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List of the improvements and the updates released for the version 8 of ASPAN.
All the udates of this section are released as free upgrade for ASPAN rel. 8 users.

 

RELEASE  8.7 P0

release date: 03 December 2007
release :  ASPAN 8.7 p0

  • Solved the printing problem encoutered by some users of the version 8.6 p4;
  • Other minors updates and corrections from previous version;

RELEASE 8.6 P4

release date: 29 August 2007
release :   ASPAN 8.6 p4

  • minors updates and corrections from previous version.

RELEASE 8.6 P3

release date: 31 May 2007
release :   ASPAN 8.6 p3

  • minors updates and corrections from previous version.

RELEASE 8.6 P2

release date: 8 March 2007
release:  ASPAN 8.6 p2

  • Nesting:
    • Added new command for the label print-out of the parts to nest (parts list).
    • ixed the "through cut" window dialog.

  • CAM:
    • Improved the check of the axis limits for the routings.
    • Improved the multi machining assignment of the tapered tools.
    • Fixed the management of the angular borings coordinates for the Routolink numeric control.

  • CAD:
    • Fixed the "Extend" command.
    • Improvements for the management of the "Hardware" objects.

RELEASE 8.6 P1

release date: 14 February 2007
release:  ASPAN 8.6 p1

  • Aspan is now ready for Microsoft Windows Vista

  • Vectorializer:
    • Fixed the error at the end of the vectorializing procedure.

  • CAM:
    • Added the management of the depth tool correction for the KVARA control.;

RELEASE 8.6 P0

release date: 5 February 2007
release:  ASPAN 8.6 p0

  • Added the management of the new Morbidelli Unix machine

  • Import DXF:
    • Added the new "Drill-Mate" processor that allow you to import the dxf files created by Drill-Mate.

  • Nesting:
    • Improvements in the nesting environment: memory management, multi selection, Imperial System measure.

  • CAD:
    • Added the management of the tool correction in the "Array" command.

  • CABINET Module:
    • Improvements in the management of the files created by the Cabinet module.

RELEASE 8.5 P7

release date: 19 December 2006
release:  ASPAN 8.5 p7

  • Fixed errors in DXF import, Vectorializer and Animation.

  • Nesting:
    • improved allocation reducing memory needings.

RELEASE 8.5 P6

release date: 4 December 2006
release:  ASPAN 8.5 p6

  • Nesting:
    • fixed multi-selection error for parts properties;
    • added part sizes in results printable report;
    • CSV import: added material verification at the moment of import;

  • DXF import: fixed default depths error introduced in p3 version when importing entities discarding the DXF Z value.
  • CAM: added 2 new parameters for each entity: Zout and Zin for fast/slow speed changes, useful for multiple workings; this feature must be explicitly enabled.
  • Decoder and Macro: added a new function (UserColor) and a new property (UserData) to expand the flexibility to user side.
  • Record ISO machines: added support for old drilling units with independent (prime) axis.
  • Configuration import for XilogPlus 1.12+, improved axis speed and acceleration import.

RELEASE 8.5 P5

release date: 12 October 2006
release:  ASPAN 8.5 p5

  • Nesting:
    • fixed error created if the Tooling has changed since the job has been saved and the user re-run nesting;

  • Fixed error in Kvara Tooling Import;
  • Fixed warning generated when making Part-Program for XNC in presence of pockets;
  • Removed limit of 200 max macros, now it dipends on the amount of available PC memory.

RELEASE 8.5 P4

release date: 3 October 2006
release:  ASPAN 8.5 p4

  • Nesting:
    • several improvements: free-forms forme, mirroring, display, warnings in case of anomalous situations.

  • Improved Label Printing for non standard label formats.
  • Stock-tooling: improvements in how data is shown (can be sorted out in several ways).
  • CFixes in Macro Decoder.

RELEASE 8.5 P3

release date: 4 Agosto 2006
RELEASE:  ASPAN 8.5 p3

  • Import DXF:
    • Added the new "DedicatedLayerImport.pcs" that allows you to specify Cam parameters in the Layer name.
    • New option that allows you to consider the Z value as depth.
    • General improvements to the import.

  • AutoCAD:
    • Added link to AutoCAD 2002 and AutoCAD 2004.

  • Asc-Asp:
    • Added new command PRIORITY: this sets the priority value for the entities, thus allowing to manage the working sequence directly from the .asc files;
    • Improved the REM command to insert remarks in the drawings and programs;
    • Added new O command to manage the origin offsets for the part program generation and CAM optimization.

  • Nesting:
    • Added 3D view commands for parts, sheets and resultant schemes;
    • New option allows to sort the parts cut-out, according to the part's total area, used area (without holes) or perimeter;
    • Improvements for the parts cut-out (free forms or drawings with holes);
    • mprovement for the "Distance from the edge" value (sheets parameter), a new checkbox allows to set the effective distance to zero thus gaining space on the sheet.

  • Labelling:
    • Added the possibility to set the paper parameters (margins and spaces) also from the label editor, in the window for the output device selection;
    • Label printing via Windows drivers: added a warning message "The printer resolution may be insufficient to get a good BarCode printout";
    • Removed the request for which label has to be printed in a sheet when the sheet contains only one label.

