is NCData Services
1. A worldwide network of manufacturing consulting associates.
2. Experienced experts in all CAD/CAM systems.
3. Over a century of combined experience in CAD/CAM development,
support & services.
4. Associates with over 35 years in CAD/CAM development, support
5. Experienced in the following services.
-Windows application development
-CATIA Manufacturing automation
-Manufacturing data migration
Why NCData Services (postprocessor services)
1. Price competitive
a. No license
b. No development product to purchase.
c. Easy to understand postprocessor pricing ($495 + $500 per axis)
d. Minimal number of postprocessors to purchase. One postprocessor
per machine/control type. (One configuration file per machine tool).
2. Minimum system prerequisites.
a. Any Intel based
processor (8085,Pentium,Celeron,AMD,Centrino,etc) some CNC Controls.
b. 200 KB storage per postprocessor executable and 2 KB per configuration
c. 8 MB RAM (for postprocessor execution)
d. Any Intel compatible operating system (DOS, Windows 3.1,NT,2000,XP,LINUX,
3. Easy to install and maintain
a. All required material
is received over the Internet (200 KB per postprocessor).
b. A non-systems person can easily install in 15 minutes (5 min
c. A unique folder is created on the OS for all NCData materials.
d. CAM system folder can be used (default) for CAM input file and
NCData output files.
e. All postprocessor change requests and material updates are made
f. Postprocessor User's Guide is maintained internally in the postprocessor
4. Easy to use
a. Uses Windows "drag
and drop" of CAM files onto the postprocessor desktop icon.
b. Output files can be created (default) in the same folder with
CAM input file.
c. Postprocessor automatically selects the configuration file using
MACHIN/n statement in the CAM file.
d. Three output files are created using the same name as the input
file with unique extensions as follows:
- Machine NC Data file (M&G codes) to be run on the unique CNC machine
2. .NCS - Postprocessing NC Status file containing any warnings
or errors encountered.
3. .NCL - Postprocessing NC Listing file containing cross-reference
between input and output records (input and output records are displayed
output files are produced even when warnings and errors are found
(aids CAM debug).
f. NCData "Manufacturing Work Bench" can be purchased for
easy to use Graphic User Interface.
g. A CATIA PPTable file is provided and maintained by NCData for
each CNC machine tool.
h. Interactive postprocessor User's Guide included in each postprocessor
i. Postprocessor User's Guide can be created and printed by the
NCData - AZPOST Performance and Function
-Benefits of both a custom postprocessor and generalized postprocessor
-Supported machine tool technology and functions are unlimited
-Unbeatable execution speed (mold & die applications)
-Execution memory required does not increase with input file size.
-ANSI X3.37 APT standard input is supported by default (but unlimited).
-Input SYNTAX and FORMAT can be user defined.
-All machine types are supported (unlimited).
-All machine axis systems and number of axis (both linear and rotary)
-All control interpolation methods are supported (linear, circular,
helical, nurbs, etc)
-All CNC control programming functions supported (subroutines, etc).
-All CNC control formats supported (Anilam, Heidenhien, etc.)
-Both inch and metric supported including conversion by the postprocessor.
-Multi-axis linearization of CAM input supported
-All feed rate methods supported (UPM,UPR, and 1/Time).
-User customization of machine code sequences and formats are supported.
-Machine tool external functions are supported (auto load/unload
and robot interfaces).
-All CAD/CAM systems supported that produce a CAM file (including
M&G code editing).
NCData - Manufacturing Work Bench
-Graphic User Interface (Menu) for managing manufacturing information
(see Figure 1).
-Easy to install by non-system user (15 minutes)
-No license required.
-Customizable by the user for different CAM environments.
-Can run both stand alone or interfaced to CAM system. (Visual Basic
-Provides graphic interface to postprocessor execution.
-Can be configured to automatically execute the CAM selected postprocessor.
-Provides viewing and (lockable) editing of postprocessor input
and output files.
-Provides viewing and (assisted) editing of CATIA PPTable files.
-Provides user defined application interface to files.
-Provides interactive access to unique postprocessor User's Guide
via MfgWB help function.
If you would like to see the COE presentation on "CATIA V5 Postprocessing
- Customization of the CATIA V5 manufacturing Process" please
contact me and I will send you the Power Point file. The presentation
is based on NCData Services postprocessors and the NCData Services'
product Manufacturing Work Bench.