Nesting interface for CAD/CAM released
Striker Systems has announced the release of PARTshare for Siemens' Solid Edge 3-D CAD system. The add-in allows the CAD system to share sheet metal manufacturing data with Striker Systems’ nesting software.
An individual part or entire assembly is extracted from the CAD environment. Sheet metal parts are unfolded automatically as necessary and placed into the nesting library. Critical manufacturing data, including part number, revision level, routing information, and material properties, are transferred with each part. Bend information is maintained to facilitate bend line marking during CNC punching or cutting operations.
Production nests then can be created interactively or automatically from any networked computer running the nesting software. The process minimizes data handling and helps reduce the risk of manufacturing error.