Going to COE Orlando 2017? So are we!

For more than 3 decades, COE events have been the go-to place for CATIA users to discover the latest product innovations and see how others are implementing them. This year is set to be no different, featuring showcases from Dassault and their partners from around the world. With over 100 hours of education dedicated to industry solutions, best practices [...]

February 8th, 2017|Categories: Events|Tags: |

AVPE Implements ICAM Post-Processing Solution to Streamline Manufacturing Operations

Oxford, UK, 4 June, 2015 – Desktop Engineering (DTE), a leading engineering software solutions provider, has supplied Avon Valley Precision Engineering (AVPE), a high quality precision-engineered component manufacturer for the Aerospace industry, with CATIA V5 Airbus Manufacturing and an ICAM CAM-POST NC post-processing solution to enable it to optimise the 3, 4 and 5-axis milling [...]

June 4th, 2015|Categories: Announcements, Implementations|Tags: |

Did you know that the new CAM extractors in CAM-POST V21 support Multiple Setup operations?

CAM-POST provides a series of extractor interfaces seamlessly integrated within the following popular CAM systems: CATIA, NX-CAM, Creo-NC, Mastercam and TopSolid. These interfaces are used to “extract” the necessary data from the CAM system prior to launching the simulation process (either GENER for running a graphic post-processor, or CErun for G-code simulation). The new extractors [...]

April 14th, 2015|Categories: CAM-POST Developer, Tech Tips|Tags: |

ICAM’s Dealer, DTE Supplies Shape Machining with Instant Business Efficiencies

Via CATIA and Post-Processing Solution DTE has provided Shape Machining (Shape), a multi-axis advanced technology machining company, with CATIA V5 Machining and an ICAM CAM-POST NC post-processing solution to enable it to optimise the functionality of its existing CMS 5-axis technology. Founded in 2014, Shape machines epoxy tooling block patterns, metal moulds, structural foams and [...]

March 23rd, 2015|Categories: Announcements, Implementations|Tags: , |

How to convert CATIA axis system changes into Settable User Frames for Siemens 840D

The following document outlines the procedure for generating Siemens 840D settable user frames from a regular axis system change in CATIA. Normally, when an axis system change is set in CATIA, the resulting aptsource will only contain a series of commented-out lines which define the axis system transformation matrix. For example: $$*CATIA0   $$ Machining [...]

July 29th, 2014|Categories: CAM-POST Developer, Tech Tips|Tags: |

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: |

How to select workpiece compensation in CATIA

Workpiece compensation (e.g., G54, G55…) adjusts the axes of the CNC machine to account for the difference in workpiece origin between the as programmed origin in the CAM system and the as-setup origin at the CNC machine. Workpiece compensation provides the CNC operator flexibility in part setup, in much the same way as tool compensation [...]

October 22nd, 2013|Categories: CAM-POST Developer, Tech Tips|Tags: |

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: |

How to run CAM-POST from CATIA

ICAM’s CAM-POST post-processor is capable of running a wide variety of CAM system tool-path data (known variously as aptsource or CLFILE or CLDATA). CAM-POST can be run as a stand-alone process, separate from the CAM system, processing the CLDATA file generated earlier by the CAM system. More interestingly, CAM-POST can also be run from [...]

October 8th, 2013|Categories: CAM Integration, Tech Tips|Tags: |