NX Integrated Simulation and Verification (IS&V) helps to mitigate this uncertainty and risk.
“TYPICAL” VERIFICATION SCENARIO
Traditional simulation solutions, like those of our competitors, are designed to detect errors in the final G-code.
Does your workflow today look something like this?
- Program part in existing CAM system
- Export G-Code and send to Simulation software
- Run G-Code to detect collisions and generate error report
- If there are errors, go back to CAM system and update program
- Repeat steps 2-4 until an optimal result is reached
HOW DOES NX IS&V WORK ?
NX Integrated Simulation and Verification is fully embedded within the NX modeling and programming environment. This allows you to:
#1: CHECK TOOL PATH FOR COLLISIONS AND PART GOUGES
Here, the programmer is setting up a five axis tool path by defining tool axis vectors at each corner of the part. With IS&V, the machine model moves with the tool as the programmer dynamically positions the tool axis.
In this image, the programmer has moved the tool axis to a new, lower position. IS&V has changed the color of the Z axis to orange. This indicates that the machine has hit a travel limit, and cannot physically reach the requested position. With immediate feedback, the programmer can make adjustments before the toolpath is even generated.
In this same way, an interference between the head and a fixture object would be immediately apparent.
With full machine tool simulation, you have the capability to accurately simulate machine and controller events for a single operation, a group of operations, or the entire NC program. Being able to do this, to visualize the process prior to sending to the “real machine”, saves time, energy, and can reduce scrap, increase customer satisfaction and can allow you to meet your stringent delivery requirements.