|NC Machine Tool Simulation easily validates the machining setup for selected NC machines and tool paths during machining operation definition. It enables the NC programmer to assign a virtual machine to a part operation, simulate selected tool paths with the machine, determine interferences, modify tool paths or machining operations, generate ISO code, and simulate machine motions and material removal based on ISO code. Simultaneous, synchronized simulation of material removal and machine motion based on NC code generated inside or outside of V5 enables realistic simulation of the complete machining environment with collision detection between machine parts and in-process stock. This enables a final, virtual buy-off of the NC program.
NC Machine Tool Simulation dynamically detects collisions, if any, during simulation. It enables the NC programmer to re-visit these collisions at the end of a simulation run, and to modify machining operations to avoid collisions. It also detects axis limit errors, which can be interactively corrected by modifying the machining setup, thereby enabling the NC programmer to validate and finalize the part setup.
NC Machine Tool Simulation allows NC programmers to:
- Simulate NC machine motion and material removal based on NC tool paths or ISO Code during NC programming
- Detect and correct interferences in tool paths and ISO code
- Interactively avoid collisions by teaching machines collision-free paths or by editing Machining Operations thus reducing programming lead time