Kipware® Companion Programs

 

Kipware® conversational is MORE than just programming !!

 

We used our 30+ years of experience living and working on the shop floor when we built Kipware® Conversational. As a result, we not only created the PREMIER PC based conversational programming applications, we also created  many REAL WORLD companion applications.

 

Explore this page to check out all the REAL WORLD companion applications included

STANDARD with ALL Kipware® conversational titles.

Kipware® SketchPad

A simple drawing application with DXF IMPORT

for non-standard shape programming

 

While the conversational, fill-in-the-blank module is employed by Kipware® conversational for the G code programming of standard shapes ... the included Kipware® SketchPad can be utilized for non-standard shapes.

 

SketchPad allows the user to either draw the toopath / shape directly or to import a DXF file created in any CAD program. Once the toolpath / shape is created or imported ... the SketchPad uses conversational, fill-in-the-blank forms to gather inputs and then create the desired G code program.

 

SketchPad's patent-pending and unique MACHINIST MODE allows users to create ANY toolpath desired by simple moving the mouse ... represented by a user defined cutting tool configuration. SketchPad CYCLES can be employed to make toolpath generation even easier.

 

The Kipware® SketchPad can be used to create cycles for non-standard shapes in conjunction with KipwareM® (milling) or KipwareT® (turning) ... or as a stand-alone programming application to create G code independent of Kipware® conversational. SketchPad® also contain a powerful EDITOR making it a complete, stand-alone G code generator.

 

We invite you to fully explore the Kipware® SketchPad through our YouTube videos series ... just click the link

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KipwareTB® Machinist Toolbox Software Wasting time on the shop floor searching for the "answer guy" or looking through charts and formulas reduces productivity. Smart shops now employ PC's on the shop floor with applications that make finding the necessary information quick and easy. KipwareTB® is the PREMIER Shop Floor Assistant ... and is included standard with ALL Kipware® conversational titles. Developed by machinists for machinists KipwareTB® not only includes all the formulas and conversions you need every day ... it also includes these unique and powerful "real world" features: Conversational intersecting point and tangency point calculator ... no need for CAD, give KipwareTB® a couple of inputs and it will auto-calculate intersecting points for line-to-line or tangency points for line-arc-line configurations Circle mill helper .... quickly generate G code for circle milling with tangent ramping entry and exit. Cutting TROUBLESHOOTERS for turning, milling and drilling ... quickly get recommendations for common material cutting issues. Cutter Comp Calculator ... calculate shift amounts for chamfers and radius without having to use the machines cutter comp. functions. We invite you to fully explore KipwareTB® and all it's features through our YouTube series ... just click the link below.
KipwareTP® G Code Editor and Toolpath Plotting Software For 90 to 95% of CNC programming done everyday in the real world, programmers and operators are looking for a simple tool that will produce a simple plot to confirm their G code program. Developed by machinists for machinists KipwareTP® cuts to the chase to allow for simple plots and includes powerful, easy-to-use features if you want to go complex. KipwareTP® is included standard and is an integral part of ALL Kipware® conversational titles, but can also be used as a stand-alone application. Plot any Kipware® conversational program or create your G code from scratch in KipwareTP® and view the plot to confirm. Full G Code Specific Editor ... create your code form scratch or import a program and use re-sequencing, inch / metric conversion, X and Z axis reversal, color highlight and more. On Screen Measurement .... use your mouse to measure right on the screen. Import DXF files as stock models ... plot directly over a DXF file to see how the toolpath compares to the part. Cutting Tool Library ... users can build a cutting tool library of user defined tools and use them to plot. Uses handy machine like functions for plotting like : Single Block, Optional Stop, Block Delete, Selectable Plotting Speed, Selectable Tool Display. We invite you to fully explore KipwareTP® and all its features through our YouTube series ... just click the link below.

KipwareCSF®

Speed & Feed Wizard for Kipware® Conversational

 

Consistency in the cutting parameters utilized in a G code program is a key factor to reaching full production quickly. Kipware® conversatinal makes creating G code fast ... and the included KipwareCSF® Speed and Feed Wizard makes including consistent speeds and feeds in those programs fast and easy.

