Screen 2 Machine 2011 R1 Features Highlighted



Completely New True Shape Nesting Engine

SS S2M  SA S2M  SU S2M
The true shape nesting engine has been completely rewritten using the latest technology to ensure S2M Center is the fastest and best optimizer for the woodworking industry. The results have to be seen to be believed.
Note: You must own True Shape to utilise this feature




Part Spacing Pad

SS S2M  SA S2M  SU S2M
This feature allows you to set a Pad to your Part Spacing. This value is added to the Diameter of the Outline Tool or the Part Spacing Value being used to come up with the full Part Spacing. Typically when using this value you would set Part Spacing to 0 so your Outline Tool plus Part Spacing Pad has full control over the space between your Parts.




Rough Cut for Onion Skin

SS S2M  SA S2M  SU S2M
If you are using an Onion Skin Pass this option allows you to have the first pass cut the Part oversized (rough cut) by the specified amount. This helps eliminate “tool flex” which can cause a step at the first pass onion skin height.




Allowances for Pre-Mill Edgebanding

SS S2M  SA S2M  SU S2M
The S2M Center will compensate for Edgebanders with Pre-Mill Stations. This is the maximum amount the banding machine will trim off the edge of the part during the banding operation.  Typically the banding machine trims off a value equal to the banding thickness.




Add Blank Sheet

SS S2M  SA S2M  SU S2M
Have you ever optimized a job and tried to copy a part only to realise you need an extra sheet to paste the part on? S2M 2011 R1 allows you to right click on the material and add a blank sheet. This feature was one of the most requested features from our users.




New Drill Optimization Options

SA S2M  SU S2M
Some older machines and entry level machines can take a long time to change spindle drops on a gang drill head. This option optimizes the tool path to minimize the number of gang drill head dropped spindle configurations.




New Nest Rotation Options

SA S2M  SU S2M
S2M 2011 R1 includes a range of new rotation options. You can now rotate either clockwise or counter clockwise from 90 to 360 degrees. If that doesn’t achieve the rotation you desire you can also change the rotation origin point or flip the part over.




Soft Corner Radius Added for MDF DoorMaker Doors

SA S2M  SU S2M
MDF DoorMaker users now have the ability to set a soft corner radius for doors. You can specify the radius in the Preferences of S2M 2011 R1. Doors will then be machined with a soft corner.




6th Face Nesting

SU S2M
When using this option you will be able to machine your Secondary (Flip Side/Face 6) operations on the reverse side of the Sheet prior to machining your Operations and Cutting out your Parts on the Primary Face. This option will use your outline tool to clean up one long edge and one short edge of your sheet (by one half of your Trim Cut) to give you a clean edge for alignment to 0/0 after flipping the Sheet to finish your nest.




Ability to Batch Import DXF Files from 3rd Party CAD Applications

SU S2M
The Batch Import DXF Parts feature allows you to bring in Parts you have created in other CAD packages into the S2M Center.




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SU S2M = Solid Ultimate S2M Center





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