OPTICAM Classic is one of the leading CAD/CAM systems.
With more than 30 years of practical experience
and more than 40,000 installations, OPTICAM Classic
is unparalleled: innovative, machine-independent,
CAD-independent and flexible.
The practical know-how of the leading CAD/CAM system
has been built up in a variety of different industries.
For example microtechnology, machine construction, tool manufacturing,
metal processing, wood construction and sheet metal working.
This experience helps us to recognize and resolve the problems
of our customers already beforehand, if possible.
Parasolid-based CAD module SolidCut CAD and high-quality CAD interfaces.
OPTICAM Classic 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.
The projection under an angle enables the machining of variable reference heights. Thus, a circumferential cylindrical collar of constant height can be created in the workpiece. The tapered section is calculated by OPTICAM Classic and does not already have to be included in the construction of the 3D model.
Automatic Feature Recognition in the OPTICAM Classic Milling Module. The Feature Recognition is based on 3D CAD data which is read in via direct interfaces or neutral formats such as STEP or Parasolid.
Complex parts can be programmed very quickly and comfortably due to the combination of machining schemes. Thanks to the integrated color recognition, a clear allocation of the machining features is possible.
The integration of the Milling module into the Turning module plus a fully integrated machine kinematics simulation result in the perfect solution for the programming of turning and milling machines. Due to the representation of the complete machine room, machining processes are simulated and optimized in real time. To avoid input data errors, the actual state of the part can be checked at any time during the simulation.
Main and counter spindle machining, roughing with two tools at the same time, automatic synchronization and collision check by the integrated 3D machine kinematics simulation.
Machining strategies such as longitudinal turning, facing and free hand turning are complemented by the machine cycle output for roughing, drilling, thread turning and tapping, grooving and automatic subspindle, which shortens the NC programs significantly and simplifies a later optimization.
The OPTICAM Classic Turning module offers the possibility to modify the technology in different sections of the geometry. This includes parameters such as feed, RPM or the insertion of any M-code and/or G-command.
The variants programming for families of parts is used for the automatic creation of geometry and machining features.
The part to be manufactured can be measured in its current simulation state in the machine kinematics simulation.
The machining times are output to an Excel list per tool, including main, rapid and non-productive times.
2-Axes Laser, Plasma and Water Jet Cutting and Punching
These powerful OPTICAM Classic modules for 2D sheet metal working are characterized by an effective creation of the NC program and a very high level of automation. CAD files are imported and cleaned, and a fully automatic nesting module ensures an optimal material utilization.
The expert system integrated into OPTICAM Classic creates the machining fully automatically, based on predefined technology parameters. OPTICAM Classic enables the creation of the NC program and machining simulation for machines of different manufacturers, including job management. Due to preset priorities, urgently needed parts are machined first, despite full automation.
Cluster Nesting enables the fully automatic or semi-automatic nesting of parts on metal sheets. The semi-automatic Nesting contains a lot of functions which support the interactive nesting of parts. The automatic Nesting places the parts on the metal sheet, in dependence of various parameters. Here it is possible to output the sizes of the metal sheets as well as the distances between the parts and the permitted rotation angles of the parts. It is also possible to define filling parts – all for the purpose of an optimal material utilization.
The powerful OPTICAM Classic modules PentaCut and TubeCut have been developed for the programming of complex laser and water jet cutting machines with up to 6 simultaneously controlled axes. They are characterized by a very high level of automation. The tool paths are created fully automatically by the integrated feature recognition. If necessary, it is possible at any time to optimize the created machining suggestion.
The collision check simulation integrated in PentaCut and TubeCut ensures the necessary safety of the machining process.
The module SolidElectrode is used for the creation of electrodes as well as for machining simulations with collision check. In conjunction with the corresponding postprocessor, it enables the creation of NC programs for vertical eroding machines.
The gear module is used to calculate involute gears. The involute can be manipulated very easily by entering a profile shift, the roller distance, testing mass across teeth, tip and root diameter as well as tip and root radii. Additionally, the gear module provides all the data and dimensions for machining and inspecting the gear.
NC program and drawing management
CAMMAN is a powerful data management system for the administration of NC programs, fixture plates and CAD data including SAP and ERP-interfaces. CAMMAN gives you easy access to existing data files and allows the input of additional information, e.g. drawing number, order number, project number, version number, customer, comment, date, programmer, machine as well as security confirmations for DNC Systems. The file selection is supported by an integrated 3D graphic viewer. By using the CAMMAN data management system, the designer, the programmer and the machine operator share the same database, thus avoiding confusion and mistakes.
Individual adaptations and the connection to already existing databases are easy.
Job Manager in connection with automatic Nesting
The JOBMAN Job Manager automatically creates nesting orders. Parts of the same material and thickness are selected by JOBMAN and transferred to the Random Shape Nesting module. The parts are automatically selected from various orders and then nested on the sheet. With the JOBMAN Job Manager it is guaranteed that all parts of an order are made out of the correct material at the right time.
to PPS systems
Interfaces to all ERP/PPS systems, e.g. SAP, 3R Sigma, Zwicker, Schubert etc., are optionally available for CAMMAN and JOBMAN.
Safe data transfer between the server and the machine, including recharging.
DXF, DWG, IGES, HP-MI, VDAFS, STEP, XMT, SAT, STL, Creo (ProE), Ideas, JT Open, CATIA V4, CATIA V5, CATIA V6, Siemens NX, SolidWorks, Inventor, Rhino, HiCAD, Solid Edge, Gerber, Mecanic, Daveg
|Minimum requirement:||Windows 7 32-Bit|
|Recommended:||Windows 7 64-Bit|
|Minimum requirement:||Windows 7 32/64-Bit|
|Recommended:||Windows 10 32/64-Bit|
|Minimum requirement:||Windows 7 64-Bit|
|Recommended:||Windows 10 64-Bit|
|Minimum requirement:||Intel i5 Quadcore processor|
|Recommended:||Intel i7 Quadcore processor|
|Intel Xeon E3 Quadcore processor|
|Minimum requirement:||4 GB RAM|
|Recommended:||8 GB RAM or more|
|Minimum requirement:||8 GB RAM|
|Recommended:||16 GB RAM or more|
|Recommended:||At least 24“ monitor, 1920x1080, 32-Bit color depth|
|Minimum requirement:||10 GB free space|
|Recommended:||30 GB free space|
In order for OPTICAM Classic to work properly, you need a CAD-optimized graphics card.
To find the graphics card that fits for your purposes, please feel free to contact us.
|Minimum requirement:||Graphics card with 2 GB memory|
|Recommended:||Graphics card with 4 GB memory|
|(no shared memory / onboard chipsets)|
In order to be able to use the trial version of OPTICAM Classic, you need a license file which we will generate for you individually. For this purpose, we need you to send us a request file together with the form below.
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