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Custom machine tool simulation w/out .mcf file or postprocessor (pui file)

Genius
Genius

 

I have been following the tutorials in this link which were very helpful

http://community.plm.automation.siemens.com/t5/Tech-Tips-Knowledge-Base-NX/Instructions-amp-training...

 

I already have a working Kinematics model (junctions, axes, etc.) and the machine moves fine in the Machine tool Navigator when I preview the axis for each junction.

 

How can I simulate this machine w/out a .MCF file or postprocessor file? I only have a .sim and .Afu file.

 

I'm thinking that I may have to simulate the machine via the Motion Simulation application. I could also use the "Move Assembly Component" function from one CSYS to another CSYS.

Suggestions?

 

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Re: Custom machine tool simulation w/out .mcf file or postprocessor (pui file)

Esteemed Contributor
Esteemed Contributor

.SIM and .AFU files are not usable with CAM, they seem to be specific to CAE.

 

You need a CSE driver and a NC file for CAM machine simulation.

Stefan Pendl, Systemmanager CAx, HAIDLMAIR GmbH
Production: NX10.0.3, VERICUT 8.0, FBM, MRL 3.1.4 | TcUA 10.1 MP7 Patch 0 (10.1.7.0) | TcVis 10.1
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Re: Custom machine tool simulation w/out .mcf file or postprocessor (pui file)

Genius
Genius

Stefan_Pendl wrote:

.SIM and .AFU files are not usable with CAM, they seem to be specific to CAE.

 

You need a CSE driver and a NC file for CAM machine simulation.


Thanks Stefan. I figured that was the case and I appreciate the confirmation.

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