Detect & Eliminate Collisions, Surface Gouges & More with a High-Precision CNC G-code Simulator
Compared to traditional APT-based simulation systems, which only simulate the planned tool-path, ICAM’s Control Emulator™ delivers for a more meaningful simulation, accurately recreating how the machine tool will react to the G-code generated by your post-processor.
The simulator provides a powerful validation method allowing users to determine the association between G-code and specific operations inside the NC program.
Compatible with Multiple CAD/CAM Systems
ICAM’s Control Emulator™ is built with maximum compatibility in mind. It supports all major CAD/CAM systems including Mastercam, CATIA, & Siemens NX.
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Supports All Major CNC Machines & Controllers
No matter the make or model of your CNC machine-controller pairing, ICAM’s Control Emulator can be customized to make the most of its potential. Designing around precise dimensions and kinematics specs is the secret to providing you with production-ready G-Code that has been completely optimized for your given CNC machining process.
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Cutting-Edge Features to Meet the Biggest Machining Challenges
ICAM’s Control Emulator has helped countless manufacturers gain a competitive edge by eliminating costly CNC machine collisions and repetitive shop-floor proofing of parts through its advanced set of features.
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.
A CNC Simulator That Allows Verification Inside CATIA
Although Control Emulator is compatible with all major CAD/CAM System, CATIA users may graphically simulate and test NC programs for collisions and over-travel before the G-code is implemented in the production environment. This unique “single workbench” capability allows programmers to avoid and correct programming errors that may have resulted in costly machine tool collisions and defective parts.
In addition, CE accommodates an “in-process” or “on-demand” CATIA/CE simulation environment vs. the existing multiple process loop currently offered by independent competitive solutions. Benefits include improvements to NC programmer productivity and manufacturing process efficiency.
Technical Details & Specifications
Control Emulator is not a standalone product. It must be integrated with CATIA or ICAM’s Virtual Machine, It requires a 64-bit operating system, minimum 8Gb RAM and any OpenGL compatible graphics card. Minimum OS requirement is Windows 7 or more recent.
Looking to Make Your Machining Operations Even More Efficient?
ICAM’s team of consultants can work with you to develop the perfect all-in-one NC post-processing, simulation and optimization solution for your business’ unique challenges and constraints. They’ve helped manufacturers in highly-competitive industries including aerospace, automotive & electronics get a leg up on the their competition, by reducing the time and costs associated to NC programming and manufacturing.