXF file for laser / punch.
- The NC file opened in CIDAN ProLink.
- The DXF file can later be opened in a CAM program for nesting, laser cutting or punching.