Date: February 2017
It all depends on the software.
It is the software that is crucial in how easy a machine can be programmed and operated. Its task is to lead rapidly and easily to the wanted goal - without change of system or compatibility problems.
That's why we deliver nccad together with each machine or control unit, even if you do not use all functions (at first). Of course you can go on using your CAD and CAM, but you need nccad for machining.
At present nccad9 is our standard software for coordinate tables, CNC-machines and control units.
Overview on functions and features of nccad9
nccad9 is delivered together with machines and systems of MAXcomputer. For some OEM-customers, however, we have to take into account their special hardware. Please note it with your orders.
nccad9basic is delivered together with our control unit MCS of MAXcomputer as basic equipment.
Machine producers using our control units, have got OEM-versions they prefer.
In the following we present 2 functions of nccad, showing the high performance level of nccad9.
Most users will notice the revolutionary new approach "Quick & Simple" after having practised some examples.Advantages:
No re-working of the drawing (e.g. no deleting, closing of contours etc.)
No selection of partly contours
No individual technology assignment
No assignment of in-feed or feed
No problems with pockets with or without isles
3D-representation always available
What a difference compared to 21/2 D and DXF-Import.
And you will discover that
roundings, chamfering and individual shapes are finished
without any additional manual work.
Make the construction by a 3D CAD-program, generate and save a STL-file of the body.
Naturally you can also import a STL-file from internet or else. You can find simple 3D CAD-programs in the internet (even free of charge).
After importing the STL-file in nccad9 machining is defined by some clicks:
Freeform or mechanical part true to measure
Generta bridges automatically or mill all around
Milling cutter for roughing and finishing
Material soft, medium or hard
No do not need to be an expert in order to understand that. And you always see the part in 3D-representation, you can zoom it or rotate it by the mouse wheel.
Simulation shows the milling tracks in 3D-view. On the left you will se the relating NC-program and on the right you can up and down the program by a slider.
By the way, the NC-program can be edited and saved separately.
Call up the machine and prepare it -
Look at the finished piece.
Turning a contour without having to clamp the workpiece in different positions and afterwards surface machining it in different ngle positions, that means that
CNC-milling machine and CNC-lathe have become one.
A simple method of programming makes economising perfect. The steps:
Draw the turning contour in X/Z-view
Set parameters of machining with different revs for roughing and finishing
Draw the machining of surfaces in the same (congruent) X/Y-view
Set parameters for machining, start height, angle positions and repetitions.