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Cenon CAM 5.0
This major release offers so many new features, that we can only introduce a selection in this place.
However, despite hundreds of new features and details, we always take huge efforts to stay with accustomed defaults, ease-of-use, and keep everything in working order.
The new Composite Window combines the Document + Editing Tools + Inspector + CAM-Panel + Panels in a single window. Here you find everything you need in one place, well arranged around your document.
Not all machines provide an unobstructed view of the tool. With the Camera-Positioning you can position the machine with the help of a camera mounted to the machine.
The CAM-Panel of Cenon now includes a Machine-View (fold-out), which allows you to move the machine directly to the position of your mouse-click.
Carving of raised objects (V-Carve)
To achieve a nice 3D appearance, Cenon now supports carving of raised paths. You can apply this feature to create text or signs with an improved 3D-look. In the past, the Pick-Out feature was only available for engraving - now this carving-feature can be generally applied, for example in sign-making.
The new Cenon Control App for iPad has a dedicated news page, where you can find everything about our new IOS App. Starting with Cenon version 5.0 you can control your machine via an iPad from any location around your machine.
Everyone knows these buttons from Audio- and Video-devices. Now, the output to machine is even more intuitive by applying these well known symbols. The new user-experience also eliminates the need for an alert box, when pausing the output.
Fast Bridges (Webs)
We optimized the underlying algorithms and were able to increase the output speed of bridges (webs) considerably.
To comfortably support multiple tool heads (for example a spindle plus a tangential knife), Cenon now supports multiple tool offsets and other requirements.
Tool-Parameters for Layers
With Cenon, tools from a magazine are assigned to a layer, and the tool parameters are all managed in the Tool-Magazine. This is straight-forward and an essential part of the ease-of-use.
So far, smoothing in Cenon can be managed for each layer, leaving a few situations, where this lacks flexibility.
The new NC-Data (G-Code) Import builds up on the existing import of drill data. One application of the NC-Data import is to review NC-data exported from Cenon. The import currently doesn't allow to use Cenon as CNC-Terminal to actually output NC-Data (as is) to the machine.
Completely revised User Interface
We overhauled all panels, improved the arrangement of control elements; we added pre-defined document sizes to the working area panel (A4, A3, letter, ..., Custom), a default can be stored. New menu items like "Open Recent"; "Order Back" of windows, ...; Passive Layers are easier to identify. The order to process (output) layers can be reversed, ...
What's new in Version 5.0 ?
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Carving of raised paths (V-Carve)
Cenon Control for iPad
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