Software allows building of multiple-component worksheets
Jetcam Intl. has launched Jetcam Orders Controller (JOC) Premium II. The software provides a way to build unlimited worksheets of components remotely for nesting, either manually or automatically. Able to support multiple Expert systems from the manufacturer, it can send CAD files for tooling to one system while sending orders for nesting to another.
The CAD import interface provides background processing, but also supports CSV import. This allows MRP systems to send lists of CAD files with full part programming information (PPI) for importing to Expert systems automatically. Native component files then are created and tooled for any given machine automatically. The software works with DXF, DWG, IGES, Solid Edge®, SolidWorks®, and AutoPOL™ formats.
Users can select one or more components and immediately see which nests contain these components. Component graphic views are available on all relevant screens, with mouse panning and zooming. Users can identify parts on the graphic representation of the nest by clicking on the part number in the list. Cost estimation is displayed against each nest, taking into account factors such as material/scrap cost, machine/operator hourly rates, and setup/unloading times.