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JD2 MAD Series use SigmaNEST Software

Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 3:41 pm
by JDSquaredInc
**** NO LONGER COMES WITH MAD SERIES TABLES****


JD Squared MAD Series Plasma Cutting Tables use SigmaNEST Software

SigmaNEST Companion Edition (a $4950 value) is included in the purchase price of every MAD Series plasma unit. Easily import drawing files, create nested layouts, and post the necessary G-Code to the machine.

Features
* Wizard-based prompts
* File import - DXF
* True shape nesting
* Automatic path generation
* Automatic NC code generation

Task Parameters
* Material type
* Sheet quantity, length, width, thickness
* Part clearance
* Edge distance
* Torch quantity and spacing
* Minimum torch distance
* Machine type, reference

ToolPath Creation
* Block size
* Sort method (typewriter or zigzag)
* Path direction
* Kerf in control or computer
* Kerf lookup option
* Kerf radius and diameter

Companion users have the flexibility to load DXF files or choose from more than 190 standard shapes in the SigmaNEST library. After creating a parts list, parts can be deleted or edited according to a task’s unique requirements. Automatic nesting of all parts quickly gives users the most efficient layout, at a simple click of a mouse.

Re: JD2 MAD Series use SigmaNEST Software

Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:36 am
by JDSquaredInc
SigmaNEST videos we made:

Cutting parts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0bow3zPWjY

Import multiple parts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijXImvgfFMM

SigmaNEST part manipulation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5Cqcuc2waw

Re: JD2 MAD Series use SigmaNEST Software

Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 11:11 am
by Black Forest
Does SigmaNest actually control the machine or is it just the CAM side of the equation? In other words does the SigmaNest do the job that lets say Mach3 or linuxCNC would do or is there something else at work here?

Re: JD2 MAD Series use SigmaNEST Software

Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 2:10 pm
by JDSquaredInc
Black Forest wrote:Does SigmaNest actually control the machine or is it just the CAM side of the equation? In other words does the SigmaNest do the job that lets say Mach3 or linuxCNC would do or is there something else at work here?
The SigmaNEST is just a CAD / Nesting software that takes a .DXF and converts it through the post to Gcode. There is our software / GUI that then uses the Gcode to operate the table.

Re: JD2 MAD Series use SigmaNEST Software

Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 3:15 pm
by Black Forest
So jd2 has written it's own machine controlling software or are did you write a user gui for something already in existence.?

Re: JD2 MAD Series use SigmaNEST Software

Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 3:37 pm
by JDSquaredInc
Black Forest wrote:So jd2 has written it's own machine controlling software or are did you write a user gui for something already in existence.?
The controls are a combination of us and Machine Kit. The GUI of the controls is ours.

Re: JD2 MAD Series use SigmaNEST Software

Posted: Wed May 31, 2017 7:55 pm
by Flyer5
We purchased our table in early February 2017. Why was sigma nest not part of our package? Why the change?
We received sheet cam instead.

Re: JD2 MAD Series use SigmaNEST Software

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:50 pm
by StSweeper
Also curious why it did not come with SigmaNest software. The sheet cam only has 3 basic shapes so you cannot even generate circles without using a 3rd program as well as cutting off corners.

Re: JD2 MAD Series use SigmaNEST Software

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:40 pm
by Sam Gooden
St sweeper what have you done to solve your problem I just got one and same issues