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

This overview provides the following information:

NC Manufacturing Review in a Nutshell

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NC Manufacturing Review provides fast and easy visualization of 3D Machining data. It provides easy access, visualization, and browsing of CATIA V4 and V5 machining data but also any CAM systems pre-processing specifications and results. This product delivers infrastructure basics to create and integrate machining workbenches and additional machining strategies with a full integration in V5 NC Manufacturing platform.

NC Manufacturing Review offers the following main functions:

  • Multi-CAM reviewer
  • Import and review NC Data (APT file, CLfile or NC code) which may be CATIA or other files
  • Import and review CATIA V4 NCMILL and NCLATHE programs
  • Import and review CATIA V5 CATProcess part programs
  • Infrastructure for other V5 Machining programming products
  • Infrastructure for partner products.

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.

You may also like to read the following complementary product guide:

  • NC Manufacturing Infrastructure User's Guide: explains how to use common NC Manufacturing functionalities.

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 Getting Started tutorial. This tutorial will show you how to how to review NC manufacturing data.

Then you should move on to the User Tasks section, which gives more complete information about the product's functionalities. The Reference section provides useful complementary information.

The Workbench Description section, which describes the commands that are specific to NC Manufacturing Review, and the Customizing section, which explains how to customize settings, 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/ncgug_C2/samples or doc/online/ncgug_D2/samples folder. For more information about this, refer to Accessing Sample Documents in the Infrastructure User's Guide.