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ESPRIT 2001 has advances in automated tool path generation and optimized cycle times for mills, lathes, and Wire EDM machines. With this release the software now supports all styles of lathes and Swiss style machines with any number of turrets, spindles and power tooling options. For these machines, the ESPRIT Sync

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ESPRIT 2001 has advances in automated tool path generation and optimized cycle times for mills, lathes, and Wire EDM machines. With this release the software now supports all styles of lathes and Swiss style machines with any number of turrets, spindles and power tooling options. For these machines, the ESPRIT Sync List provides a bar chart depicting the total cycle time and individual cycle times for each operation organized by turret, spindle and head. G-Code optimization is performed by adding "Sync" and "Wait" codes to synchronize the machining cycles. The updated cycle times are immediately displayed in the bar charts while the solid simulator provides a complete realistic simulation of the entire machining process. The new Sort Operations feature enables users to automatically re-sequence the G-Code program, optimizing the order in which each machining cycle is performed to minimize the total cycle time. Resorting the machining cycles enables the software to create a more efficient order in which to cut the part. For example, sorting by tool would minimize the number of tool changes by performing all machining with each tool before moving onto the next. In addition, Sort Operations supports printing for setup sheets and exporting data (drag and drop) to Microsoft Excel and Word. The ESPRIT Knowledge Based Machining (KBM) for Charmilles machines automatically generates the multiple ISO (G-code) and CMD (command) files necessary for the advanced skim (finish) cutting strategies. A new technology database has been added for Mitsubishi users that provides all factory recommended technology settings, such as E-Pack (power settings), feedrates, and offsets, for all Mitsubishi machines currently on the market. Agie users will find advancements that simplify programming of parts with complex tapers. Advanced Conic programming on the AgieVision now features a new programming flag on the technology page that gives programmers the ability to generate four-axis programs without going through the complexities of manually programming, thus automating the process and eliminating errors.