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New Supported ATP Applications ATP New Supported ATP Applications ATP
EnRoute supports many of the leading woodworking software applications, including Microvellum Software.
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 Cut List Generator for DXF Files for use with ATP Cut List Generator for DXF Files for use with ATP
This Solution makes processing DXF files with EnRoute easier and more powerful than ever. This will allow for layer printouts and labels to be created for any DXF files processed.

Improved Label Printing
Improved
Label Printing

Our work with high-production users has allowed us to implement support for machine manufacturers that utilize automated labeling solutions. The improvements also allow for more efficient printing of sheet labels.
     
Create Block Around Selected Contours as Solution Create Block Around Selected Contours as Solution
This is a program found in the Solutions menu that will allow you to put a rectangle around the selected contours. It can also to an offset rectangle around the part or grouped parts.
     
2D Geometry Distortion 2D Geometry Distortion
This feature will allow you to select 2D contours and distort them using a grid of selection handles. A powerful creative tool for text and shapes.
     
Add Precision Input Toolbar Button Add Precision Input Toolbar Button
A Toolbar button was added that will call the Precision Input Center for easy scaling, rotating and moving of parts.
     
Contour Noise Distortion Contour Noise Distortion
This tool allow 2D contours to be easily distorted to give the appearance of a hand finished piece with perfectly straight machined edges. There are two different methods for applying noise to the contours providing a lot of flexibility.
     
Extend Arc as an Arc or Line Extend Arc as an Arc or Line
The user now has the option of extending arc segments as either a continuation of the arc or as a line segment.
     
GCode - Geometry GCode – Geometry
This Shapewizard feature will allow you to create geometry from a Gcode output file. For bringing toolpaths back in as contours. Will most with most standard Gcode based formats.
     
Import ROU with Layers
Import ROU with Layers

Import an EnRoute drawing into the current drawing, maintaining the layer structure of the imported drawing.
     
New DXF / DWG Import  New DXF/DWG Import
We have implemented a new import filter for DWG and DXF files that improve EnRoute’s ability to work with the latest versions of the AutoDesk standard file format.
     
EnRoute Designer EnRoute
Designer

A copy of EnRoute that can only design and toolpath, no output, for EnRoute Pro.
   
File Preview of saved ROU files File Preview of saved
ROU files

File preview – Files saved in the EnRoute 5 have a preview created so that the next time the file is opened, a preview is available in the Open File dialog. This makes it easier to identify the correct file to be opened.
     
Thread Pitch Wizard Thread Pitch Wizard
A thread milling wizard for generating geometry to create threaded parts
     
Auto Shapewizard Arch Shapewizard
This parametric program will allow customers to create and arch box shape.
     
Cut Off Corners Shapewizard Shape Parametric Cut Off Corners Shapewizard Shape
Parametric

This parametric shape creation wizard will allow for the creation of box shapes with cut off corner construction.
     
Fold Up Box Shapewizard Shape Parametric Fold Up Box Shapewizard Shape
Parametric

This parametric shape wizard will create boxes that can be created with 90 Deg V-groove bits.
     
Grade 2 Braille Converter in Solutions Grade 2 Braille Converter in Solutions
One Solution that we are excited about is a new Braille translator. Activate the translator, type in some text, and the translator will provide the appropriate Braille layout for the text. Both Grade 1 and Grade 2 Braille are available, and the best part is that it is included free with EnRoute 5.
     
Single Stroke Fonts Single Stroke Fonts
Single-stroke fonts – EnRoute now includes single-stroke fonts that can be used just the same as other font styles in EnRoute. These fonts are intended for use primarily for marking purposes using an Engrave toolpath strategy.
     
Bridges on Open Contour Offsets Toolpath Bridges on Open Contour Offsets
Toolpath

Bridges on open-contour offset toolpaths – It is now possible to manually place bridges on open-contour offset toolpaths. Bridges are placed after the toolpath has been created.
     
180 Entry Exit on Open Contour Offset 180 Entry Exit on Open Contour Offset
You can now have a 180 Entry Exit value when assigning a 3D lead in to an Open Contour Offset.
     
Daisy Chain No Lift Option Daisy Chain No Lift Option
Daisy-chain cutting for no-lift cutting option – This provides a method for reducing the number of tool lifts during cutting. To accomplish this, the tool modifies the location of start points in order to minimize the amount of cutting required between parts.
     
Feed Rate Calculator added to Solutions Feed Rate Calculator added to Solutions
A request that we have received a bit over the years is to include a feedrate calculator that would allow you to enter the chipload for a given tool and the number of flutes and the RPM and provide a suggested feedrate. Chipload values are provided by the tool manufacturer.
     
Fine Tool for Routing Offsets Fine Tool for Routing Offsets
A fine tool can be used in the Routing Offset strategy in order to allow inside corners to be cut out using a smaller tool than is used to cut the object out. This allows sharper inside corners to be created without having to use a smaller diameter tool to cut a part out.
     
Horizontal Drilling Support Horizontal Drilling Support
EnRoute now includes support for horizontal drill bank tools. Drill banks can be configured with both horizontal and vertical drills, which will then be automatically utilized during output.
     
