Microvellum Delivers More Capability & Value for Its Users with its Latest Release
Central Point, Oregon – November 14, 2016 – Microvellum Inc., a leading cabinet design to manufacturing software provider, specializing in AutoCAD based CAD/CAM/CIM technologies, today announced the immediate availability of its new Version 15.4 General Release software. This new, highly anticipated release is packed full of new features designed to improve its user’s capabilities, productivity and efficiencies.
“Our team has been hard at work developing some outstanding new tools and improvements on existing for our users. There are new features and improvements to existing functionality developed in partnership with our User Groups and power users from around the world.” says David Fairbanks, Operations Manager for Microvellum, Inc.
“Personally, I’m excited about this latest release…” continued Fairbanks “we’re not only delivering a more stable product, we’re delivering some impressive, ground-breaking new technology that is going to increase user efficiency, provide more capabilities for our customers, and carve out more market share for our solution.”
A few noteworthy advancements contained within Microvellum Version 15.4 include:
Added Support for the Latest AutoCAD 2017 Platform
A key part of Microvellum’s development strategy includes taking advantage of the latest development platforms and technology. Their goal is to provide the best user experience and performance possible through innovative technology and trusted partnerships. Their version 15.4 software now offers support for full version AutoCAD 2017, AutoCAD Architecture 2017, and Toolbox OEM 2017. This latest release of the AutoCAD platform provides users with unmatched design, drafting, detailing, rendering, and engineering tools and performance. To learn more about AutoCAD 2017, visit their website: http://www.autodesk.com/products/autocad/overview
Introducing: Extruded Product Builder
This release includes a powerful new tool unlike any other available in the woodworking industry for creating custom products such as custom nurse’s stations, bench seating, kitchen bars, hotel reception areas or other custom diewalls. The easy-to-use interface provides users with tools to transform simple profile geometry like rectangles, circles, arcs into 3D models that are ready for analyzation and manufacturing. It features an industry first technology for unfolding and machining complicated parts such as diewall skins. It also provides the flexibility to use sections and construction lines from existing submittal drawings to build products that are exactly to specification. It’s available at no extra cost within Microvellum’s Enterprise tier. See it in action: Microvellum Extruded Product Builder.
Enhanced Solid Model Analyzation
Microvellum’s Solid Model Analyzer transforms 3D solids into fully machine-ready products in a matter of minutes. This unique process empowers users to convert 3D solids created in Inventor, SketchUp, or other solid modeling applications into Microvellum products that can either be manufactured or saved to a product library for future use. This advanced feature recognition technology analyzes all parts and automatically assigns tooling and creates tool paths. The latest version of the Solid Model Analyzer tool provides tighter analyzation results, improved part rotation recognition and improved performance. It’s available at no extra cost within Microvellum’s Enterprise tier.
New Advanced Grain Matching
Users that require grain matched optimization have a powerful new feature available – Cabinet & Room Grain Match Control. This innovative new tool allows users to grain match individual cabinet parts like doors and drawers or even the entire room. When optimized, grain matching takes priority and groups the parts together as instructed.
New Optimization Strategies
Microvellum’s manufacturing engine can already be configured to automatically double pass small parts within a nest, but it also has a new feature designed to help users deal with poor vacuum on CNC routers. Controlled within the nest settings for each processing station, small parts can be optimized to the center of the sheet, where vacuum is commonly the best.
Version 15.4 also provides new user definable strategies for part perimeter cuts and setmill locations.
Advanced Tool Priority Control
The latest release of Microvellum’s manufacturing engine also includes new tool priority controls for custom route sequencing. This advanced feature allows users to override tool optimization and assign priorities to specific tool numbers, allowing users the flexibility to custom, complex machining.
Added Support for FastenLink & LockDowel Fasteners
Concealed fasteners are becoming a popular method for assembling products, some requiring no tools at all during the assembly process. Microvellum now offers support for FastenLink and LockDowel fasteners in this latest release. Learn more about FastenLink: https://fastenlink.com/ , Learn more about LockDowel: http://lockdowel.com/
New Blum Legrabox Hardware
Straight lines create the elegant look that defines LEGRABOX, in Blum’s newest premium metal drawer system. It is available in two luxurious finishes that complement a wide variety of styles and colors, and four drawer side heights cover a wide range of design options in the kitchen, bath, or furniture applications. This new drawer box is now available in Microvellum’s product libraries.
Faster Machine Code Generation
Microvellum has increased the performance of their manufacturing engine’s machine code generation process, resulting in speeds up to 70% faster when creating machine specific code. Users wanting to take advantage of this new feature are encouraged to contact Microvellum’s Support team.
New Integrated Support Portal
Microvellum is making it easier for users to provide feedback on their software. Users can submit support tickets and provide feedback on features without leaving their software. Simply open the Support Portal to record a video, take screen snippets, and send projects, tool files, individual work orders or other files to be reviewed by Microvellum support agents. All tickets created in the Integrated Support Portal can then be viewed, edited or monitored on Microvellum’s online eSupport website.
Payroll Time Clock Now Available for All Users
Microvellum’s ERP solution is the hub of production and provides users with powerful tools for purchasing, scheduling, shipping, time tracking and more. In this latest release, all users can take advantage of Microvellum’s Payroll Time Clock solution at no additional cost. The Payroll Time Clock will allow you to keep track of your employee time using touch screen, barcode and standard mouse control input. Export your time logs to accounting departments in sync.
On-Demand Labeling Now Available for Professional & Premium Users
In an effort to provide continued value to users, Professional and Premium users now have full access to Microvellum’s on-demand labeling solution for sawing and nesting stations at no additional cost. This easy-to-use tool allows users to preview optimized sheets of material queued up for machining and print individual or batch labels on-demand.
“This latest release is proof that hard work and quality feedback from dedicated users is key to producing amazing software. Since our last User Group conference earlier this year, we have implemented many suggestions from users. In fact, this release contains five new major features that were suggested at that conference. We’re looking forward to continued feedback this April when we host the next User Group Conference in Oregon. ” concluded Fairbanks.
To learn more about the many other enhancements, resolutions, and new features of Version 15.4, please review the complete Release Notes available on Microvellum’s eSupport website: http://support.microvellum.com
Founded in 1991, Microvellum Inc. is a leading cabinet design and manufacturing software provider, specializing in AutoCAD based CAD/CAM/CIM technologies. Microvellum is headquartered in Central Point, Oregon and has offices throughout North America, Europe, China, Australia and New Zealand. Microvellum offers a single-source solution for 2D & 3D drawings, production reporting, labeling, job management, estimating, nested optimization, direct g-code generation and more. To learn more about Microvellum, visit Microvellum.com.