CIMCO Machine Simulation 8 Releases

CIMCO Machine Simulation 8.08.12 PreviewReleased: 23-10-20Register to download
Changes in CIMCO Machine Simulation 8.08.12
  • Reworked all tools in Editor resulting in improved simulation of tools
  • Fixed incorrect material removal in solid simulation for several tools
  • Simulated tools now look the same as seen in Tool Manager
  • Fixed an issue where Slot Mill tools resulted in incorrect material removal in solid simulation
  • Fixed incorrect solid material removal when no tool is loaded
  • Threads on Thread mill and Taps are now simulated in simulation
  • Taper is now correctly shown for Bull Nose Mills
  • Fixed an issue where Thread Mill tool would be overwritten by default tool
  • Fixed a possible hang when closing Backplot / Machine Simulation
  • Improved performance when opening Toolpath Statistics
  • Fixed an issue where individual tool statistics did not appear in Toolpath Statistics
  • Fixes an issue where Editor could hang when an arc sweep is precisely equal to tool radius compensation
  • Added toolscan support for all tools in Tool Manager
  • Removed automatic writing of toolscan definitions when closing Tool Manager. Instead you now can save the tools to the current NC File or Setup File by using Save Setup in Geometry Manager
  • Tool Manager:
  • Added a button that allows the user to remove all milling holder segments at the same time
  • Added rulers for assemblies
  • Fixed an issue where user-defined tool libraries failed to save to disk
  • Fixed a bug related to small parameter values
  • Fixed a bug related to large parameter values
  • Fixed various bugs related to manipulation of assemblies
  • Fixed a bug related to a ruler on Face/Taper Mill
  • Fixed various bugs related to serialization and de-serialization of XML
  • Fixed bugs related to copying and replacing assemblies
  • Fixed a bug prevented launching the Tool Manager twice during sessions
  • Fixed a crash bug related to "empty" milling holder segment values
  • Fixed a bug related to Center drill constraints
  • Fixed a bug related to Slot mill rulers
  • Fixed an issue that caused changing unit system on a milling holder to be very slow
  • Various adjustments of icons and texts
  • Constraint error messages can now be shown with imperial units
CIMCO Machine Simulation 8.08.11 PreviewReleased: 28-09-20Register to download
Changes in CIMCO Machine Simulation 8.08.11
  • Fixed an issue with incorrect move happening when enabling TCP
  • Fixed variable value assignment in the beginning of a program
  • Performance optimizations for Solid Simulation
  • Improved jumping to next move in subprograms
  • Improved syntax/semantic error reporting
  • RPost:
  • Added bit-wise negation operator to Okuma
  • Added bit-wise operators to Siemens
  • Added G54.1 P work offsets for Mazak
  • Added G10 work offset setting for Mazak
  • Added support for variables #12001-#12999, #13001-#13999 and #4001-#4030 for Fanuc, read only. The variables can also be accessed by their names.
