The software eliminates manual prove-out of NC programs and reduces scrap loss and rework. It also optimizes NC programs to save time and produce higher-quality surface finish. The software simulates virtually all types of CNC machine tools, including those from Mazak, Makino, Matsuura, Hermle, DMG, DIXI, Mori Seiki and Chiron. The software can run standalone or be integrated with CAM systems including Catia V5, NX, Creo (Pro/E), MasterCAM, EdgeCAM and GibbsCAM.
Enhanced features include the Project Tree, which is designed to simplify setup of software sessions. A shortcut toolbar enables quick transitions to a particular Project Tree branch.
To further simplify creating a tool library, CAD solid models of inserts and holders can be imported into the software. The Tool Manager displays the CAD geometry window, which enables easy identification of parts of the CAD model file that correspond with holders, cutters or inserts.
An Assembly feature in the Open model file selection window enables the user to extract all individual components of a CAD assembly file and store them in their own model definitions.
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