Powerful Homag CNC software guarantees efficient and effortless programming

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Powerful Homag CNC software guarantees efficient and effortless programming

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Homag’s woodWOP CNC software has become one of the best and most popular machine programming systems for CNC machines in the world. Not only are there more than 80,000 satisfied customers around the world, but also countless schools are now using woodWOP as an educational tool for CNC programming.

The system combines Workshop Oriented Programming (WOP), CAD and CAM in one software. It makes machine-oriented programming really easy and economical with its large three-dimensional graphical displays.

3D views support processing operations

The woodWOP system allows a representation close to the realism of the processing operations guaranteeing excellent programming reliability. To facilitate monitoring, continuous monitoring during program generation can also be undertaken.

All machining plans are displayed graphically in 3D, including the part, processing steps and clamping equipment. Deburring, drilling and saw cuts can be programmed quickly and easily by entering processing parameters and can then be checked immediately in the graphics area.

An excellent solution for small and medium-sized manufacturers

Capable of controlling three, four and five axis CNC machines, woodWOP software is an extremely advantageous solution for small and medium-sized manufacturers where operators need to operate multiple machines.

Throughout the software, the emphasis is on substantially simplifying its use. For example, different display modes such as transparent, semi-transparent and opaque facilitate programming and simplify control of suction cup positions.

The process of entering parameters in standardized processing dialogs is also straightforward, with self-explanatory symbols in input masks and the use of additional graphical prompts.

Simon Brooks, Managing Director of Homag UK, explains why woodWOP three-dimensional graphic displays improve operator understanding and control.

“The woodWOP user interface focuses on the large graphics area containing a three-dimensional view of the room. It can be rotated, zoomed and moved, as well as displayed in up to three different views simultaneously, giving the operator better visual understanding and better control of the work.

“The graphics are designed to allow interactive work; for example, contours are created by clicking with the mouse on a background grid. For each machining, there is a dedicated application which, for example, allows rapid programming of deburring and boring operations or sawing operations by simply entering the machining parameters.

Software system training

The woodWOP software system is simple and easy for operators to learn. Online training and webinars are available on the Homag website. Homag is also committed to providing specialist training to on-site operators at a customer’s premises or to the Homag ACADEMY, which is established in 22 countries, including the UK.

Software forum connects users

The Homag Software forum allows all woodWOP users to connect and discuss CNC production. Users from all areas of the furniture and woodworking industry can join and follow the posts discussing the software. The forum is also a great way to get the manufacturer’s answers to specific questions and for real software users to share their tips and experiences. Users can subscribe to forum topics, so they never have to worry about missing a thread reply.

A trial version of the woodWOP software can be downloaded free of charge from the Homag website.

For a demonstration or more information on Homag software or machines, contact Adele Hunt at Homag UK on 01332 856424.

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