Calculation base and output principle
The calculation for the output is based on the data maintained in the material and tool manager, the SPI Data Editor. The SPI add-in generates the flat pattern and provides appropriate output formats with all production-relevant data.
SPI creates a WiCAM XML file with specific content that can be used directly by WiCAM’s PN4000 for NC code generation and control of various machines. PN4000 is the CAD/CAM Nesting system for ERP/PPS controlled programming of CNC cutting, punching, shearing, milling, and combined machines. The diverse modules and interfaces enable flexible contract manufacturing up to a fully automated industrial process chain.
The DXF file generated by SPI contains the process information required for creating correct bending programs with WiCAM’s PNBend. PNBend is the bending simulation for external programming of press brakes from different manufacturers. The automatic functions quickly and easily create the bending programs for your machines from 3D data.
In addition, SPI can provide a manufacturing-ready STEP file with the specific process information (prerequisite: SheetMetalWorks with Solidworks).