 

Rather than basing speeds and feeds on pie-in-the-sky, never-attainable "recommendations" , KipwareCSF® allows users to build a database of cutting parameters based on your shop equipment's capabilities and your shop floor's inventory. Then KIpwareCSF® uses that database to auto-calculate realistic speeds and feeds and auto-inserts them into your G code creations.

 

Click the icon below to view the KipwareCSF® video.

KipwarePA®

G Code Wizard for Kipware® Conversational

 

The key to any CNC programming application is to give the user the ability to grow as their programming knowledge expands. One way Kipware® conversational allows for this is with the included KipwarePA® - G Code Wizard program creation application.

 

KipwarePA® uses a simple point-and-click interface to create smaller "snippets" of G code which eliminates typing errors, misplaced codes, missed codes and mis-formatted codes. KipwarePA® assists users to create error free and efficient G code leading to faster implementation and thus increased production output.

 

Click the icon below to view the KipwareCSF® video.

 

 

KipwareXC®

G Code Conversion Software

 

Because Post Processors are OLD SCHOOL and OBSOLETE.

 

We were so tired of the post processor madness used in the CAD/CAM model that when we designed and created Kipware® conversational we decided to break the mold for good. How ???

 

We designed Kipware® to automatically output G code formatted for any of the BIG three CNC controls (all available in one package and selectable by the user  ... Fanuc ... Okuma ... Haas. Ninety-five percent of machine tool CNC controls are "fanuc compatible". Rather than making users jump through hoops to create or buy "post processors" for other controls ... we created a REAL WORLD tool ... KipwareXC®.

 

KIpwareXC® works with the G code program ... that means that users can convert the standard Kipware® output ... but also any G code file ... whether created with Kipware® or not. This is a huge advantage for shops that contain multiple, different CNC controls on their shop floor. KipwareXC® allows those shops to make Kipware® compatible with ALL their machines ... no "post processor" necessary ... BUT to also use KipwareXC® to auto-convert their other G code program formats to make ALL their shop machinery operate seamlessly.

 

KipwareXC® is included STANDARD with Kipware® STUDIO ... but is offered as an OPTION with KipwareM® and KipwareT®. However, the option price is heavily discounted from the individual title list price.

 

For more information and to watch videos on KipwareXC® ... please CLICK HERE.

 

 

KipwareDNC®

RS-232 Serial Communication Software

 

For older machines that do not have floppy, USB or smart card capabilities ... we include KipwareDNC® serial communication software with ALL Kipware® conversational titles. KipwareDNC® enables users to UPLOAD and DOWNLOAD their Kipware® created G code between their CNC's and a PC or laptop. Unlike other communication packages ... there are NO restrictions in KipwareDNC®. This means that users can transfer programs ... both upload and download ... between an UNLIMITED number of machines.

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Kipware® Companion Programs
KipwareTB® Machinist Toolbox Software Wasting time on the shop floor searching for the "answer guy" or looking through charts and formulas reduces productivity. Smart shops now employ PC's on the shop floor with applications that make finding the necessary information quick and easy. KipwareTB® is the PREMIER Shop Floor Assistant ... and is included standard with ALL Kipware® conversational titles. Developed by machinists for machinists KipwareTB® not only includes all the formulas and conversions you need every day ... it also includes these unique and powerful "real world" features: Conversational intersecting point and tangency point calculator ... no need for CAD, give KipwareTB® a couple of inputs and it will auto-calculate intersecting points for line-to-line or tangency points for line-arc-line configurations Circle mill helper .... quickly generate G code for circle milling with tangent ramping entry and exit. Cutting TROUBLESHOOTERS for turning, milling and drilling ... quickly get recommendations for common material cutting issues. Cutter Comp Calculator ... calculate shift amounts for chamfers and radius without having to use the machines cutter comp. functions. We invite you to fully explore KipwareTB® and all it's features through our YouTube series ... just click the link below.
KipwareTP® G Code Editor and Toolpath Plotting Software For 90 to 95% of CNC programming done everyday in the real world, programmers and operators are looking for a simple tool that will produce a simple plot to confirm their G code program. Developed by machinists for machinists KipwareTP® cuts to the chase to allow for simple plots and includes powerful, easy-to-use features if you want to go complex. KipwareTP® is included standard and is an integral part of ALL Kipware® conversational titles, but can also be used as a stand-alone application. Plot any Kipware® conversational program or create your G code from scratch in KipwareTP® and view the plot to confirm. Full G Code Specific Editor ... create your code form scratch or import a program and use re-sequencing, inch / metric conversion, X and Z axis reversal, color highlight and more. On Screen Measurement .... use your mouse to measure right on the screen. Import DXF files as stock models ... plot directly over a DXF file to see how the toolpath compares to the part. Cutting Tool Library ... users can build a cutting tool library of user defined tools and use them to plot. Uses handy machine like functions for plotting like : Single Block, Optional Stop, Block Delete, Selectable Plotting Speed, Selectable Tool Display. We invite you to fully explore KipwareTP® and all its features through our YouTube series ... just click the link below.

