Metalix cncKad 2010 v10


The cncKad system offers a full range of CAD/CAM capabilities for use with CNC Punch, Laser, Plasma, Flame and Combination
cncKad supports the entire cycle of CNC operations and includes drafting, automatic and interactive processing modes, post
processing, graphic simulation of CNC programs, manual or automatic nesting and downloading and uploading of NC files.
Files can be transferred from Solid Works®, SolidEdge® and autodesk Inventor® using a real-time associative link, and read
directly from AutoCAD® files. cncKad supports a wide range of machines, and has a powerful solution for the quick creation
of NC files and transferring of parts from one technology or machine type to another.
cncKad is affordable, user-friendly and comes complete with comprehensive documentation and an automatic installation
Entire Design-to-Production Cycle. cncKad offers users an integrated system covering
the complete cycle of CNC operation including:
Extensive API
cncKad has a very powerful, yet easy to use,
Automatic and interactive processing for all
cncKad supports a comprehensive API
2D drafting module. In addition to a full set
technologies: Punch, Laser, Plasma, Flame,
(Application Program Interface) which lets
of drafting tools, cncKad supports special
Waterjet and Milling. Jobs can be ported to
you modify and enhance the standard
sheet-metal drafting aids, including: Notching
a different machine and/or technology with
commands using C++ or VB.
- Rectangular, Oval or Triangular, Chamfering,
a few clicks of the mouse: e.g. from punching
Programmers can use the API to create
Rounding of partial or complete contours,
machines to laser machines. This is
time-saving applications:
Shapes Detection and Editing, and Geometry
accomplished with cncKad’s integrated Post-
Integrate cncKad with ERP/MRP systems.
Processing module. Work flow is optimized
Develop automated scripts for standard
cncKad can automatically detect and correct
by eliminating superfluous computer files.
unclosed contours, insert any Windows font
Leverage product information directly from
for cutting and punching and import DXF,
part files.
Parametric Programming
IGES, CADL, DWG and other standard file
The API comes with complete documentation
cncKad offers users the option of creating
and a set of code examples.
Parametric Part Definition files (PPDs) -
master part files used to create a “family” of
Combination Machines
Punch Technology
parts that vary from each other by parameters
Full Combination Machines support:
such as size and holes.
The Punching module includes support for:
cncKad supports Combination Machines such
PPDs are written in Visual Basic for cncKad,
as Punch/Laser, Punch/Plasma or
and allow the creation of very powerful
Special tools
Punch/Shear, including commands for sorting
Parametric Parts using a virtually unlimited
and stacking devices attached to the machines.
number of parameters and supporting a large
Automatic Reposition
variety of requirements.
Common cuts


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