The Metalix Parametric Programming module enables creating and running cncKad's Parametric Part Description (PPD) files, containing a description of the actions to be performed on a given cncKad draft file (DFT).
These actions can range from adding entities onto a drawing, to stretching parts or punching/cutting them, and can incorporate various structures such as Conditional Statements (If..Then) and Loops (Do..While).
The Metalix Parametric Programming module offers a number of predefined methods and variables. Their combination with user-written code allows the creation of very powerful Parametric Parts using a virtually unlimited number of parameters and supporting a large variety of requirements.
The PPD module also enables users to incorporate Interface Variables into their programs.
Programmers can use the API to create time-saving applications and to:
- Integrate cncKad with ERP/MRP systems,
- Develop automated scripts for standard actions, or
- Leverage product information directly from part files.
The API comes with complete documentation and a set of code examples.