In order to maximize NC machine use and to program right the first time, it is essential to take machine tool capabilities into account during the entire machining process. NC programmers need a productive environment to design NC resources with all its attributes.
The CATIA – Machine Tool Builder option offers a unique environment for machine tool definition (with geometry, kinematics and technological information) as well as peripheral resources (tool and pallet changers). The definition of the NC resources can be used in the entire machining process, including NC planning and detailing, simulation and verification, post processing, and controller emulation, thus avoiding redundant machine tool data.
- NC Machine Tool Builder 2
- NC Manufacturing Review 2