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TopSolid`Wood

CAD/CAM SOFTWARE PACKAGE SPECIALLY FOR THE FURNITURE AND WOODWORKING INDUSTRY.

 

TopSolid’Wood is the only integrated CAD/CAM software package developed specifically for the needs and requirements of the woodworking industry, incorporating industry-specific functions and procedures to facilitate model design and CNC production preparation.

The Parasolid kernel, on which TopSolid is based, allows unlimited creativity for users. You can design/produce standard modular furniture or a custom-designed arched reception desk.

TopSolid’Wood, to facilitate the subsequent creation of production information, allows you to make production-specific choices as early as the 3D modelling phase.

A wide range of industry-specific tools to boost your productivity. The system can be combined with other TopSolid modules (sheet metal, plastics, and solid metal) to easily work on multi-material projects. Includes a library of components with the necessary manufacturing processes.

The powerful drawing generation module creates product drawings in fully automatic, semi-automatic and manual methods. Intelligent creation of views and sections, and positioning of measurement lines. Automatic filling of data fields using project information. Data exchange with partners through standard import-export functions and specific production applications. Photorealistic rendered images help to give a great overview of the product and are used to create sales and marketing documentation to drive sales.

TopSolid’s WoodCAM is specifically designed for the woodworking industry and includes automatic geometry identification and conversion for processing. The CAD model and production in CAM are fully associative. When the model is modified in CAD, the CAM automatically regenerates the production information. CAM production supports the entire possible work cycle, from simple 2-dimensional panel machining to complex 5-axis machining.

Modules

TopSolid’Wood: a customized solution that adapts to your needs

  • TopSolid’Wood is the only integrated CAD/CAM software package specially developed to meet the needs of the wood industry.
  • Unlimited creativity: TopSolid’Wood is based on the Parasolid exact modeler.
  • Projects designed to be built: TopSolid’Wood’s specific functions integrate machining issues on the 3D model, right from the modeling phase. “Design to build”. These specialist functions can also be finely customized for a precise and effective adaptation to the various manufacturing processes.
  • Build on your know-how: the configuration and associativity of TopSolid’Wood enable you to make the most of your everyday work.

Special functions for the wood industry:

  • Unlimited 3D modeling
  • Powerful personalisation for each step
  • High flexibility for work optimisation
  • Essential tools for information sharing between companies
  • Open interface for different manufacturing solutions
  • Rapid and accurate 2D drawing

 

Image – module for easily rendered images from TopSolid’Wood

Image is an add-on module for generating photorealistic images. The module is used to turn product presentations and images into catalogs.

In TopSolid’WoodCam, the positioning of the CAD-designed part on the 3D model of the machine
allows for total associativity between the design and the preparations for machining.

The tool paths
are calculated at every stage on the basis of the geometrical model representing the part to be
created, of the predefi ned stock in TopSolid’Wood, the kinematics and the machine geometry.
Total associativity between design and production

  • The CAM software recognizes the operations made on the parts in CAD (calibration, grooving,
    rabetting, drilling, molding, pocketing, etc.)
  • Automatic creation of tools in the CAM database, according to their CAD defi nition
  • Correlation between the materials defi ned in CAD and the database of CAM tools, for automatic
    and precise settings of the cutting conditions
  • Complete associativity between the model defi ned in CAD and the preparations in CAM

Any design changes can be applied to machining without having to reconsider all the working
hypotheses (position of the tool, identifi cation of operations, selection of tools, etc.). The new ISO
blocks are generated immediately following changes.

TopSolid Wood Nesting

The nesting is a function in TopSolid’Wood which allows you, from a Design document, to optimally nest all the Design file’s parts on defined panels. This makes it possible, for example, to optimize the number of panels in order to machine specific-shaped parts, or machine several parts in a single panel positioning on a CNC.

Nesting creation
  • In a few click to get your true shape nesting
    optimization with the stock reports board /part labels.
Configure
  • Create your own processes for nesting sheets machining
  • Ability to Flip the full sheet or only parts if 5th face operation.
Optimization
  • Define the operation sorting and your tool path optimization to set your production strategy.
Automatize
  • Nesting process is totally integrated in the multi-machining and script functions.

TopSolid with Kinematics and Mechanical libraries. CastorXpress interface. Split, Sheet metal & Piping features.

Interfaces and extras

Export of TopSolid’Wood geometry into MRP machining geometry for HOMAG and WEECKE CNC’s.

woodWOP is the CNC programming system from HOMAG. The centerpiece of the innovative user interface is the large graphic area in which the workpiece is displayed three-dimensionally. Routing, drilling or saw cuts are programmed quickly and easily by entering the processing parameters and displayed realistically in the graphic. This guarantees maximum programming reliability and constant control during program creation.

Export of TS’Wood geometry into machining geometry for Biesse CNC’s using CIX fileformat

Either for B-Solid or Biesseworks software.

B_SOLID is a 3D cad cam software program that supports the performance of any machining operation thanks to vertical modules designed for specific manufacturing processes.

Planning in just a few clicks.

Simulating machining operations to visualise the piece ahead of manufacturing and have some guidance for the planning phase.

Virtual prototyping of the piece to avoid collisions and ensure optimal machine equipment.

Machining operation simulation with a calculation of the execution time.