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OCTOPUZ is intelligent offline robot programming and simulation software ideal for an application. OCTOPUZ took a revolutionary approach to robotic programming by combining the offline programming of robots with a manufacturing process simulation, perfect for tech AND sales teams. Contact us for a free, online demonstration tailored to your unique application. About OCTOPUZ Headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, OCTOPUZ provides offline robot programming and simulation software for businesses of all sizes, from small shops to global corporations. Our focus is to provide a robotic software solution that not only enables companies to reach a higher level of efficiency with their processes but that also opens opportunities for them to enter new markets and expand their business potential . Our business was built on the concept of taking complex robotic programming and making it easy.

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Say hello to the next generation of OCTOPUZ

POSTED 04/19/2022

James Schnarr, Senior Product Manager

I'm excited to announce that our amazing team has launched the next generation of our OCTOPUZ Offline Robot Programming (OLRP) software! Our OCTOPUZ Product Vision is "to enable users to maximize the productivity of their industrial robots by simplifying robot programming." With our vision as our north star, we planned and developed this update by focusing on one key goal:

Create a simplified, intuitive, amazing OLRP experience that keeps industrial robots online and maximizes productivity.

It's an ambitious goal that we are confident we have achieved. So what updates have we made to make this the next generation of OCTOPUZ? Let's explore.

Say hello to the next generation of OCTOPUZ

Mechanisms, exactly as you'd expect

We've improved the architecture for how mechanisms within a system are connected and interact with each other in the virtual world, so that they exactly match how your system is connected in the real world. In OCTOPUZ, your robots and positioners are all connected directly to the controller. This makes it incredibly easy to program multi-robot systems with multiple rotary positioners and/or rail positioners, all within the same file.

Jump right into your next project with cell templates

Another significant change comes from what we call "cell templates". A cell template is a common environment containing fixed components and other things which don't change between your unique projects or job - meaning your robots, positioners, fences, et cetera. Every new project (which is your next production part to be programmed) begins with a cell template as its starting point so that you can quickly jump in and start programming right away.

Program from anywhere with flexible user-based accounts

To access OCTOPUZ, we've introduced user-based accounts that represent you, the user. This means that you can login and program in OCTOPUZ on any computer you like - you're no longer tied to one specific device. Now you can do your initial programming on a desktop in the office or at home, and complete any changes on a laptop right at the robot. Easily move between devices, so there is no interruption in your workflow.

Eliminate complexity with a simplified user experience

Finally, we have completely redesigned OCTOPUZ to have a sleek, modern user interface with simplified controls and easy-to-follow interactions. Follow our clear process flow of positioning your part, programming your robots, and creating robot code to keep you and your next project on time and production ready.

What's next?

We are already hard at work on many new and exciting things to simplify your robot programming experience even more. Stay up to date by checking out What's New in OCTOPUZ. Are you looking for a modern alternative to your current OLRP solution, new to OLRP, or new to robotics? We'd love to show you how the next generation of OCTOPUZ is ready to keep your industrial robots online and working for you.