SAi has announced a significant upgrade to its EnRoute CAD/CAM software. Version 6.1 meets the needs and budgets of users across multiple industries and is accessible to existing subscribers of EnRoute software.
EnRoute 6.1 includes new efficiency-enhancing tools to boost CNC routing capabilities for signmaking. These features span improved previewing options, comprehensive job statistics and greater cutting control and include the newly introduced Backplot tool which simultaneously generates four preview angles and contains detailed cut statistics. It incorporates color code for the text in the file, making it easier to identify what is included on the output file.
The Group Order function which allows subscribers to select the order in which they want the objects to be cut and saves this to a group which can be copied allows users to dramatically reduce their design time and maximise throughput. Job Statistics deliver improved information of cutting time; by providing realistic production times and job estimates, users can optimise throughput. By drawing a simple line on screen users can quickly select the order of the parts to be cut, providing them with superior cutting control. In addition, EnRoute 6.1 subscriptions include useful time-saving features including a Hot Folder option which ensures that once a part is outputted from EnRoute 6.1, it is automatically saved in a predefined (hot) folder created by the user, ready to be cut. This reduces the time required to save each part and decreases the risk of manual errors.
Introduced to create toolpaths for cutting complex geometries is the Drag Knife tool which uses a motion-controlled knife that dictates the direction of the blade. This provides new and advanced functionalities to users of entry-level CNC machines without the large capital investment of a premium cutter.
SAi’s options enable users to access the exact productivity and design tools required. For those seeking a comprehensive design-to-output workflow, EnRoute Complete comprises the full spectrum of tools. EnRoute Designer provides users with access to standard production tools at an entry level price.