  • Fixed an issue with line endings in external subprograms
  • Added support for jumping to an nc-line in Siemens
  • Fixed an issue with aligning rotary axes to transformation
CIMCO Machine Simulation 8.08.10 PreviewReleased: 14-09-20Register to download
Changes in CIMCO Machine Simulation 8.08.10
  • Added support for Siemens S840Dsl v4.7
  • Updated the user interface for simulation reports from a tree view to a list view
  • Added syntax / semantic error reports to Simulation docking pane
  • Added a new docking pane called Variables where you can modify predefined variables for a machine, as well as see the current value of a variable during simulation
  • Added a preview version of semantic / syntax error highlighting while backplot / Machine simulation is running
  • Added support for external subprograms in Fanuc, Haas, Heidenhain, Mazak, Mitsubishi and Okuma
  • Implemented M99 as return / destination return / jump / loop (Fanuc, Haas, Mazak and Mitsubishi)
  • Fixed a possible crash when adding user defined colors in Color setup
  • Fixed a possible crash when closing CNC Calc documents
CIMCO Machine Simulation 8.08.09 PreviewReleased: 15-07-20Register to download
Changes in CIMCO Machine Simulation 8.08.09
  • Improved 3D model loading/rendering performance
  • Changed simulation speed slider to represent a constant speed factor
  • Reverse Post:
  • Fixed arc vector and MOVZERO issues
CIMCO Machine Simulation 8.08.08 PreviewReleased: 10-07-20Register to download
Changes in CIMCO Machine Simulation 8.08.08
  • Fixed an issue with Editor becoming non-responsive when initializing stock simulation
  • Fixed a possible crash when opening Toolpath Statistics dialog
  • Fixed a possible crash when trying to run simulation on a new unsaved document
  • Fixed an issue with some arcs in solid simulation
  • Fixed an issue where white-spaces were not removed in found entries in Navigation
  • Fixed an issue where navigation setup sheet did not update when changing machine configuration inside global setup
  • Adjusted default colors for tool rendering
  • Adjusted default solid simulation colors
  • Tool Manager:
  • Fixes a possible crash when replacing components in assemblies
CIMCO Machine Simulation 8.08.07 PreviewReleased: 03-07-20Register to download
Changes in CIMCO Machine Simulation 8.08.07
  • Optimized modality highlighting when deleting lines in Editor
  • Fixed scanning options resetting when changing sheet in Global Setup
  • Fixed scanning options not updating when changing machine configuration in Global Setup
  • Fixed Toolscan options in Global Setup not updating correctly in certain situations
  • Fixed macros being cleared from newly added MACs
  • Fixed not being able to remove stock when using user-defined machine configuration
  • Added search for previous line number when inserting macro that includes line number
  • Fixed an issue with command line setup file not overriding MAC scanning settings
  • Improved Machine Simulation license notification when trying to launch Machine Simulation or download machines
  • Fixed an issue with collision detection on inch 3d models
  • Fixed an issue with tool length not being applied when calculating collisions
  • Fixed an issue with 'Ignore cutter on feed' also ignoring rapid moves
  • Fixed an issue with 'Ignore cutter on feed' not only ignoring collisions between cutter and workpiece
  • Fixed an issue with Editor becoming unresponsive when using the Machine Configuration Editor
  • Fixes an issue with holder segments not being converted correctly between Imperial and Metric units
  • Fixes an issue where holder description did not always get updated when modifying the description in Tool Manager
  • Fixes an issue with scanning larger and more detailed holders
  • Fixed an issue with solid simulation becoming out of sync
  • Changed solid simulation colors randomization to be per tool
  • Tool Manager:
  • Added a context menu to lower library list where it is possible to rename or delete libraries
  • Added "Save As new component" functionality when editing a component
  • Added the option to automatically delete associated assembly components when removing an assembly
  • Added the ability to resize the component preview
  • Added rulers in component preview
  • Removed the need to click "Apply" to update changes made to holder segments
  • Removed unused Flute Diameter from Radius Mill
  • Updated several icons with new colors
  • Moved "Show/Hide lower library" button from top right corner of the main view down to the left side of the lower library list
