Video: The Value of Machine Simulation

This video from Mastercam is a concise way to see that its Machine Simulation feature enables the programmer to see how a multi-axis part program will perform. The virtual, dynamic representation of the workpiece, cutting tool assembly, workholding fixture, machine spindle and other elements of the machine structure provide a better visualization of possible collisions or interference.

The company describes Machine Simulation as the bridge between generating tool paths in Mastercam and cutting them on the machine. To quote the video: “It’s another valuable tool in your toolbox.”