Radan 2020 sees Hexagon add speed to sheetmetal

Published 01 May 2019

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: cad, manufacturing, cam, hexagon, hexagon mi, radan

Hexagon has launched RADAN 2020.0, placing user experience as its top priority for the new release and making this sheetmetal industry software easier to use than ever before.

A reduction in mouse clicks and improvements to nesting and reporting should mean a real increase in efficiency, saving both time and costs, with the changes led by new quicker starts to projects.

A new ‘quick nest’ mode in provides a more visual interface, with limited upfront setup for projects, while a redesigned new project dialog allows users to nest parts quicker.

Hexagon suggests that it’s now easier for users to pick up on previous projects in Radan; a new streamlined mode benefits from reduced mouse travel and an autosave function so that work is never lost.

The ease of use ensures the software is simple to learn and allows more complex projects to be completed efficiently.

Radtube sees further improvements to the popular common line cutting feature, added in the previous release.Users can now optimise the nest either by material usage or by cycle time. When optimising the cycle time, the nest starts looking for common cuts more aggressively.

Radtube reporting has also been improved to include QR codes, bar codes and images, making the recognition of parts simpler and more accurate. The reports can be outputted automatically and in the required format.

In this release, Radquote sees many updates, a highlight being a new nesting engine for material calculations. This feature has the ability to increase the number of orders won due to its accurate and achievable estimates.

As soon as a quote turns into an order, Radquote automatically exports all the information needed, in the form of a PDF file for records; for emailing to the customer as an order confirmation; or as data in CSV ortext format. This can be linked to the company’s ERP/MRP system.

A new Radquote feature, Customer Specific Import Template, allows information such as DXFfiles to be automatically analysed according to the specific customer by setting up a template.

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