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Biesse nesting problems8/10
Hey I'm working on a Biesse skill with the nesting options installed, the software is Biesseworks var. 184.108.40.2062. I'm having two problems with the nesting software first the machine is only using one drill bit at a time but the 5 5mm drill bits are setup to be symmetric, and it does work in single programs without nesting, I'm not sure how to embed it as it would save a lot of time, but the documentation has ben little help so far.
I don't think you want the nesting software "combining cuts". Sounds like a great idea but I am afraid accuracy and part finish would suffer.
We did some testing on different rates of cut and found that tool changes and head movements are a major part of how long a nest takes. As for the dropping one bit not multiples. That needs to be addressed.
Not Biesse specific, but I had this trouble with our weeke once. It turned out to be the feed speeds were different between the holes in the program I was trying to run, and it was something that wasn't immediately obvious. We've also had the drill type be wrong (blind vs thru-hole), etc. Maybe its something simple like that?
I don't think the common cut nest is an option in BW.
I can't help with the first problem.
You typically want parts to be cut in order from smallest to largest. As you make more cuts in the workpiece, you bleed more vacuum. The small pieces don't hold as well as the big ones, so you want those first.
Sorry for the delay in responding, I've had a few break throughs with the machine, I changed some setting that got the number of head movements down, and I changed the optimization type from job to time in the optimize setting tab. After that the symmetry drilling is now showing on the simulations for the nested patterns, but the machine is still refusing to use more then one 5mm drill bit for a bank of holes?
I'd be inclined to call support. I was going to suggest you check the symmetry pairings at the machine but if it works in singles....
How would someone tell if their copy is legit? The original pc died and was replaced then setup by a tech from Biesse a few years back.
Support can check that out in a hurry. There's usually a dongle and a code to activate it and whatever functions came in the package. They just fixed mine from a new computer install in the office. Took about 3 minutes on a remote access session.
update for anyone that comes across this post I solved it changing the optimize tap from by job to time, has greatly decreased the machining time, and fixed the symmetry drilling, but unbeknownst to me there was a second admin password for Biesse works that was required to apply the changes I had made. So its solved thanks to anyone who posted a reply.