  • CAD:
    • Parametric: ellipses resulting from panel size changes are approximated by a lot of small lines. Added the general default variable
      "EllipseApproximationDegreesStep" to manage the precision of the approximation.

  • CAM:
    • Added an "equal priority" constrain for hole-drop creation during the CAM optimization.

  • Tool Stock:
    • New management for the selection of tools from the stock: tools can be sorted by attributes or classified by categories.

  • SUPERVISOR:
    • Added 3D view command to see the current drawing directly in 3D mode without entering the CAD environment;
    • Inserted 3D view and label printing commands in the drawing area context menu.


RELEASE 8.5 P2

release date:  30 June 2006
release:  ASPAN 8.5 p2

  • Added Xilog Plus 1.12+ import using a different approach: the Xilog Configuration and tooling .ext files must be created by Xilog. This adds greater flexibility for the upcoming new Xilog Plus versions;
  • Minor fixes (decimal digits in some dialogs, restored Osnap in Modify Panel, removed ambiguities for BO/XBO).

release 8.5 P0-P1

release date: 09 June 2006,
release:  ASPAN 8.5 p0 - p1

  • Added more strict check in the post-processor customizability: if a user wants to change something, he must first rename the post processor, because ASPAN always over-writes all the standard ones at run-time;
  • Added new MERGE DRAWING environment, to merge together two drawings, following predefined and customizable merging models (availble also for Asc-Asp procedure for the ASCII files);
  • CAD:
    • modify vertex command is now more user friendly;
    • fixed error in modify depth and modify diameter command (now only valid values are accepted);
    • improved the ellipse command precision (now the user can set the desired number of arcs);
    • added new advanced offset command with 3 different offset types (mechanical, geometric, chamfer);
    • improvements in Epicycloid;
    • added new digitizer command for PRATIX machines with digitizer option;
    • added mixed X and Y parametric model;
    • fix for the 'rectangle with fillet' command;
    • added new command "explode path"
    • added new command "new start point"
    • added hardware management;
    • added new (and free) cabinet side command;

  • CAM:
    • improved parametric Part-Program generation for TRIA machines;
    • corrections and improvements for tilted planes and tilted tools;
    • optimized Part-Program XBO holes drops generation for Xilog;
    • fixed change origins error;
    • added used tools list in Part-Program (for some N.C.s only);
    • Xilog+ Post-Processor now closer to the machine with more options;
    • added D parameter generation for G0 and XG0 Xilog and Xilog+ instructions;
    • depth handling correction in tool assignment;

  • Improved DXF import;
  • Hardware: added new customizable types and connected to Cabinet and Doors modules;
  • DOORs Module:
    • moved from Cad to Supervisor;
    • added harware management inside the door development;
    • added possibility of direct part program generation;

  • NESTING Module:
    • added "preferences " dialog boxes for drawings and programs generation, and part insertion mode;
    • labels printing;
    • statistics view;
    • free-forms management;
    • holes in shapes can now be nested (must be user activated);
    • multiple parts insertion with multiple selection or searching string;
    • double pass for cutting;
    • sheets stacking management;
    • added cut direction for each sheet (indipendent form the job);
    • added possibility to re-execute inserted macro parts;
    • minor corrections in inches measures management.

  • CABINET Module:
    • added the 'New' button;
    • added new joints hardware (cam fittings).


RELEASE 8.4 P0

release date: 13 December 2005
RELEASE:  ASPAN 8.5 p2

  • CAM:improved support for SCM ISO machines;
  • Nesting: new user interface;
  • CABINET:
    • new user interface;
    • added 3D preview.


RELEASE 8.3 P3

release date: 19 October 2005
RELEASE:  ASPAN 8.3 p3

  • Automatic import of configuration and tooling for MasterWood's machines;
  • AscAsp, fixed the reading of "work field" parameter;
  • Ability to manage the "working direction" for the "saw" type tools;
  • Nesting:
    • fixed the feed management for the leadin/out of the cutting paths;
    • ability to write in the part-program the machine's instruction GIN and GOUT for the cutting paths;
    • Hiliting of the leadin/out paths in the nested sheet;
    • Ability to hilite the parts into the nested sheet;


RELEASE 8.3 P2

release date: 06 September 2005
RELEASE:  ASPAN 8.3 p2

  • Minor fixes in Cad, Cam, Nesting, Dxf Import.

