CADRA® NC Overview
SofTech's CADRA® NC ® brings flexible, yet comprehensive multi-axis numerical control (NC) programming capabilities to the CADRA family of CAD/CAM products from SofTech. It adds tightly integrated NC capabilities to your CADRA system, enabling you to generate 2 to 5 axis NC programs and to control a diverse mix of CNC machine tools easily via the CADRA NC post-processor.
CADRA NC provides an array of tools for quickly and efficiently converting CAD designs into manufacturing databases. The database is converted from binary into ASCII format, arc and vectors are replaced with infinite length geometric elements (so machining can be accomplished without creating additional geometry) and the database is updated relative to the print tolerances.
CADRA NC provides complete control over the graphic display as you program a part. You can pan/zoom, rotate parts, obtain 3D projections, and view the tools in relation to the parts. Programming can be done in either 2D or 3D and the manufacturing engineer can easily set cutting direction, tooling sequences, and machining methods.