TPACAD

CODE SW1.1

Top view of the panel on TpaCAD, the CAD/CAM programming system for Microsoft Windows environments of Tpa
Three-dimensional view of the piece in TpaCAD, the CAD/CAM programming system for Microsoft Windows environments of Tpa

General features

TpaCAD is Tpa’s CAD/CAM programming system for Microsoft Windows environments. It can interface with 3 or 5-axis CNC machining centres. TpaCAD can be used to work with several types of materials, such as wood, marble, metal, glass, and plastics. The strong suit of TpaCAD is offering in a single environment the high performance of a graphic editor and the excellent dedicated functions typical of a CAD software.

TpaCAD is available in three versions: Essential, Basic, Professional.

TCN and generic formats

The original format of TpaCAD is TCN, created to meet specific needs in panel programming. A file may contain different types of technological data on the workings that the machine is to execute. TCN today is a vastly common format in the furniture field, and it is exported by the larger part of programs used in woodworking.

Additionally, TpaCAD can import and export two formats that are two standards in the CAD/CAM world: DXF and G-code (ISO). Both importing and exporting can be extensively configured, so that the production is more efficient, as direct handling of the individual files is minimized or eliminated.

Essential Version

code SW1.1.02

  • Interface available in Italian and English;

  • interprets different drawing formats (DXF, G-code);

  • technology integration of the single machine or machine line;

  • wide native set of complex workings dedicated to drilling, insertions, and milling;

  • logic instructions can be programmed (IF … ENDIF cycles, variable writing…);

  • different piece views: 3D, expanded, 2D, box view;

  • definition of inclined planes;

  • parametric subprograms.

Basic Version

code SW1.1.03

  • All the functions as the Essential Version;

  • completely customizable working database;

  • parametric macros;

  • up to 1,000,000 of programmable workings for each work-face.

Professional Version

code SW1.1.04

  • All the functions as the Basic Version;

  • produces different drawing formats (DXF, G-code);

  • extrusion modelling of the piece;

  • documented prints of the piece (dimensioning and whatnot);

  • generates emptying profiles, writings, splines;

  • generates curve work planes and surfaces.

MPR importer

code SW1.2.03

MPR is the format that Homag machines – leaders in furniture CNC – use to program pieces.

TpaCAD offers the option to import from MPR for those users who decide to buy machines with a Tpa system. This option allows you to start producing with the new machine using your current file archives, files that can also be modified, if needed.

ESSENTIAL

BASIC

PROFESSIONAL

Can create parametrical subprograms

Interpretation of different drawing formats

Technology integration of the single machine or machine line

Wide native set of complex workings dedicated to drilling, insertions, and milling

Logic instructions can be programmed (IF … ENDIF cycles, variable writing…)

Different views: three-dimensional, expanded view, bidimensional, box view

Definition of inclined planes

Interface available in 15 languages

Completely customizable working database

Can create parametric macros

Up to 1,000,000 programmable workings per work face

Production of different drawing formats

Extrusion modelling of the piece

Can produce documented prints of the piece (dimensioning, etc.)

Generates emptying profiles, writings, splines

Generates curve planes and surfaces