Frequently Asked Questions
For effictient work with Vintech CAM systems a PC configuration for engineering design is recommended:
64-bit Intel® Core i5™ or i7™, or equivalent AMD processor
16 GB DDR3 RAM,
Mouse preferably with wheel,
Contemporary ATI or nVIDIA video controller for DirectX/OpenGL graphic with resolution no less than 1920x1080 and 32-bit color,
22’’ monitor, recommended display aspect ratio 16:9 and resolution no less than 1920х1080,
Microsoft Windows® 7, 8.1 or 10.
More CPU cores and higher frequency, more cache memory, more RAM and higher HDD transfer rate are recommended.
Any type of printers and plotters can be used for document printing as long as they are supported by the operating system.
The use of 64-bit, high class Intel or AMD processors increases significantly the comfort of working with the system.
It is possible to use a32-bit, lower class processors, but that will provoke a feeling of sluggishness of the system. This usually leads to an inefficient nesting and extends the time to NC program.
If the warranty period of your Vintech CAM system has not expired, you have the right of a free update to the latest release of the license.
If your license is in warranty or the warranty period has expired less than 1(one) month ago, you re eligible to a paid support contract. It has a duration of one year and includes a free update to the latest version of the purchased product.
Important! The paid support contract is the most cost-effective way to update Vintech CAM systems.
If You have a license for the CAM system v7 or v8 and the Warranty period has expired, You have to buy One-time update to v9, in order to acquire the latest innovations in the system.
If you are using genuine Vintech RASKROY WL, Vintech RCAM v3, Vintech RCAM v4, Vintech RCAM v5 [.5] or Vintech RCAM v6 updating your license is possible by purchasing a new license.
To update to current version of Vintech CAM system you have to:
- Contact the VINTECH support service and request a current release.
- Open the CD containing the installer and get acquainted with the installation instruction.
- Run the install wizard of the purchased variant of the system and follow the instructions.
To those of our clients, we wish many years of trouble-free work with Vintech RCAM or Vintech RASKROY WL!
If you need to update your Vintech RASKROY WL or Intech RASKROY WL system, the update to the latest version of Vintech RCAM-Pro will lead to significant nesting speed up, more efficient automatic nesting and a lot of new valuable features.
If you are currently working with Vintech RCAM-Master and update to Vintech RCAM-Pro, you will get numerous new features and improved usability.
In all cases of normal work, the cost of the update will pay off within one to two months.
After update, the ability of Vintech RCAM-Pro to work in the environment of Microsoft Windows 7, 8.1 or 10 will be preserved.
The license of Vintech RCAM-Pro or Vintech Pipe is not connected to a particular machine, nor is it for temporary use. All available machines can be programmed with a single license, and if you expand or update your factory machinery – it could be set for the new machines as well. In addition, the system has no specific versions for oxy-fuel, plasma or laser cutting machines.
Each license of Vintech RCAM-Pro or Vintech Pipe is network-competitive.
Setting Vintech RCAM-Pro or Vintech Pipe for NC programming of a particular machine is done using postprocessor and Technological Datasets Base (TDB).
Vintech RCAM-Pro and Vintech Pipe allow the alternative use of two types of postprocessors: Universal and External.
The Universal postprocessor is built into the system and provides tabular tools for user configuration.
The External postprocessor is a Python program, which is usually developed by specialists competent in Vintech RCAM-Pro.
All Datasets are saved in XML files. Loading data for а new machine in Vintech RCAM-Pro or Vintech Pipe is done by loading set of XML files.
The Vintech RCAM-Pro documentation provides all necessary information for the types of datasets and the actions needed to load the information in them, as well as information about setup and development of postprocessors.
Should you have any problems – contact VINTECH or its partners for a solution.
To work with Vintech RCAM it is required to have a hardware WIBU key with valid registration code for the purchased system and version.
After updating to new version, you have to make a NEW registration request and send it to the Support service. The Support service will send you an e-mail with valid registration code, which you have to load into the WIBU key.
In the installation CD you will find a file containing service instructions for the WIBU key, called "WIBU code EN.pdf". Please follow the instructions in the file.
If you have used an older version of the system, you probably have a HASP key. To use the current version, you have to replace this key with a WIBU one.
Please, contact the VINTECH Support service by e-mail or phone fort more detailed information.
