Newsletter December 2022

6 steps to an organised Postprocessor list.

SYMplus™ provides a list of around 50 Postprocessors. In reality, you will hardly ever need all of them. Mostly you work with one or a few. So selecting the right postprocessor can prove to be a nuisance with such a large list. Here is a tip that can help you organise those Postprocessors efficiently: Create a second folder for postprocessor parameter sets, and copy the postprocessors you currently need into this folder. That’s it.

Here it goes:

Step 1: Open the “Work plan” operating mode (alternatively also “PAL simulator” or “Simulator”).

Step 2: Select “F1 File” > “F5 Management” > “F4 Postprocessor Parameter”.

Step 3: Mark the file(s) relevant to you and …

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SYMplus™ Update 63 is now available to all customers with plusCARE™ and includes new features as well as great improvements.

Scale the font size in the editor of the simulators to 200% by default (e.g. for the beamer image of the teacher’s computer)

When creating PAL gap-filling tasks, store individual instructions for each gap in the text

Receive the new simulators for the SINUMERIK 808D control system

The exchange of revolver stations and individual allowance presettings for roughing, facing and grooving in turning operation was never so easy

In addition, many detailed improvements in the simulators for PAL2020, SIEMENS 810D/840D and HEIDENHAIN allow for more effective work. The use of mobile licenses and the sources for the creation of individual macro work steps (by customer order) have also been improved. Other sample programs have been revised according to PAL2020 (for new installation as part of the user data).

More information about Update >

Lastly, we want to pause and look back at the past year.

It was great to see that many events and meetings took place this year. It started with the BETT UK education fair in London in March and ended with the BZI Remscheid open day last month.

The fact that face-to-face meetings were more feasible again than in the past two years was also evident at the KELLER.Academy: close to 40 guests came to the Academy courses this year (in comparison: there were less than twenty in 2021). In addition, the KELLER.Academy celebrated its fifth anniversary and held (virtual) training courses in Pakistan and Mexico, both of which are far away. In September, we published the new “SYMplus™ license via the Internet”, with which you now only need one KELLER ID to let several users work with SYMplus™. And in October, a new edition of the workbooks was also published.

Look out for more new improvements next year!

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The KELLER.Software team wishes you a pleasant Advent season and relaxing holidays.

  – Your KELLER.Software Team

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Next Appointments:

12. – 13. January 2023: Basic graphic programming (CAD/CAM) with SYMplus

26. – 27. January 2023: Basic DIN/PAL programming with SYMplus

Further Information >

 

New on YouTube: With the PAL2020 reform, some commands in the PAL encoding have been changed. As a result, programs written according to PAL2008 or PAL 2012 no longer run and lead to error messages. With this practical tip, you can easily rewrite your programs.
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    PRACTICAL TIP – How to organise Postprocessors

    December 2022

    SYMplus™ provides a list of around 50 Postprocessors. In reality, you will hardly ever need all of them. Mostly you work with one or a few. So selecting the right postprocessor can prove to be a nuisance with such a large list. Here is a tip that can help you organise those Postprocessors efficiently: Create a second folder for postprocessor parameter sets, and copy the postprocessors you currently need into this folder. That’s it.

    Here it goes:

    Step 1:

    Open the “Work plan” operating mode (alternatively also “PAL simulator” or “Simulator”).

    Step 2:

    Select “F1 File” > “F5 Management” > “F4 Postprocessor Parameter”.

    Step 3:

    Mark the file(s) relevant to you and add them to your personal selection list with “F5 Add”. The selected files are then each marked with a black triangle/arrow.

    Step 4:

    Then select “F2 Copy” and choose the destination folder from the list. Confirm your selection with “F10”. If you don’t have a folder yet, create one by clicking “F2 Add …” or ‘link’ to an already existing one. In our example, the new folder is called “MY_PPs” and is a subfolder of the default folder “PARAM-SA”.

    Step 5:

    Finally, enter the name under which the folder should appear in the “SYMplus™ File Management” in the future (for example: “My Post Processors”) and confirm with “F10”.

    Now you can select your newly created folder from the folder list. Click on “F10” to open the folder. Subsequently, you can exit the parameter set management with “Esc” or “F10”.


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      Newsletter November 2022

      The VR workshop: Playful access to the CNC world.

      What if you could learn in a “real” CNC workshop instead of learning theory in a classroom? What if you could practice there on lathes or milling machines without the fear of making a mistake? This is the possibility offered with the VR workshop from KELLER.Software.

