My company recently procured a MultiCam 5000 series 3 axis CNC machine through a private sale. I called multicam asking if they could provide me with a machine driver or post to be able to simulate and post toolpaths with. They said NX should be able to provide me with what i need. I searched on GTAC and couldnt find any downloads for my machine. I looked in Machine tool library and my machine is not there. Do i have to pay to get the machine tool built? Where can I procure a multicam 5000 series driver or post to import. Please forgive my ignorace. This is my first time setting up a machining environmnet from "scratch" if you will. Any help would be great!
You need a machine model from the machine manufacturer or create a CAD machine. Your CAM vendor will create the data to simulate the machine and set it in the cam, and a license is required to simulate the machine.
To create your own machine, you need an assembly of the machine, and then you add the kinematics with machine tool builder. You may not have a license for this.
Many users start with one to the sample machines that is similar to theirs, copy it, and start modifying.