Improved performance for all users
Tebis Version 4.0 Release 5: improved performance vastly accelerates design activities
Tebis AG, the process provider for the development, design and manufacturing of models, molds and components, has improved the performance of its CAD/CAM software in Version 4.0 Release 5. Users can speed up their work activities and can significantly increase their productivity. This benefits companies in a wide range of industry sectors.
Tebis has continually expanded and modernized the functionality of its software over the past years. NC programming is now largely automated based on templates. The process libraries enable fast and reliable procedures – for example, with standardized machines and tools. Users can also very easily edit large and complex parts with Tebis.
Not to be overlooked: Convenient and powerful technologies place large demands on computing resources and can easily affect performance. If this is compromised, the results can be expensive for the user. Tebis has therefore made it a goal to take a very close look at the available resources and to ensure – and improve – software performance. In order to do this, it was exactly investigated where the heaviest loads occur in specific processes. Keywords are response time and access paths for data queries – so-called bottlenecks that result in long waiting times as well as heavy use of resources and conflicts. The Tebis developers then adapted the system to optimize the use of all available memory. Multi-core technology relying on parallel processing was simultaneously integrated.
The result: Tebis has especially optimized the performance of its software with the current Version 4.0, Release 5. This helps users significantly accelerate their processes without functional restrictions. Examples include machine simulation, working with tool sets, searching for tools in feature machining or exchanging tools in the Job Manager. The extended parallel processing now used saves significant time, especially in the calculation of NC programs for re-roughing. Parts can be loaded, shaded and saved with time optimization. The results that can be achieved ultimately depend on the part and the system configuration. "Those responsible for finances are pleased to see the improved performance, because high software performance increases productivity and is good for the bottom line," says Manfred Kartusch, jointly responsible for quality assurance at Tebis. "And work has become much simpler for the users with the high speed of Version 4.0 Release 5.“
Fig. 1: For this complex part, Tebis Version 4.0 Release 5 automatically selects the total of 705 tools for collision-free machining of the 270 features in just two minutes – a time savings of 80 percent in comparison with the previous version.
Fig. 2: On re-roughing this mold component, the new version can save the user up to 60 percent in calculation time.