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Alkart CNC Wizard – New Features

Which version are you currently running? Please see below for the improvements you can expect when upgrading to Alkart CNC Wizard 2020 from a previous version:

New features compared to ‘Alkart CNC Wizard 2016’ (sold from April 2016 to February 2020)

  • NEW CINCOM MACHINE SUPPORT (in ‘Cincom Edition’): D25-VIII, D25-VIII LFV, L32‐VIII LFV, L32-IX LFV, L32-X LFV, L32-XII LFV, +L32 models with 38mm option (i.e. GB\GBL modes where supported, templates, code library, engraving, machining data, M/G code lists).
  • NEW MIYANO MACHINE SUPPORT (in ‘Miyano Edition’): BNX-MSY.
  • New search filters on machine selection screen (LFV, Release Year, GB\GBL, Bar Capacity).
  • External Taper Thread Calculator.
  • Flank Threading Calculator.
  • Y-Axis Circle Deburr Calculator.
  • Improved templates and code libraries for previously supported machines.

In addition to above, here are some further benefits compared to ‘Alkart CNC Wizard 2014’ (sold from June 2014 to April 2016)

  • NEW CINCOM MACHINE SUPPORT (in ‘Cincom Edition’): A20-VII Series 3, L12-VII LFV, L32‐VIII, L32-IX, L32-X, L32-XII, L220‐VIII, L220-IX, L220-X, L220-XII, L220‐VIII LFV, L220-IX LFV, L220-X LFV, L220-XII LFV, R404-VI, R407-VI, R501-VI, R504-VI.  (i.e. GB\GBL modes where supported, templates, code library, engraving, machining data, M/G code lists).
  • NEW MIYANO MACHINE SUPPORT (in ‘Miyano Edition’): BNA-S, BNA-C, BNJ-SY6, BND-SY2, BNE-SY6, BNE-MSY.
  • Low Frequency Vibration (LFV) Calculator.
  • Improved templates and code libraries for previously supported machines.

In addition to above, here are some further benefits compared to ‘Alkart CNC Wizard 2012’ (sold from July 2012 to June 2014)

  • NEW CINCOM MACHINE SUPPORT (in ‘Cincom Edition’): L12‐VII (GB and GBL), L20‐XII (GB and GBL), M16‐V Series 4, M16‐VII Series 4 and M16‐VIII Series 4 (i.e. templates, code library, engraving, machining data, M/G code lists)
  • NEW MIYANO MACHINE SUPPORT (in ‘Miyano Edition’): BNA-DHY2, BNA-GTY, BNA-MSY2, BNJ-SY5, ABX-SYY2 and THY2.
  • Completely redesigned program data screen including:
    • Many additional configurable program options categorised in areas such as part-off, air/oil and component.
    • Improved link to speeds\feeds screen – auto-insert selected value.
    • New ‘User program data’ function to allow you to save the entered program data for future recall.
  • Additional engraving orientation ‐ Face Engrave XY (PCD).
  • Additional milling functions in standard library and many improvements to existing ones.
  • Additional help support files – including how to use B‐axis on newer models.
  • Improved speeds\feed screen including linked dials for milling and link to program data screen.
  • Improved templates and code libraries for previously supported machines.

In addition to above, here are some further benefits compared to the original ‘Alkart CNC Wizard’ (sold from June 2006 to June 2012):

  • NB: Alkart CNC Wizard 2012 onwards is available in 2 separate editions – ‘Cincom Edition’ (with support for Sliding Head models) and ‘Miyano Edition’ (with support for Fixed Head Models).
  • NEW CINCOM MACHINE SUPPORT (in ‘Cincom Edition’): A32-VII GBL, B12E-VI, B16E-VI, L20X, M432-V, M432-VII, M432-VIII (and all previously included Cincom models from original Wizard).
  • ‘Miyano Edition’ now available with support included for BNA-DHY, BNA-MSY, ABX-SY, ABX-SYY, ABX-THY, BNJ-SY, BNJ-SY2, BNJ-SY3.
  • New text engraving function included for most machines – several orientations on main and sub spindle are available.
  • ‘Miyano Edition’ includes an import / export function to easily manage programs made up of separate files for each head e.g. O1000, O1000.p-2, O1000.p-3 etc. and ability to view synchronised in side-by-side layout.
  • Refreshed interface with new toolbar icons, program icon etc.
  • ‘Remove Wizard guidance’ function to remove wizard comments (e.g. ‘insert code here’ etc.) after program has been generated.
  • Speeds and Feeds calculator to advise inexperienced users on suitable speeds and feeds for operations.
  • New calculator functions such as drilling depth calculator, groove calculator.
  • Program conversion assistant – rules to can convert program between certain machines types e.g. L432-VII to A32-VII and also can perform numerical conversions such as metric inch conversion on full program..
  • Quick Code feature available on right-click in editor with commonly used code e.g. for CoolBlaster etc.
  • Base license now includes 3 PC licenses (was 2) – so can be installed on up to 3 PCs.
  • Improved templates and code libraries for previously supported machines.

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