Welcome to the NC Manufacturing Infrastructure User's Guide. This guide is intended for users who need to become quickly familiar with the NC Manufacturing Infrastructure Version 5.

This overview provides the following information:

NC Manufacturing Infrastructure in a Nutshell

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NC Manufacturing Solutions enable you to define and manage NC programs dedicated to machining parts designed in 3D wireframe or solids geometry using 2.5 to 5-axis machining techniques.

It offers an easy-to-use and easy-to-learn graphic interface that makes it suitable for shop floor-oriented use. Moreover, its leading edge technologies together with a tight integration with Version 5 design methodologies and DELMIA's digital manufacturing environment, fully satisfy the requirements of office programming. NC Manufacturing is a unique solution that reconciliates office and shop floor activities.

An integrated Post Processor engine allows the product to cover the whole manufacturing process from tool trajectory (APT source or Clfile) to NC data.

NC Manufacturing Infrastructure offers the following main functions:

  • Common platform for 2.5 to 5-axis axis machining capabilities, which include mill, drill and turn operations
  • Management of tools and tool catalogs
  • Flexible management of the manufacturing program with intuitive and easy-to-learn user interface based on graphic dialog boxes
  • Tight interaction between tool path definition, verification and generation
  • Knowledgeware customization facilities through f(x) formula and Edit search facilities
  • Seamless NC data generation thanks to an integrated Post Processor Access solution
  • Automatic shop floor documentation in HTML format
  • High associative level of the manufacturing program ensures productive design change management thanks to the integration with CATIA V5 modeling capabilities
  • Based on the Process Product Resources (PPR) model, the manufacturing applications are integrated with Digital Process for Manufacturing (DPM).

Before Reading this Guide

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Before reading this guide, you should be familiar with basic Version 5 concepts such as document windows, standard and view toolbars. Therefore, we recommend that you read the Infrastructure User's Guide that describes generic capabilities common to all Version 5 products. It also describes the general layout of V5 and the interoperability between workbenches.

Getting the Most Out of this Guide

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To get the most out of this guide, we suggest that you start reading and performing the step-by-step scenarios in the User Tasks section, which gives relevant information about the common functionalities of NC Manufacturing Solutions. The Reference section provides useful complementary information.

The Workbench Description section, which describes the commands that are common to NC Manufacturing Solutions, and the Customizing section, which explains how to customize your Machining environment, and the Methodology section, which provides useful information about recommended work methods, will also certainly prove useful.

Accessing Sample Documents

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To perform the scenarios, you will be using sample documents contained in the doc/online/mfgug_C2/samples or doc/online/mfgug_D2/samples folder. For more information about this, refer to Accessing Sample Documents in the Infrastructure User's Guide.