CNC Machine Simulation and Optimization Software
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.
The additional rotary milling axis on these machines allows them to complete many types of complex parts in a single setup, but these machines have gained a reputation for being difficult to program. Today’s CAM software, however, eases the programming challenge significantly.
These two iPhone apps provide manufacturing professionals and students with quick access to helpful cutting tool information directly from their smart phones.
Importing and exporting CAD files is a fundamental function of CAM software. An understanding of this process can help you know what to expect and will aid you when making a CAM purchase.