CAD-CAM CAD-CAM Die/Mold Design and Manufacturing 2D CAD-CAM System
DiProWIN

DiProWIN Easy-to-use CAD-CAM system that only Sodick could have made.


Main Features

Operating EnvironmentThe cost performance of a CAD-CAM system is determined by the platform.
High performance DiProWIN is installed on a PC (*).
It contributes to downsizing the office environment.
* Platform: DOS-V-compatible
Operating system: Windows7, Windows8.1, Windows10 (32-bit/64-bit)

Support SystemA dedicated help desk is provided to support rapid startup after installation. Our specialist staff carefully handles all customer inquiries.

Module ConfigurationAre you looking for a system like this?
● Part machining [CAD basic module]+[Wire CAM]+[Machining CAM]
● Die manufacture [CAD basic module]+[UNIT]+[Parametrics]+[Required modules]
● Electrical discharge system [CAD basic module]+[Electrical Discharge CAM]

Freely select the required DiPro modules to meet the requirements of the customer.
Of course, modules can be retrofitted after purchase.

CAD Functions

CAD Basic Functions

CAD Basic FunctionsDiPro CAD is principally a die and mold design CAD with features that add applicable depth to machine weight as required by the situation while using the minimum number of operations.

Never Get Lost on a Magnified Display

● Never Get Lost on a Magnified DisplayThe range displayed on the editing screen can be constantly checked to specify the zoomed range.


Parts Functions

● Parts FunctionsBy registering parts on a development view on a strip layout diagram, changes on one development view are synchronized in the development view of other stages.
As the dependency is the same between the development views, there is no need to be conscious of complex parent diagram/child diagram relationships.


Picture Functions

● Picture FunctionsMultiple pictures can be created in a single drawing file.
This is effective for the central management of assembly drawings and strip layout diagrams.
Each picture has 255 layers. Shapes can be copied and pasted between pictures.
Changes in part shapes are synchronized in development views on other pictures.


Specify the Required Range and Paste Magnified Views of Detailed Areas

● Specify the Required Range and Paste Magnified Views of Detailed AreasOf course, the scale is maintained after zooming.


Draft and Solid Line Drawing Navigation Functions

● Draft and Solid Line Drawing Navigation FunctionsThe draft navigation functions switch the draft elements to lines and circles for more intuitive drawing creation.
Similarly, solid line drawing navigation functions are provided to create lines, arcs, and circles.


Smart Placement of Dimension Lines

● Smart Placement of Dimension LinesMove the cursor to select the dimension line direction as horizontal, vertical, or parallel.
Move the cursor to select the dimension line direction as horizontal, vertical, or parallel.


Improved Text Functions

● Improved Text FunctionsEasily place text using set phrases and special characters.
Easily place text using set phrases and special characters.


Easy Layer Management

● Easy Layer ManagementThe layer diagram gives an overall understanding of the registered shapes. A single shape can be registered to multiple layers, which eliminates the need to copy the same shape for different machining processes and aims.


Extracts Areas where Multiple Shapes Overlap. Only a single command is required.

● Extracts Areas where Multiple Shapes Overlap. Only a single command is required.


● Customizable MenusThe screen menu layout can be easily changed and items added to suit the user's application.

● Machining Information Statistics MacroDisplays a list of machining information for each plate. (Figure 1)

● Automatic Dimension MacroAutomatically inserts the dimensions for each plate after development. (Figure 2)

● Connecting Line MacroLow-accuracy DXF data output by other CAD systems an be used in drawings. Elements not in contact with the end points are automatically searched within a preset range of tolerance values and connected together.

● Title BlockAn original title block can be registered and pasted. The creator's name can be added, if required. (Figure 3)

● Functional Shape MacroSpecial shapes can be created based on user-defined functions. (Figure 4 shows a rotary compressor.)

Special shapes can be created based on user-defined functions. (Figure 4 shows a rotary compressor.)

Press Die Design Support

Comprehensive functions are provided to support the detailed requirements for die design. The system provides sound support for the user's empirical rules.

If the bending coefficient is specified, the neutral plane is calculated from the product cross-section to create the cross-section after development.

● If the bending coefficient is specified, the neutral plane is calculated from the product cross-section to create the cross-section after development.


 Visual Confirmation of the Bending Process

● Visual Confirmation of the Bending ProcessSimulation of the processes is performed by specifying the bending angle for each process based on the developed shape.


最適な歩留まり率を得られます。

● Optimum Yield RatesThe yield rate is calculated from various conditions required by the user, such as the bridge width, edge allowance, and material width. Naturally, the holes can be freely arranged at the appropriate positions while performing the simulation.


