Did you know that CAM-POST has a new feature called “SmartFEED” that optimizes machining feedrates?

September 21st, 2015|0 Comments

SmartFEED™ uses material removal simulation to automatically calculate the best machining feedrate based on the machine tool capabilities, tool reference cuts, and real-time engagement of the cutting tool with the in-process stock. In the example [...]

Do you know how to switch the feed rate mode from PERMIN to PERREV for Rigid Tapping?

June 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

Rigid tapping cycles perform the following sequence of actions: the tool plunges at cutting feed, reverses the spindle, retracts at cutting feed and reverses the spindle again. If the CAM programmer uses proper best practices, [...]

How to install a dedicated post-processor into your CAMPOST V21 database?

May 26th, 2015|0 Comments

Dedicated post-processors are delivered in an ICAM-proprietary file format, which is a binary file with a “.dp” extension. This file may contain one or more post-processors, Virtual Machine models and Control Emulators. For ease of [...]

How to generate a special spindle M code for synchronous tapping?

May 12th, 2015|0 Comments

Modern machines use a function that changes the amount of acceleration / deceleration during synchronous tapping based on the current spindle speed and the programmed feedrate. The M-code required to activate this function can be [...]

How to switch from diameter positioning to radius positioning and vice versa on a lathe

May 5th, 2015|0 Comments

On a lathe where X-axis values can be output either in diameter or radius mode, the following commands can make the switch possible. MODE/DIAMET: selects diameter output for the X-axis, if supported on the machine [...]

Did you know that CAM-POST V21 has a new interface that allows integration with Mastercam for Solidworks?

April 28th, 2015|0 Comments

The new interface is used to “extract” the necessary data from the Mastercam for Solidworks prior to launching the simulation process (either GENER for running a graphic post-processor, or CErun for G-code simulation). To setup [...]

Did you know that $FINFO can return back user-defined variable?

April 21st, 2015|0 Comments

A series of 99 $FINFO user-defined variables, from $INFO.V1 through $INFO.V99, are available for various purposes required by the developer. These variables are set to $NULL at the start of $FINFO look-ahead and can be [...]

Did you know that the new CAM extractors in CAM-POST V21 support Multiple Setup operations?

April 14th, 2015|0 Comments

CAM-POST provides a series of extractor interfaces seamlessly integrated within the following popular CAM systems: CATIA, NX-CAM, Creo-NC, Mastercam and TopSolid. These interfaces are used to “extract” the necessary data from the CAM system prior [...]

How to control positioning motion splitting

April 7th, 2015|0 Comments

The CAM-POST Questionnaire provides settings that can split rapid positioning moves based on the direction of one particular axis (typically the Z-axis). For example, XYZ positioning moves where the Z-axis is plunging are split in [...]

GENER launch panel has been redesigned for CAM-POST V21

March 31st, 2015|0 Comments

The new unified launch panel combines the activation of Gener post-processing, CeRun control Emulation and Virtual Machine simulation all in a single interface. This was done in support of a new V21 PSE (Post/Simulation/Emulation) enhancement [...]

How to use your preferred text editor to view tape and listing files from GENER

March 24th, 2015|0 Comments

After GENER is done processing the input data, you can use the two icons below or click on File > View Tape File / File > View Listing File to view the tape and listing [...]

Activate Step Details mode to see register output order

March 17th, 2015|0 Comments

When GENER is processing the input data, you can use Step mode (F7) to step through the processing. This mode is chosen using the tool bar button or using ‘Run>>Step’. Similar to this, there is [...]