CNCSimulator Pro

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Table of contents

Introduction
What is needed?
About versions and updates
1. Getting Started
1.1. How to control the 3D view
1.2. Controlling the simulation
1.3. Virtual Machines
1.4. File Browsers
1.5. Sample Demo CNC files
1.6. View buttons
2. The CNC Editor
2.1. Code coloring
2.2. Programming help pop-ups
2.3. Code regions
2.4. Pause points
2.5. Find and Replace
2.6. Automatic block numbering
2.7. Comments in code
2.8. Create CNC Headers
2.9. Undo and Redo
2.10. Convert
2.11. Runtime mode
2.12. Hide and Show the Editor
3. Simulation Tutorials
3.1. Tutorial 1 milling
3.2. Tutorial 2 turning
3.3. Built-in Tutorials
4. The Inventory Browser
4.1. Tools
4.2. Mill Workpieces
4.3. Lathe Workpieces
4.4. Materials
4.5. Zero Points
5. Settings
5.1. Program
5.2. License
5.3. Proxy
5.4. Machine
5.5. Files & Folders
5.6. Misc
5.7. Dimension Settings
6. Codes and commands
6.1. G codes
6.1.1. G71 Rough Turning Cycle and G70 Finishing Cycle
6.1.2. G75 Grooving cycle
6.1.3. G76 Threading Cycle
6.2. M codes
6.3. $-commands and regions
6.4. Other codes
7. Miscellaneous
7.1. Turn and mill the same part
7.2. Flip or Rotate Workpiece
7.3. Multiple workpieces
7.4. Create customized tutorials
7.5. Most Recent Used Files (MRU)
7.6. Keyboard commands
7.7. String Formatting Codes
7.8. Command line parameters
7.9. Actions
7.10. Cmd Prompt
7.11. Virtual CNC controller
7.12. Tool Length Compensation (milling)
7.13. Radius compensation
7.14. Subroutine and subprograms call (all machines)
7.15. Large (or huge) programs
7.16. Plugins
7.17. Cutviewer compatibility
7.18. CNC Jog Controller
7.18.1. ShuttleXpress Jog Shuttle
7.18.2. Tutorial Arduino based Jog controller
7.19. Built-in CNC-codes help information
8. Tools
8.1. 3D Maker
8.2. Gear Maker
8.3. Feeds And Speeds Calculator
8.4. CNC Analysis Tool
9. Serial communication
9.1. The Serial Terminal
10. Helpers
10.1. Polar Coordinates Calculator Tool
10.2. Arc Calculator Tool
10.3. Corner Fillet or Chamfer tool
11. Custom Macro
11.1. Introduction - Custom Macro B
11.2. Variables
11.2.1. NULL variables
11.2.2. Special variables
11.3. Conditional Expressions
11.4. Arithmetic Expressions
11.5. The macro variables window
11.5.1. A special note about the System variables tab
11.6. Notes about differences
11.7. Examples
12. SimCam
Before Version 2.5
Workflow
Version 2.5 and later
Workflow
12.1. SimCam Manual
12.1.1. A Word of Caution
12.1.2. Draw Lines
12.1.3. Draw Circles and Arcs
12.1.4. Draw Points
12.1.5. Edit Lines
12.1.6. Edit Circles and Arcs
12.1.7. Undo / Redo
12.1.8. Selecting and grouping
12.1.9. Copy and Paste
12.1.10. Offset
12.1.11. Trim
12.1.12. Fill
12.1.13. Dimensions
12.1.14. Draw Contours
12.1.15. More about contours
12.1.16. Snap Points
12.1.17. Input methods
12.1.17.1. Manually enter coordinate
12.1.17.2. Click a coordinate
12.1.17.3. Click a Snap Point
12.1.17.4. Click an Object
12.1.17.5. Enter an Angle
12.1.18. Layers
12.1.19. Layers panel transparency
12.1.20. Pocket Milling
12.1.21. Create pockets
12.1.22. Contour Milling
12.1.23. Drilling
12.1.24. Milling Text
12.1.25. Stepping
12.1.26. Ramping
12.1.27. The CAM menu
12.1.28. Smooth Entries and Exits
12.1.29. Transformation
12.1.30. Merge visible layers
12.1.31. Setting Parameters for operations
12.1.32. CNC Program Settings
12.1.33. User Blocks
12.1.34. Postprocess
12.1.35. Create prefabricated workpieces for lathes
12.1.36. Import and Export
12.1.37. SimCam for turning
12.1.37.1. Facing
12.1.37.2. Roughing
12.1.37.3. Finishing
12.1.37.4. Grooving
12.1.37.5. Threading
12.1.37.6. Drilling
12.1.38. Background bitmaps
12.1.39. Drawing Templates
12.2. SimCam Tutorials
12.2.1. Before Version 2.5
12.2.1.1. Tutorial 1 Milling
12.2.1.2. Tutorial 2 Milling
12.2.1.3. Tutorial for Turning
12.2.2. Version 2.5 and later
12.2.2.1. Tutorial 1 Milling
12.2.2.2. Tutorial 2 Milling
12.2.2.3. Tutorial for Turning
12.2.2.4. Tutorial 3 - CAD/CAM
12.2.3. Tutorial Add/Edit Custom Lathe tools