SigmaNEST Quick Start Guide

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1 Introduction

This guide will discuss the basic steps in using SigmaNEST to create a cut file for use with MachMotion’s 1150P plasma control. Users have the option to either import a .dxf file or select from the SigmaNEST shape library.

MachMotion has an informational video for SigmaNEST on our Youtube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5bqLvEsp7Q

 

2 SigmaNEST

2.1 Software Startup

Double-click the SigmaNEST icon on the control desktop or launch from the conversational assistant button in the Mach software.

Once opened, there is the option to import a .dxf or create a new task and use the SigmaNEST shape library.

Begin by selecting [Create a new task].

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Set task parameters (material type, sheet/job size, thickness, clearance, etc…) on the next tab.

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Next, select the Parts tab.

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Select either [Load DXF File] or [Standard Shapes].

2.2 Shape Library

The following shapes are currently available in the shape library. Select a shape and press [Ok].

Rectangles:

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Rings:

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 Flanges:

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Gussets:

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 Brackets:

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Gaskets:

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 Miscellaneous:

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2.3 Part Control and Nesting

From the Parts tab, the part(s) can then be edited to adjust leadins/outs and other parameters.

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Auto nesting is also available from the Parts tab.

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The Toolpath tab will show the current file’s toolpath after selecting [Generate Toolpath].

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NC Simulate will simulate the part file in SigmaNEST. Select [Generate NC Code] to post and save g-code file to the control software.

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3 Using the Control

3.1 Running a Program

Once the NC file has been posted from SigmaNEST, the control software will automatically load the part file and generate the toolpath.

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Edit the necessary cut parameters on the lower right of the control (Cut Height, Pierce Height, and Pierce Time) and set your part zero.

When ready to cut, press [Cycle Start].

4 Appendix

4.1 Training

SigmaNEST offers remote/online training for customers that have SigmaNEST license through MachMotion as of 2/11/2019. Customers are allowed up to 3 participants during the training session and requires notice of 10 business days. Customers will need to call 513-674-0005 to schedule this training and will need to have the SigmaNEST license number ready to give to the trainer.

Here is the location of your license number:  Tools Help / Config / License Manager → Hasp Detail

Warranty Information

MachMotion warranty policy is subject to change. Updated information is available at our website:
https://machmotion.com/warranty

 

The MachMotion Team
http://www.machmotion.com
14518 County Road 7240, Newburg, MO 65550
(573) 368-7399 • Fax (573) 341-2672

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