Version 8 is a major update that delivers powerful new features, faster performance and a streamlined user experience across the entire line of CIMCO Software products.
Read on to get an overview of the most significant new features in Version 8.
CIMCO Edit 8
CIMCO Edit 8 comes with a redesigned user-interface that enables advanced workflow optimization by allowing users to fully customize the ribbon.
A new FTP client has been developed and integrated with the Editor transmission utility enabling easy FTP transfers to and from an FTP server.
A new advanced Open File dialog has been developed that makes it much easier to locate files by specifying search criteria on file name, file content, and created/modified dates.
Document editing features and backplotting have been improved and more converters have been added.
CIMCO CNC-Calc 8
CIMCO CNC-Calc features three new advanced toolpath strategies: Constant Cut Inside Out, Constant Cut Inside In and Constant Cut Turning.
Constant Cut Inside Out
Constant Cut Inside Out works in the same way as the Pocket milling operation, but the strategy used to mill this internal pocket is the highly flexible Constant Cut strategy. The Constant Cut strategy is a very efficient and fast strategy because it allows the operator to use very high feedrates and to take very deep cuts.
Constant Cut Inside In
This operation is used to mill the part from the outside in. That means that it can mill an open pocket or the top of a part where some islands protrude. The operation is generated using the very effective Constant Cut Strategy. All Constant Cut Milling strategies can be generated as Climb, Conventional, or both way milling.
Constant Cut Turning
This new operation uses the Constant Cut Strategy to generate a very efficient roughing operation. This operation can be generated as a one way or both ways operation to improve the performance.
Further, an improved help system with illustrations has been added.
CIMCO DNC-Max 8
In CIMCO Software 8 both DNC-Max Server and DNC-Max Client have received a completely new user-interface that follows the new design language of CIMCO Edit 8. The update of the DNC-Max Client not only concerns the stand-alone application, but also when running as a plugin in CIMCO Edit 8.
Further, Brother MDC signal transmission via HTTP is now supported. The Brother control C00 natively supports Ethernet and HTTP interface. This can be used to get signals such as CYCLE START/STOP, running program number, alarms, and part count.
CIMCO NC-Base 8
CIMCO NC-Base 8 now uses Marie DB as primary database. The new database is faster and supports all the features of MySQL V5 including encryption.
CIMCO MDC-Max 8
CIMCO MDC-Max has received a completely new user-interface that follows the new design language of CIMCO Edit 8.
CIMCO MDC-Max 8 has been rewritten with a new multi-threaded engine which greatly improves performance. During Rebuild operations users can now see the current status of the machines on both the live screen and on the operator screen.
CIMCO MDC-Max 8 also features a new archiving system, where processed cache data is stored in the database for quick access by clients.
New features in MDC-Max:
Multi-threaded engine on the server side
Central cache + archiving process
New user permission system
Conditionally disabled buttons or input fields
Combo box on operator screen can show CSV values
Automatic software update of MDC Client
New database tables – tables are filled in real-time
Export of Event log and Order view to Excel
Multiple schedule with arbitrary start of work week
Extended report selection window
CPU affinity for multi-threaded engine
Sending reports in emails from command-line
HTML reports in PDF
Support for XLSX and XLSM formats
New MSSQL database connector
Operator screen can show users loaded from database
Support for Brother HTTP protocol – C00