JetCAM International (www.jetcam.com
) has launched new versions of Expert and Orders Controller, which now contain various new features and enhancements — and are available from JetCAM UK Ltd, Castle Bromwich (www.jetcam.co.uk
Expert v20.31.00 benefits from several ‘global interface enhancements’, including a new Screen Macro Recording feature that allows users to assign menu options or keyboard short-cuts to strings of commands, significantly reducing the time taken to perform common functions.
Unlimited Undo/Redo allows users to step back through multiple actions if required, while logic improvements across the board in areas such as fly cutting and common cutting can further reduce CNC machine run times.
Orders Controller 3.37 (JOC) now includes enhanced static nest ordering, allowing users to select one or more nests in the nests screen and see if they can be used to fulfil parts in the orders list.
Users can then modify the number of runs of each nest in order to see the optimum number required to fulfil the orders list.
JOC can also create image thumbnails of components during CAD import; these can then be used by third-party systems such as MRP to show an image against a component.
Furthermore, to help customers where network stability and performance are sub-optimal, JOC now makes multiple attempts to ‘ready’ component data, ensuring that temporary network glitches will not prevent processes from taking place.
JetCAM general manager Martin Bailey said: “These releases focus on the user experience, with features such as Screen Macro Recording in JetCAM Expert and Static Nest Ordering in JOC both allowing users to perform tasks much quicker than before.
"We have also made significant ‘under the hood’ enhancements to many of our automation technologies, so not only do they take less time to run but they also deliver improvements in CNC machine and material efficiency on the shopfloor.”
Videos of new functions are available to view in the JetCAM online video tutorial ‘University’, which is free for all JetCAM customers.
Both products are available for immediate download, and they are free for all customers with a current maintenance contract.