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CIMpro, Option File Generator, Debugger

Austin N.C.'s powerful set of postprocessing tools and CAD/CAM interfaces are accessed via CIMPro, a graphical user interface (GUI) application.  One of the tools accessed from CIMpro is the Option File Generator which allows the user to view and/or edit an "option file".  Each of these GUI applications are described below.

CIMpro Interface

CIMpro provides access to the APT System, G-Post, and CAD/CAM modules linking design and Cimpro screenshot 1manufacturing.  The CIMpro graphical user interface (GUI), is easy to use; thus, making the user more productive. CIMpro also has links to other applications and a set of 24 programmable buttons.  These buttons allow the user to easily program them to launch custom applications, third party applications, or batch files. 


Below are some additional screen shots of CIMpro.  Click on the thumbnail to enlarge the image.




Cimpro screenshot - APT tab Cimpro screenshot - post selector Cimpro screenshot - CAD/CAM types
Option File Generator

The Option File Generator GUI allows the user to easily configure an option file and view or edit its options.  Option files are used to configure a postprocessor to meet the user's specifications.  Option file generator screenshot 1The option file is read by the G-Post at execution time and pre-configures the postprocessor's internal variable table prior to reading the tool path or CL file.  The Option File Generator GUI divides the option file information into categories and sub-categories for ease of navigation.  Modifications may be made on a graphical panel by selecting the desired menu / sub-menu / tab.  In addition, pre-configured postprocessors are also supplied with the G-Post / Option File Generator. 


Below are some additional screen shots of the Option File Generator.  Click on the thumbnail to enlarge the image.

Option file genearator screenshot - MCD file format screen Option file generator screenshot - Prep Codes Option file generator screenshot - Planar Machining