CIMCO Editor is a very powerful tool that no CNC Programmer should be without. There are actually two versions of the editor – standard and professional, you can view the differences here. The main difference is that the professional version adds backplot and advanced NC functions such as NC Assistance ant macros, mirror, rotate, toolpath statistics, etc.
Additionally there are four options related to CIMCO Edit (either version):
- CNC Calc (Simple 2D Cad/Cam)
- Mazatrol Mill and Turn Viewers
- Communications Port
- License Server
Extend your CIMCO Editor Investment with CNC Calc
Do you ever have a need for minor editing closer to the shop floor or beyond your CAM system? If so you may be a candidate for the CNC-Calc option for CIMCO Editor. CNC-Calc is actually designed for people who are not trained to utilize advanced CAD/CAM software, making it a great choice for closer to production editing.
CAD/CAM Systems are Expensive – CNC-Calc is Not
If you are a small shop and unable to afford a CAD/CAM system such as Mastercam, Solidworks/cam or Esprit, etc, then CNC-Calc may be a good option for you. A single seat costs $500 as an add-on to CIMCO Editor, allowing you to start drawing contours, lines, circles and even circle tangents to three elements.
Save Time with Mazatrol Mill and Turn Viewers
If you utilize Mazak CNC Mills or Lathes you will find that the Mazatrol Viewer for CIMCO Editor is a great option. Imagine the time savings you can realize by being able to view and verify your Mazak programs from the convenience of your desk. The first Mazatrol viewer for CIMCO Editor costs $500 and the second is $250, this can be either a single Mill ($500), single Turn ($500) or Mill+Turn ($750). Download Mazatrol Viewer Brochure.
Easy CNC Communications Including Drip Feeding
Many of our customers use CIMCO Editor as either their primary or backup DNC Communications system. If you just need basic RS-232 communications, you can easily accomplish this with the communications port option for CIMCO Editor. Add a single port to your CIMCO Editor for $100. If you’re not sure if CIMCO Editor or DNC Max are the right program for your needs, check out our article Edit or DNC Max – Which do I need?.
Share CIMCO Editor Licenses on 2 or More Computers
If you want to share your CIMCO Editor license across multiple computers on the same network, you should consider the License Server option. CIMCO License server costs less than $200 including a year of maintenance. Each time you open an editor you will use up one of the available licenses. Learn more about CIMCO License Options.
Get Help with CIMCO Editor Options
If you have questions about any of these options or would like a detailed quote give us a call at 925-272-0384 or try us through our contact form. We are here to help.