Customer profile

The HOMAG Group is the world’s leading provider of integrated solutions for production in the woodworking industry and woodworking shops.

Business challenge

Development of a new version of woodWOP, an application developed at HOMAG for the programming of CNC machines in the woodworking industry.

Application features:

  • Parametric sketcher for the design of geometries
  • CAD plug-in — CAD functions directly integrated into woodWOP
  • Direct import of DXF diagrams with no layer assignment*
  • New "spline" and "ellipse" contour definition elements
  • Introduction of the new MPRX format based on XML
  • 100% parametrics
  • Direct text function in polygon path macro
  • Single-line fonts
  • 3D CAD functions for the creation of 3D surfaces
  • Import of 3D CAD data in the DXF*, STEP, and IGES formats
  • CAM plug-in – New macros for roughing down, finishing, and formatting of 3D objects
  • Automatic generation of milling paths from 3-axis processing right through to interpolating 5-axis processing
  • Pocket milling with islands with offcut detection
  • Grooving and sawing on contours
  • Import and processing of STL surfaces
  • Feature detection bore holes (cylindrical holes, conical, pockets and grooves)
  • Automatic sawing of surfaces in a 3D model
  • Rotating of components
  • New macro „label“
  • Import and editing of SAT surfaces*
  • Alignment of 3D model automatically

Technology solution

Development of woodWOP, an application combining:

  • A Sketcher based on Open CASCADE Technology
  • CAD plug-in based on Open CASCADE Modeling Algorithms
  • Homag-CAM Technology
  • Open Cascade Application Framework for the parametric CAD and CAM functions
  • Open Cascade 3D viewer for visualization of the geometry and machining traces

Business value

woodWOP 7 was introduced to the market in 2015:

  • woodWOP 7 provides CAD basic functions for the design of machining processes
  • woodWOP 7 increases programming security through a 3D view of work-pieces, processing and clamping equipment.
  • Open Cascade provides the Technology to go further in CAD/CAM functionalities.
  • woodWOP 7 marks the beginning of a new era in design tools applied to wood processing

(*) Import operations with DXF and SAT Import / Export - an advanced software component available from Open Cascade.

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