Tube Cutting Robot Software – MetroID TubeCUT

TubeCut From the project to efficient tube cutting robot programs.

Starting from structural steel detailing files, MetroID TubeCUT transform structural profile geometric data into highly efficient tube cutting robot programs.
Using files generated from Tekla® , SDS/2®, Autodesk™ Revit and similar, MetroID Tube generates eficient robot programs for plasma cutting.

MetroID TubeCUT supports communication modules that allow the integration of different plasma sources. Plasma cutting parameters have already been developed for all major plasma cutting brands, including  Hypertherm® or ESAB®, Kjellberg®, but can be customized to the client specific equipment.

MetroID TubeCUT is a fully featured robotics software that generates ready to run tube cutting robot programs. It includes advanced path planning algorithms that produce collision free tube cutting robot programs, which means on click from the software to production. No simulation is required to verify the quality of the robot programs. MetroID supports all major robotic brands, including  ABB, FANUC, Motoman, Kuka, COMAU, but can be customized to any client specific equipment.

MetroID TubeCUT supports IFC files.

Since 2015 MetroID TubeCUT fully supports the IFC file format. This major upgrade allows this software application to be completely integrated in the new digital era for steel construction.

IFC is an open file format specification, platform neutrl, that is not controlled by any vendors. It is an object-based file format with a data model developed by buildingSMART (formerly the International Alliance for Interoperability, IAI) that facilitates the interoperability in the architecture, engineering and construction industry. it is commoncly used as collaboration format in the Building Information Modelling based projects. The IFC model specification is powerfull, superseding the the limitations of DSTV or HGG formats, and is an official International Standard ISO 16739:2013.

Main features:

  • HGG file format import and management (.xml).
  • 3D Visualization of the tubes, intersections and cuts.
  • Task designer for pipe cut grouping and cutting parameters management.
  • Project oriented work flow.
  • Customizable work cell parameters.
  • Multilanguage user interface.
  • Integrated process parameters database.
  • Task-independent process parameters.

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Screenshots:

  • MetroID TubeCUT 2
  • MetroID TubeCUT 1
  • mCUT_2_HMI
  • Work Cell 3