Wizard nesting software

Wizard nesting software
Wizard nesting software

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has announced the release of Columbus CAD/CAM nesting Software version 1.3, described as a useful CAD/CAM programming and nesting software optimised for plasma, oxy-fuel, laser and waterjet cutting.

The latest version of Columbus offers many new features and updates to make programming easier and more efficient, improve material utilisation, increase productivity, and streamline workflow.

The most powerful function is the new Job Wizard which automatically creates NC programs from customer orders. For the parts and plates within a customer's library that are marked for automatic process, Job Wizard can automatically nest all parts on the correct plates, as well as assign the best machine to cut the part based on strategy settings. For job shops, Job Wizard can perform these functions automatically within minutes after a customer releases the order, saving hours of time.

Influenced by customer requests, Columbus version 1.3 now features a simpler, optimised User Interface (UI). The menu-driven user interface complements the screen icons to help organise the workspace keep important functions at the user's fingertips. The workspace can be customised by hiding or showing all features in each section and organising the different menus with dockable windows over more than one monitor.

Other enhancements include a zoom overlay window that shows details without zooming the complete layout, visual control for users to detect parts on a table grid which will tilt after cut, commands that improve cut quality and production time when bevelling by optimising the cutting path and eight more improvements that simplify programming and cutting.

ESAB offers total online support for Columbus software. All support is conducted online which allows questions to be answered as quickly as possible to get customers up and running faster.

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products is a recognised leader in the welding and cutting industry. From time honoured processes in welding and cutting to innovative technologies in mechanised cutting and automation, ESAB's filler metals, equipment, and accessories bring solutions to customers around the globe.

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products
www.esab.com

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