  • Repositioned all confirmation buttons (Cancel, Save, No, Yes, etc.) to lower right corner of dialogs
  • Fixed a possible crash when clicking a section of a component in component preview
  • Reverse Post:
  • Added support for Roeders RMS-6
CIMCO Machine Simulation 8.08.06 PreviewReleased: 18-06-20Register to download
Changes in CIMCO Machine Simulation 8.08.06
  • Added support for tool length compensation commands
  • Added NC-Assistant macro suggestions when typing in the Editor
  • Updated Toolscan setup to dynamically show valid parameters for each tool
  • Fixed various possible crashes when generating tool list using "Make Tool List"
  • Fixes an issue where jumping to Next / Previous Tool change did not work after moving the simulation time-slider during Backplot and Machine Simulation
  • Fixed an issue where help in Toolscan setup did not always work
  • Fixed interpretation of LBL 0 for Heidenhain
  • Fixed an issue with drilling cycle parameters resetting after first hole
  • Fixed an issue with FQ not being recognized as F+Q with Heidenhain RP
  • Fixed an issue with limit warning on tool changes
CIMCO Machine Simulation 8.08.05 PreviewReleased: 29-05-20Register to download
Changes in CIMCO Machine Simulation 8.08.05
  • Added Left/Right/Front/Back support for cylindrical stock and updated origin drawing in Geometry Manager
  • Added support for local variables and macro subprogram calls with arguments (G65, argument specification I, decimal point) for Fanuc, Haas, Mitsubishi and Mazak
  • Added support for local variable declaration and simple subprogram calls with arguments for Okuma
  • Fixed an issue with Machine Configurations not actually swapping place when moved up/down in the Machine Configuration list in Editor Setup
  • Fixes an issue where it was not possible to jump to a position using the Navigation pane when running multiple simultaneous simulations
  • Fixed an issue with Navigation always appearing to be disabled in Editor Setup when using command line setup file
  • Fixed a possible crash when deleting lines at the beginning of an NC file
  • Fixed an issue with NC-Assistant failing to identify some macros
  • Fixed an issue with tools conflicting when running two or more simulations simultaneously using different NC files
  • Fixed an issue preventing scanned tools to be modified
  • Fixed a UI rendering issue when resizing NC Assistant
  • Tool Manager has been updated with new features and a complete overhaul of the User Interface:
  • Tool Manager now supports Assemblies
  • Tool Manager now shows a preview of the selected component (Assembly, Cutter or Holder) in the main view
  • The lower library list is now collapsible
  • Reverse Post:
  • Added support for conditional and unconditional jumps in Okuma
  • Added multiline comments support for Okuma
CIMCO Machine Simulation 8.08.04 PreviewReleased: 07-05-20Register to download
Changes in CIMCO Machine Simulation 8.08.04
  • Updated sample programs to reflect machine origin reference
  • Removed line numbers in Navigation
  • Fixed an issue with Machine Configuration Editor saving incorrect color for geometry components
  • Fixed wrong line position shown in text editor when stepping through subprograms/goto/loops
  • Fixed an issue with Machine Configuration Editor not normalizing rotary axis direction vector
  • Fixes an issue where it was not possible to save stock STL to file
  • Fixed an issue with axis direction vector not being normalized
  • Fixed an issue with rotary axis angle not being calculated from transformation in singular situation
  • Fixed an issue with M140 tool axis retraction
  • Added machine rotary axis position to simulation status bar
  • Added support for Heidenhain Q120, Q121 and Q122
  • Fixed incorrect interpretation of labels
CIMCO Machine Simulation 8.08.03 PreviewReleased: 15-04-20Register to download
Changes in CIMCO Machine Simulation 8.08.03
  • Fixed work offset gnomen scaling
  • Fixed measure distance always showing metric values
  • Fixed tool change position being scaled twice
  • Fixed solid simulation not scaling in inch mode
  • Fixed machine origin not being scaled to geometry units
  • Fixed solid simulation being initialized to metric dimensions without scaling
  • Fixed false limit errors for linear axes in table
  • Fixed Machine Reference positioning not being scaled
  • Expansion state for Machine Origin and Work Offsets is now restored after regeneration
  • Fixed rotation being lost from Solid Stl model on regeneration
  • Fixed geometry rotation being ignored when machine origin was not X0 Y0 Z0
