WorkNC V21 is the latest release of WorkNC and the first release to support task threading and parallel processes on multi-core processors. What does this mean for WorkNC users?.....
* Task Threading: certain cutterpaths will now run multiple threads. That means individual portions of the cutterpath will be calculated at the same time. Computers with multi-core processors will run those threads individually, on separate cores, decreasing calculation times. It is not just cutterpaths that can be multi threaded, but other calculations as well. For example, Auto 5 will be able to take advantage of this technology for faster calculations.
* Parallel Processes: multiple cutterpaths in the workzone can be run simultaneously, as long as one is not dependant on another. For example, a Planar Finishing can run at the same time as a Z-Level Finish, since one is not dependant on the other. However, a Global ReRough may need to wait on a stock model update before calculations start. Parallel processing will allow you to calculate more cutterpaths faster than ever before, taking advantage of your multi-core processors.
Talking about his experience with Version 21, this is what one WorkNC user in the UK, had to say..
“…the difference, without any fear of exaggeration, is like going from a piston engine to a jet engine.
I make complex high volume injection moulds and whereas before I could go and make a cup of tea whilst the computer was chomping out the code for say a large intricate electrode now I can't even get the kettle on! It's that big a difference…..”