      With this modern and playful learning method, the necessary learning content is intuitively internalized. Thanks to the two VR controllers, you can now move through the “virtual workshop”, you grasp objects, press buttons and make machines work. And the VR glasses are like a new pair of eyes.

      More about the VR workshop >

       

      Do you want to dive into the virtual world yourself? On November 4 and 5, 2022, we will be at the BZI Remscheid open day with our VR glasses. We would be happy to give you a glimpse of the Virtual World. Of course, we will also be available to answer any questions you may have on the topics of training, further education and vocational orientation.

      More about the event >

       

       

      We wish you a beautiful day ahead

        – Your KELLER.Software Team

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      Next Appointment:

      08. – 09. December 2022: Driven tools, level swivel and reform PAL2020

      Further Information >

       

       

       

      New on YouTube: Practical tip “From PAL Programming to chips“. The phrase “From PAL programming to chips” refers to the fact that with SYMplus™ you can not only learn the theory, but you can also build a bridge to practical application.

      Watch now on YouTube >

       

       

       


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        Newsletter October 2022

        New edition workbooks for PAL2020.

        In 2 months it will be Christmas, but before we settle down comfortably on the sofa with cookies, we still have a PAL exam coming up.

        To help you prepare for the exam in the best possible way, we have updated the SYMplus™ workbooks to include the PAL2020 commands and made a few other important corrections as well. The new edition with PAL2020 is now available for purchase from us. By the way, even without an exam, the workbooks are a great learning tool to learn the CNC basics with SYMplus™.

        Buy SYMplus™ workbooks now >

         

        What are SYMplus™ workbooks?

        Methodically interlocked with SYMplus™, the SYMplus™ workbooks are the ideal teaching material for the introduction to CNC, basic training according to DIN, preparation for the PAL exam as well as control-specific technical training and CAD/CAM. The workbooks are structured according to topics and contain tasks with increasing levels of difficulty. The workbooks are also available digitally on request.

        These workbooks are available for purchase:
        • SYMplus™ Turning workbook
        • SYMplus™ Milling workbook

        If you want to know in detail what contents can be found in the respective workbooks, take a look at the reading samples:
        Workbook Samples >

        Another great offer for the PAL exam preparation: The “PAL exam preparation” course from November 10 – 11, 2022 at the KELLER.Academy. For 1.5 days, it’s all about the complete PAL coding in turning and milling and we’ll go through the pitfalls of the gap check together.

        Registration and further information about the courses >

         

         

        We wish you a beautiful day ahead

          – Your KELLER.Software Team

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        Next Appointments:

        10. – 11. November 2022: Exam preparation PAL

        24. – 25. November 2022: Basics of DIN/PAL programming with SYMplus

        Further Information >

         

        On the YouTube channel of KELLER.Software you can watch the CNC software in action on the playlist “SYMplus™ in practice”.

        Link to the playlist >

         

         


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          Newsletter September 2022

          1 KELLER-ID = x Users.

          No more time-consuming setups. No more of this unnecessary administrative act. Easily create one license for each technology and multiple users can work with the same KELLER ID at the same time. From now on, this is possible online with the new version of the SYMplus™ license.

          Before: Each individual user had to be registered with a unique KELLER ID in the customer portal of the KELLER Cloud.

          Today: You can easily start SYMplus™ for many users at the same time via a single KELLER-ID and a password. This password can be changed by the admin (teacher) at any time.

          This is especially convenient for schools. When the course/school year is over, you can just change the password once and only the students who are part of the current course/class will be able to work with the software.

          The “old” variant (standard variant) is of course also still possible and can be requested by you as usual.

          What is a SYMplus™ Online license anyway?

          The Online License allows you to start the software without a USB key, in contrast to the conventional license. Just enter the password and off you go. All you need is a permanent internet connection ( the license is accessed via this connection).

          Is this exactly what you need? Then contact us now to purchase a license >

          Practical Tip: Rewrite old PAL programs for the PAL2020

          With the PAL2020 reform, some of the commands in the PAL coding were changed. The commands were changed so that programs written after PAL2008 or PAL 2012 will no longer run and lead to any error messages in the newer PAL2020 simulators (or PAL2020 C/Y or PAL2020 3+2). This means that you have to rewrite the program blocks almost completely – and that takes time.

          A faster way to do this is to use the “Find/Replace“ trick! To learn more about this Tip of the Month, please click here.