Tool Compensation Support Tool Compensation Support
Added support for standard tool compensation. This is applicable for specific router manufacturers and users. It is typically used for more repetitive manufacturing applications that don’t utilize complex toolpathing but need to have the flexibility of using tools that have been sharpened. Sharpening tools changes their diameter slightly so without tool compensation it is necessary to re-create toolpaths using the modified diameter. The tool compensation method allows the compensation to happen at the machine without the need to re-calculate the toolpaths, which is much easier in a high production setting.
     
Toolpath Noise Distortion Toolpath Noise Distortion
This is a similar tool to the contour distortion, but it is applicable to toolpaths. The cool thing about this is that it allows you to introduce variations into the surface you cut, which allows you to achieve a more "hand cut" look to your pieces.
     
EnRoute Closing Issue Addressed EnRoute Closing Issue Addressed
EnRoute will now not shut down until any file saving has been completed. This will prevent files from becoming corrupt because EnRoute was closed down before they completed saving.
     
Run as administrator Issue Addressed Run as administrator Issue Addressed
You no longer have to right click the EnRoute icon and choose "Run as administrator" when running EnRoute on Windows Vista or 7.
     
3 Nesting Methods Nesting 3 Nesting Methods Nesting
There are three different nesting engines in the True Shape Nesting options to choose from.
     
Block Nesting with Common Line Cutting Block Nesting with Common Line Cutting
Block nesting can be the most efficient and fastest method of nesting for certain types of objects. Common-line contour creation for cutting – As part of the block nesting process, users can choose to create contours that can be used for commonline cutting. This is useful for cutting rectangular parts because it prevents "double cutting" of the parts.
     
Copy Nesting Copy Nesting
Easier to nest multiples – Nesting originals, a copy, or multiple copies of objects can all be accessed in one interface.
     
Nesting Around Obstructions Nesting arounds Obstructions
EnRoute can automatically recognize contours that are selected as nesting "obstructions" and will nest around these obstructions. This provides a very simple way to avoid clamps on the machine, or to avoid a section of the material that is not good for nesting, such as knot or other defects in a solid wood panel.
     
Nesting Report Nesting Report
Nesting summary report – EnRoute creates a nesting summary document that allows users to track the efficiency of the nest, and also to track their material utilization for job cost tracking.
     
New Nesting Interface New Nesting Interface
We consolidated all of the different nesting options into one interface so that it is simpler and more straight forward to use.
     
Remnants Creation Remnants Creation
During the nesting process you can create a remnant from the un-nested material. This remnant can be easily trimmed and the resulting contour that is created can be turning into a plate and nested into.
     
Improved Cutting Estimation Output Improved Cutting Estimation Output
The cutting estimation tool now produces reports in XML format which will allow for some customization.
     
Convert Remnat To Plate Convert Remnat To Plate
Any shape, including remnants created by the nesting process, can be converted to a plate. Shapes can then be nested into the non-rectangular plate.
     
Different Plates on Different Layers Different Plates on Different Layers (only with remnants)
Creation of different plates on different layers using non-rectangular shapes – This allows users to define different material sizes in one drawing, and to also utilize remnant contours as their plate definitions. This is a productivity tool that will make the plate definition more useful for users during the design process.
     
New Open GL Rendering New Open GL Rendering
Rendering and simulation enhancements – EnRoute includes a new rendering option that improves the OpenGL rendering to better utilize graphic card hardware. This speeds up and improves the rendering process. This can be seen both in normal 3D rendering, and will also be an improvement to the simulation process.
     
Sharp Corners on 3D Engrave External and Routing Offset 3D Clean Pass Sharp Corners on 3D Engrave External and Routing Offset 3D Clean Pass
EnRoute implements the ability to create sharp external corners using conic tools in the Engrave and Routing Offset strategies. For certain applications the sharp corners look more natural, and fit the design better. In the engrave strategy this is presented as an option, and with routing offsets it happens automatically with square corner offsets when a 3D clean pass is created.
     
3D Relief Distortion 3D Relief Distortion

With this feature both the outer shape of reliefs and the surface itself can be distorted using selection handles.
     
Align Bottom of Relief to the Top of the Plate Align Bottom of Relief to the Top of the Plate
This alignment tool will allow for the bottom of a selected relief to be quickly moved to the Z axis zero position for relief editing purposes.
     
Blending Tool Improvements Blending Tool Improvements
Very nice improvements have been made to the relief editing tools, particularly with the blending tool which allows for the quick blending of surfaces large and small a like.
     
Relief Offset for Mold Making Relief Offset for Mold Making
Offsetting a relief surface can enhance EnRoute’s applications for mold-making. It is also an interesting creative tool, and can be used to improve the effects achieved with Rapid Texture.
     
EnRoute Designer EnRoute Designer
A copy of EnRoute that can only design and toolpath, no output, for EnRoute Pro.
     
Rapid Picture Improvements Rapid Picture Improvements
Changes were made to Rapid Texture to improve the resolution of the Rapid Picture image.
     
New Rapid Texture Interface and preferences New Rapid Texture Interface and preferences
We separated the Rapid Texture parameters in order to simplify the interface, and to group parameters so that it is easier to keep track of what you are trying to accomplish with your texture.
     
New Fade Function inRapid Texture New Fade Function in Rapid Texture
We introduced a new Fade parameter to Rapid Texture that lets you define a distance over which to fade out the noise texture applied to the RT offsets. This gives you another way to make your RT designs creative and unique.