CIMCO Machine Simulation helps eliminate costly programming mistakes and accelerates onsite startup by providing a price competitive and user-friendly solution for CNC machine simulation, G-code verification and toolpath optimization.
Machine Simulation enables you to prove-out your NC code on a 3D model of your CNC machine and see the exact movement of components such as heads, rotary tables, spindles, tool changers, fixtures, workpieces, and even peripheral devices. Collisions, over-travel errors, and close-calls are automatically detected to ensure that error-free code is sent to the physical machine.
Defining a machine
Spiral swarf toolpath
Eliminate costly programming mistakes
Increase shop safety
Accelerate onsite startup
Reduce downtime, scrap and rework
Faster shifting of jobs between available machines
Train at the PC instead of at the machine
Utilize the powerful functionality in CIMCO Edit
Affordable and user-friendly
Full control of the simulation
Analyze the simulation in dynamic 3D with video-style controls. Adjustable speed in both directions and options for jumping to next/previous tool, cutting pass or move. Zoom, pan and rotate to see exactly what is going on.
Verification and close inspection
Side-by-side display of NC code and simulation. Code blocks are highlighted in synchronization with the simulation and errors are clearly visualized.
Analysis and debugging
Detailed overview of all errors with auto-generated Simulation Report. Jump directly to the code block that is causing an error, modify your code and the Simulation Report is updated to verify if the problem was resolved.
Machines can be defined in a machine-tree where components such as head, table, and workpiece can be added and configured. Support for 3, 4 and 5-axis milling machines are currently available.
Fully integrated with CIMCO Edit
CIMCO Machine Simulation is developed as a fully integrated add-on for CIMCO Edit and works as a natural addition to the existing Backplot and Solid Simulation. The integration also means you have direct access to all the powerful functions in CIMCO Edit that combined provides a highly effecient solution for doing iterations of simulating and fixing problems in your code.
CIMCO Machine Simulation is purchased for the number of machines you wish to simulate. CIMCO provides a license key which enables your specific machines to be used within Machine Simulation. Without a valid license you cannot define (create) a machine.
On purchase, you must provide a precise 3D CAD model of each machine you intend to simulate. A CAD model of your machine can be aquired from your machine vendor (normally at a cost), but often the model is included when purchasing the physical machine. Further, due to license restrictions CIMCO is required to verify that you have the rights/license to use the CAD model(s) within your company. CIMCO will not resell or pass the CAD model onto any third party, and after use it will be deleted.
On purchase, CIMCO will provide the licenses and machine configurations required for machine simulation to work for the specific machines purchased. CIMCO can help aquire the CAD model and can help with configuration and extraction of machine components from the CAD model – so your machine is ready for machine simulation.