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Best offline programming software
« on: September 11, 2015, 09:45:47 PM »
Hi guys, I need your opinion. I know that all depends on preferences and what it might be used for, but what would be the best offline programming software?
We have dual arm robots sharing track and two axis positioner, welding 2inch thick plates.
There is a lot of multipass welding, touch sensing and coordinated motion used, so that's what we would need to have.

I came across weldpro and octopuz and both have it's cons and pros, but I don't think either of them is what we need.
I know that some of them are more expensive than another, but this is something I'll be looking at later.

I appreciate any suggestions.

Greg

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Re: Best offline programming software
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2015, 06:02:23 PM »
Company called Delfoi in Finland has a solution for you. They have a product called DelfoiArc. www.delfoi.com

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Re: Best offline programming software
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2015, 10:19:27 PM »
Do they have anything to do with Octopuz? Because interface looks exactly the same. I wonder if it's the same product just under different name for the region purposes.

P.s. thanks for an answer

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Re: Best offline programming software
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2015, 05:54:24 PM »
I don't know anything about Octopuz. Actually I haven't even heard about it until now. But what I know is it has nothing to do with Delfoi Arc.

Delfoi has been selling Igrip and Delmia before but now they have this new Delfoi Arc. I have been doing a lot of offline programming with Delmia V5 customized by Delfoi and I have nothing but good to say about it/them. I am now considering a change from Delmia V5 to this new Delfoi Arc. Why? Because Delfoi Arc seems to be very good product and its under development.

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Re: Best offline programming software
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2015, 06:01:17 PM »
Oops...sent too early

What I ment to say was Delfoi Arc is developing all the time and Delmia V5 arc package is not. Delfoi Arc also seems to be a lot of "lighter" program than Delfoi Arc.

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Re: Best offline programming software
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2015, 08:14:52 PM »
Well it looks the same, but octopuz is a disaster in terms of changing path of weld and arm rotation around those points. Not possible to change any of them is a main disadvantage.
Just after a week of working with it I'm thinking about throwing my computer against the wall :mad:
I'm not sure if it's the matter of add-ons which are not available for octopuz or not, but it looks like Delfoi is more advanced option of the same product.

UPDATE:

I tried Delfoi and it's far better than Octopuz.
It is based on the same 3D engine and Visual Componets software, so they are more like an add-ons, but Delfoi definitely gives you more flexibility.
Not perfect and have some glitches though.
« Last Edit: October 01, 2015, 08:04:04 PM by greg1973 »

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Re: Best offline programming software
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2015, 07:09:11 PM »
Take a look at CENIT products. They operate on top of Delmia and are quite powerful.

http://www.cenit.com/en_EN/plm/digital-factory/software/fastsuite-for-v5.html

There is also a new product being introduced in 2016.

http://www.cenit.com/en_EN/plm/digital-factory/software/fastsuite-edition-2.html

Check them out!

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Re: Best offline programming software
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2015, 11:55:16 AM »
Have you tried RoboDK?
https://www.robodk.com
Among other things, you can convert CAM programs (such as cartesian G-code or APT source) into robot programs for robot milling for example. The rotation around the spindle axis is managed automatically to successfully accomplish the path. Here is an example:
https://youtu.be/vznZiQKRdKQ?list=PLjiA6TvRACQc5E_3c5f3TFXEa56XNR1-m

I might be biased as I work at RoboDK, however, it is an active project and quickly gaining new customers.
It is by far the most affordable and versatile solution right now, offering an API and many examples.

...all the products listed in this thread cost $15,000US or more and they are process-specific, like milling or cutting.

You can try RoboDK for free:
https://www.robodk.com/download.php
We have a library of more than 200 robots. If your robot is not there we will add it at no extra cost. We also take our customer's feedback seriously for future updates.

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Re: Best offline programming software
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2015, 09:52:43 AM »
Have you tried ArtiMinds Robot Programming Suite?

The software has won already won some prestigious awards (e.g. from robohub or during the last Automatica fair) and enables a completely new way of robot programming.

It currently supports UR, but will support Denso & Kuka early next year and allows full online & offline programming without any line coding - even in case of highly complex and advanced tasks.
The software allows to program robots via drag'n'drop of predefined templates, which then are parametrized via teach-in. Afterwards you can directly simulate the program and also execute it on the robot controler with a single mouseclick.
We have had our software tested by the N° 1 system integrator in Germany, which concluded that it allows 100x faster programming for a peg-in-hole problem using a force-sensor.

You can try it out for free:
http://www.artiminds.com/software_demo.html

Demo videos of the software & applications can be found here:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCk32K_Ouy4Opa5_5UXUYzA

In case of any questiosn, feel free to contact me


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Re: Best offline programming software
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2016, 01:11:58 PM »
vanevery previously mentioned CENIT.  There are now two versions, one based in Catia/Delmia V5, and another new stand-alone software they are calling Edition 2 (E2), with no CAD or tool path software pre-requisites.  Works with every robot and NC machine:

Take a look at CENIT products. They operate on top of Delmia and are quite powerful.

http://www.cenit.com/en_EN/plm/digital-factory/software/fastsuite-for-v5.html

There is also a new product being introduced in 2016.

http://www.cenit.com/en_EN/plm/digital-factory/software/fastsuite-edition-2.html

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Re: Best offline programming software
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2016, 01:30:47 PM »
The best is???

RoboDK?

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Re: Best offline programming software
« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2016, 06:37:16 PM »
Hi Van,

Is the FastSuite E2 free for download? where can i find the link? or is it only for Sale?

thanks

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Re: Best offline programming software
« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2017, 10:08:51 AM »
Hi Van,

Is the FastSuite E2 free for download? where can i find the link? or is it only for Sale?

thanks

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Re: Best offline programming software
« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2018, 04:15:41 PM »
Still no consensus?