I know this is a basic concept but for some reason I am struggling with it.
I am trying to use machine simulation with a solid tool. I tried doing it as the help documentation shows and have the X-Axis pointing in the Z+ (MCS) and the Y-Axis pointing in the X+ (MCS) for both the Tool Mount Junction and the Tool Tip Junction. For some reason when I run the machine sim my tool is nowhere near the right place. It runs fine in verify. I have tried using both zero and the correct offsets in the tool parameters. If I rotate my Tool Tip Junction, so the Z-Axis points in the X+ (MCS) direction then it actually runs correctly in machine sim. But in verify the tool is 90 degrees off.
I tried to duplicate SIM11 and that is the machine that I am bringing into my part, but I must have something oriented incorrectly. Also, My WCS is set up the same as my Tool Mount Junction. X-Axis pointing to the Z+ (MCS) and the Y-Axis pointing to the X+ (MCS).
This behavior / Connection is dependent on the machine tool. The tool length compensation for machine simulation is a mapping of the tool length directions based on the tool mount junction in the pocket - as you figured out correctly. It might be that these junctions are different in different machine tools.
Thomas Schulz Siemens PLM Manufacturing Engineering Software