Tecnomatix RobCAD software gives Nova’s design engineers the capabilities to design, simulate, analyse, optimise, and create off-line programming of multi-device robotic and automated manufacturing processes in the context of product and production resources. It provides a simultaneous engineering platform to optimise design and manufacture processes and calculate cycle times.
With RobCAD, Nova’s design engineers design lifelike, full action virtual mockups of complete manufacturing cells and systems. RobCAD enables manufacturers to flawlessly introduce automated processes by allowing manufacturing engineers to virtually validate automation concepts upfront.
As a scalable solution, RobCAD fully integrates core technologies with a powerful set of process-specific applications for a wide range of processes, including spot welding, arc welding, laser and water-jet cutting, drilling, riveting and other human operations.
Off-line programming (OLP) enables accurate simulations of robot motion sequences and the delivery of machine programs to the shop floor. RobCAD interfaces to the majority of robots, adjusting the program to suit controller specifications. RobCAD OLP then generates the program, which is downloaded to the real controller.
RobCAD generates the most suitable combination of equipment to meet specific manufacturing requests, allowing faster product introduction and early evaluation of manufacturing times, costs and project investments. Equipment can then be used exclusively for production and not wasted on program development.
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