The description of the environment is created using datasets for: machines, carriages, torches, gases, universal postprocessor configurations, external postprocessors, material types and grades, processing technologies, tables with machine parameters and others.
The machine stands at the highest level of the structure that describes the environment and is described by its structural components, which may contain their own components, etc.
Example: The machine uses one postprocessor or another; the machine has carriages (for specific cutting/processing); each carriage uses tools (Torches or others) for different material Thicknesses and material Types; the Torch may use gas compouns; the Torches can be produced by different Producer; For each processed material Type and Thickness, for the given Machine, the parameters for managing the technology are stored in the Processing technology table.
At the beginning of each project, the user has to select Machine, Material and Thickness. Based on the selection Vintech RCAM-Pro automatically recommends management parameters of the processing technology in the current zone, which the user can refine.
The data from the Datasets can be exported to an XML file.
When exporting to XML file the whole information concerning the machine is included – postprocessor, carriages, torches, materials, processing technologies, etc. When importing into the system, the same data is loaded in order to give a complete description of the environment and processing technologies.
The user must keep track not to duplicate the datasets during import.
Now, by employing this import/export method, it is possible to exchange technological datasets between different users, or to load them from the support website http://support.vintech.bg/.
Another way to exchange technological datasets is to copy the SQL database – the file catalog? .db.
After placing the DB file at the preferred local or network location, the user should indicate the path to the new database in Vintech RCAM-Pro system settings.
Important!: It is not recommended to delete the previous database of the system; It should be renamed and archived instead.
Since the middle of 2016 the name of the CAM systems family is Vintech.
Now the Vintech family includes the independent CAM systems Vintech RCAM-Pro, Vintech NCV, Vintech Pipe, Vintech Duct and Vintech Manager.
Before 2007 VINTECH Ltd. have been selling their CAM software under the name Vintech RASKROY WL, and between 2007 and 2016 under the name RCAM.
Nowadays, the name of each VINTECH CAM system uniquely defines its authorship and purpose.
Yes, but it is not recommended.
The optimal nesting of metal parts differs significantly from the optimal nesting of textile patterns.
The metal parts permit and require nesting in openings of the already nested parts and the nesting insertion levels are unlimited.
In textile patterns nesting such task does not exist. The tasks in textile nesting, concerning textures and adjustment of prints are unfamiliar to sheet metal nesting.
The thermal cutting technology used for metals and cutting textile have little in common.
That is why the universal use of CAM systems for true shape nesting in those quite different fields is possible but not recommended.
True shape nesting is well-known NP-complete task.
There is no applicable optimal solution, which gives the best nesting, moreover – nesting optimal for the different cutting technologies.
The time required for solving this task usually grows exponentially with the number of specimens, which have to be nested and the number of contours, describing the specimen.
Therefore, the optimal true shape nesting is only found in the human brain - it is a purely subjective assessment. As a result the true shape nesting is attained by APPLYING THE MOST APPROPRIATE HEURISTIC CRITERIA TO THE PARTICULAR PROBLEM AREA.
As a rule every nesting, without exception, could be improved.
Vintech RCAM uses built-in methods for automatic and interactive step by step, tight nesting by optimising the positioning of each part. In combination with the undo option and the possibility for modifying the nesting parameters, the user is enabled to employ their own strategy at any time and control the process efficiently.
Nesting with Vintech RCAM reflects the users’ experience and style. The interactivity is organised so, that after the computer has calculated the nesting for several minutes, the user is able to correct out the things they do not like in seconds, and move forward.
Vintech RCAM is a tool for achieving the best nesting and cutting technology corresponding to the experience and knowledge of the engineer, in the shortest time.
This principle is fundamental for the future development and improvement of the system.
Working with settings in CAM systems was the common way to set the processing technology. By changing separate,weakly connected parameters, the user can create a variety of processing technologies.
Managing the parameters by settings is still available in Vintech RCAM, but a significantly more powerful method for automatic control of technology parameters is implemented in the system.
The system database maintains descriptions of the technological environment and processing technology rules. The definitions prepared in advance include the full capabilities of every possible technology and are represented as Technological Datasets Base (TDB).
Using the material, the thickness, the processing type and the specific condition of the technological environment Vintech RCAM defines the required processing technology in the current zone of the plate during the design process. At any time and stage of the project the user can modify the processing technology and the already applied technological parameters.
The work of the system with Technological Knowledge Base provides the fastest and most accurate design and programming process, for machines with complicated and complex configurations.