Ucannest V10 mainly applies in numerical control cutting machines, such as CNC plasma cutting machines, laser cutting machines, wire cutting machines, water jet and so on. It has integrated various functions: drawing, text editing and node editing, auto nesting; advanced cutting process; creation and simulation of paths, etc. Like other software designed by Ucancam software Technology Co.,Ltd, UcanNest V9 has carried on the advantages of the previous versions which is quite easy to learn and use. For your convenience, it is also compatible with CAD programs. UcanNest V9 popularizes itself through its abundant advantages like easy to learn and use, low price of better performance and good after-sale service. Hereby we would like to illustrate its features as follows:
Features

Drawing & Editing
UcanNest V9 is compatible with CAD programs so that it does not require any third party CAD packages. Besides many files can be imported into UcanNest V9, such as vector files: dxf, eps, plt, AI and bitmap format files: jpg, bmp, tif, png.


Image Processing
Functions of image processing include Image tracing, Convert into grayscale image, Threshold, Brightness and Contrast adjustment. With these functions, you can extract contour of the figure, and then get the target cutting figure you want after node editing.

Equation Curve
The software can automatically generate the curve described in the equation like this:

{ X=fx(t)
or
{ R=r(t)
Y=fy(t) θ=theta(t)
Z=fz(t) Z=Z(t)
Serial number text
This function is used for making some designs of serial number texts.
Duplication along a curve
A kind of duplication tools, you can arrange the objects along a line or a curve. With these functions, you can work out well-regulated and handsome graphs.(More)

Duplication
It includes Array duplication、Duplication along a line、Duplication along an Arc、Duplication along a spiral curve.


Text
Font: Using Unicode encoding, and the system font; providing a variety of single font
Text Editing: Including word size, word spacing, line spacing, horizontal and vertical, alignment and so on.
Text Composition: Along a curve, inside a box, reverse arrangement and texts in sequence.
Text Properties: Arbitrary scaling text size, text attributes remnant unchanged; text can be converted into graphics.

Artistic transformation
Just like the changeful life. We have to do some complex change when design. Here we offer Perspective Distortion, Envelop Distortion, Push and Pull Distortion and Twist Distortion.(More)
Trim
You can trim out any parts you do not need by the user-friendly trim.(More)
Parametric
Geometry constraint and dimension constraint.(More)

Locate and align in dragging
While moving, scaling entities, if you hold Atl key, Ucancam can snap feature point as the start, end point of moving, allows you movling precisely, So as to realize fast nesting.(More)

Boolean operation
Boolean operation includes join, common, not common and subtract.

 


Auto Nesting
1) Parameters setting such as kerf width, cutting margin compensation and Iteration count;
2) Nesting method setting: starting point ((left bottom, right bottom, left up, right up), direction: X direction and Y direction;
3) Precise calculation, such as inside hole nesting, to improve the efficiency of working and utilization rate of material.
4After nesting, A most economical line and an excess material graphic can be generated automatically.

Bump
bump the selected object to the top \bottom\left\righ of the other object rapidly, you can maximize the cutting materials ,reduce waste .(More)


Node
This is one of the particular function in UcanNest V9.It provides the solution for cutting bevels and solution for cut in/out. With node editing function, chamfer and fillet can be generated accurately and extracted contour can be edited quickly.
Solution for Cutting bevels
Solution for Cut in/out

The parameters of the length of cut in/out line and rounded angle radius can be set accurately. Multi-node can be edited once.
Node Editing
With node editing function, you can edit extracted contour of figure accurately and arbitrarily. You also can change the shape of cut in/out line and select any node as the starting point for machining.
Bridges
Bridge is to minimize the wear and tear on consumable items in cutting process. The number of pierce holes can be reduced by using bridge or break-out bridge. The minimum bridge width should be larger than kerf value. The length of Cut in/out line should be set respectively.

Break-out
Setting position and width of Break-out Bridge arbitrarily; Reducing the piercing of the holes in oxy flame cutting and consumed electricity in plasma cutting for effective improvement of productivity and expenses on consumable parts.

Cut in/out
UcanNest V9 provide many types of cut in/out. Cut-in position and cut-out position can be selected arbitrarily
Types of Cut in/out
It can be straight line, Arc or others. Parameters as the length of line, angle of line (0!90) and radius of arc can be set accurately.
Snap Function
Snap function is very helpful when we draw figures. It improves the efficiency of drawing. This function also can be used for accurately finding Cut in/out position. The type of position will be shown when cursor moves on it.
Continuous Cutting
Entering the shortest distance value between cut-out of last part and cut-in of the next part to facilitate the possibility of continuous cutting, can reduce the number of pierce holes in oxy flame cutting and save nozzle for effective improvement of productivity and expenses on consumable parts.
Common edge cutting
Trim the common edge, then create the path to realize the common edge cut..(More)
Intelligent Function
When generating a path for a figure with both internal outline and external outline, UcanNest V9 will calculate path for internal outline and external outline respectively and add cut inline for them. Internal outline is in inner so that you need not define internal outline and external outline in person.

Path
This function includes auto path and manual path.
Auto path
Auto Path can generate the cutting path automatically. It can be classified into On, Outside and Inside according to relationships between the torch center axis and the contour.

Manual path
The parameters of it include Offset compensation (left, right, none) and Processing speed. When doing manual setting for cutting path, you can cancel the action and re-select direction of travel and you also can change the direction of travel by changing the direction of arrow and broken line, So that under the instruction of manual path, it is easier to generate the path for common cutting.  


Path Edit
We can edit generated path. Such as Path Sequence, Path Panel, Group Path, Ungroup Path and path stat.
Path Sequence
Tool path sequence can be adjusted so as to improve machining process and machining quality. The sequence number of path is shown at the beginning of start point for processing so that the sequence number is easy to change.
Path Panel
Path panel is used to divide a path into several smaller portions so that you can machine materials accurately even when the work area of your machine is not big enough. After machining, you can combine the portions together to form a complete one. In this way, not only machining time is reduced, but efficiency is improved.
Group Path and Ungroup Path
You can group several paths as one unit for machining. You also can output several paths respectively.
Path Stat.
With Path Stat., the UcanNest V9 can show all the length of path, rapid move distance, piercing hole count, cutting timeso that we can evaluate the efficiency of path.
Path Walk Simulation
Machining path can be previewed though path walk simulation, which can avoid machining errors and reducing fault. Simulation speed can be changed.

Path Output
Machine processing (cutting, pre-pierce, marker) cutting speed, fast speed; original point based on a special point or precise positioning output.
Cutting!common machine processing
Pre-pierce---we can utilize the used nozzles to finish the holes first and then continue cutting with the good nozzle, so that nozzle can be saved.
Marker---draw the outline of figure. It is an inspection before processing.

Post Set
Software generates G code and M direction. You can add different types of device as you required. Set parameters for Opening fire and Closing fire.
Files' types can be *.nc 、*.txt or others.
You can check or un-check generated speed command.

Layer management
In Ucancam, you can create graphs on different layers that can exist together. You can add or delete layers so as to perform operations on many objects at the same time.(More)
Symbol Library
About 10 thousand symbols are provided in UcanNest V9, including trade marks, auto brands, animals and plants, furniture, human figures, etc. Users can also create their own symbols and save them to My Library.