SolidCAM for Operator Brochure Powerful Tool for Operators at the CNC FOR OPERATOR

POWERFUL TOOL FOR YOUR CNC OPERATOR CAM Programmers are technologists that determine the strategy for machining a part on the shop floor. Usually well acquainted with CNC technology and capabilities, a CAM Programmer uses SolidCAM to define the machining process, using a variety of machine operations. At each stage, the Programmer can use the SolidCAM simulation capabilities to check the operations and then produce a G-Code file. CNC Operators get the G-Code file, list of tools, a setup sheet showing the part clamping and locations of work offsets. They then perform a step-by-step dry run at the CNC of the machining operations, to verify that the G-Code prepared by the Programmer is error-free, with no collisions. This then ensures that they can run the machine with a real part without concerns. SolidCAM for Operator LEVEL 1 CAM PROGRAMMERS LEVEL 2 CNC OPERATORS Often the Operator lacks a clear understanding of the machining process, and minor changes may be required in the G-Code, such as changing cutting conditions or offsets of the tools. This forces a return to the Programmer for clarification and minor editing, generally leading to delays in the workflow. SolidCAM for Operator bridges the work of CAM Programmers and CNC machine Operators, and greatly assists to streamline the Machine Shop process. With SolidCAM for Operator, the Programmer and Operator use the same software allowing the Operator to see what the Programmer sees. In many machine shops, there is a complete separation between CAM Programmers and CNC Operators. 2

ù Minimize Reliance on 'Dry-Runs': SolidCAM for Operators enables Operators to step-through each move in the G-Code program, reducing setup time and the need to 'dry-run' programs on the CNC. ù Preventing CNC Machine and Tool Damage: Operators see full simulations so they can prevent unexpected crashes or collisions. ù Working Efficiently: Operators can make minor adjustments, without needing to rely on the CAM Programmer, who is already busy programming the next part. ù Full Setup Picture: SolidCAM for Operators enables the Operator to see all details of each operation, including Tools, Setup Definition, Stock Clamping, Work Offsets, and full simulation of the process. SolidCAM for Operator provides advantages for every Shop: SolidCAM for Operator Editor mode enables the CNC Operator to open existing CAM parts, created by the SolidCAM Programmers, edit the operations if needed (e.g. change step down or change speeds and feeds), recalculate, simulate, then post-process new G-code, right by the CNC. SolidCAM for Operator Editor LT mode enables the CNC machine Operator to open existing CAM parts, created by the SolidCAM Programmers, view the operations, edit toolkit, view the part setup, simulate, then post-process G-code, right by the CNC machine. EDITOR MODE EDITOR LT MODE SIMULATOR MODE SolidCAM for Operator Simulator mode enables the CNC Operator to see the Tool table list with full details, understand the clamping, work offsets, and see simulation of the CAM Part, before running the G-Code on the CNC machine. Simulator mode has no CAM part editing capabilities at all. 3

© 2023 SolidCAM Ltd. All brand names and trademarks are property of therir respective owners. Errors and technical changes reserved. FOR OPERATOR EDITOR EDITOR LT SIMULATOR View the model, including Fixtures and location of work offsets check-square check-square check-square View the tool table in full detail check-square check-square check-square View all machining operations, data and defined geometries check-square check-square check-square View Cutting conditions for each operation check-square check-square check-square Fully simulate the machining process check-square check-square check-square Change the Tool data and cutting conditions check-square check-square Calculate operations check-square check-square Regenerate G-Code after edits check-square check-square Change the operations data check-square Change the setup definition check-square Powerful Tool for Operators at the CNC Improve communication between CAM Programmers and CNC Operators Avoid machining the wrong revision of CAM parts Avoid costly collisions that cause damage to CNC and tools Verify and simulate CAM programs right at the CNC machine Reduce setup time and minimize need for dry-runs Reduce CNC machine downtime