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Tebis scores with improved performance

Spectacular time savings and better performance for all

07/18/2017

Not evident at first glance, but of great interest to budget managers and users in all sectors: The enormous performance improvements provided by Tebis Version 4.0 Release 5 dramatically accelerate processing. Visitors to the Tebis Open House on June 29–30 in Martinsried, Germany, had the opportunity to witness the initial results in live demonstrations.

Tebis has continuously expanded and modernized the functionality of its software over the past years. For example, NC programming is now largely automated based on templates, and Tebis process libraries ensure fast and reliable processing by using standardized machines and tools. Tebis can also be very effective when working with large and complex parts.

But it’s important to remember: Convenient and powerful technologies place very large demands on resources and can easily affect performance. Poor performance, in turn, costs money.

Tebis therefore took on the task of carefully examining available resources and ensuring and optimizing software performance. The company investigated at which points the greatest loads result during specific processes. Keywords are response time behavior, access paths for data retrieval, so-called "bottlenecks" that result in long wait times, resource utilization, and resource conflicts. Tebis developers then adjusted the system to make the best possible use of all available memory. Multi-core technology based on parallel processing was also integrated.

Impressive results

The results are remarkable: Many processes have been significantly accelerated with no functional restrictions. Examples include machine simulation, working with tool sets, searching for tools in feature editing, and tool replacement in the Job Manager using the Program/Detail function. Loading, shading and storing of parts can be time-optimized. Overall response times have been significantly reduced. Multi-core technology results in significant time savings, especially for re-roughing.

Practical example: machine axis

Tool search for feature machining including collision monitoring. 47 of the 270 features are ignored because no suitable tool is available. A total of 705 tools are found.

Time required in connection with a tool set

Version 4.0 Release 4: 10 minutes

Version 4.0 Release 5: 2 minutes

Practical example: blower ring

Start machine simulation for an NC program with multiple NCJobs

Time required

Version 4.0 Release 4: 1 minute, 12 seconds

Version 4.0 Release 5: 9 seconds

Practical example: mold part

Re-roughing with the RPlan function

Time required

Version 4.0 Release 4: 4 minutes

Version 4.0 Release 5: 1 minute, 30 seconds

Manfred Kartusch, one of the people responsible for quality assurance at Tebis and a representative at the Performance and Handling booth, summarizes visitor reactions this way: "Actually everyone was extremely enthusiastic. Budget managers are happy because high software performance increases productivity and is good for the bottom line. Users also can't wait for delivery of Release 5—working with faster software is much more enjoyable."

Of course the final results achieved depend on the part and the system requirements.


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