Are you a G-Code programmer? This is the tool designed for you.
CIMCO Edit continues to be the editor-of-choice for professional CNC programmers who demand a reliable, full-featured and professional editing and communication software.
CIMCO Edit 8 is the latest version of the most popular CNC program editor on the market. With over 100,000 licenses distributed in the past few years, CIMCO Edit is the editor-of-choice for professional CNC programmers who demand a full-featured and reliable, cost-effective professional editing and communication tool.
All of the tried and true features from version 6 are included including the multi-pane tabbed layout to the dynamic toolbars and menus. CIMCO Edit also maintains powerful tools such as an enhanced file compare utility, a greatly enhanced graphical backplotter, and the NC-Assistant programming tool. CIMCO Editor is bundled as an OEM product with Mastercam and other platforms and is available in Standard and Professional versions. See the different OEM versions, features and upgrades of CIMCO Edit.
Version 8 works great! Nice subtle changes, great program! – Darrell Freeman, CNC Coordinator, Blue White Industries
New features for version 8
CIMCO Edit 8 comes with a redesigned user-interface that enables advanced workflow optimization by allowing users to fully customize the ribbon.
A new FTP client has been developed and integrated with the Editor transmission utility enabling easy FTP transfers to and from an FTP server.
A new advanced Open File dialog has been developed that makes it much easier to locate files by specifying search criteria on file name, file content, and created/modified dates.
Document editing features and backplotting have been improved and more converters have been added.
Full-featured CNC editor
CIMCO Edit provides a comprehensive set of essential editing tools necessary for meeting the demands of modern CNC program editing.
CIMCO Edit 8 has no program size limitations and includes CNC code specific options such as line numbering / renumbering, character handling and XYZ range finder. It also features math functions including basic math, rotate, mirror, tool compensation, and translate. CIMCO Edit offers all the functions expected from an editor including drag-and-drop text editing. Best of all CIMCO Edit is completely configurable and is easily adapted to any existing CNC program editing environment.
Faster editing with NC-Assistant
The NC-Assistant makes editing NC code faster and easier than ever. Point at any M or G code and the NC-Assistant will identify the code allowing you to modify values using an interactive interface linked to the CNC code. Input the desired values for any register and the NC-Assistant updates the CNC code automatically.
The NC-Assistant in CIMCO Edit allows you to quickly insert and edit complex cycles and operations. CIMCO Edit includes built-in cycles and macros for the most common operations such as program start, program stop and tool change. You can also record or create custom cycles and macros for the operations most common to your own specific setups and applications.
New Enhanced Graphical Backplotter
The backplotter has been upgraded from 3D Mill / 2D Lathe to 3D Mille / 3D & 2D Lathe and also now supports Solid simulation with animated tool and stock. You can now follow the machining simulation step by step as the tool works its way through the stock. This feature is particularly useful in educational applications such as trade schools and CNC Machining classes.
The new automatic tool and stock scanning of the NC program file make simulation much easier to use. When parameters of the tool and stock are edited in the NC program window they are immediately reflected in the Tool Setup and Solid Setup as well. As with previous versions when updating CNC programs the updates are automatically reflected in the plot. Analyze the plot with dynamic zoom, pan, rotate and measuring functions. CIMCO Edit supports solid visualization of NC code with tool holder collision check and gouge detection.
Intelligent File Compare
CIMCO Edit features a fast and fully configurable side-by-side file compare, allowing the user to quickly identify CNC program changes. The file compare identifies changed and deleted / inserted lines, but ignores trivial format changes like block renumbering and spacing. Differences are displayed one line at a time, all at once or printed side-by-side for offline review
CNC Communications, FTP, and DNC
CIMCO Edit includes DNC capabilities for reliable RS-232 communications with a variety of CNC controls. With the DNC option you can send and receive CNC programs to multiple machines simultaneously from inside CIMCO Edit.
Support for Mazatrol Files
View Mazatrol Program files directly in CIMCO Edit instead of on the Mazak Control in the workshop. Quickly verify and review program changes with Mazatrol file-compare.
CNC-Calc – 2D CAD add-in for CIMCO Edit
CNC-Calc is a fully featured 2D CAD solution that works inside CIMCO Edit. This add-on is a fast and effective solution for solving problems with complex 2D geometry. Users can draw or import (DXF) 2D geometry, specify cut depths, lead-in, lead-out, and other tool path variables and quickly generate CNC code in ISO and other conversational formats for contours and drilling.
New features in CIMCO CNC-Calc 7 include a new user configurable post processor.