InteGNPS support other CAD softwares

We recommend you to use AutoCAD for drawing and nesting conveniently,but you can also use other CAD softwares,for example like IntelliCAD serials etc.,if use other CAD you should according to following tips.

Drawing tips:

  • Draw part with the scale 1:1,the unit can be mm or cm,noraml the default unit is mm,please see InteGNPS About for the drawing unit.
  • The lines and arcs should be end to end joined for a enclosed contour,else is unenclosed contour.
  • Polylines is supported since InteGNPS 16.33 later versions,ellipse should break to polylines or lines,block is supported,mirror or nesting block are also supported,mirrored block X and Y scale absolutely sould be a same value.
  • No software compensation and lead-in or lead-out generated for unenclosed and marking contours.
  • In DXF,the inner contours,outer contours,marking contours,bridge entities,drillind circles,riveting circles all should be in proper layers,InteGNPS support mixed cutting styles,the following list is the definition of layer for cutting styles.

    Part contour layer definition in InteGNPS
    Layer Color Color name Color fig Layer meanings in InteGNPS Remark
    0 7 White   Outer contour  
    1 1 Red   Outer contour as bridge  
    2 2 Yellow   Inner contour as bridge  
    3 3 Green   Inner contour  
    4 4 Cyan   Drilling contour Circle center is drilling center
    5 5 Blue   Punch marking contour Second marking torch
    6 6 Purple   Powder marking contour First marking torch
    8 8 Gray   Rivet contour Circle center is riveting center
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    The colors for entities above is recommended value,InteGNPS only refer to layer,but not color,unlisted layers will refer to layer 0.


  • The text and dimensition entities will be ignored in the InteGNPS.

     

    Nesting tips:

  • Draw a rectangle as a plate border,it is more conveniently for nesting,since it is not compellent,the border left-lower corner should be origin and coordinate is (0,0),the origin also is origin of cutting machine,insert part into rectangle,keep plate border gaps and parts gaps appropriately.
  • Insert drawing into plate rectangle,insert the part as a block is more conviently for move and rotation,and the block is necessary for auto-nesting,simple part can be entities only.
  • Insert cut-in flag orderly to cutting contours,the insert order is cutting order,the cut-in flag infact is a block named START,no cut-in flag needed in part drawing.The cut-in flag block layer means below:

    InteGNPS lead-in flag layer definition in InteGNPS
    Layer Color Color name Color fig Layer meanings in InteGNPS Remark
    1 1 Red   Normal wise,consist with programming parameter settings Block name must be START,case insensitive
    2 2 Yellow   Innormal wise,in reverse order to programming parameter settings Block name must be START,case insensitive
    3 3 Green   No-leader and normal wise,consist with programming parameter settings Block name must be START,case insensitive
    4 4 Cyan   No-leader and innormal wise,in reverse order to programming parameter settings Block name must be START,case insensitive

    Remark:
    The color for Lead-in flag is recommended,InteGNPS only refer tolayer,but not color,unlisted layers will refer to layer 1.
    There is a lead-in flag drawing named START.DWG in InteGNPS installation folder,you can also create this file by yourself.
    The lead-in flag block START cann't be exploded,you can change the layer of block START when you need to change the cut-wise.


  • When the DXF file is for auto-nesting,the part should be as a block in nesting drawing,The plate rectangle needn't in nesting file.