GMFC functionalities

Differences between versions:
GMFC Functionalities Light  PE  PRO EXPERT
Hot wire driver for Windows 95/98/SE on LPT1.
Hot wire driver for 32 bit versions of Windows 8/Seven/Vista/XP/2000, choice of the parallel port. Configurable pin assignment.  
Support for multiple foam types.
Support for multiple cutting tables.  
Wing core cutting, based on chord percentage progression.
Multiple panels in a project.  
Wings with taper, dihedral, skin, washout.
Options for leading and trailing edges.
Kerf compensation based on the wire speed.
Automatic heat computation based on the cutting speed and the foam type.
Spar cut with the profile: rectangular and round spars, sole, rudder articulation and aileron articulation.  
Dialog for cutting rectangular and round spars.
Separate cut of upper surface spars.      
Emergency Stop cutting by pressing Shift+ Escape key. Cutting is aborted.
Stop cutting by pressing the Escape key. Cutting may then be cancelled or started again.    
Complex shape specific cutting algorithm (e.g., fuselage, letters,...).  
Online documentation.
Stacking several cuts in a foam block. Left and right wings cutting in a single pass.    
Block shaping function before, during and after cutting.
Block shaping - "Guillotine" with x/y parameters.    
R12/R2000 Dxf file importation.    
HPGL file importation.    
Profiles exportation to R12 Dxf files    
Inches to mm convertion bar to ease GMFC usage for non metric projects.    
Alignment functions for fuselage profiles in the complex shape mode.    
Acceleration for axis movement outside of the foam.    
Acceleration while cutting in the foam.    
Multiple heat values in a .cut script file.    
USB support with the additional MM_USB or GGC interfaces.
Four independently configurable axis.      
Limit switches for the GGC USB interface.
Buttons for moving to the zero switch and to the home position.
Native support of DXF objects:
  • Lines, circles, splines, polylines recognized,
  • User setting of the number of points in an object,
  • Automated numbering of objects with easy user modification.
Dialog for modifying points (coordinates, insertion, deletion)      
Profile interpolation for negative margins      
Choice of the entry point and numbering order.