Machine movements are often simulated before the postprocessor run. The lack of a connection between the postprocessor and the simulation means that it is not possible to fully simulate actual machining situations.
For this reason, OPEN MIND has decided to go one major step further with its hyperMILL® VIRTUAL Machining Center. In the highly efficient and reliable NC simulation solution from OPEN MIND, the virtual machine movements fully correspond to the actual machine movements, as the simulation is based on the NC code after the postprocessor run. The code is simulated line by line, including the link movements. This NC code-based machine simulation guarantees reliable collision detection, making lead-in processes far safer and efficient.
The hyperMILL® VIRTUAL Machining Center offers all the classic options for simulation, which is embedded in a highly intuitive user interface. Machine simulation is carried out with a defined machine model and takes into account the workpiece and the tool as well as the tool holder, fixtures and clamps. The axes can be moved manually in the simulation and limitations are indicated and limit switch traversals are detected automatically. Individual machining steps can be simulated separately or used as a starting point for the simulation. The simulation checks each machining operation before the machine set-up. This means that the hyperMILL® VIRTUAL Machining Center delivers maximum process safety and stability.
In addition to efficient simulation, the hyperMILL® VIRTUAL Machining Center includes comprehensive analysis functions. Every machining situation can be examined in detail. The best-fit function makes it possible to check the machining area reliably. It automatically calculates the optimal placement of the component for the available workspace. In the real world, this can often prevent time-consuming machine adjustments.
Various technical charts provide valuable information about the quality of the machine run. The traverse movements of the different axes, feed rates and spindle speed are visible to the CNC programmer at all times. This helps to prevent errors and eliminates inefficient operations. The analysis functions therefore provide even more safety and transparency.