VERNON Pipe Cutting Machines 100-Percent Compatible with Tekla Structures® 3D XML-Format ...

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21 December 2009

VERNON Pipe Cutting Machines 100-Percent Compatible with Tekla Structures® 3D XML-Format Modeling

Oceanside, Calif. – VERNON Tool has announced that its WinMPM™ operating system now seamlessly converts 3D coordinates into finished tubular structures in new industry standard XML-format. The WinMPM operating system is now compatible with 3D structural, isometric or pressure vessel modeling packages from many different CAD suppliers, including Tekla Structures®, Design Data®, AceCAD® and ProSteel®.

As a partner with the leading CAD developers, VERNON embeds a vector-based conversion feature into its Windows-based operating system. WinMPM directly processes exported data files or translates them into VERNON’s proprietary internal file .pmp format. 

VERNON machines receive cut data in three different ways:

- Manually entering data at the machine console
- Manually entering data into a remote PC to be transferred to the cutting machine by LAN
- Downloading data from compatible CAD solid modeling software using ASCII-format, txt-format or generic XML-format industry standards.

The new XML-format standard processes simple Cartesian coordinates and component properties into human-readable inputs then converts them into ASCII-format machine executable instructions for immediate cutting. 

Downloading directly into the CAD system allows immediate and accurate pipe profiling without redundant data entry and human error. Fabricators are no longer committed to a single CAD supplier for their detailing and engineering requirements. 

Additionally, VERNON software accepts manually entered 3D coordinates and generates data to process finished pipe members. VERNON Tool employs state-of-the-art technology to simplify demanding engineering and fabrication requirements. 

About VERNON Tool
Founded in 1930, VERNON Tool Company – a subsidiary of The Lincoln Electric Company – is a leading manufacturer of computer-controlled pipe cutting equipment used for precision fabrication purposes. The company provides solutions to difficult pipe fabrication and process flow issues in industrial construction, as well as heavy fabrication uses in the infrastructure and energy-related segments. For more information, visit


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