           

          We wish you a beautiful day ahead

            – Your KELLER.Software Team

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          Next Appointments:

          13. – 14. October 2022: Driven tools, level swivel and reform PAL2020

          27. – 28. October 2022: Basic graphic programming (CAD/CAM) with SYMplus

          Further Information >

           

          KELLER.Software’s SYMplus™ workbooks ensure that you are well prepared for the new school year. Request workbooks now >

           


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            Newsletter August 2022

            Digital learning with KELLER.Software.

            Classical learning is constantly evolving. “Digital learning” moved more and more into everyday life. This process was sped up in the last 2 years mainly due to the Covid Pandemic. For this reason we started our new project “E-Learning” in March 2022.

            Over a period of 3 months, we learned what a custom-fit learning path means and what a learner persona is. We got busy with learning platforms and new (digital) learning formats. And we dealt with some previously unknown topics such as writing scripts and shooting videos. The focus was always on the benefit of the learner.

            At the moment we are in the first test phase of our “E-learning”. And in the course of this we just have to say thank you to our great customers. Thank you for taking the time to test the “E-learning” platform. Your feedback is very valuable to us.

            What’s the next step? After the test phase, the feedback will of course flow into further development. After that, we will test again.

            On the subject of learning, the new school year starts this month in North Rhine-Westphalia, whereas the vacations are just beginning in Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg. The KELLER.Software team wishes you a successful school year and a great vacation.

            For the next school year: How about some SYMplus™ workbooks? Organized by topics and with increasing difficulty, the workbooks with many different exercises are the ideal teaching material for the introduction to CNC, for basic education according to DIN as well as for the preparation for the PAL exam. Or also for control-specific technical training and CAD/CAM.

            Request SYMplus™ workbooks here > https://cnc-keller.com/symplus-support/workbooks/

             

            We wish you a beautiful day ahead

              – Your KELLER.Software Team

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            Next Appointments:

            08. – 09. September 2022: Basic graphic programming (CAD/CAM) with SYMplus

            22. – 23. September 2022: Basic DIN/PAL programming with SYMplus

            Further Information > https://cnc-keller.com/keller-academy/

             

            KELLER.Software’s SYMplus™ workbooks ensure that you are well prepared for the new school year. Request workbooks now > https://cnc-keller.com/symplus-support/workbooks/

             


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              Newsletter July 2022

              There is a reason to celebrate: The KELLER. Academy is now 5 years old!

              In 2017, people with an inquisitive mind arrived at the Academy for the very first time. Among the first to arrive were companies such as Bosch, Hansgrohe, and Continental. In the years since, the KELLER.Academy has “moved” from the Black Forest to Berlin and sometimes even beyond. Just the other day, there was an online training course in far-off Pakistan. 

              And every single course was and is a real source of delight for us. The KELLER.Software team would like to sincerely thank you for this.

              5 years later , the same idea: 

              To this day, the idea behind the KELLER. Academy is that it offers you more than simple training. Trainees, beginners or professionals come together at the Academy for two days and polish up their knowledge on all aspects of SYMplus™.  

              The courses occur in small individual groups with a delicious lunch from a local eatery along with lots of tips and tricks. Nowadays, a course can also be conducted online according to your preference.

              In which direction will the Academy evolve? 

              The last few years in particular have shown that online courses are becoming more and more important. VR technology and other similar technologies are gaining ground. 

              At KELLER.Academy, too, modern technology is already being used. If you come to us in Wuppertal, you can experience the Virtual Workshop through Virtual Reality glasses. The KELLER.Software team is looking forward to the next 5 years.

              Have you already attended a KELLER.Academy course? If so, tell us about your experience by email or phone. 

              What did you particularly like and what would you like to see in an Academy course in the future? Perhaps a specific topic you would like to learn about in relation to SYMplus™ and CNC? We look forward to your response. 

              We wish you a beautiful day ahead

                –   Your KELLER.Software Team

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              Next Appointments:

              11.- 12. August 2022: Basic DIN/PAL programming with SYMplus

              25.- 26. August 2022: Driven tools, level swivel and reform PAL2020

              Further Information > https://cnc-keller.com/keller-academy/

               

               

              5 years of KELLER.Academy with so many great visitors and many wonderful memories!


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                Newsletter June 2022

                Supported 2,400 trainees during the pandemic with SYMplus™.

