CNCSimulator Pro

user guide

4.4. Materials

Materials define the visual aspect of the workpiece such as colors, transparency, etc. Materials can have one base color and one top layer color (a thin layer at the top as if it was painted or laminated).
To add new material, click the Add button and fill out the fields, then select colors using the color selectors. If you want a separate top layer color, check the Use top layer color checkbox and select the top layer color using the first color selector.
The Treat as metal checkbox is currently used by the cutting machines only. If it is checked, these machines will throw sparks (except the WaterJet cutter).
The Price/ kilo field is a value for material price used by the Analyze CNC program tool.
The Weigh field is used by the Workpiece Weight panel, which can be displayed during the simulation.
In the Rendering Style section, you can select how your workpiece should be rendered on screen.
To browse embedded materials, check the Browse embedded checkbox.
With the Feeds And Speeds calculator, you can calculate estimated values for F (feeds) and S (speeds) in your program. For more information, see Feeds and speeds calculator.
Also note that you can insert materials from the Inventory Browser directly in the editor, by clicking the Insert at cursor button. This will create a $UseMaterial or a $UseEmbeddedMaterial command that overrides the material preselected for the workpiece in use.