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FastCAM® Editions

The FastCAM® System is packaged and priced to suit your needs and budget. This is a list of the main features in each Edition which are all 'complete systems'. All include multi process support for cutting, marking, drilling, tapping & full CAD compatibility. The NC editions include integrated post processors from our supported list. Boxed Product (shipped with CD/manuals/dongle).

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FastCAM Drawing Editor $199

Fast and easy way to create accurate 2D parts for NC.

Specifically developed for reproduction (takeoff) of traditional drawings suitable for Processing and Nesting, via NC controlled, two dimensional cutting equipment. The Editor is included in the 3 systems below.

  • Easier than CAD but with full CAD functionality: Lines, Arcs, Points, Block, Copy, Flip, Array, Stretch etc.
  • Import & edit CAD files (DXF, DWG, DSTV/NC1, StruCAD, IGES).
  • NEW! Import and convert vector based PDFs to CAM.
  • Interpret CAD layers from DXF/DWG & extract parts from CAD drawings.
  • Integrated CAD Tools to prepare complex CAD parts for NC.
  • Output (Fast)CAM, DXF & IGES file formats.
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FastCAM NC - Single Part Cutting $399

Ideal NC solution for low volume or small runs and single part cutting.

Would typically be used for low utitilised machines or where there is constant repetition cutting of the same parts with little requirement to nest or merge with other components.

  • Lowest Cost NC solution. Draw-Path-Cut.
  • Simplest System - Set the start point and direction of cut!
  • Fully integrated Drawing Editor (as above).
  • FastPLOT™ NC simulation and verification.
  • Part array function allows you to manually create a basic nest.
  • Outputs (Fast)CAM, DXF, IGES & NC code.
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FastCAM Standard - Repeat Part Cutting $499

For businesses that do mostly repeat work with low item counts in each nest.

Meets the entire needs of these businesses even where there is a need for the occasional highly nested project which can be achieved with a manual layout.

  • A complete manual NC solution. Draw-Path-Nest-Cut.
  • Fully integrated Drawing Editor (as above).
  • FastPLOT™ NC simulation and verification.
  • FastNEST® Interactive single part/single plate manual nesting.
  • Array and remnant nesting.
  • Outputs (Fast)CAM, DXF, IGES & NC code.
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FastCAM Professional - High Duty Cycle $999

For businesses that may get five different jobs with multiple parts and thicknesses.

Where machines are fully utilised every day of the week with a variety of jobs, the customer will reap the benefits using the very latest in advanced cutting technology. This is a full featured, fully automated system with a focus on saving time, plate and piercing.

  • A full featured, fully automated NC solution. Draw-Path-Nest-Cut.
  • Fully integrated Drawing Editor (as above).
  • FastPLOT™ NC simulation and verification.
  • FastPATH™ Automatic tool pathing (reduces programming by 50%).
  • FastNEST® Automatic multi part/multi plate nesting.
  • Bridge Nesting, Common Cutting, Chain & Stitch Cutting, Multi-variable torch cutting.
  • Patented EdgeSmart™ technology to reduce piercing & maximize material usage.
  • Auto array and remnant nesting.
  • Bulk DXF input/output etc for faster programming and processing.
  • Automatic generation of cut list.
  • Skeleton Breakup for safer remnant removal.
  • Outputs (Fast)CAM, DXF, IGES & NC code.
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Note: The FastCAM® products sold through our Web Store include 'out of the box' postprocessors for Oxy and Plasma cutting. Please contact us for Laser and Waterjet support and/or if your cutting machine is not listed.
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NC Editions - Feature SummaryNCStdPro
2D Drawing Editor with CAD Tools
Import DXF, DWG, StruCAD, DSTV/NC1, IGES files.
Convert vector based PDFs to CAM.
Multi-torch & hi-def plasma support
Secondary process support (drilling, marking etc)
Integrated postprocessors with ESSI, EIA machine language support
Interpret/clean/compress CAD files
CAD part extraction and cut list
Automatic nesting from cut list
Edit, Verify and Output NC code
Output (Fast)CAM, DXF, IGES & NC code.
Kerf compensation (offset)
Estimating data (cut time, distance, material etc)
Reverse engineer NC files
Convert holes to points (for drilling)
Line & drill point marking
Tabbing & ability to move pierce points
Manual tool pathing
Automatic tool pathing, nest analysis, collision check
Full Shape Nesting - DXF, DWG, NC, CAM, DSTV
Triangular (odd shape) Nesting
Manual Array Nesting
Automatic Array Nest (matches similar size parts)
Remnant Nesting (nest into cut plate)
Manual Nesting (add parts one at a time)
Interactive Nesting (jostle, move, rotate parts)
Automatic Nesting (nest multiple parts based on your settings)
Common Cut Nesting
[Simple] Bridging (manually connect parts)
Bridge Nesting (various automatic options)
Chain cutting & Stitch cutting
Multi torch cutting
Multi torch variable cutting
EdgeSmart Technology
Bulk processing of files
Single plate nesting
Nesting over multiple plate
Cut Nest by Process OR Part
Part Marking in Nesting (visual ID)
Marking
FastCAM Text Marking -for part ID (with scribe)
Movement Thermal Anaylsis
Gas Axe (skeleton breakup)

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