Select eroding areas
A wide range of selection filters makes it easier to define the areas to be manufactured:
- Solid surfaces
- Shape-based selection filters (Flexible Modeling Extension)
- Tool tip
- Surface color
Assign blanks and holders
SMARTElectrode selects the right blank from an expandable library and automatically adds an electrode holder if necessary.
In addition, templates for the EDM technology can be defined depending on the EDM machine, orbit or use case.
The default values for undersize/burngap, quantity, priority and target quality are assigned automatically or by the user.
SMARTElectrode offers a variety of analysis tools to validate the electrodes. This includes interference check, calculation of effective burn-area and burn gaps as well as software notifications if the electrode model is incomplete or the geometry is outdated.
Electrodes can easily be reused within the assembly or from another assembly. The electrodes can be reassembled in the original or as a copy.
Unnecessary redesigns of existing electrodes are avoided by redefining or deleting features.
Modified models are again completely associative to the reference part. In order to protect a CAD model from undesired changes, it is also possible to control the dependency of the geometry via SMARTElectrode.
Create documentation automatedly
The app automatically creates and updates all necessary views and simplified representations for automatic shop floor documentation. Customizable drawing templates are available for bill of material, workpiece drawing, part drawing and position drawing of the electrode.
All required parameters and dimensions can be displayed or created when created using predefined rules in the configuration.
Transfer and export data
With SMARTElectrode, the data of the electrode assembly can be exported in prepared and adaptable formats. These include templates for text, HTML or XML formats as well as the export of 3D data as STEP or IGES in order to use the electrodes in downstream CAM or CAQ applications.
The NC programming of electrodes in Creo NC can also be accelerated by using special manufacturing templates.