CAD Converter

The CAD converter will batch process large or small quantities of files into PEP.  This can be very useful when a prospect gives you a package to quote.

The import process includes auto correction of errors.  The error correction is another way that PEP runs more efficiently.  Drawing errors by your customers or even your employees can cause a part to be cut very inefficiently.  Auto Correct fixes that.

With automatic error correction, the CAD Converter will read a multitude of file formats, including PDF, strip layers from the flat PDF format, analyze dimensions, correct geometries, correct invalid line segments, and even replace multiple line segments with tangent arc geometry.

See the Difference

Changing lines to tangent arcs is a very big deal.  The difference is noticeable in machine run time, and part quality.   Compare the two parts in this image.  One was corrected by PEP and the other was not.  The theory of lean manufacturing is to make what the customer wants, when they want it, to the quality level that they're willing to pay for.  

If the smoother part actually saves you money, doesn't that speak volumes about your organization?

Automatic Scaling and Verification of Dimensions

The part image, from a PDF file, was scaled, the part geometry measured and compared to the dimensions, then compared to the tolerances.   The dimensions in tolerance are outlined in blue, and the part saved as a perfect cutter path in 2 seconds along with the documentation showing every task performed by the software.

The PEP CAD Converter will convert both single part and multiple part files to a finished cutter path in one step, processing each file in mere seconds.

From two days to 30 minutes

A PEP Customer took 2 days to manually process this CAD file. Using the PEP CAD CONVERTER the file was automatically processed in less than 34 minutes without any user interaction.

The CAD file contained 27,340 individual geometries.

CAD Converter log file

Here is a sample of a log file, showing the errors found and the system response.