I've recently attempted to transition from VisualMill to Catia-Manufacturing.
I am having problems with generating the NC code from machining operations in Catia V516. I am using the (IMS) bendix (comes with Catia?) post processor to generate G-code suitable for Mach3.
My toolpaths look OK inside Catia, even when simulated. When I generate the NC file, I get valid G-code but, the coordinates are off. The part to be machined is 1.5 x 4 inches (approx) but in the NC file the X,Y coordinates only change within a very small range, suitable for a part which is more like 0.1x0.4 inches. The NC code will load into Mach3 and run but because of the x,y values in the NC file, the tool is going around in a very small area around (x=0,y=0).
I think my Catia Tools-Options->Output are set correctly to identify the IMS post processor. I was thinking that the post processor is assuming a metric coordinate value input and messing the coordinates up for the output but I don't know where the settings are for this aspect of the post processor.
Any help would be greatly appreciated...