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SDS-ONE APEX3

SDS-ONE APEX3

User-Friendly PGM Technology for Smooth Production Flow

With full-featured PGM software, the SDS-ONE APEX3 CAD system provides smooth and efficient workflow from patternmaking, grading and marking to cutting. Highly efficient "AutoMarking Premium" nesting software, as well as barcode generation are available. SDS-ONE APEX3 combines a full array of expert functions with easy-to-use instinctive operation, allowing anyone—beginners and professionals alike—to take full advantage of cutting-edge CAD technology. The familiar SDS operating environment consists of a pressure-sensitive cordless pen and digitizer tablet as well as a trackball unit with duplicate keys for often-used functions, allowing simultaneous use of both hands for maximum productivity. In addition, SDS-ONE APEX3 features such useful functions as online help, macro functions and seamless switching between PGM software programs. SDS-ONE APEX3 and P-CAM cutting machines are the perfect combination for automotive parts (car seat fabrics, headrests, armrests, airbags, floormats etc.), furnishings, industrial material, felt, container bags, flexible container bags, cloth containers, carbon fiber fabric, carbon cloth, aramid fiber, woven fabric, tent, canvas, nonwoven fabric, filters, felt, and urethane foam.

Picture Directory

Picture Directory

Saved files can be checked with image as well as file name. Grouping and keyword search are available as well.

Online Help/Operation Guide by Industry

Online Help/Operation Guide by Industr

By having help functions readily available, assistance is available at all times. Online help for functions currently in use can be called up for immediate reference. Operation guides are also available for each industry such as automotive and furniture, allowing the operator to check each function according to workflow.

Macro Functions

Macro Functions

Operation steps can be registered as macros and called up later to be used as guidelines. Each function can be called up in sequence with each click, so operation is made simple. By storing more macros, user know-how can be accumulated.

Coordination Among Software Programs

Coordination Among Software Programs

Patternmaking and nesting (marking) software can be switched among each other seamlessly, allowing quick editing without the need for storing and loading data before and after using each program. . Relation marking function allows changes in piece data to be applied to marker data automatically.

After-Sales Support

Training is provided with machine purchase. Software updates are provided free of charge, so the latest version is always available for use.

Patternmaking

Enlarging and Reducing Parts

Enlarging and Reducing Parts

Taking into account the elasticity of fabrics, parts sizes can be enlarged or reduced by several percent.

Adjusting Perimeter

Adjusting Perimeter

The outer perimeter of parts can be increased or decreased by setting perimeter width.

Tangent Arcs

Tangent Arcs

Arcs can be created by setting the radius for a circle that is tangent to any corner.

Nesting (Marking)

Parts Load

Parts Load

By setting material name and required number orientation for each part and set number are performed automatically developed according to nesting material.

Automatic Nesting (Marking)

Software for automatic nesting (marking) according to material width is standard. The required amount of fabric can be determined easily.

Automatic Nesting (Marking)

Nesting (Marking) Information Output

Marking data can be output to Excel format. Detailed information such as cutting time as well as outline dimensions and area for each piece can be output for cost estimation.

Nesting (Marking) Information Output

Start Point Editing

After nesting (making), the start point can be optimized so as not to affect patterns that are next to each other, overcuts and heel cuts to adjacent parts can be prevented.

Start Point Editing

Automatic Setting of Cutting Speed

Cutting speed that is set for P-CAM can be further set for each pattern or line. Cutting speed is automatically reduced for areas where two or more patterns are close to one another to maintain accuracy.

Automatic Setting of Cutting Speed

Option

AutoMarking Premium

AutoMarking Premium provides an average of 3% better efficiency in marking than standard automatic nesting (marking) software. Material loss is minimized, and cost is effectively reduced.

AutoMarking Premium

Data Formats

Data Formats

A variety of data formats are supported, including input and output of TIIP, AAMA and AutoCAD DXF formats, as well as Gerber and other cutting machine formats*.
* Some data may not be supported.

Taking Full Advantage of 3D Capability

It is possible to extract 2D parts from 3D data. By generating a 3D simulation based on the extracted modified 2D parts, the product image can be examined while rotating it 360 degrees on the monitor. Final product image can be checked by mapping fabric onto the 3D image.

3D to 2D Development

2D parts can be extracted from 3D modeling data by drawing cut lines and opening it up.


3D to 2D Development

3D Simulation

2D parts can be re-fitted back onto 3D data based on fabric qualities. It is possible to display fabric tension and pressure distribution, contributing to effective product engineering.

3D Simulation

3D Mapping

Fabric images can be mapped onto 3D simulation data, allowing accurate evaluation of the final product image.

3D Mapping

ISO9001 Certification ---SHIMA SEIKI has ISO9001 certification for Design and Manufacturing of Apparel Design Systems.

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