In a conventional CAM system, each file would have to be processed individually by inserting the file, extracting the features, applying tool directions and toolpaths, saving the file and NC code, and then generating the required reports. Now Alphacam can do this repetitive labour intensive work automatically

Alphacam’s Automation Manager means 2D and 3D Cad files, along with solid models from third party software, can now be batch processed, from file preparation right through to applying toolpaths, with NC code being generated automatically.
In addition, the files create a full report structure, along with labels and bar coding.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Overall using Automation Manager could save an end user days and weeks, potentially even months of programming time in a year.


Automation Manager

  Some Functionality Support dependant (SD)

Essential Level

  Process multiple CAD files (Limited batch size)
  CAD Layer Mapping Setup (1 Setup) (SD)
  Process multiple Alphacam Geometries (2D)
  New/Edit Multidrill configuration
  Material Types (1 Material)
  Machine Configurations (1)
  Check Machine Table collision
  Automatically output Machine ready code

Standard Level Upwards (inc. Previous)

  Generate reports (New reports are SD)
  Material Types (Unlimited)
  Sheet Database
  CAD Layer Mapping Setup (Unlimited) (SD)
  Machining Order
  Process multiple Alphacam Geometries (3D)
  Machine Configurations (1)

Advanced Level Upwards (inc. Previous)

  Process Solids (Limited batch size)

Upgrade to Automation Manager +

  No Functionality Support dependant (SD)

Essential Level

  Process multiple CAD files
    (Unlimited batch size)

Standard Level Upwards (inc. Previous)

  Excel Import of variables
    for Parametric Sketches
  CDM (Cabinet Door Manufacture)
  Process multiple Alphacam Geometries (3D)
  SQL Server support

Advanced Level Upwards (inc. Previous)

  Process Solids (Unlimited batch size)
  Material Grain Direction Alignment
  Excel Import of variables
    for Constrained Drawings

 


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2019 R1 | Automation Manager

Restricted requirement for Essential
Base Automation Manager
Automation Manager Plus
  Feature / Functionality not Available

General

Essential

 Shop Floor

 Advanced

 Ultimate

SQL Server support  
CDM  
NO SMP Dependency for Automation Manager Plus

Automation Manager - Processing

Essential

 Shop Floor

 Advanced

 Ultimate

New/Edit Jobs and Customers
CSV Import  
Process Geometries (Essential: only 2D, no Z attributes - limited by level)
Process Solids    
Limit to 20 parts/components per order (Solids are limited by level)      
No limit to parts/components per order  
Constrained Drawings    
CSV import for Parametric Variables (Constrained Drawings)    
Parametric Sketches  
CSV import for Parametric Variables (Parametric Sketches)    
Job File Preview
Sub Components (Parent-Child part relationship)
Insert Drawings and Fittings

Automation Manager - Layer Mapping Setup

Essential

 Shop Floor

 Advanced

 Ultimate

New/Edit Layer Mapping Setups (* requires a valid Alphacam maintenance contract ) *• *• *• *•
Configure Drawing Layers (* requires a valid Alphacam maintenance contract ) *• *• *• *•
Configure Feature Layers (* requires a valid Alphacam maintenance contract )     *• *•
Grain Direction vector Alignment (from Solids)    

Automation Manager - Sheet Database

Essential

 Shop Floor

 Advanced

 Ultimate

Material Types (Essential: Only a unique Material)
Thicknesses (Essential: Only a unique Thickness)
Add Sheet (Essential: Only a unique Sheet)
Pick Sheet  
Rotate Sheet  
Import from Legacy database  

Automation Manager - MultiDrill

Essential

Shop Floor

Advanced

Ultimate

New/Edit Multidrill configuration (Essential: One configuration only, 3 machining order list; 3 layer mapping set-up)
Select Multidrill Configuration Database

Automation Manager - Machining Order

Essential

 Shop Floor

 Advanced

 Ultimate

New/Edit Ordering List
New/Edit/Order Layer mapping setups in a Machining Order

Automation Manager - Configurations

Essential

 Shop Floor

 Advanced

 Ultimate

New/Edit Configurations (* requires a valid Alphacam maintenance contract ) *• *• *• *•
Generate NC (Essential: One configuration only)
Generate Reports  
Custom VBA Macros (Essential: No reports)  
Create Default Material  
Save AutoStyles  
Nesting Settings
Job File Defaults  
Check Machine Table collision
Read File Information on Import
Auto Associate Material  

Automation Manager - Import Settings (Configure CSV Import)

Essential

 Shop Floor

 Advanced

 Ultimate

New/Edit Import Settings  

 


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