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NUPAS-Cadmatic Offers V4.3
More than 100 users attended Nupas-
Cadmatic Users' Meeting held in
Heerenveen, the Netherlands for the pre- sentation of the newest release v4.3. v4.3 consists of many innovative new functions varying from helpful improve- ments in the users interface up to com- plete topological foundations and renewed advanced automatic plate nest- ing.
Nupas-Cadmatic has a new integrated module that offers the engineer a fast way to create parametric (or topologi- cal) foundations. With the help of pop-
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FOR NEW SOLUTIONS up panels the engineer enters the para- meters for the desired foundation type and picks the relations with the already engineered model. The system creates a complete 3-D foundation including all the required information for production.
In the new release Nupas-Cadmatic's unique method of applying topology has found many new applications. Creating, modifying and removing ship's structur- al components including its attributes has become even more efficient than before. Also, topological bevels and the application of topology on user defin- able entities are also possible in this release, besides the already existing topological functionality.
The automatic numbering of parts and panels has been improved and PIPS has been introduced. PIPS (Part Identify
Panel System) is a new way of automat- ic part and panel numbering that ensures consistency and improves efficiency of the assembly of parts and panels on the workshop floor because of a unique numbering algorithm (see picture above). Besides PIPS, positioning part and panel numbers on workshop draw- ings is completely automated now. Pro- duction sketches have been improved as well as the automatic part description generator. The report generator of
Nupas-Cadmatic supports all new addi- tional features in the CAM modules.
Improved Automatic Nesting
A new module Advanced Autonesting offers full automatic multi-plate nesting functionality. With five new strategies including e.g. common line, multi torch and mirrored multi torch, the new auto- matic nesting reduces nesting time to a minimum and gives optimal results. The user can set several parameters to fine tune the yard's specific preferences for efficient plate cutting.
The former optional 'Basic Autonest- ing' for automatic nesting of a single plate is now standard included in the new release for all users.
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Linking P&ID and 3-D model
The P&ID module data integration with the 3-D model has been further improved. This gives the advantages of selecting the correct systems, pipelines and components from the diagram lay- out for use in the 3-D model during the component layout and routing of the 40 Maritime Reporter & Engineering News