Date: February 2017
Since 1991 we have been developping our own software for our systems. Here now our current overview:
with direct machine control
From drawing to machining:
Drawing (CAD) and assigning technology (CAM)
NC-programming and machine control
cooperation with external programs
import of 2D-CAD and 3D-CAD
import of NC-code after DIN/ISO66025 of external CAM
Version for lathes nccad8
A current special version for our control unit MCS and CNC-lathes.
In spring 1991 we were fed up. We had always wanted to combine a CAD-program with CAM-modules to become a complete system. I twas necessary to find software developpers who supported our ideas.But we we did not find the right persons, so we made the decision to create our own software.
Our development team was highly motivated, financing was assured and our ideas of a complete software "From drawing to machining" was soon concrete. Late in summer 1991 the first version was realised. It is true, it had only a few functions, little comfort and was very slow, but it was accepted by our customers and it worked.
A year later, in autumn 1992, the critical initial phase was overcome. Our customers had told us clearly, what they missed and we have coninued working at full speed. Our "child" got a name then: nccad and it had learned how to walk (the market became bigger).
One version after the other was generated in the following years. The wishes of our customers and the progress in computer hard- and software have motivated us ever since. We have joined in the "revolution" like the transition to windows or to 32-bit operating systems and to fast computers, it has been a challenge for our software developpers.
Today, more than 20 years afterwards, we have got nccad8 and nccad9, a professional software not only for us and our CNC-machines, but also for other machine manufacturers and users. Our experiences have confirmed our decision from 1991: We were able to realise our ideas and nccad has been sold throughout the world more than 10,000 times as so-called multiple licences and is used by ten of thousands customers. We are satisfied and can celebrate our jubilee. Let's start the new decade together with you, and say thanks to all our customers.