NC programmers often need to work with 3D model definitions for a variety of reasons. However, editing tasks can be difficult to perform as 3D part models frequently originate from multiple sources. This white paper describes the latest part model editing capabilities that are available through Siemens PLM Software’s synchronous technology. It also explains how NC programmers can leverage these capabilities to more effectively resolve today’s CAD model editing challenge.
NC programmers constantly work with 3D model-based part definitions to prepare them for manufacturing. In many instances, these 3D part models come from a variety of sources, especially if the shop is preparing contract jobs for a wide range of customers. The quality of 3D data varies enormously. In some cases, a finished design model is not exactly what the NC programmer needs for efficient, accurate NC program generation.