OCTOPUZ PathFinder is a suite of tools designed to automatically identify the optimal toolpaths for industrial robots and their wide range of end-of-arm tools. Pathfinder simplifies the programming process by analyzing, autoconfiguring and collectively updating toolpaths with only the click of a button. The PathFinder suite of tools includes:
Programmers can use PathAnalyzer to review imported CAM toolpaths and evaluate the robot trajectory through a detailed report on any singularities, joint limits, unreachable points, and collisions. No need to conduct timely simulations.
With just one click, PathSolver automatically analyzes and solves imported CAM toolpaths as well as toolpaths that have been created locally in OCTOPUZ, and automatically makes the calculated toolpath changes void of singulartities, joint limits, unreachable points and collision errors.
PathSolver also offers improved path fluidity by automatically identifying the keystone postions to place Reference Points. This positions the end of arm effector in the most favourable position to not only aid in resolving the toolpath but also providing a smoother operation throughout the fabrication or welding process.
With the QuickSimulator tool, programmers are presented with a simulation of the points leading up to and preceding the error, enabling quick resolution.
PointSolver gives programmers the option to focus on solving a specific point within the toolpath instead of solving an entire path or program, saving valuable time when resolving the final program that will be loaded on to the robot controller.
For anyone wanting to solve their toolpath manually, the ReferencePointSolver tool can be used to examine the geometry of the part and automatically place Reference Points at the peripheral regions of the X, Y and Z axis, aiding programmers in defining their preferred toolpath.
ExternalConfigurator ensures an accurate representation of the real world cell in the virtual environment by analysing and identifying path characteristics to programmatically determine and configure an ideal external axis solution to make the part reachable. This includes rotary and head/tail stock part positioners as well as robot positioners like gantries or rails.