CIMCO CNC CALC – A Basic CAD/CAM for the Shopfloor
CIMCO CNC-Calc is an add-on for CIMCO Edit that enables novice programmers to draw 2D geometrical contours, lay out toolpaths for mill and lathe, and simulate the resulting NC program.
CNC-Calc is a great tool for the operators and toolmakers who are untrained in the use of advanced CAD/CAM systems. For them, CNC-Calc can help increase productivity and assist in the day-to-day NC programming. For a small company it can be the first step into the CAD/CAM world.
Designed for usability and productivity
CIMCO CNC-Calc is designed for ease-of-use that enables the user to draw contours fast and easily. It features common functions for drawing lines and circles in relation to the coordinate system and/or existing geometry. Functionality ranges from the plain “horizontal line” to the complex “circle tangent to three elements”. It includes advanced trimming capabilities and an easy point and click approach for tool paths layout.
CIMCO CNC-Calc imports DXF files. From DXF files it is possible to generate toolpaths for lathe and mills, such as ISO, Fanuc and Heidenhain controllers. Other features include generation of user-defined compensation types like computer, controller, wear, and reverse wear.
Since CIMCO CNC-Calc is an integrated part of CIMCO Edit it is an easy task to view, edit, and simulate generated toolpaths. This enables the user to validate programs and thereby optimize the use of machine resources.