RELEASE 8.3 P1

release date: 21 July 2005
RELEASE:  ASPAN 8.3 p1

  • Added support for the Polish language;
  • In AscAsp at the end of job added the option to edit and print the Report;
  • CAD:
    • Osnap toolbar now available during tehexecution of the modify entity command;

  • CAM:
    • fixes in Lead-in Lead-out with multipass, multimachining, inverted direction, closed path, tool correction;
    • fix in support plane for Xilog/Xilog+, added support plane compatibility for SCM ISO Record machines;


RELEASE 8.3 P0

release date: 17 June 2005
RELEASE:  ASPAN 8.3 p0

  • added the cabinet optional module;
  • added support for 16:9 PC displays;
  • NESTING:
    • added a new 'side- by- side X or Y cut' optimization to be used with disk saws;
    • cabinets (produced by the new optional module) can be easily nested;

  • CAD:
    • added "new starting point" command, extracted from the Cut & Join menu;
    • improved the Rectangle command by adding the direction for the tool path;

  • CAM:
    • multimachining: tool compensation can now be arbitrarily set for each pass;
    • improvements (in animation and assignment) for tilted machinings;
    • fix in the optimizer by 'nearest points' procedure;
    • machines equipped with Xilog+: the operator can now enable the automatic generation for the ISO code M17 in the Part-Program to enable free tool changer movements;
    • fixed Part-Program generation for Dust Hood;

  • added support for blocks in DXF import;
  • added the label (BarCode and not) printing command in the supervisor enviroment;
  • ASCASP: completely re-designed, can now be run from inside Aspan too and can make Part-Programs and BarCode labels for really any Aspan supported machine. The command line syntax and ASC file syntax has been left unchanged. At the end of the process the report file can now be printed or edited by a simple mouse click.
  • MACRO: improved the APL (Aspan Programming Language);

RELEASE 8.2 P0

release date: 31 March 2005
RELEASE:  ASPAN 8.2 p0

  • minor fixes in CAD, CAM, Nesting and drawing rebuild.

RELEASE 8.1 P5

release date: 21 February 2005
RELEASE:  ASPAN 8.1 p5

  • CAD:
    • some fixes in angular holes handling;
    • fix in Holes Barrier Window handling;

  • fixed error in Tooling name handling (long name + spaces);
  • Nesting:
    • added new field 'resulting index' in label printing;
    • fixed file .nst and .stk corruption error when macros where inserted;

  • fixed Macro G5 command handling;
  • fixed error in the Drawing Preview Window opening with some graphics cards;.

RELEASE 8.1 P4

release date: 20 January 2005
RELEASE:  ASPAN 8.1 p4

  • Fixed error at Aspan startup due to incompatibility with some graphics cards drivers;
  • Improved TRIA configuration and tooling import for all versions; added import for version 2.61;

RELEASE 8.1 P3

release date: 13 December 2004
RELEASE:  ASPAN 8.1 p3

  • CAD: now the offset value is remembered even if a bad selection operation is executed by the operator;
  • Nesting: fixed some errors regarding label printing, tool correction and speed, macro execution;

RELEASE 8.1 P1-P2

data rilascio: 25 Novembre 2004
RELEASE:  ASPAN 8.1 p1-P2

  • CAD:
    • ora l'opzione 'mantieni entità originali' viene ricordato tra i vari comandi che ne fanno uso;
    • Potenziato il comando 'Modifica vertici', ora è possibile modificare i punti usando Osnap e tastiera;

  • CAM:
    • Nuova potente opzione per generare programmi specchiati senza invertire il percorso utensile!;
    • Nuova opzione per assegnamento manuale: la sequenza viene creata ottimizzando le multilavorazioni;

  • Migliorata compatibilità (dovuta a differenze tra le varie versioni di CN) verso le vecchie macchine Record con C.N. Num vecchi (Num 720, ...);
  • Nesting:
    • Semplificata e migliorata la gestione delle macro-nestabili;
    • Aggiunta la possibilità di fare macro-nestabili anche di forme libere;
    • Ora è possibile passare parametri alle macro via i file CSV;

  • corretti errori e ridotto il consumo di memoria sotto Windows 98;
  • Corretto un errore nell'editor dell'attrezzaggio per alcune macchine (veniva corretta già con Aspan81p0SP1, ora inclusa nella RELEASE ufficiale).

RELEASE 8.1 P0

data rilascio: 22 Ottobre 2004
RELEASE:  ASPAN 8.1 p0

  • Tasche gen. multiple, ora sono generate come tasche indipendenti;
  • Potenziato import DXF da supervisore: i dati delle entità vengono importati con regole standard o tramite associazioni con Layer o tramite APL (strategia di import personalizzabile dall'utente). I DXF importati possono essere automaticamente elaborati dal nesting e si può automaticamente generare il programma macchina;
  • Se si ha come unità di misura i pollici, è possibile inserire espressioni miste pollici millimetri. Esempio: "(DX - 2 1/4) - 16mm";

RELEASE 8.0 P4

data rilascio: 15 Ottobre 2004
RELEASE:  ASPAN 8.0 p4

  • Miglioramenti al Nesting: ridotta l'occupazione di memoria, corretti errori;
  • Corretto errore in generazione programma per Aut660.

RELEASE 8.0 P3

data rilascio: 10 Settembre 2004
RELEASE:  ASPAN 8.0 p3

  • Nesting: aggiunta stampa etichette tramite stampante Windows, aggiunta pagina di configurazione stampa.

RELEASE 8.0 P1-P2

data rilascio: 16 Luglio 2004
RELEASE:  ASPAN 8.0 p1-p2

  • Correzione degli errori segnalati.