Catia CNC

Looking to find out how to setup up Catia to output to Mach3 :
http://www.cnc-arena.com/en/forum/post-processor-catia-mach3–66288.html

Options>Machining>Output tab.
Under Post Processor choose ICAM.

When setting up the Machine, in the Numerical Control tab, choose “fanuc_16m_mil3” for Post Processor and choose “ICAM_mm.pptable” for words table.

UPDATE: The above cuts the code to 300 lines as the ICAM processor is only a demo (I think)
I had success with the following:
Options>Machining>Output tab.
Under Post Processor choose IMS

When setting up the Machine, in the Numerical Contril tab, choose “fanuc0.lib” and Post Processor and choose “IMSPPCC_MILL.pptable” for words table. For the NC data type dropdown, choose ISO.
The Controller Emulator should be at the default of “cardemo_fidia.ce”

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Following these videos gave me enough info to sucessfully cut some wood. All programmed in CATIA.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-NdhzNNKQM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gc-r7IVi3AA

And there’s this series (about 10┬áhours) of training video on how to use CATIA Advanced Machining module. Very informative.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tcW5f6JVLE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8qE1aI_byE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mrzLyF24cI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvOWrmaqD1A
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvCjBbslQU8

How to setup and build the CNC machine (with kinematics) for the NC Machine Simulation

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHOzCR1Iifw

3 thoughts on “Catia CNC

  1. Radu

    Thank you very much for sharing this information yet little but huge in therms of searching and failures. You are great. Thank you again and very much. It works!

    Reply
  2. Kostas K.

    You are just a fantastic person. Thank you so much you have no idea how much time and effort you’ve saved me. I’d buy you a beer if I met you my friend!
    Cheers!

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