Kipware® Companion Programs
KipwareTB® Machinist Toolbox Software Wasting time on the shop floor searching for the "answer guy" or looking through charts and formulas reduces productivity. Smart shops now employ PC's on the shop floor with applications that make finding the necessary information quick and easy. KipwareTB® is the PREMIER Shop Floor Assistant ... and is included standard with ALL Kipware® conversational titles. Developed by machinists for machinists KipwareTB® not only includes all the formulas and conversions you need every day ... it also includes these unique and powerful "real world" features: Conversational intersecting point and tangency point calculator ... no need for CAD, give KipwareTB® a couple of inputs and it will auto-calculate intersecting points for line-to-line or tangency points for line-arc-line configurations Circle mill helper .... quickly generate G code for circle milling with tangent ramping entry and exit. Cutting TROUBLESHOOTERS for turning, milling and drilling ... quickly get recommendations for common material cutting issues. Cutter Comp Calculator ... calculate shift amounts for chamfers and radius without having to use the machines cutter comp. functions. We invite you to fully explore KipwareTB® and all it's features through our YouTube series ... just click the link below.
KipwareTP® G Code Editor and Toolpath Plotting Software For 90 to 95% of CNC programming done everyday in the real world, programmers and operators are looking for a simple tool that will produce a simple plot to confirm their G code program. Developed by machinists for machinists KipwareTP® cuts to the chase to allow for simple plots and includes powerful, easy-to-use features if you want to go complex. KipwareTP® is included standard and is an integral part of ALL Kipware® conversational titles, but can also be used as a stand-alone application. Plot any Kipware® conversational program or create your G code from scratch in KipwareTP® and view the plot to confirm. Full G Code Specific Editor ... create your code form scratch or import a program and use re-sequencing, inch / metric conversion, X and Z axis reversal, color highlight and more. On Screen Measurement .... use your mouse to measure right on the screen. Import DXF files as stock models ... plot directly over a DXF file to see how the toolpath compares to the part. Cutting Tool Library ... users can build a cutting tool library of user defined tools and use them to plot. Uses handy machine like functions for plotting like : Single Block, Optional Stop, Block Delete, Selectable Plotting Speed, Selectable Tool Display. We invite you to fully explore KipwareTP® and all its features through our YouTube series ... just click the link below.