Placement of the Cutter at Any Stage using the Set Feed Pitch

● Placement of the Cutter at Any Stage using the Set Feed Pitch


Skeleton Diagram

● Skeleton Diagram


Parametric, Gear, Cam Curves

Simply Enter Dimension Values to Create Drawings of the Die Part Shapes

● Simply Enter Dimension Values to Create Drawings of the Die Part ShapesThe parametric function displays the shapes of essential die parts, such as bolts, with the minimum input of dimension values. Both manufacturer's standard parts and user's proprietary parts can be registered.

<Supported Die/Mold Parts> ■Press dies
MISUMI Inc., SANSEI Co. Ltd.
■Molds
Futaba Corporation, MISUMI Inc., PUNCH INDUSTRY Co., Ltd., CHAMPION Industrial Co., Ltd.,
Ikegami Mold Engineering Co., Ltd., Japan Die & Mold Industry Co., Ltd.


Creates Gear Shape Drawings with the Minimum Input of Values.

● Creates Gear Shape Drawings with the Minimum Input of Values.Supports both total and partial gear shapes.
Select the method to determine the addendum modification coefficient from the following options.

・number of teeth in the span, base tangent length
・Over-pin diameter, over-pin dimensions (external teeth)
・Between pins diameter
・Between pins dimension (inner teeth)
・Arc tooth thickness

Handles the tooth trochoid when an undercut occurs.


Permits Fine Tooth Face Corrections

● Permits Fine Tooth Face CorrectionsThe special involute gear functions support fine curve corrections of the tooth profile that are not supported by standard tooth profiles, such as shrinkage during forming. They can create drawings incorporating different addendum modifications and missing teeth within a single gear.


Select from the Following Cam Curve Types

● Select from the Following Cam Curve Typesconstant acceleration cam/modified constant acceleration cam/harmonic cam/trapezoidal cam/modified trapezoidal cam/cycloid (Bestehorn)/modified sinusoidal cam

● Creates Timing Diagram and Cam Roller Center Path Diagram from the Angle, Roller Diameter, and Type of Cam Curve


Die/Mold Structural Design Support

The end result is a culmination of the knowledge and skills that DiPro possesses. Automated procedures and individual user settings are fused in perfect balance.

Achieves Substantial Lead Time Reduction for Designing

● Achieves Substantial Lead Time Reduction for DesigningComprehensive parameters encompass the die structure of the plate, part holes and the part. They can be reused to standardize the design, reduce time, and communicate the intentions of the design and manufacturing sites.


Simple Parameter Definitions for Die Manufacturing Registration

● Simple Parameter Definitions for Die Manufacturing RegistrationEasily accommodates both manufacturer's standard parts and user-defined structures.


Information Can be Registered for Each Part Hole Type

● Information Can be Registered for Each Part Hole TypeThe essential information for hole machining, such as the machining method, radius, and depth, can be defined by simple parameter inputs.


Typical Manufacturers' Mold Bases can be Placed Simply by Entering the Mold Number

● Typical Manufacturers' Mold Bases can be Placed Simply by Entering the Mold NumberSupported manufacturers: Futaba Corporation, Japan Die & Mold Industry Co., Ltd.


● Linking of Die/Molded Plate Part Holes and the Part DiagramWhen designing part holes and punch shanks, etc., the part diagram is positioned at the same time as the holes.
Moreover, when the hole dimensions or cutter shape are changed, the part diagram and hole modifications are synchronized.

金型のプレートのパーツ穴と部品図の連動


 Drawings of the clearances and trap holes are created automatically by clicking on the shape.

● Drawings of the clearances and trap holes are created automatically by clicking on the shape. This eliminates the need for tedious manual editing of each part hole.


Checks if Water Tubes are Placed Correctly

● Checks if Water Tubes are Placed CorrectlyAll plates are checked. If any position is discovered where the water tubes interfere with other part holes, the corresponding plate is displayed.


● Automatic Following of Hole PositionsAs the positional relationship is maintained between the plate and part holes, the part holes are rearranged in the correct positions when the plate size is changed.
No tedious rearrangement is required due to a change in size.

● Automatic Following of Counter bore DepthThe plate size includes the thickness, in addition to the width and height. As well as through-holes, the system also supports holes with specified depth with reference to the upper surface or with specified residual depth after counter boring. The part holes are rearranged in the correct positions when the plate thickness is changed.

● Support for Splitting Insert DiesEasily handles insert dies that are introduced due to die design changes.
Insert dies can be handled the same as other plates as there are holes already provided and there is no need to regenerate graphics/information for insert dies themselves as separate plates.

● Part Table OutputAutomatically creates he important documents required for management to prevent mistakes in ordering.

● Development Each PlateThe machined shaped of each plate can be developed from the plate structure. As the machining information is retained for each plate, subsequently only the NC programs are output by the CAM.

プレートごとの展開プレートごとの展開

CAD Functions

Wire CAM

This is a respected system in the machine shop. It incorporates considerable Sodick wire electrical discharge machining expertise. It creates NC programs for complex shapes with the minimum number of operations.

