Starting from structural steel detailing files, MetroID BeamCUT transform structural profile geometric data into highly efficient beam cutting robot programs.
Using files generated from Tekla®, SDS/2®, Autodesk™ Revit and similar, MetroID BeamCUT generate efficient robot programs for plasma cutting, supporting 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 BeamCUT is a fully featured robotics software that generates ready-to-run cutting robot programs. It includes advanced path-planning algorithms that produce collision-free cutting robot programs, which means one 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.
Since 2015 MetroID BeamCUT 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 neutral, 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 powerful, superseding the limitations of DSTV or HGG formats, and is an official International Standard ISO 16739:2013.