Machine Simulation Detects Collisions

Machine Simulation allows users to view machine movements and detect any possible collisions, giving them a clean operation without having to stop production for dry runs. With FeatureCAM, if a collision is detected, the simulation pauses and a dialog box appears with information on the specific components involved.   Simulations can illustrate machines anywhere from basic two-axis mills to complex five-axis tilting head machines.

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Machine Simulation allows users to view machine movements and detect any possible collisions, giving them a clean operation without having to stop production for dry runs. With FeatureCAM, if a collision is detected, the simulation pauses and a dialog box appears with information on the specific components involved.  Simulations can illustrate machines anywhere from basic two-axis mills to complex five-axis tilting head machines. Users can also incorporate additional options, such as having the tool changer shown in the simulation during tool changes.

Customers define their own machine with solid models, using either the Solid Modeling option or solid model data imported from other CAD programs.  The machine design is then saved for use with any part program. Numerous machine components can be included such as turrets, heads, spindles, tool shanks, tool changers, rotary tables, axis slides, clamps and fixtures.