                For two years we have been dealing with the issue of how learning should work when we are not allowed to meet, when schools are closed due to the pandemic, or when individual students and teachers have to stay at home in quarantine.

                KELLER.Software has responded to this situation immediately and since the beginning of the pandemic has made the entire scope of the PAL student licence available free of charge to all plusCARE™ customers.

                In the meantime, most of the measures against the virus have been lifted in Germany. Hence, the KELLER.Software team has decided to let the offer of the free student license PAL expire by the end of the month. This means that the free licenses will be switched off after June 30, 2022, as previously mentioned in our monthly reminder emails to users, as well as on our website next to the registration form.

                Note: This does not apply to the student licence DIN and of course not to the purchased licenses of the student license PAL (explanations regarding the license are below).

                However, these two years have also changed things for us. For this reason, KELLER.Software offers the following as a way for your trainees to continue to learn comfortably from home (or wherever) with the SYMplus™ CNC software:

                1. Buy the student license PAL easily and quickly as an add-on to your plusCARE™ license: Billing via plusCARE™ invoice, cancellation period at the end of the plusCARE™ period (contact us by email or phone)
                2. Receive student DIN license as a plusCARE™ customer upon request (contact aus by email or phone)
                3. As a student, rent the student license DIN yourself for 14 days to 1 year (to be purchased via the following link: https://www.cleverbridge.com/858/purl-cnc-keller-Katalogeng)

                You are not yet a plusCARE™ customer? Contact us by email or phone and enjoy the many perks of plusCARE™.

                What is the difference between student license DIN and student license PAL?

                 

                Student license DIN: For those professionals who only need basic CNC knowledge, the scope of commands in DIN is scaled down to the basics of PAL.

                 

                Student license PAL: With this version, the complete instructional scope of PAL is taught.

                 

                Much more from KELLER.Software…

                Are you familiar with the IHK exams conducted by the German Chamber of Commerce for CNC Operators? In case you would like to know the syllabus and scope of these exams, have a look at the IHK videos on our YouTube channel. The videos are unfortunately only available in German as the exams are only conducted in German. Got any questions? Feel free to comment or contact.

                 

                 

                Next Appointment:

                30. June – 01. July 2022: Basic DIN/PAL programming with SYMplus

                14. – 15. July 2022: Driven tools, level swivel and reform PAL2020

                28. – 29. July 2022: Basics of graphical programming (CAD/CAM) with SYMplus

                Further Information > https://cnc-keller.com/keller-academy/

                 

                 


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                  3 last-minute KELLER learning tips.

                  Sometimes time just flies by. It feels like only yesterday that the trainees began their training and now they are already writing their final exam for cutting machine operators. The KELLER.Software team wishes them all the best for this exam and for their future.

                  3 last-minute KELLER learning tips for your trainees:

                  1. Watch old final exams as videos on YouTube > https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLo0O792GpB40x6jxXdksrTvaiWPkAzwGa

                  2. Request SYMplus™ workbooks as PDF > https://cnc-keller.com/symplus-support/workbooks/

                  3. Student Licence PAL is still available free of charge for all plusCARE™ customers until 05/31/2022 > https://cnc-keller.com/buy-symplus/#simplus-at-home

                  or simply rent the student licence yourself > https://www.cleverbridge.com/858/purl-cnc-keller-Katalogeng

                  Please note:

                  A new update of SYMplus™ was released last month. Have you installed it yet? If not, hurry up and do it, so you can get the best results out of your CNC Software. 

                  You can read what’s new in Update 62 here: https://cnc-keller.com/symplus-support/new-features-optimizations/

                   

                  Do you need help with the software update?

                  Our Support will assist you with this > http://cnc-keller.yoursupport.de/cnc.en/

                   

                  If you have some free time, here is also a link to our Photo Gallery from the BETT UK education fair which took place last month in London: https://cnc-keller.com/aktuelles/bett-uk-education-fair-2022/

                   

                  Much more from KELLER.Software…

                  Next Appointment:

                  02. – 03. June 2022: Driven tools, level swivel and reform PAL2020

                  09. – 10. June 2022: Basics of graphical programming (CAD/CAM) with SYMplus

                  Further Information > https://cnc-keller.com/keller-academy/

                   

                  There is always something to watch on our website. For e.g, last month’s practical tip as a video, more simulations and many more interesting videos.

                  SYMplus™ Media Library > https://cnc-keller.com/symplus-media-library/

                   

                   

                   


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