Recognizing and Assigning
Machining Functions.


To avoid manual interventions and machine downtimes, an efficient pocketing of the geometries without the creation of slugs is often needed. OPTICAM offers special strategies for this purpose:

  • Cylindrical and tapered pocketing
  • 4 axes ruled surface pocketing *
  • Partial pocketing of geometry sections *

* These modules are optionally available.

Lead ON / Lead OFF

With just a few clicks, the Lead on and Lead off strategies can be set or modified.

  • Straight, at an angle/arc
  • Possibility to overtravel the contour
  • Lead on and Lead off technologies programmable

Slug Retention

Via the tool path, the Slug Retention creates markings in the geometry of the cutting plate. During the punching process, these markings prevent the punched parts from coming off and thus from damaging the cutting tool, guaranteeing longer service life. The creation only takes a few clicks, and complicated modifications of the construction are not necessary.

Gear Module

With the OPTICAM Gear Module it is possible to create non-standard gears. Profile shifts, tip and root radii, changing the tip and root diameter and the creation of the gears via roller distances or via the mass across teeth are possible options. The Gear Module is optionally available.

Other machining features

  • Constant and variable taper also on cylindrical parts
  • Machining templates and their automatic allocation
  • Programming of multiple clamping operations
  • Setup Sheet
  • Time calculation
  • Undercut control
  • Maximum conicity control
  • Support of assemblies
  • Outline
  • Support of rotation axes
  • Radius manipulation
  • Modification of internal corners
  • Optimization of the feature order

Start Holes
and Tags

The Feature Recognition automatically calculates the best possible position of the start holes; it is also possible to manually modify this position at a later time. If there are already predefined start hole geometries, the Feature Recognition will take them into account. Furthermore, type, position and number of tags can be defined automatically or manually. Thus it is also possible to create multiple tags with several start holes.

Machining Strategies
Cut by cut towards the optimum.

OPTICAM contains all the machining strategies which are required for the efficient and safe operation of wire EDM machines. All cuts are shown in the cuts dialog and can be changed afterwards.

  • Strategies for attended and unattended day and night operation
  • Punch strategies
  • Reverse cutting
  • Automatic cutting off of slugs
  • User defined machining strategies can be saved as a template

3D Simulation
Development with full control.

A 3D simulation with material removal was inserted to ensure a safe tool path check. Besides the offsetting, fixture plates and the machine heads are also displayed.

  • Collision and demoldability check
  • Maximum taper angle and UV deflection check
  • Calculation of the cutting time

Technology Database
All products and types.

OPTICAM offers original technology databases for all common manufacturers. The user can either access the machine databases directly via interfaces, import the machine databases himself or is provided with a database which has already been converted.

  • AC CUT*
  • ONA
  • Mitsubishi
  • MSeibu/Seibu
  • Fanuc
  • Excetek
  • Sodick
  • AccuteX
  • Makino
  • Joemars

* 20/30/200/300/400/E/Pxx0/Pxx0 Pro UNIQUA

Machine adjustments/NC Output
Always up-to-date.

High-quality postprocessors and integrated technology databases are available for all products and machine types.

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