As a machine tool builder, it's important that our control works well with all the major CAD/CAM packages. We like to say we're Switzerland (i.e., neutral). There are all kinds of processes and standards, like ISO/EIA, that help a machine tool's control work well with different CAD/CAM packages, but the real difference is maintaining collaborative relationships with CAD/CAM companies.
At Hurco, our software engineers and applications engineers work closely with the most well-known CAD/CAM providers
Your CAD/CAM provider is the best resource to help you with a post because they have the most up-to-date information and the post is created from their software.Sometimes people mistakenly think the machine's control is at fault when they are having trouble with a post. In reality, the control is just reading the software code from the CAM system. While we work well with all of the CAD/CAM providers, we are a completely separate company.
Looking for a post for a 3-axis mill or a lathe? We don't provide actual posts because it's important to protect copyrights of our CAD/CAM partners, but any Fanuc 0M post will work. As for the Hurco control, you need to make sure you set your preferences to Industry Standard NC (ISNC). Follow the instructions below.
1. Press the AUXILIARY button on the control panel2. From the pop-up menu, select the UTILITY SCREEN icon3. On the console's touch-screen, select the USER PREFERENCES softkey4. Select the NC SETTINGS softkey5. Change the NC DIALECT to INDUSTRY STANDARD
As for 5-axis and Lathe with Live Tooling posts, you will need to contact your CAD/CAM provider. Below is a link to the Hurco package your CAD/CAM provider will need to create your post.
EdgecamVero SoftwareVic Baker317-797-6494
GibbsCAMLive 5 CNC, IncMichael Rappach614-595-7760
FeatureCAMPost Processor Support801-575-6021
MastercamIn-House Solutions, IncPost Development519-658-1471Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ken Merritt(678) 500-9210
SurfcamVero SoftwareVic Baker317-797-6494Vic.Baker@Verosoftware.com
UniGraphicsSiemens PLM SoftwareJoe Guagliardo734-953-3533
Live 5 CNC, IncMichael Rappach614-595-7760
WorkNCRyan Hostetler248-351-9300 x5813