Comprehensive Machining Parameters Available

● Comprehensive Machining Parameters Available
Can be freely combined as you require.
Coreless machining
Machining with different upper and lower shapes
Taper machining (full/partial)
Die, punch, open machining
Numerous machining patterns can be freely combined to suit the machining process


DiPro Coreless Machining Leaves No Residue

● DiPro Coreless Machining Leaves No ResidueSpiral machining similar to pocket milling leaves no core. DiProWIN coreless machining offers proprietary corner machining that leaves no residue.


Path Shapes Supporting Corner Relief Created Separately for Roughing 1st and Finishing

● Path Shapes Supporting Corner Relief Created Separately for Roughing 1st and Finishing


● Select the Required ApproachNumerous types of approaches are provided that affect the machining efficiency.
Numerous types of approaches are provided that affect the machining efficiency.

あらゆる場面に応じてアプローチを選べます。あらゆる場面に応じてアプローチを選べます。


● Smooth Process ManagementCalculates the machining circumference and accumulated machining time required for process management from the detailed processes.

● No Manual Editing Required at the NC Code LevelThe flexible postprocessor outputs NC programs compatible with all types of wire-cut EDMs.

● Improved Standardization of Machining MethodsAccumulated user know-how about numerous parameters for machining definitions, machining processes, machine information, and machining conditions contributes to standardization of the machining methods.

Automatic Checking of Taper Interference

● Automatic Checking of Taper InterferenceProvides reliable checking of taper interference that is hard to evaluate visually.


Real-time Checking of the Wire Trajectory

● Real-time Checking of the Wire TrajectoryProjection images offer three-dimensional observations of the inclination of the wire, which is difficult to grasp from plane images.
(The diagram shows machining of a screw with different upper and lower shapes.)


Automatic Selection of Optimal Machining Conditions

● Automatic Selection of Optimal Machining ConditionsAutomatically select the optimal machining conditions, with minimal input. The user can add or edit these machining conditions.


Machining CAM

This provides a powerful tool for shape machining. A 2D system can also accomplish this.

More than a simple check of the tool effective length.

● More than a simple check of the tool effective length.Checks the effective length of the tool used and indicates the appropriate remedy when the effective length is too short.


Eliminates Waste in Step Machining

● Eliminates Waste in Step MachiningSpecifying the step depth eliminates the waste of air cuts in the step.


Saves Tool Motions

● Saves Tool MotionsIt is not possible to visually follow tool trajectories that include depth. When outputting the NC program, the tool trajectory simulation ensures there are no errors in the run-on directions or hole boring sequence.


● Efficient Tool Replacement SettingThe tool seizure time can be set from the number of machined holes and the cutting circumference. A substitute tool can be specified at the set time to ensure efficient tool replacement and stable quality.

● No Need to Separately Create the Front and Rear of PlatesSets the conditions for machining the front and rear surfaces for a single plate drawing.

● No Need to Revise Drawings due to Quenching ContractionPerforms machining with hole positions that anticipate the quenching contraction.

● Smooth Process ManagementCalculates the machining time as information required for process management from the detailed processes.

● No Manual Editing Required at the NC Code LevelThe flexible postprocessor outputs NC programs compatible with all types of machining center (NC milling machine).

Improved Standardization of Machining Methods

● Improved Standardization of Machining MethodsAccumulated user know-how about numerous parameters for tool information, cutting conditions, machining processes, machine information, and magazine information contributes to standardization of the machining methods.


Inclined Machining With Area Machining is Added

● Inclined Machining With Area Machining is Added


● Diverse Cutting Methods AvailableBoring functions: drilling, reaming, tapping, chamfering, etc.
2D pocket machining: contouring, area machining, embossing, etc.
2.5D machining (wire frame):contouring, area machining, embossing, pocketing, sweep machining, lead machining, offset machining, revolved sectioning, etc.

 Diverse Cutting Methods Available

Electrical Discharge CAM

Dynamic uniform management from creating the electrodes to electrical discharge machining. This is the key to reducing lead time.

No Special Preparations Required

● No Special Preparations RequiredWorkpiece and electrode drawings can be directly reused.
Workpiece and electrode drawings can be directly reused.


Easily Determine Measurement Points

● Easily Determine Measurement PointsEasily Determine Measurement Points


● Standardization from Workpiece LayoutAccumulated user know-how about numerous parameters contributes to standardization of the machining methods and machining conditions.

Standardization from Workpiece Layout
Standardization from Workpiece Layout

● Dramatically Enhances the Utilization Rate of EDMCovers all NC programs from workpiece positioning to electrode centering and machining programs to reduce the machining tool setup time and improve the utilization rate.

Ripple Effect

● Ripple EffectHandling workpiece positioning and electrode centering by CAM eliminates the specialization required by the technician to set up the machine tool and reduces the training period of the operator. Moreover, it provides a bridge to EDM automation systems.


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