How to use FastCAM510 for cutting steel plate and structural components
FastCAM510 is a software solution for heavy engineering that allows you to create, edit, nest and cut steel plate and structural components using plasma, oxy, laser and waterjet machines. FastCAM510 is designed to be used by tradespeople, independent of any other software, and supports a wide range of Windows operating systems. FastCAM510 can help you reduce material waste, improve cutting efficiency and increase productivity.
In this article, we will show you how to use FastCAM510 for cutting steel plate and structural components in four easy steps:
Create or import your part drawings using FastCAM Drawing Editor or FastBEAM Editor. You can draw your own parts using the built-in CAD tools, or import existing CAD files in CAM, DXF, DWG, NC1 or PDF formats. You can also edit and modify your drawings as needed.
Path your parts using FastCAM Pathing. You can assign cutting parameters such as kerf width, lead-in/out, pierce height and speed for each part. You can also optimize your paths to reduce cutting time and avoid collisions.
Nest your parts using FastCAM Nesting. You can choose from different nesting methods such as rectangular, true shape or common line nesting. You can also specify your stock size, orientation, spacing and edge allowance. You can preview and edit your nests before generating NC code.
Cut your parts using FastCAM Cutting. You can send your NC code directly to your cutting machine via RS232 or network connection. You can also save your NC code as a file for later use or transfer. You can monitor and control your cutting process using the graphical interface.
FastCAM510 is a powerful and easy-to-use software solution for cutting steel plate and structural components. It can help you cut smarter and quote faster. To learn more about FastCAM510 and its features, visit https://fastcam.com/ or contact us for a free online demonstration.
In addition to cutting steel plate and structural components, FastCAM510 also offers other features and benefits for heavy engineering. Some of these features are:
FastCAM RFQ: Create and submit detailed request for quote requests to steel vendors for plate and structural sections including stock and processed parts.
FastCAM QE: Create nested quotes for the supply of plate and long product parts accurately costing value added processing.
FastCAM MTO: Create a detailed electronic RFQ file that can be submitted to steel service centers for immediate quotation.
FastCAM Club: Access software tools for creating and submitting detailed request for quotes to steel service centers in a single electronic file. Three programs in one subscription.
FastCAM510 is a comprehensive software solution for heavy engineering that can help you save time, money and resources. Whether you need to cut, quote or order steel plate and structural components, FastCAM510 can handle it all. To get started with FastCAM510, visit https://fastcam.com/ or contact us for a free online demonstration. 061ffe29dd