The state of the art graphical capabilities of the NXGEN control is designed to inform the operator of possible problems before and during the machining process. This feature aids in avoiding setup and programming errors that can result in scrap parts, broken tools and machine damage.
Graphics Dry Run Mode
The dry run mode visually shows the virtual tools machining the part without actual machine motion. The feed rate is simulated, verifying the complete machine process and cycle time or it can be extremely fast for just program verification. A useful tool before beginning to machine any part.
The dry run mode result shows a virtual image of the part, either good or bad depending on the validity of the program. Rapid moves incorrectly made in the material will also be shown as red, helpful to indicate possible tool breakage.
Preview During Machining
While machining the actual part, the virtual tool is also seen machining the virtual part. The virtual tool acts as a preview, it moves before the real tool is machining and helps to determine a machining problem before it actually happens.