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11/30/2010

Postprocessor upgraded for CATIA

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Numerical Control Computer Sciences reports that the latest version of its postprocessor, PostWorks, can be integrated to run within CATIA V5.

Numerical Control Computer Sciences (NCCS, Irvine, Calif.) reports that the latest version of its PostWorks postprocessor can be integrated to run within CATIA V5 (Dassault Systèmes, Velizy-Villacoublay, France). It generates precise NC code for machines from various manufacturers, including mills, lathes and multitasking machining centers. The software is compatible with several brands of CNC controls, including Heidenhain, Siemens and Fanuc. PostWorks can convert complex 5-axis tool paths to NC code and features a look-ahead function that automatically reduces excessive rotary axis movement and prevents potential machine overtravel. Options include software that simulates the material removal process and machine movement while interference checking is performed between all relevant components of the machining environment. PostWorks is compatible not only with CATIA but also with NCL, UG and Mastercam software.

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