Kipware® Companion Programs
KipwareTB® Machinist Toolbox Software Wasting time on the shop floor searching for the "answer guy" or looking through charts and formulas reduces productivity. Smart shops now employ PC's on the shop floor with applications that make finding the necessary information quick and easy. KipwareTB® is the PREMIER Shop Floor Assistant ... and is included standard with ALL Kipware® conversational titles. Developed by machinists for machinists KipwareTB® not only includes all the formulas and conversions you need every day ... it also includes these unique and powerful "real world" features: Conversational intersecting point and tangency point calculator ... no need for CAD, give KipwareTB® a couple of inputs and it will auto-calculate intersecting points for line-to-line or tangency points for line-arc-line configurations Circle mill helper .... quickly generate G code for circle milling with tangent ramping entry and exit. Cutting TROUBLESHOOTERS for turning, milling and drilling ... quickly get recommendations for common material cutting issues. Cutter Comp Calculator ... calculate shift amounts for chamfers and radius without having to use the machines cutter comp. functions. We invite you to fully explore KipwareTB® and all it's features through our YouTube series ... just click the link below.
KipwareTP® G Code Editor and Toolpath Plotting Software For 90 to 95% of CNC programming done everyday in the real world, programmers and operators are looking for a simple tool that will produce a simple plot to confirm their G code program. Developed by machinists for machinists KipwareTP® cuts to the chase to allow for simple plots and includes powerful, easy-to-use features if you want to go complex. KipwareTP® is included standard and is an integral part of ALL Kipware® conversational titles, but can also be used as a stand-alone application. Plot any Kipware® conversational program or create your G code from scratch in KipwareTP® and view the plot to confirm. Full G Code Specific Editor ... create your code form scratch or import a program and use re-sequencing, inch / metric conversion, X and Z axis reversal, color highlight and more. On Screen Measurement .... use your mouse to measure right on the screen. Import DXF files as stock models ... plot directly over a DXF file to see how the toolpath compares to the part. Cutting Tool Library ... users can build a cutting tool library of user defined tools and use them to plot. Uses handy machine like functions for plotting like : Single Block, Optional Stop, Block Delete, Selectable Plotting Speed, Selectable Tool Display. We invite you to fully explore KipwareTP® and all its features through our YouTube series ... just click the link below.

Kipware® Companion Programs
KipwareTB® Machinist Toolbox Software Wasting time on the shop floor searching for the "answer guy" or looking through charts and formulas reduces productivity. Smart shops now employ PC's on the shop floor with applications that make finding the necessary information quick and easy. KipwareTB® is the PREMIER Shop Floor Assistant ... and is included standard with ALL Kipware® conversational titles. Developed by machinists for machinists KipwareTB® not only includes all the formulas and conversions you need every day ... it also includes these unique and powerful "real world" features: Conversational intersecting point and tangency point calculator ... no need for CAD, give KipwareTB® a couple of inputs and it will auto-calculate intersecting points for line-to-line or tangency points for line-arc-line configurations Circle mill helper .... quickly generate G code for circle milling with tangent ramping entry and exit. Cutting TROUBLESHOOTERS for turning, milling and drilling ... quickly get recommendations for common material cutting issues. Cutter Comp Calculator ... calculate shift amounts for chamfers and radius without having to use the machines cutter comp. functions. We invite you to fully explore KipwareTB® and all it's features through our YouTube series ... just click the link below.
KipwareTP® G Code Editor and Toolpath Plotting Software For 90 to 95% of CNC programming done everyday in the real world, programmers and operators are looking for a simple tool that will produce a simple plot to confirm their G code program. Developed by machinists for machinists KipwareTP® cuts to the chase to allow for simple plots and includes powerful, easy-to-use features if you want to go complex. KipwareTP® is included standard and is an integral part of ALL Kipware® conversational titles, but can also be used as a stand-alone application. Plot any Kipware® conversational program or create your G code from scratch in KipwareTP® and view the plot to confirm. Full G Code Specific Editor ... create your code form scratch or import a program and use re-sequencing, inch / metric conversion, X and Z axis reversal, color highlight and more. On Screen Measurement .... use your mouse to measure right on the screen. Import DXF files as stock models ... plot directly over a DXF file to see how the toolpath compares to the part. Cutting Tool Library ... users can build a cutting tool library of user defined tools and use them to plot. Uses handy machine like functions for plotting like : Single Block, Optional Stop, Block Delete, Selectable Plotting Speed, Selectable Tool Display. We invite you to fully explore KipwareTP® and all its features through our YouTube series ... just click the link below.

