SheetCAM TNG is an application that was specially designed to fill in a niche in the CAM marketplace, namely the one that deals with manufacturing metal, plastic or thin sheets.
The setup is as simple as it gets and entails following a few standard steps that you are probably accustomed to now. Upon launch, you are welcomed by a splash window that enables you to specify a few details regarding the sheets that you are trying to design and hence, optimize the machining task.
Once you are done inputting this information, you can access the UI and work on the actual design and patterns. Even though the program comes with a plethora of options, you will be happy to learn that they are neatly arranged within the menu.
As you would expect, the menus are representative of the types of functions you can access. For instance, if you access the Operation menu, you can set the parameters for tasks that entail contouring, pocketing, drilling or tapping.
The idea behind the program is to make the design process as smooth as possible and the context menu stands proof in this sense. Therefore, you can minutely inspect the patterns you are working on or get an overall view of the model by accessing the dedicated zoom function.
In the eventuality that you are starting a project from scratch, then you will be happy to learn you can enable the grid so that you can guide yourself. Moreover, you can customize it so that it is appropriate for the specifications of your project and enable the measurement tool, so your design becomes as accurate as possible.
All in all, SheetCAM TNG is an application that address companies that are specialized in the production of machining sheet goods made from hard materials, such as thin, metal or plastic.