The FastCOPY® PC-based 2D Digitizing system for steel profilers will quickly add value to any busy service center or fabrication business needing to copy and cut complex parts or precision artwork from metal. Allows for the simplest conversion of industrial parts, templates and drawings directly into cut quality DXF files for oxy, plasma, laser, or waterjet profile cutting machines.
CNC COPYING / TRACINGFastCOPY® is an alternative solution to optical tracing or scanning for steel profilers and very useful for all fabricators presented with outlines or line drawings where there is no CAD input. FastCOPY® is ideal where there is a need to copy templates or actual parts because it recovers the underlying engineering data, improving the result. The unique software uses mathematics and reverse engineering to recreate the original part without degradation (ideal to copy worn industrial parts, non-engineering parts, signs, artwork etc). Engineering parts are made of circles, blends, fillets and other simple constructions, often cut with NC machines. With wear and time, the edges are blurred but the intent is clear. So what is a full circle in a gasket is digitized with 3 presses of button #6. A line x arc x line fillet is digitized with #1, #1, #5, #1, #1 to generate a line, fillet, line and the software calculates the blend points. This comes out as a perfect fillet and far better than a scanned version. The original intent has been recovered and with an absolute minimum of input and expertise. The operator can access all functions from the keypad and can see progress with visual verification, without touching the keyboard.
The button functions for the main digitizing level are
Optical machines have the capability to trace a part however it is tedious and time-consuming. Another problem is the quality of the copy. Scanning usually degrades drawings and the machine data is composed of hundreds or even thousands of little straight lines (usually around 1~3 mm long). The copy comes out less accurately than the original because these broken small lines create a slow, jerky, stop-start cutting motion.
Using FastCOPY®, anyone can copy 'off the street' parts in minutes ready for accurate profile cutting! You don't have to be a draftsman or machine operator. It is CAD-free although the optimized DXF output is compatible with CAD and CAM systems.
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*FastCOPY® is shown with a Large Format GTCO rollup digitizer allowing for a portable solution ideal for metal service centers however the software is compatible with any Wintab compliant digitizer with a 16 button 'puck' or cursor.
Price is for software only. Contact us for a quote on a complete system (GTCO digitizer and software).$499