To activate the function in AlphaCAM Go to the Utils drop down menu, and click on Add-Ins. Under the Free Options area, select Alphastudy (A.P.P).
Once Alphastudy has been turned on, there will be a new menu item under the File drop down menu calledTime Study.
Create a part including all machining operations in Alphacam. Select File and Time Study.
Units-Inches or Metric, Select the unit of measure used in Alphacam.
Machine Tool Rapid Rate – Speed the CNC machine travels at Safe Rapid Level.
IPM = Inches per Minute
mmPM = Millimeters per Minute
Tool Change Time – Average time the CNC machine takes to change tools.
Part Load/Unload Time – Average time for the machine operator to load and unload material.
Efficiency Rate – The speed the machine operator has set the CNC machine to run.
After the parameters have been established, select OK and the part will be analyzed.
This window provides a quick visual view of the operations and their processing time.
Selecting the View Report option, will provide a more precise break down of the part. This will also allow printing of this report.
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