See How Your CNC Will Behave While You Post-Process Your CAM File
Virtual Machine® enables NC programmers to graphically simulate and test programs, easily & automatically, against collisions and over-travels. Virtual Machine® allows NC programmers to avoid and correct possible programming errors that may have resulted in costly machine tool collisions and defective parts. Virtual Machine® can also be seamlessly combined with CAM-POST®, providing Graphic Post-Processing™ – machine simulation during the post-processing phase. Additionally, Virtual Machine® can simulate G-code by implementing ICAM’s Control Emulator™ verification software.
Supports a Wide Range of CAD/CAM Systems
Virtual Machine® is built for complete compatibility with all major CAD/CAM systems like CATIA, NX CAM, creo & Mastercam. This flexibility allows the software to be quickly and easily integrated into your existing workflow with minimal implementation time.
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Compatible with All Types & Models of CNC Machines & Controllers
Virtual Machine’s advanced simulation capabilities support all major makes and models of CNC Machine-Controller pairings including industry leaders like Mazak, Fanuc & Siemens.
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Simulate CNC Machining One Block at a Time
Graphic NC Post-Processing™ is a real-time graphic simulation of the block-to-block machine tool motion instructions generated by the NC post-processor. Graphic NC Post-Processing uses a single database to simultaneously execute the NC post-processor and the Virtual Machine® graphic engine. Since the two technologies are fully integrated, Virtual Machine® provides real-time feedback to the post-processor; thereby, allowing manufacturing issues such as machine collisions and over-travel to be automatically detected and repaired.
Get Shop Floor Documentation from your Simulation
Included with all our simulation solutions, the ShopDoc generator provides you with a breakdown of the details of the tools used during the job, the positioning of fixtures and part for multi-setup operations, and much more. This documentation is designed to allow you to smoothly transition from CAM system to shop-floor operations.
Complete Integration with CAM-POST® & More
Get even more efficient NC Code in less time by adopting the unique Adaptive Post-Processing technology. By running CNC simulation, tool-path optimization and post-process in one process, you can save 25% to 35% in programming and machining cycle time.
The CAM-POST platform is an advanced CNC post-processor builder that supports multi-axis machines and all major CAD/CAM Systems. Its flexibility allows it to generate efficient GCode for all CNC Machine-Controller pairs.
Accurately simulate how your CNC machine will react to GCode with Control Emulator, in order to detect potential collisions, over-travel and other issues. You can then compare your design part to the material removal part simulation.
ICAM’s SmartPACK optimizes your NC Code by finding the most efficient path between two points, eliminating time-wasting air-cuts and providing automatic feed-rate adjustment based on changes in depth-of-cut.
A Post-Processing Simulator with Real-World Savings
Virtual Machine® is designed from the gate to deliver substantial savings in NC programming time. By testing while you develop your post-processor, you can considerably cut down on the time you spend testing, modifying and retesting your CAM code.
” Before we purchased ICAM, programmers at C.E. Machine had to generate NCI through the CAM software, use a third party post-processing software to post, and then import all part, stock, and tool models into a separate verification software before programs could be sent to the shop floor. With the solution ICAM has provided, programmers now use a single software suite to do all of the above simultaneously. “
Aaron Schwaiger, NC Programmer at C.E. Machine Company
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No matter your specific manufacturing needs and constraints ICAM’s team of CNC Simulation & Verification specialists can provide you with the ideal solution. They will take the time to understand and evaluate your existing process in order to deliver the most powerful and refined post-processing simulation solution possible.
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