Kipware® Companion Programs
KipwareTB® Machinist Toolbox Software Wasting time on the shop floor searching for the "answer guy" or looking through charts and formulas reduces productivity. Smart shops now employ PC's on the shop floor with applications that make finding the necessary information quick and easy. KipwareTB® is the PREMIER Shop Floor Assistant ... and is included standard with ALL Kipware® conversational titles. Developed by machinists for machinists KipwareTB® not only includes all the formulas and conversions you need every day ... it also includes these unique and powerful "real world" features: Conversational intersecting point and tangency point calculator ... no need for CAD, give KipwareTB® a couple of inputs and it will auto-calculate intersecting points for line-to-line or tangency points for line-arc-line configurations Circle mill helper .... quickly generate G code for circle milling with tangent ramping entry and exit. Cutting TROUBLESHOOTERS for turning, milling and drilling ... quickly get recommendations for common material cutting issues. Cutter Comp Calculator ... calculate shift amounts for chamfers and radius without having to use the machines cutter comp. functions. We invite you to fully explore KipwareTB® and all it's features through our YouTube series ... just click the link below.
KipwareTP® G Code Editor and Toolpath Plotting Software For 90 to 95% of CNC programming done everyday in the real world, programmers and operators are looking for a simple tool that will produce a simple plot to confirm their G code program. Developed by machinists for machinists KipwareTP® cuts to the chase to allow for simple plots and includes powerful, easy-to-use features if you want to go complex. KipwareTP® is included standard and is an integral part of ALL Kipware® conversational titles, but can also be used as a stand-alone application. Plot any Kipware® conversational program or create your G code from scratch in KipwareTP® and view the plot to confirm. Full G Code Specific Editor ... create your code form scratch or import a program and use re-sequencing, inch / metric conversion, X and Z axis reversal, color highlight and more. On Screen Measurement .... use your mouse to measure right on the screen. Import DXF files as stock models ... plot directly over a DXF file to see how the toolpath compares to the part. Cutting Tool Library ... users can build a cutting tool library of user defined tools and use them to plot. Uses handy machine like functions for plotting like : Single Block, Optional Stop, Block Delete, Selectable Plotting Speed, Selectable Tool Display. We invite you to fully explore KipwareTP® and all its features through our YouTube series ... just click the link below.

Kipware® Companion Programs
KipwareTB® Machinist Toolbox Software Wasting time on the shop floor searching for the "answer guy" or looking through charts and formulas reduces productivity. Smart shops now employ PC's on the shop floor with applications that make finding the necessary information quick and easy. KipwareTB® is the PREMIER Shop Floor Assistant ... and is included standard with ALL Kipware® conversational titles. Developed by machinists for machinists KipwareTB® not only includes all the formulas and conversions you need every day ... it also includes these unique and powerful "real world" features: Conversational intersecting point and tangency point calculator ... no need for CAD, give KipwareTB® a couple of inputs and it will auto-calculate intersecting points for line-to-line or tangency points for line-arc-line configurations Circle mill helper .... quickly generate G code for circle milling with tangent ramping entry and exit. Cutting TROUBLESHOOTERS for turning, milling and drilling ... quickly get recommendations for common material cutting issues. Cutter Comp Calculator ... calculate shift amounts for chamfers and radius without having to use the machines cutter comp. functions. We invite you to fully explore KipwareTB® and all it's features through our YouTube series ... just click the link below.
KipwareTP® G Code Editor and Toolpath Plotting Software For 90 to 95% of CNC programming done everyday in the real world, programmers and operators are looking for a simple tool that will produce a simple plot to confirm their G code program. Developed by machinists for machinists KipwareTP® cuts to the chase to allow for simple plots and includes powerful, easy-to-use features if you want to go complex. KipwareTP® is included standard and is an integral part of ALL Kipware® conversational titles, but can also be used as a stand-alone application. Plot any Kipware® conversational program or create your G code from scratch in KipwareTP® and view the plot to confirm. Full G Code Specific Editor ... create your code form scratch or import a program and use re-sequencing, inch / metric conversion, X and Z axis reversal, color highlight and more. On Screen Measurement .... use your mouse to measure right on the screen. Import DXF files as stock models ... plot directly over a DXF file to see how the toolpath compares to the part. Cutting Tool Library ... users can build a cutting tool library of user defined tools and use them to plot. Uses handy machine like functions for plotting like : Single Block, Optional Stop, Block Delete, Selectable Plotting Speed, Selectable Tool Display. We invite you to fully explore KipwareTP® and all its features through our YouTube series ... just click the link below.