Milling NCCAD Software Comparison - Basic / Professional

 

Nccad Basic

Nccad Professional

Type of control

2½ D interpolation, i.e. 2 axes can be displaced simultaneously, the 3rd can be advanced when required

x

x

3D interpolation, i.e. 3 axes can be displaced simultaneously, the 4th axis serves for controlling the NC rotary table

 

x

supporting of micro stepping, i.e. smooth run and high position resolution

x

x

Look A-head, i.e. an anticipatory program process

 

x

Dialogue-oriented operator guidance

x

x

Program input

  • to DIN 66025 with G- and M-functions
  • graphical programming

x

x

Automatic creation of CNC programs

  • on the basis of a designed contour according to DIN 66025

x

x

Data import

  • DXF-files from a CAD system e.g. Auto CAD
  • HPGL files e.g. from Corel Draw

x

x

Import of 3D objects in STL-format

 

x

Contour generation by using the CAD module

  • drawings can be created directly
  • coordinates can be entered or edited, e.g. commands can be changed, added and/or deleted
  • the following functions are available: drawing of straight lines, curves, circles, polygones etc.
  • Contours can be e.g. shifted, rotated, copied, mirrored and trimmed.
  • Contour generation by means of mouse or keyboard

 

x

x

CAD special features like e.g. toothed wheel, ellipse, curve interpolation, engraving and circuit board milling

x

x

The drawings can be dimensioned

x

x

Input of technology values for the drawn contour e.g. feed, tool Ø, total depth,part in-feed, at the lapping factor of the tool in the case of pocket milling,processing sequence etc.

Machining via single part, pocket angle and contour parallel track correction inside or outside.

x

x

Graphic simulation

  • for easy checking of programming errors

x

x

Graphic simulation with 3D view

  • simulation with the represented tools
  • for easy checking of programming errors
  • work piece can be rotated during the simulation for a better view

 

x

Machine zero point is interrogated by means of a reference travel via limit switches

x

x

Work piece zero points

  • 19 workpiece zero points can arbitrarily be set

x

x

Tool administration

x

x

Tool memory

  • administration of up to 20 tools
  • definition of tools e.g. diameter, cutter length

 

 

x

Operating panel

  • for displacing the individual axes without inputting a program
  • direct input of the travel value either by means of the keyboard or via the arrow keys in the manual control panel
  • display of the current values on the screen

x

x

Help

  • manual integrated in the software
  • direct help via the F1 key for the functions displayed in the menu bar

x

x

System requirements - Pentium 2 at least 600 MHz, working memory min. 64 MB RAM, CD drive, serial interface (RS232), graphic resolution 1024 x 768, 60 MB left on hard drive

x

x

The 3D simulation requires a fast graphic card with a large memory such as

GeForce2 made by NVIDIA

 

x

Operating systems – Windows XP, Windows NT and Windows 7

x

x

The work spindle can optionally be turned on or off as well.

x

x

Network compatible

x

x

Update

  • to nccad professional is possible (provided that ball screws are used)

x

 

NC rotary table – (optional) for controlling the 4th axis

 

x

Electronic hand wheel – (optional) needed for the zero point travel

 

x

 

 

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