Shop safety

Protect employees from hazardous situations and your machines from costly damage by simulating and testing your NC programs on PC before running them on your physical machines.

Accelerate startup

Reduce the time spent on job setup and scrap from initial test runs and calibration. With your NC program thoroughly simulated and tested on PC, you can run your program with confidence the first time.

Faster iterations

Optimize your programs by quickly trying out new ideas and testing your modifications on PC. Save time, resources, and wear on your machine tools.

Faster shifting between machines

Need to shift a job to a different machine? Seamlessly switch between your machine configurations, adjust your setup and simulate your NC program to check for any issues prior to cutting on the physical machine.

Train at the PC instead of at the machine

Use the available 3D simulation and NC editing functions to train employees in operating machines and modifying NC code.

Simulation and NC editing combined

Developed as a fully integrated add-on for CIMCO Edit which combined provides a powerful solution for doing fast iterations of simulating and fixing problems in your code.

CIMCO Edit product overview

Full control of simulation

Analyze the simulation of your NC program from any angle or distance using zoom, pan, and rotate. Adjustable speed slider in both directions. Jump to next/previous tool, cutting pass, or move.

Stock material removal

High and low tolerance options for simulation of stock removal based on your NC code. Includes multiple options to define the stock, or import your stock as an STL file. The resulting stock can be exported as an STL file.

Configuring Stock Removal


Side-by-side display of your NC code, simulation and Simulation Report. Whilst simulating, individual components will highlight red informing you of any collisions. All collisions, out of limit moves and program errors are automatically detected and recorded in the Simulation Report.

Collision detection

Simulation Report

The auto-generated Simulation Report provides a detailed list of all errors found within your NC program. Select any reported error and jump directly to the corresponding line  causing the error. Modify your NC code and the Simulation Report will update removing the error and verifying that the problem is resolved.

Downloading Machines

Download and install pre-configured machines from vendors such as Haas directly from within CIMCO Machine Simulation. Or build your own using the Machine Configuration Editor.

Downloading machinesDownloading machines (detailed)

Stop Conditions

Automatically pause the simulation when certain triggers occur, such as over travel limits, tool changes and different types of collisions.

Stop Conditions

Geometry Manager

Machine definitions are visualized in a machine-tree where properties of components such as head, table, and workpiece can be viewed, or visibility toggled.

Axis Control

Ensure that all of the axes fall within the travel limits of your machine. Any axis that runs over its travel limit is highlighted in red. Use sliders to easily make adjustments and see it update in real time.

CAM integrations

Seamlessly transfer tool, holder and geometry data directly from Mastercam, SolidCAM, or other supported CAM systems to CIMCO Machine Simulation or Backplot. Make changes in your CAM system and easily update and reflect the change in CIMCO Machine Simulation or backplot.

Integration with Mastercam

Basic functionality
Translated to 20+ languages
Online help and training courses
Modern, Windows-based user interface
Support for Bright and Dark mode
Support for high resolution monitors
+ All the features in CIMCO Edit
GPU-accelerated, high-resolution 3D simulation
Wireframe backplot of 3,4,5 axis milling and turning
Solid mode for simulating stock material removal
Simulation of control-specific NC code
Numerous playback modes and 3D navigation controls
Numerous tool and toolpath visualization modes
Synchronize simulation and NC code scroll/highlight
Full Screen support
Setup and configuration
Configuration of stock
Load STL files for workpiece, fixture, holders, etc.
Configure automatic loading of associated files for faster setup and simulation
Download and install pre-configured machines from different vendors
Machine Configuration Editor for defining machine setups
Geometry Manager for configuring geometry, work offsets, origin, etc.
Program modifications are dynamically updated in the simulation
Export backplot as DXF file
Transfer tool, holder and geometry data from Mastercam, SolidCAM, or other supported systems
Inspection and verification
Stock Compare
Simulation Report for listing all collisions, out of limit moves, and program errors (auto-generated)
Stop Conditions for over travel limits, tool changes and collisions
Quality Zoom and Cross Section View for accurate verification
Operations-tree for better overview and navigation of NC code
Track the scope and state of program variables while simulating
Axis Control for adjusting travel limits in real time
Measure distances while in simulation