  • Fixed a possible crash when regenerating solid models
  • Improved memory cleanup when closing Machine Simulation
  • Added more snap points to Workpiece, Fixture and Stock geometries
  • Fixed issue with the Export as DXF function not exporting toolpath to DXF
  • Added offset to work offset rendering based on machine axis position
  • Reduced update timer causing simulation to pause when collision detection is running
CIMCO Machine Simulation 8.08.02 PreviewReleased: 07-04-20Register to download
Changes in CIMCO Machine Simulation 8.08.02
  • Improved syntax coloring, removing limit of 100 lines
  • Reviewed Editor Setup usage, settings are now properly saved when pressing OK and discarded on Cancel
  • Renamed Simulation Report docking pane to Simulation
  • Removed origin property from stock STL
  • Moved work offsets and machine origin to Geometry Manager
  • Added functionality to load stock STL files from ACSII format
  • Added copy/paste position option to Geometry Manager
  • Added new simulation options [Ignore Cutter on Feed, Collision Tolerance] to Simulation docking pane
  • Added arc tolerance for imperial mode
  • Fixed an issue where it was not possible to hide dirty stock model wireframe
  • Fixed an issue where the wrong machine configurations were selected when starting the Editor
  • Fixed an issue with random machine movements when no axis exists in either table or head
  • Fixed an issue where geometry manager went blank when pressing Enter/Return key
  • Fixed an issue with stock model properties being shared between multiple simultaneous backplot/machine simulations
  • Fixed an issue with viewing license details when using license server
  • Fixed an issue where it was not possible to replace the current stock model without having to remove the existing model first
  • Fixed an issue with saving to setup file from geometry manager
  • Fixed an issue with Machine Configuration Editor not saving configuration units to disk
  • Fixed a possible crash when closing machine simulation
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  • Reverse Post:
  • Fixed incremental drilling for Mazak Matrix
  • Adjusted maximum tool number for Haas UMC 96-8250E
CIMCO Machine Simulation 8.08.01 PreviewReleased: 06-03-20Register to download
Changes in CIMCO Machine Simulation 8.08.01
  • Fixes a possible crash when changing solid model quality
  • Fixes an issue with saving stock model to STL file
  • Added support for cylinder stock model
  • Added support for defining rectangular stock by dimensions
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  • Reverse Post:
  • Fixed an issue with non-enclosed math expressions
  • Fixed an issue with modal commands being falsely activated
  • Fixed an issue with wrong rotary axes position from G53.1/PLANE SPATIAL TURN
  • Improved command identification accuracy
  • Added support for variables
  • Added support for IF, THEN, WHILE, DO
  • Added clamped rapid movement type
  • Added support for vector input for rotary axes
CIMCO Machine Simulation 8.08.00 PreviewReleased: 17-02-20Register to download
Changes in CIMCO Machine Simulation 8.08.00
  • Upgraded application from 32-bit to 64-bit
  • Updated to CIMCO Edit version 8.07.09
  • Added support for Radius mill
  • Simulation now uses Machine Origin as reference for Work offset/Workpiece/Fixture/Stock
  • Fixed a possible crash when editing the nc-code while stock simulation model exists
  • Fixed an issue where toolpath statistics were not generated
  • Fixed an issue where backplot and machine simulation only worked first time when running inside a VM
  • Fixed an issue with radius compensation
CIMCO Machine Simulation 8.07.04 PreviewReleased: 12-02-20Register to download
Changes in CIMCO Machine Simulation 8.07.04
  • Fixes a connection issue with the machine simulation server
CIMCO Machine Simulation 8.07.03 PreviewReleased: 02-12-19
Changes in CIMCO Machine Simulation 8.07.03
  • Fixed a memory leak in Solid simulation
  • Added a new command line option to backplot / machine simulation, "/sf path-to-setup-file", which makes it possible to start backplot or machine simulation with a specific setup file, where all scanning read-options are enabled
  • Stock model is now automatically added to simulation if solid scanning is enabled and solid definition is found in nc program or setup file
  • Fixed an issue where tool shaft collision was not correctly detected
  • Backplot / machine simulation is now disabled for Text File configuration.
  • Prevent backplot / machine simulation from starting if no machine configuration is selected.
