Modern Machine Shop
The company’s CNC machine simulation, verification and optimization software eliminates manual prove-out of NC programs, thus reducing scrap and rework. The program is designed to optimize NC programs to save time and produce a fine surface finish. It simulates CNC machine tools from Mori Seiki, Mazak, Makino, Matsuura, Hermle, DMG, DIXI, Chiron and others. The software runs standalone or can be integrated with CAM systems such as Catia V5, NX, Creo (Pro/E), MasterCAM, EdgeCAM, hyperMILL and GibbsCAM.
The new release of the software includes a 3D Reviewer, which enables 3D simulations to be shared without using a license. This feature can play forward and backward while removing and replacing material. Error messages and NC program text are highlighted when a collision on the stock or fixture is detected. A toolpath line display is optional. The user can rotate, pan and zoom. The cut stock can be measured using standard X-caliper tools.