New AutoPOL version 03.33.0030

New AutoPOL version 03.33.0030

A new updated version 03.33.0030 of AutoPOL has been released. This version includes new functionality and a few minor improvements/fixes. The major ones are briefly described below.

Customers with an active Subscription can download this version from the AutoPOL Portal.
Do not forget to back-up your AutoPOL Common Files on a regular basis.

General

  • Support for new 3D file versions added
    The currently supported versions can always be found on www.autopol.com/translators, but the new versions added in this release are the following.

    NX: 2306
    Creo: 10
    Inventor: 2024

BendSIM

  • First Bend Markers
    This is a simple, but great, new feature that allows inserting symbols to show exactly how to position the part for the first bend.
    By engraving those symbols at the first bend, the operator can clearly see what side to put towards the back gauge fingers and if the bend goes up or down. This helps avoiding operator mistakes and thus minimizing initial scrap parts.
    This feature is enabled in the DXF settings when exporting the flat pattern.

  • Support for Murata MOS controls
    We are happy to announce that from this version, AutoPOL supports the Murata MOS control.
    This enables the use of AutoPOL together with press brakes from the Japanese manufacturer Murata.

  • Support for Schiavi Titano controls
    Another new control that is now supported is the one called Titano from Schiavi.

  • Support for Durma DT10/DT15 controls
    Two additional controls, called DT10 and DT15, from Durma are now also supported.

New AutoPOL version 03.31.0030

New AutoPOL version 03.31.0030

A new updated version 03.31.0030 of AutoPOL has been released. This version includes new functionality and a few minor improvements/fixes. The major ones are briefly described below.

Customers with an active Subscription can download this version from the AutoPOL Customer Portal. Partners use AutoPOL Partner Portal.
Do not forget to back-up your AutoPOL Common Files on a regular basis.

General

  • Reference side highlight
    A new feature that highlights one of the sides of the part, throughout the entire process, has been added.
    The main purpose of this is to make it more clear for operators to see when the part is flipped over and not. Or to avoid bending mirrored parts.
    The side indicated is the same as the reference side, which is also the top side of the flat pattern.

BendSim

  • Angle measurement “Learned” method
    A third method, called Learned, for laser angle measurement has been added.
    This allows re-use of measurement results done on previous bends where the bend characteristics match the current bend. If tooling, angle and bend length match there is no need to measure again as the two bends are “the same”.
    This is very useful when you want to achieve faster cycle times, as active measuring takes time, or if the second bend is not possible to measure for some reason.

  • Automatic programming of angle measurement
    The Learned measurement method is not the only improvement done for the angle measurement functionality. AutoPOL can now also program angle measurement automatically.
    With user configurable settings AutoPOL can automatically decide what bends to measure and with what method/type of measurement.
    You can decide if measurements must take place, if you prefer to measure or if no measurement should be performed.
    These settings can be made based on material type and thickness, so that different preferences can be set based on the need for measurement in different cases.
    Maybe you prefer to measure Stainless, but not Mild steel…
    Or you want to measure everything above 3mm, but not below…
    Or a specific material/thickness combination must always be measured very carefully due to material inconsistency…
    To summarize, a very flexible system that lets you set your preferences based on your needs in different situations.

  • More control over alternative tool search
    For a long time it has been possible to let AutoPOL find alternative tools when the current ones do not work for some reason.
    This functionality is quite intelligent and can find solutions, if it is necessary, using several different types of punches and/or dies for different bends of the part. This makes the functionality very powerful, as multiple tool combinations makes more parts possible to bend.
    However, some users have expressed that those solutions sometimes are too complex for their capabilities. Mistakes happen more frequently when complex solutions are needed.
    For that reason it is now possible to disable the possibility to use multiple types of punches or dies when searching alternative tools.
    This of course decreases the number of parts you are able to bend, but that is then a strategic decision made to decrease scrap in manufacturing locations where complex bend solutions can’t be managed well.

  • Indication of filmside for Delem DA-6xT controls
    On Delem DA-6xT controls, of version 3.6 or newer, it is now possible to have the Filmside shown/indicated.
    With this new AutoPOL version that information is included when outputting programs to these controls, if a Filmside is selected.

  • Support for Remsoft-FXSoft controls
    We are happy to announce that from this version onwards, AutoPOL supports Remsoft – FXSoft controls.
    This control is, for example, used by Euromac press brakes.

    To get access to this new control, a new activation code is required.
    End users with an active maintenance can find their updated code on the AutoPOL Customer Portal.

  • Support for Durma Sky22 controls
    Another new control that is supported is the one called Sky22 from Durma.

    This control also requires an updated Activation code that users with an active maintenance can find on the AutoPOL Customer Portal.

Discontinued Windows support

Discontinued Windows support

Several of our technology suppliers have announced that they will discontinue their support for Windows 8/8.1 operating systems.

For that reason, AutoPOL versions released after April 1, 2022 will no longer support Windows 8/8.1 based operating systems.

If you are still using AutoPOL software with these operating systems, we highly recommend that you upgrade to Windows 10 or newer version of Windows.
If you stay on these older operating systems after April 1, 2022, you can continue to use AutoPOL software released prior, but it will not be supported.
FCC Software will not be able to address defects or support items for software running on Microsoft operating systems no longer supported.

Discontinued Windows support

Discontinued Windows support

On January 14, 2020, Microsoft is ending support for their Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2008 R2 operating systems.

As are we.

After January 14, 2020, we will no longer support Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 (R2) for AutoPOL software.

If you are still using AutoPOL software with these operating systems, we highly recommend that you upgrade to Windows 10 or newer version of Windows Server.
If you stay on these older operating systems after January 14, 2020, you can continue to use AutoPOL software released prior, but it will not be supported.
FCC Software will not be able to address defects or support items for software running on Microsoft operating systems no longer supported.


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