Programming the cutting of slabs by coupling different slabs and matching the veining is now extremely simple through the new Breton Vein Matching software. It is capable of simultaneously managing up to 8 slabs, and it offers a 3D image of the project starting from the project’s 2D drawing in DXF format. This allows making sure that the combined slabs will have a satisfactory appearance and that the “continuous vein” effect is fully achieved, before actually cutting the slabs. Different materials and thicknesses can be used at the same time to prepare alternative solutions of the same project, which may then be compared before actually proceeding. The software allows you to continuously view the final result even during its creation, and also to carry out modifications while working; this means maximum flexibility and being able to evaluate the highest possible range of available combinations and effects.
2D-project files may be imported from any CAD environment in DXF format.
2. 3D processing
A 3D version of the various pieces included within the project itself is generated for all imported projects.
3. 3D layout composition
Generated components may be assembled in a 3D layout, identifying the involved surfaces and the relevant contact points.
4. Slabs selection from the magazine
Slabs are digitally stored in the magazine; as such, the ones to be used to create the components may be easily selected.
5. Component positioning on the slabs
The components to be processed may be initially attributed per individual slab, therefore reducing possible machining waste.
6. Final definition of the components
Thanks to real-time processing, you can assess and adjust the finished result of the project in accordance with the desired bookmatch veining effect, by modifying positioning and orientation of the pieces directly.
7. Final view export to be proposed to the client
At the end of the development phase, the final view’s layout may be exported and shown to the client for final evaluation.
The steps can be repeated over and over to offer a range of aesthetic variations to the customer. Once the client has made his/her choice, all you have to do is launch the approved project in the machine to start actual production