Postprocessing & Machining Simulation
Increase production efficiency using validated and optimized NC programs

Generate NC programs for a wide range of CNC machine tools with NX’s integrated postprocessor. The machine-ready NC programs enable you to increase machine tool utilization and overall production efficiency.
Leverage the digital twin of your machines and entire production lines to validate operations before you start the production. By using the integrated G-code-driven machine simulation in NX CAM you can optimize manufacturing processes and eliminate errors on the shop floor.
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Postprocessing & Machining Simulation

Read more about the powerful postprocessing and machining simulation features below.
Output Machine-Ready NC Programs

NX includes its own postprocessor system, which is tightly connected to the core CAM system.
You can easily generate the required NC code for almost any type of machine tool and controller configuration. The online postprocessor library provides a variety of posts that support a wide range of machine tools.
NX CAM also includes Post Configurator that enables you to easily create and adjust postprocessors for many machine-controller configurations. Using its graphical user interface, you can quickly specify parameters for the required NC codes.
For Sinumerik controllers, NX CAM provides an optimized postprocessor that automatically selects key controller settings based on machining operation data.
You can output complete shop documentation, including the optimized NC program, tooling list and setup sheet to drive efficient production.
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Validate Machining Processes

A key NX CAM advantage facilitates integrated simulation and verification, enabling you to validate tool paths within the NC programming session.
Multiple levels of capability are available. For example, material removal verification enables you to check and optimize the machining operations as you program.
The G-code-driven machine tool simulation displays the motion driven from the NC code output of the NX internal postprocessor. A 3D model of the machine – with the part, fixtures and tooling – moves in the way the machine tool will move as the G-code is processed.
For advanced machine tools, support kits provide a complete solution that includes:
  • Proven postprocessor
  • 3D digital model of the machine tool
  • Example parts, templates and documentation
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NX for Manufacturing
Digitally transform part manufacturing using one integrated software system to program CNC machine tools, control robotic cells, drive 3D printers and monitor product quality.