With user experience as a top priority, the new release of RADAN is set to make this leading CAD/CAM software for the sheetmetal industry easier to use than ever before. A further reduction in mouse clicks and improvements to nesting and reporting allows customers to see a real increase in efficiency, saving both time and costs.
Olaf Koerner, Product Manager for RADAN says: “After introducing a strong enhancement to our nesting engine last year, users have increased their operation of the automatic nester. The reporting is really powerful, and the number of mouse clicks needed has been reduced by around half, to use automatic nesting, or to work on a 3D model – the workflow is so much easier.”
The new quick nest mode in RADAN 2020.0 provides a more visual interface, with limited upfront setup for projects. And a redesigned new project dialog allows users to ‘get nesting quicker’. Time benefits can also be achieved with machine specific projects and templates. Olaf Koerner says: “If a user wants to begin nesting quickly, we’ve made it much easier to get started, with fewer questions and machine specific templates. The template contains automation – for example, a fiber laser template will switch to your correct laser machine and put in all the settings needed.”
As well as a quicker start to projects, it is also easier for users to pick up on previous projects. The new streamlined mode benefits from reduced mouse travel and an autosave function so that work is never lost. The ease of use ensures the software is simple to learn and allows more complex projects to be completed efficiently.
Complex projects can also be achieved using the new punching tool type. Punching plays an important part of the manufacturing process, and he says customers are getting more creative with their tooling for punch presses, to set them apart from lasers. Now there’s a new tool type for flattening features in the tool editor.