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New SMARTElectrode Versions released

1. September 2022 | Updates

New versions of SMARTElectrode for Creo Parametric are now available!

SMARTElectrode 15.1.0.0 / 14.1.0.0 / 13.1.0.0 / 12.1.0.0

An overview of the main improvements and bug fixes available in all released versions:

Enhancements

  • New option LATERAL_KEEPOUT_DISTANCE to define the minimum distance in X/Y direction from the base that must not be disturbed by workpiece geometry.
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  • New option SOLID_CONTOUR_CLEARANCE to define minimum clearance from solid contour in X/Y direction to calculated the necessary minimum blank size.
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  • New method to calculate default start and secure position. Result was dependent on position of EDM_ORIGIN csys. Since this release the contour height of electrode is taken into account when positions are calculated.
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  • Output and Postprocessor now allow the export of Creo View files.

Improvements

  • Prefer template without rotation (C=0°) on creation of base if several templates with saem cross-section are available.

    Base 10×50 with rotated C axis.

    Base 50×10 without rotated C axis – preferred solution!
  • Allow locking/unlocking of automatic calculation of free blank dimensions. After unlocking automatic calculation the default behavior for inputs will be activated.
  • Available since Creo 7 and SMARTElectrode 13.1.0.0
    Export profiles are automatically taken into account when saving 3d models in an exchange format. If no prepared export profile for the respective file type is found in the configuration, the Creo default profile is used. Available Types:

    • VDA – def_profile.dep_vda
    • STEP – def_profile.dep_step
    • IGES – def_profile.dep_iges
    • CATIA – def_profile.dep_catv5
    • SAT – def_profile.dep_acis (Acis)
    • NEUTRAL – def_profile.dep_neu
    • X_T – def_profile.dep_para (Parasolid)
    • UG – def_profile.dep_nx (NX)
    • JT – def_profile.dep_jt (additional license necessary)

Bugfixes

  • Allow renaming of manufacturing assembly and workpiece from default names in Manufacturing UI.
  • Allow renaming of manufacturing assembly and workpiece in Rename UI.
  • Fixed calculation and display of custom start positions.

More information about the product and the new versions

You can find more information about electrode design with SMARTElectrode in Creo Parametric on the product page or on our YouTube channel.

SMARTElectrode 15.1.0.0 for Creo Parametric 9

What’s new in SMARTElectrode 15.1.0.0?

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SMARTElectrode 14.1.0.0 for Creo Parametric 8

What’s new in SMARTElectrode 14.1.0.0?

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SMARTElectrode 13.1.0.0 for Creo Parametric 7

What’s new in SMARTElectrode 13.1.0.0?

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SMARTElectrode 12.1.0.0 for Creo Parametric 4-6

What’s new in SMARTElectrode 12.1.0.0?

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