Use the NC Manager to combine drill and rout files and achieve the fastest throughput in the NC department. NC files can be split over different runs or different machines. Use predefined automation tools to define tool order and drill/rout sequence, board alignment on the machine and NC verification coupons. Use manual or automated tools to add pilot holes and custom nibbling of slots and large holes. Customize drill and rout output files to suit any type of machine on the production floor.
The Drill Path Optimizer reduces the time it takes for the NC drill machine to travel over the panel and switch from one tool size to another. In addition, the Drill Path Optimizer allows you to define a “cool spread” distance for dense areas of the board that contain multiple drills of equal tool sizes. When a drill tool operates repeatedly in a small area, the material may heat up, resulting in inaccurate hole sizes. Defining a “cool spread” distance prevents the drilling of consecutive holes within a set distance from one another and ensures that the material cools down before the next hole is drilled.