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CAD/CAM Kovoprog - Answers to your most asked questions

What can be done in CAD/CAM Kovoprog?

Machining allows horizontal / vertical axis turning including driven tools in the C and Y axis. Milling module is used for machining of cubic components. Supports 2.5 D milling and drilling operations. Wire cutting supports all technology available on electro-erosion machines, including slant holes, collars, 4D objects etc.

How to contact CAD/CAM Kovoprog customer support?

From abroad, the customer support can be reached via e-mail. See the CONTACTS section. What is CAD/CAM Kovoprog customer support? Is it for free? Yes, the customer support is for free. We are ready to answer your questions about CAD/CAM Kovoprog, or to help you solve complicated technologic operations. You can send us CAD/CAM Kovoprog files that you have questions about, geometry files, etc. The post-processor modifications can also be settled via e-mail.

What are the HW and SW requirements to run CAD/CAM Kovoprog?

In contrast to other CAM systems, HW and SW requirements are relatively low. CAD/CAM Kovoprog works under all MS Windows versions. Detailed requirements are specified in the HW REQUIREMENTS section.

Are there any annual license charges?

No fees endors! The exception is the annual fee (Maintenance), which is optional and provides the user CAD/CAM Kovoprog benefits. Maintenance is an annual fee - installation, maintenance, protection in case of theft of keys, including annual upgrades and priority technical support. Annual upgrades to version 4 may vary. It depends on the individual revisions and be installed in a particular compilation. Accordingly, the price of higher counts version. For more information and build customer specific offers to contact us. Upgrade - the transition to the newer version brings: new program features, enhancements and old alike. The list of new features includes a news section.

How can Version 4 be updated?

The user can update Version 4 to a current version for a manipulation price of 90,-EUR. New program functions and features are specified in the NEWS section.

What to do if my HW key has been damaged?

In the case of mechanical or software (program works in the DEMO mode) damage, contact us via phone or e-mail.

What post-processors can be used in CAD/CAM Kovoprog? Are there any limitations?

There are no limitations. The post-procesor is created accordingly to the user's machine specification and usage techniques. Various configuration tools are included in the post-processor itself.

How to repair the post-processor?

If there are any post-processor errors, the best way is to contact us via e-mail (or fax). Send us the examples made in CAD/CAM Kovoprog together with NC output files and marked errors. The corrected post-processor will be sent soon.

For how long can I request post-processor repairs after purchasing the program?

This time is not limited. If the user is in need of additional NC output corrections, our customer support will help anytime.

How does CAD/CAM Kovoprog communicate with the device?

Communication options are adjusted to support two usual ways to load the NC program into the device: Serial port output or File output (with custom suffix). When using serial port, the device (machine, paper perforator, trans etc.) requires the output settings (bandwidth, data bits etc.) to be specified correctly. The file output only needs the code page and the suffix to be set.

What is a macro in CAD/CAM Kovoprog?

Macro is simply a sequence of procedures that can be performed in CAD/CAM Kovoprog, then saved and used again whenever a similar sequence is required. Two types of macros can be created in CAD/CAM Kovoprog, TECHNOLOGIC and GEOMETRIC. Macro is a text written in the CAD/CAM Kovoprog program language beginning introduced by the macro keyword and ended by the endmac keyword. The system determines the macro by its name.

What can be macros useful for?

Macros are used to simplify work with the CAD/CAM Kovoprog program, utilize its special features and develop its functions. In the hands of a skilled user, the macros can be a very powerful development tool. Macros are used to develop special geometric shapes and to machine the most complex objects in technology, which cannot be performed using the usual machining techniques (for example spherical or rotatory planes, gearings with variable module, eliptical gearings, etc.). Repeating tasks (with identical technology, shape, etc.) can be created using macros with parametrised input.