NC Template Designer

The usage of an NC template by all NC programmer will simplify the program creation and enable intelligent automatic NC process creation

The DELMIA 3DEXPERIENCE NC Template Designer (NPX) Role provides a 3D interactive environment that enables NC Programmers to generate feature based Smart machining templates that can be reused.

NPX lets users define machining operations on specific features on a given part with all details including tool paths, cutting tools, macros etc which can then be stored as a template for reuse. These template are saved as manufacturing cells in the platform. They can be revised and lifecycle controlled based on any changes that may be required. Machining templates defined with NPX are not restricted to standard CAD features. Users can define any machinable geometry on a given part and identify that feature as a template. For instance, power features coming from engineering can be templatized for machining. This helps improve quality of the machined part, mitigate user errors, and shorten the time required to program a quality part.

Using an intuitive interface, this app provides a full suite of powerful tools for designing templates enabling standardization.

NC Template Designer Benefits

Automatic template generation

NPX provides the ability to automatically generate templates of machining operations defined on features. These templates can be saved in the platform for reuse by other users on the platform.

Standardization and Re-usable best practices

NPX enables standardization of machining operations. This helps in mitigating user errors in defining operations, time consumed in defining details on an operation and helps in sustaining quality and repeatability of machined parts.

Simplification of the programming interface

These best practices templates can be searched and applied to similar features on another part, automatically, hence saving significant time in programming.

NC Template Designer Highlights

Generate Machining template

This new function identifies machining operations defined on features and allows programmers to capture those set of operations as a machining template.

Reuse of templates

Programmers can reuse combination of machining templates on a given part. When the machining templates that are stored on the platform are imported into a session, a dedicated button with the corresponding name of the template is created on the tool-chest. This simplifies the user experience where the programmer need not go searching for functions, rather it is all contained in the template to quickly reuse. It also takes into account the variation in features and yet recognizes those variations and applies the templates intelligently.

User interface

The customizable user interface is very simple for creating a template and also very visual for reusing the template. The features recognized are presented on an interactive panel and also highlighted on the part for easy correlation.

Save time and energy by archiving best practices for reuse

Programmers can retrieve previously produced templates. They can run a similar-feature search to find existing feature and apply templates for automatic creation of operations saving significant time. This also helps non-NC experts to apply the template. Can be a good training tool for new programmers learning how to create produce a process using template.

Need to mention that various settings and parameter values can be controlled by the template etc.

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