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Improved tool simulation
Version 4 brings a lot of improvements to the visual aspect of the milling tools. You can now define tools with more settings to create a realistic look. Tools can be either auto-modeled, basic cylinders, or external (obj) models.
Version 4 will bring many new machines models along with improved graphics. Textures, shadows, lighting, and reflections bring them to life thanks to our new graphics engine.
Version 4 introduces a new feature called Turbo Simulator. It is for those long 3D surface milling programs where simulation in the standard view takes a lot of time. It is a bare-bones simulator without fancy things like machine models, shadows, materials, etc. Its only function is to simulate as fast as possible. The picture shows a simulation of a 19,000 blocks CNC program. It took under 3 seconds to run at max speed. If you only want to see the toolpaths, you can use the improved Fast Backplotting function.
Now we have finally updated our website. If you find any problems like broken links or similar, please let us know. We hope you like the new modern design!
We are currently working on version 4 of CNC Simulator Pro. It will have a modern graphical user interface, improved graphics, many new machines, and features. Time to get excited! Stay tuned for more info on this important milestone.
Something big is coming…
We are currently working on the next version of the simulator. This will be a big one. Still a lot of work to do. Stay tuned!
License manager updates
We have made changes to our license manager after some users reported problems logging in.
It should work fine now but please let us know if you run into any issues.
It had to be done, eventually
How to use the simulator to do remote teaching during the pandemic?
We have many training institutes customers asking about how to use the simulator to do remote teaching during the pandemic.
First of all, if you already have an educational license pack, you can contact our helpdesk to get specific instructions on how to get started. On the other hand, if you are thinking of buying a license but have doubts about how it works, we will explain it below:
When you order an educational license from us, you will get an automatic email back with a license string that can be used to unlock the software on your computers. We also have an alternative license that instead is using a license file. If you contact us, we can convert the license as you like free of charge. When it comes to remote teaching, the license file option is more practical.
We will send you a link to download the license file. The teacher or administrator can then send this file, or the link to download it, to all of the students.
The students will need a Windows PC and a working Internet connection. He or she will then have to download and install the simulator from our download page and finally copy the license file to the installation folder. We will explain this process in detail upon request. The students can either contact our helpdesk directly for instructions or go via the teacher.
Once all students have installed the software the teacher can use the built-in cloud service to upload and download CNC files, drawings, and CAM files to share them with the students. The students can also upload their progress via the cloud service.
The teacher may also choose to use services like Skype, Zoom, Dropbox, Google Classroom, WhatsApp, and others to facilitate the classes and communication with the students.
We hope this helps to clarify how remote teaching with CNCSimulator Pro is done. We will be happy to answer any remaining questions you may have on our helpdesk.
Stay safe everyone!