Industry standard training environment
CNC4edu is a new and unique training software for CNC training and test preparation in accordance with DIN/PAL. Based on the Siemens NX, CNC4edu is a platform for practising, programming and realistic 3D simulation on CNC machine tools.
The Siemens training package for future-proof CNC training
The training package from Siemens allows you to prepare your
trainees for the increasing requirements in the field of CNC technology.
The training package comprises the following:
- SinuTrain for SINUMERIK Operate
- Siemens NX Academic Bundle
With SinuTrain for SINUMERIK Operate, the exact CNC programming
that needs to be applied when using SINUMERIK-controlled
machines can be taught during the training process.
Siemens NX Academic Edition is a comprehensive program for teaching
the entire CAD-CAM-CNC process chain during the training
process. NX comprises a CAD and a CAM module. It is rounded off
by a virtual machine for process simulation. Create a CAD model in
one of the pieces of software, choose the appropriate processing
strategy and simulate the production steps.
CNC4edu is an intuitive add-on for Siemens NX, which does not
require the user to have any knowledge of NX thanks to its preconfigured machine setups.
This training concept gives you a universal, industry standard
training environment with a wide range of possibilities.
CNC4edu offers the following standard functions:
- Siemens SINUMERIK help function
- PAL work packages (2008 and 2012)
- CSE simulation driver for PAL (turning and milling)
- Extensive help functions
- Supportive error messages
- Virtual machines
- Pre-configured setups (machine, clamping devices, tools)
- Test function
- NX Version 11 or higher
The CNC4edu package contains a specially developed NC Editor.
The NC Editor is fully integrated into NX and enables CNC milling
machines and lathes to be programmed with SINUMERIK or based
on the PAL programming system. Our task books
turning and milling in accordance with PAL 2008 and PAL 2012 have
also been fully integrated into the program. This provides you with
approx. 50 programming exercises incl. solutions.
The help function can be individually configured and, with its integrated
graphics, diagrams and written explanations, provides further
information and help with G and M commands.
Functions of the NC Editor:
- Enables programming to be carried out based on Siemens
SINUMERIK and DIN/PAL
- Brief information
- Help functions
- PAL work functions
Virtual machine/simulation (CSE driver)/pre-configured setups:
A virtual machine is like a digital twin of your CNC machine tool,
which can be used for training and practice purposes at any time.
A virtual machine provides a realistic simulation of the NC programs
incl. collision monitoring, clamping devices and tool changers. This
means that it is possible to check whether machining operations will
push the machine to its limits and whether collisions are likely to
occur before the
real production process begins. A virtual machine
is therefore the ideal training environment for CNC training.
In CNC4edu, we have pre-configured five machines with complete
- Neutral lathe (4 axes)
- Neutral milling machines (3 axes)
- Neutral milling machine (3+2 axes)
- OPTIMUM F150 CNC milling machine (3 axes)
- OPTIMUM L44 CNC lathe (2 axes)
The test function enables you to create and compare tests or examinations
in Excel based on the cloze method. The cloze programs
can be exported directly from the training software as an Excel
file. The Excel comparison allows the trainer to easily assess the
With the maintenance package, you automatically receive all
updates and amendments to the current Siemens NX versions.
The maintenance package also provides support via Teamviewer.
The licence is valid for 1 year and can be extended every year.
Prerequisites for the customer:
- Siemens NX Version 11 or higher
- Siemens NX (CAM + simulation add-on)
- Siemens Academic Bundle
In addition to the pre-configured machines, it is also possible
to integrate your own machine into CNC4edu. We would be glad
to prepare a quotation for you.