  • Fixed an issue where the dimensions of a solid model, if changed during simulation, incorrectly reverted to previous dimensions when regenerating solid model
  • Fixed an issue where no setup file was created when saving setup file through Geometry Manager
  • Fixed tool and holder scaling issue in backplot / machine simulation
CIMCO Machine Simulation 8.07.02 PreviewReleased: 11-11-19
Changes in CIMCO Machine Simulation 8.07.02
  • Fixed an issue with toolpath generation aborting if toolchange not configured
  • Fixed an issue with 360deg arc not in G17/G18/G19 plane
  • Fixed an issue with drilling parameters not being configured
  • Fixed a possible crash when closing solid simulation
  • Fixed an issue where remnants of previously generated solid models appeared when they should not
CIMCO Machine Simulation 8.07.01 PreviewReleased: 01-11-19
Changes in CIMCO Machine Simulation 8.07.01
  • Fixed angle solution from planes for Head/Table combination
  • Fixed full arc interpolation
  • Fixed issue with drilling cycles for Mazak_Mazatrol_Matrix_MC and Heidenhain_iTNC530_60642x-04_SP8
  • Fixed issue with G-Codes being ignored for Fanuc_30i-31i-32i_M
  • Added support for CP IPA move without depth specification for Heidenhain_iTNC530_60642x-04_SP8
CIMCO Machine Simulation 8.07.00 PreviewReleased: 28-10-19
Changes in CIMCO Machine Simulation 8.07.00
  • Replaced filter system with Reverse Post.
  • Completely replaced solid simulation in machine simulation.
  • Scanned fixture and workpieces not found on disk are now ignored.
  • Scanning feature is now limited to commented nc code only. Removed special case for Heidenhain stock scanning.
  • Use new inspect machine kinematic for Backplot/Toolpath statistics.
  • Removed unsupported settings from solid setup dialog.
  • Replaced machine setup dialog with a new and better dialog
  • MachineSimulation folder renamed to MachineCfg, which now stores both machine models and machine configurations.
  • Changed the format of machine configurations, and added upgrade function to convert old User5Axis.cfg user-defined machine configurations to the new format.
  • Solid model can now be added through the Geometry Manager instead of Solid Setup dialog.
CIMCO Machine Simulation 8.06.05 PreviewReleased: 28-08-19
Changes in CIMCO Machine Simulation 8.06.05
  • Decreased feedrate for rotary axis movements
  • Added Navigation docking pane to Backplot/Machine Simulation, which enables a quick program overview with the use of user specified keywords
  • Added support for new tools: Face Mill, Slot Mill, Radius Mill, Dove Mill, Lollipop Mill and Reamer
  • Fixed an issue where it was not possible to run Backplot/Machine Simulation on more than one program when using Mesa computer graphics library
  • Fixed an issue where it was not possible to start Backplot/Machine Simulation from command line on an already opened file
  • Fixed a possible crash in SimDownloaderExe.exe when updating the list of available machines
  • Improved the installation process of new machines so that it is no longer necessary to restart the Editor when installing new machines via Editor setup
  • Patch Notes for machine simulations now lists complete history of changes
  • Fixed layout issues in Machine Simulation in Editor setup
  • Fixed layout issues in machine simulation Patch notes dialog
  • Tool Manager no longer saves/loads libraries to/from "ToolLibs\NC Files\"
CIMCO Machine Simulation 8.06.04 PreviewReleased: 17-06-19
Changes in CIMCO Machine Simulation 8.06.04
  • Added a new command line option, "/ms filename", which makes it possible to start machine simulation on a file from command line
  • Added support for downloading machines when connected to a License Server. CIMCO Software Manager 8.06.07 is required for the License Server.
