Sketch Turn

Sketch Turn is a specific part of NC programming automation software designed to help even users, with even a limitedd knowledge of machining, to create machining programs for DN Solutions’ turning centers.

The main menus are placed vertically (and logically) to match the real programming creation processes
- while the sub-menus are aligned horizontally for easier use.

The information relating to tools and cutting conditions are input into a database for effective management and to build up a bank of machining knowledge.
It also provides a 3D simulation function for predicting machining outcomes and results.

  1. ① Overview

    Displays basic information of materials and processes

  2. ② Main menu

    All of the processes needed to create the NC code are arranged vertically.
    - Program management
    - Workpiece and machine setting
    - Process List Management
    - Process Setting (Shape Information, Machining strategy, Cutting Conditions etc.)
    - Simulation
    - Turret, Tools DB Management

  3. ③ Other information

    Message window displays errors and execution info, soft keys

  4. ④ Sub-menus and operation screen

    Parameter entry and cutting simulation check


Shorter programming time and higher productivity
  • - 50~70 % reduced programming time compared to manual NC code programming.
  • - 90% reduced programming time using the copy/paste function when creating similar cutting programs.
  • - Cuts pre-machining test time and checks for errors using 3D graphic simulation.
  • - Optimized for DN Solutions - no post-processing needed.

Main Functions

    • - Programs can be created, changed and deleted using the soft keys.
    • - Use of copy/paste functions saves time when creating a program similar to an existing one.
    • - Output of machining plan.
    • - Output of the NC code.
    • - Supports 2-axis and C/Y axis processing for turning centers and provides a view of process.
    • - 2 axes: Turning, grooving, drilling tapping etc.
    • - C/Y axes: Drilling, tapping, slotting, pocketing contour cutting etc.
    • - Uses sub-spindle for all processes.
    • - Use of soft keys facilitates change, insertion, deletion and copying of process.
    • - Easy defining and editing of shapes using the shape list.
    • - Easy input and editing via parameterized shape information.
    • - Save/retrieval of shapes.
    • - Automated calculation of complicated drawing input.
    • - Extended menus for the fine tuning of parameters.
    • - Detailed illustration of each parameter.
    • - Appropriate tool and cutting conditions prompted from the tool database.
    • - Management and re-use of machining data by using cutting condition save/retrieval functionality 3D cutting simulation.
    • - Easy checking of tool path and G code.
    • - Pre-check of finishing and collision.
    • - Various simulation modes and simulated speed control.
    • - CNC information display.
    • - Cutting cycle time prediction.
    • - Visualized tool list for easier selection of tools.
    • - Comprehensive lists of images and icons.
    • - Management of tool shape information and the cutting conditions database.
    • - Similar intuitive turret information.

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