Intermac (.OTD file) interface with PLUS 2D

1.Intermac - .OTD file generation in PLUS 2D Nesting Software

Setting of Path 

Creation of NC code for Intermac Machine using PLUS 2D is very simple. To get that code file follow the procedure after optimization as given below.

Before you start generating the NC codes, you will need to do the following one time setting.

1. Click on NC Links -> NC options menu. You will get a dialog box for "NC Controller Settings..." as follows.



Selecting controller and setting of path for .OTD file generation for Intermac Machine

Figure 1 : Selecting controller and setting of path.

In that dialog box select Intermac_Otd100 as a controller

2. Specify the path where you want to save the ".OTD"  files. 

Click on "Set NC Directory...", a Browse for Folder dialog, as shown below, will open, here you can select the folder in which you want PLUS 2D to create the ".OTD"  file.

For e.g.: Set the NC directory to

 "C:\Program Files\Intermac\OTD_Interface\Otd". 


Path selection for .OTD file

Figure 1 : Path selection for .OTD file

Generation of .OTD file in PLUS 2D

Once the above settings are done, you are ready to create the NC code files.

1. Optimize the job and check out all the layouts.

2. Now, For generating the necessary code click on "Intermac_OTD100 CNC" button from output page. An ".OTD" file will be generated in the path specified in the NC options.

Import .OTD file and Generating .CNI file

To make the CNI file from the OTD file we have to follow some simple steps as given below.

1. Importing .OTD file...

Click on File menu and select "Import OTD" or Press "Ctrl+I". A file browse dialog appears. Then select the desired OTD file and click OK. Now the layouts will be displayed in the Graphic Area, provided the Imported OTD file is correct, along with the quantities and the sheet dimensions.

Figure 1. Graphic area of OTD_Interface displaying layouts from Imported OTD files
Graphic area of OTD_Interface displaying layouts from Imported OTD files Graphic area of OTD_Interface displaying layouts from Imported OTD files (Non - Rectangular Shapes)

Rectangular Shapes

Non - Rectangular Shapes

2. Generating the ISO program (.CNI for Genius CT)

Now Goto "Project Menu" and click "Generate ISO" option. A dialog for Selecting Machine appears.

Selecting the Intermac Cutting Table              

Click on the dropdown list and select "Genius CT" and click OK. (Here you can select the machine which available with you.)

Selection of "Generate ISO" menu

Selection of Machine

Figure 2 : Selection of "Generate ISO" menu Figure 3 : Selection of Machine

Selecting the Cutting Wheels

After selecting the machine, cutting wheels has to be selected, in the "Tool Sequence" dialog that appears next.

The upper part displays the tool sequences of all the materials contained in the imported “OTD” file, which are empty initially. Then select the desired sequence by clicking on the line, click to select the Type of tool and finally double-click on the tool Code. The tool will be added to the selected sequence, which must be made up of different types of tools and completed with all the types of tools present for the type of machine selected. Complete all the sequences, then press “OK” to confirm.

To delete a sequence and insert it again: select it with a mouse click and press the “Delete” (Del) key on the keyboard.

Saving the .CNI file for Genius CT

Now a file browse dialog appears, asking for the File Name for .CNI file to be saved. Give the file name and the path "C:\WNC\User\iso" to save the file and click Save. This creates the required ".CNI" file that can be imported in the Intermac "CNI WRT System" for cutting.

Setting of tool sequence

Figure 4 : Setting of tool sequence