  • Fixed an issue where machine configurations did not update correctly when changed
  • Fixed a possible crash when user backplots a file from disk
  • Fixed an issue where SimDownloaderExe might crash after clicking the Update button
  • Fixed an issue where incorrect tools were added to the tool manager when running a Heidenhain program
  • Fixed an issue where changes made to the unit system of a tool in tool manager were not reflected in the editor/simulation
  • Fixed an issue where visibility of columns in the tool manager did not update automatically
  • Fixed an issue where simulation reports failed on large NC files
  • Fixed a possible crash when clicking on simulation reports when running simulation on large NC files
  • Fixed an issue where libraries removed in the tool manager were not removed from disk
  • Fixed an issue where machine models did not move during machine simulation if models were added to head/table root elements
  • Fixed an issue with backplot and machine simulation not rendering correctly when using Intel integrated graphics
CIMCO Machine Simulation 8.06.03 PreviewReleased: 02-05-19
Changes in CIMCO Machine Simulation 8.06.03
  • Fixes a possible crash when downloading machines through the Editor Setup dialog
  • Fixes an issue where it was not possible to download machines if license key file was not present inside the CIMCOEdit root folder
  • Fixes a bug where image is not rendered until the cursor is moved over the backplot window
  • Fixes a bug where toolpath disappears when using Solid Model and the NC file is modified
  • Fixes a bug where machines with linear axes in the table would travel to incorrect home position
  • Add proper support for both tool ID and number
  • Added possibility to scan holders, work offset and geometries (work pieces and fixtures) inside an NC file or through a setup file
  • Updated CIMCOEdit help
CIMCO Machine Simulation 8.06.02 PreviewReleased: 27-03-19
Changes in CIMCO Machine Simulation 8.06.02
  • Updated to CIMCO Edit version 8.06.02
  • Removed pre-installed machines
  • Made it possible to download machines from Editor Global Setup under the tab Machine Simulation
  • It is also possible to download machines using the standalone downloader SimDownloaderExe.Exe in the CIMCOEditMachineSim8\Sys\ folder
  • Editor is now launched with the dedicated graphics card (Nvidia/AMD) by default
  • Fixes an issue where editor crashes if an empty custom placement query is used when writing tools into nc file
  • Fixes an issue where Editor crashes during solid simulation
  • Fixes an issue which caused the Editor to crash in some rare cases when saving a file
  • Fixed tool not moving when no machine model in configuration
  • Fixed tool deviating from toolpath with TCP active
  • Fixed crash when closing the simulation
  • Fixed collision detection issue when editing the NC program
  • Fixed machine setup not being saved
  • Fixed Q-Parameters not being recognized
  • Defaulting to WCS0 for Heidenhain
CIMCO Machine Simulation 8.06.01 PreviewReleased: 11-02-19
Changes in CIMCO Machine Simulation 8.06.01
  • Updated to CIMCO Edit version 8.06.01
  • Re-enabled solid animation
  • Updated graphics engine (Remember to configure your graphics card settings to use the dedicated card)
  • Fixes issue resulting in collision color being written to models
  • Fixes a tool visibility bug where tool hangs in place when hide tool option is selected
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  • Added new machines
  • Doosan DNM200 w/Fanuc
  • Doosan DNM200 w/Heidenhain
  • Doosan DNM350 w/Fanuc
  • Doosan DNM350 w/Heidenhain
  • Doosan DVF5000 w/Fanuc
  • Doosan DVF5000 w/Heidenhain
  • Doosan VC630 w/Heidenhain
  • Haas UMC-750
  • Haas UMC-1000
  • Haas VF1
  • Haas VF2 HRT210
  • Haas VF6-40TR
  • Haas VF1
  • Hermle C42 w/Heidenhain (NM)
  • Hwacheon M2 w/Fanuc
  • Quaser MF400 w/Heidenhain
  • Quaser MF500 w/Heidenhain
  • Quaser UX500 w/Heidenhain
  • Quaser UX600 w/Heidenhain
CIMCO Machine Simulation 8.00.48 PreviewReleased: 06-12-18
Changes in CIMCO Machine Simulation 8.00.48
  • Fixed wrong return type of function pointer cast
  • Updated Inspect
  • Updated Fanuc machine simulation filter
  • Updated Mazak machine simulation filter
  • Added Haas UMC-1000 machine to demo files
  • Added Haas VF2 HRT210 machine to demo files
  • Updated 90 day license key
CIMCO Machine Simulation 8.00.47 PreviewReleased: 12-10-18
Changes in CIMCO Machine Simulation 8.00.47
  • Added proper support for inches
  • New "replace" feature allows the user to replace a loaded tool with a library tool
  • Major performance improvements for background collision and limit control
  • Updated Tool Manager
  • Fixed workpiece/fixture transformation issue in modern rendering
  • Tool with errors are now highlighted with red
  • Holders are now scaled properly with regards to units
CIMCO Machine Simulation 8.00.46 PreviewReleased: 03-09-18
Changes in CIMCO Machine Simulation 8.00.46
  • Initial public release.