Serving the South African Manufacturing industry Software Development (Pty) Ltd - CAD / CAM / CAE / Wireless CNC communication experts Advanced CADCAM and Wireless CNC communication for the Manufacturing industry VISI Electrode Dedicated Electrode Design VISI Electrode is an automated module for the creation and management of electrodes and their holders for the manufacture of detailed and hard to machine features on mould and press tools. Comprehensive holder design, simulation and collision checking ensures that the electrode will operate right first time.   EDM electrode creation can be one of the most complex and time consuming projects for any mould or die maker. The VISI suite of products offer a solution at every point of the manufacturing process from design to manufacture. Even the most experienced electrode designer will benefit from the knowledge based automation provided by VISI Electrode. Extensive range of CAD interfaces. * Parasolid, IGES, DXF, DWG, STL and VDA. * STEP, Solid Works and Solid Edge. * CATIA v4 & v5, Pro-E, UG and ACIS. Burning area extraction * Quick and simple way to get electrode geometry from a model. * Enclosing the area with a 2D or 3D boundary and extract. * Graphical face selection for easy extraction of complex areas. Electrode creation * An intuitive interface guides the user through the creation of the electrode nose. * Adding extension height with either vertical or tangential extension. * For open-sided electrodes, multiple extrusion directions are available for side extension. * Dynamic animation and collision checking. Holder creation * Construct manually by applying width, depth or height. * Select from an extensive library. * Dynamic animation and collision checking. Blank, base and stock creation * The electrode base and stock are interactively added to the electrode. * Editable electrode Information;- Electrode name material burning operation type identification marks edge chamfers position rotation * Information is carried through the electrode project to the final HTML report. Electrode management * EDM manager manages;- the work piece electrode multiple electrode positions  vertical, horizontal and angled simulation collision checking HTML report and EPX output * Export electrodes to other CAD/CAM systems using a neutral data format;- IGES STEP STL Parasolid Electrode animation and collision checking * Electrode can be graphically animated along its axis of operation. * Automatic check for interference with model. * Collision are graphically highlighted. Datum creation and electrode manufacture * Machined directly using VISI Machining. * Datum for machining and electrode positioning is auto created. * Use Visi machining templates (for quick cnc programs) containing;- tooling tool path operations feeds & speeds depth of cut * Apply templates on new electrodes reducing programming time. VISI Software: