CIMCO Filter improves the efficiency of your old controls, and allows you to fully utilize the 3D arcs and NURBS options on newer controls.
Replacement of linear moves
CIMCO Filter replaces the linear movements (G1 in ISO code) output from the CAM system with arc moves (G2/G3 in ISO code).
Match CNC control and accuracy
It is possible to set tolerance, arc type, number of decimals and minimum and maximum arc radii to match the CNC control and the desired accuracy.
ISO, Heidenhain and CL-data formats
CIMCO Filter reads NC-programs in ISO and Heidenhain format and CL-data such as APT files from leading CAD/CAM manufacturers. Lines are converted into lines and arcs in the XY, XZ and YZ planes (G17,G18 and G19 in ISO code).
The machining strategy applied will affect the possible reduction; if there are no moves restricted to one of the three main planes (G17, G18 and G19), no reduction will occur. One example of a program, that cannot be reduced, is a parallel toolpath, with a 30° angle to the X-axis.
Stand-alone or Powercut
CIMCO Filter is used as a stand-alone program, however, it can be purchased as part of the Powercut software, which gives you rapid and accurate NC program simulation and verification based on solid technolog