Virtual Machine Feature / Benefit Highlights
Efficient Post-Processor and Machine Model Development
The machine tool and controller data for both Virtual Machine and CAM-POST are stored and managed in the same database.
This eliminates the error-prone and time-consuming alternative of entering the same data twice when using a non-integrated solution.
Cost-Effective NC Tape Proofing
Virtual Machine detects and corrects collisions between machine components, in real-time, during post-processing. As a result, Virtual Machine reduces scrap materials and minimizes tool replacements while increasing machine utilization and improving part quality.
Leverage Existing Technology
Virtual Machine works with existing NC post-processors generated by NC manufacturing experts utilizing CAM-POST. Subsequently, existing post-processors can be tested for errors and updated automatically within a single user interface.
Shortened Learning Curve for CAM-POST Users
Virtual Machine is integrated within the CAM-POST user interface; thereby, eliminating the need to learn two different products or applications. In addition, there is no need to learn a new CAD system, simply import the machine model geometry from any current CAD solution.
Machine Tool Motion Inspection
Virtual Machine may be synchronized with CAM-POST’s interface at any collision or over-travel error; thereby, allowing the NC programmer to graphically examine the part program and tape output precisely where the problem occurred. With this powerful tool, errors that could have damaged the part, tool and fixture can be eliminated.
Virtual Machine Provides a Training Environment for NC Programmers
Virtual Machine’s unique software environment provides NC programmers with a comprehensive understanding of their machine tool. With its intuitive user interface, Virtual Machine may be used as an efficient, cost-effective training tool that allows NC programmers and machine operators to explore advanced features of their machine tools and test their NC programs, off-line, in a virtual environment.