Did you know that CAM-POST V20 can now verify the current interface kit?

Starting with CAMPOST V20.0-1409, a new system variable called $KIT is available. This string-type variable provides information on the current CAD/CAM interface kit being used. The standard names of all CAD/CAM interface kits supported are listed in the Annex F of the CAM-POST reference manual. Examples include: CATIA UGS_NX_CLS ProNC Mastercam TopSolid Benefit to User [...]

August 19th, 2014|Categories: CAM Integration, Tech Tips|

How to ensure that CATIA uses the appropriate ICAM PPTable

The standard ICAM PPTables (inches and metric) included with the default CATIA installation may not be always up-to-date with the particular version of CAM-POST you are running. Therefore ICAM strongly recommends replacing them with the PPTable files provided with each release of CAM-POST. The following steps outline the procedure for updating the ICAM PPTables for [...]

July 1st, 2014|Categories: CAM Integration, Tech Tips|Tags: |

Did you know that ICAM allows you to integrate your post-processor within Creo-NC?

In order to set up CAM-POST to run within Creo-NC, you must run the following application: Start > Programs > ICAM Productivity Tools V20 > Setup > Kits >PTC The “ICAM Integration to PTC Pro ENGINEER Setup“ dialogue appears. This dialogue has four tabs: The “General” tab contains two sections: ICAM Software and Database. The [...]

May 13th, 2014|Categories: CAM Integration, Tech Tips|

Did you know you can integrate your ICAM post-processor within TopSolid?

In order to set up CAM-POST to run within TopSolid, you must run the following application: Start > Programs > ICAM Productivity Tools V20 > Setup > Kit > TopSolid The ICAM Integration to TopSolid dialogue appears. This dialogue has four tabs: The "General" tab contains two sections: "ICAM Software" and "Database". The first is [...]

April 15th, 2014|Categories: CAM Integration, Tech Tips|

Did you know you can integrate your ICAM post-processor within Mastercam?

In order to set up CAM-POST to run within Mastercam, you must run the following application: Start > Programs > ICAM Productivity Tools V20 > Setup > Kit > Mastercam X+ The ICAM Integration to Mastercam dialogue appears. This dialogue has four tabs: The “General” tab contains two sections: “ICAM Software” and “Database”. The first [...]

March 25th, 2014|Categories: CAM Integration, Tech Tips|Tags: |

Did you know that ICAM allows you to integrate your post-processor within Siemens NX-CAM?

In order to set up CAM-POST to run within NX, you must run the following application: Start > Programs > ICAM Productivity Tools V20 > Setup > Kit > UGS-NX The “General” tab contains two sections: “ICAM Software” and “Database”. The first is used to specify which version of CAM-POST should be used. The [...]

March 18th, 2014|Categories: CAM Integration, Tech Tips|Tags: |

How to control automatic tool calibration in Mastercam

Some machines offer a WIPS (Wireless Intuitive Probe System) option, allowing for the automatic tool calibration and setup of length and diameter offsets. This function is usually activated by a subprogram call (example: G65 P9023 T##). In order support this option in Mastercam, two actions are required: The first consists in customizing Mastercam to [...]

December 17th, 2013|Categories: CAM Integration, Tech Tips|

Did you know that ICAM has a Manufacturing Extractor for different CAM systems?

ICAM's Manufacturing Extractor is an advanced tool allowing users to automatically pass information from the CAM system (tool, parts, fixtures, etc.) to ICAM's integrated post-processor and machine tool simulator, or to its G-code verificator. Steps for running the CATIA extractor: 1. Run CATIA/DELMIA 2. In the menu, go to "Tools" [...]

November 19th, 2013|Categories: CAM Integration, Tech Tips|

How to generate post-processor commands in CATIA

CATIA uses a PPTable to create the aptsource file that is subsequently used as input to your post-processor. This PPTable defines post-processor commands for typical functions such as tool changes, speeds and feeds, coolant, canned cycles, and so on. Occasionally though, you may need to enter a post-processor command to produce special output or to [...]

October 15th, 2013|Categories: CAM Integration, CAM-POST GENER, Tech Tips|Tags: |
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