Avoid the risks of breaking tools and fixtures or crashing your CNC machine because of programming errors by using Eureka software to perform complete 3D simulations of machine tools ahead of production.
Increase CNC Machine Productivity and Avoid Collisions
Eureka software allows you to have a digital replica on your computer of the machines in your workshop. You can do all the tests you want, quickly, without taking your machine out of production. It also allows you to avoid the risks of damaging expensive work pieces, breaking tools, and collisions with machine parts such as the spindle, caused by programming errors.
Eureka G-Code is a leading NC simulation software for any CNC machine. It simulates the actual G-code regardless of how it was created. Eureka performs simulation based on a highly accurate and reliable “digital twin” of the machine tool and CNC controller, allowing programs for any machine to be prepared, simulated, and verified even in the absence of the real machine.
Eureka Robot combines the flexibility of a 6 axis robot with the technology of CNC machine centers. The software converts APT code generated by a CAM system into a program for a 6 or more axes robot cell using a dedicated post-processing module. It also calculates the optimal movements of the robots and of the external axes, simulating all aspects of the machining.
Eureka supports machine tools driven by multiple NC programs for
The Eureka Viewer Module will allow you to save Eureka simulations
to a file. You can download Eureka Viewer for free and play saved
simulations on computers without Eureka installed, or on mobile
The Eureka Probing Module will emulate probing cycles, including
motion stops when the probe touches objects or calculates work
Machine Configuration Editor
This module can create or edit any machine configuration and
kinematics within your purchased machine tool or robot license
level. You have access to a full machine controller library
including standard macros.
Eureka Chronos Module
This CNC feed rate optimization tool is used to reduce cycle-time
and tool wear, as well as to assure constant material removal.
Eureka Chronos uses the information extracted from the NC program
simulation to modulate the feed speed and obtain optimal cutting
conditions along the entire toolpath, thanks to a reliable and
precise calculation of the cutting conditions. It also monitors
and warns of out-of-range machining parameters (feed rates,
spindle speeds, volumetric rate of removal, etc.)
EUREKA ROBOT FEATURES AND CAPABILITIES
Supports a standard 6-axis robot within its cell.
Supports multiple robots in one cell.
Configuration Editor Module
Allows a user to create and/or edit their own robotic cell, or modify one
supplied by Roboris.
External Axes Module - per axis
Enables any axis beyond 6th axis, such as a slide or rotary axes.
Eureka Additive Module
Adds the possibility to generate toolpaths for a variety of additive
technologies. Simulate and verify resulting code. Post process script to
specific robots and also for 5-axis CNC machines (simulated as robots).
Laser Scan Module
Scanning technology attached to a robotic arm with a laser blade and
camera. Emulates the scanning process in order to detect lacks or
Simulates the robotic toolpath for spray or paint technology with a
preview of how the deposited material is distributed on the target
HOW CAN HAWK RIDGE SYSTEMS HELP?
While many machine simulation solutions are standalone, requiring 3rd party companies to set up and communicate with the CAM system, Hawk Ridge Systems does it all. We are an end-to-end partner, from training and supporting you with your programming, to building your post processor, to building and configuring the simulator so it’s a digital twin of your equipment.
We help customers at both ends of the spectrum. From a company that is just starting out in CNC manufacturing and getting familiar with their new investment, to an experienced shop that wants to expand into more complex machining, we help them implement Eureka machine simulation to get them up-to-speed with new equipment faster and gain the confidence to run programs knowing they are right the first time.
A customer was looking to invest in a new programming software but had a senior programmer who wanted to keep using their existing solution. They were also looking to add new equipment, including a twin table 5 axis mill. The Hawk Ridge team was able to help them bridge the gap with CAMWorks and Eureka, allowing them to simulate complex programs from multiple CAM systems and get programs efficiently to the shop floor.
MORE THAN JUST A PROVIDER
Our specialists can build a custom post processor to suit your
machine and your preferences. We will then tailor your machine
simulator to suit your code, ensuring that your simulator is a
digital twin of your actual machine. We build, develop, and test
everything in-house to get you operational, faster.
TOP-RANKED SUPPORT, COMMITTED TO YOUR SUCCESS
We have one of the largest dedicated manufacturing support teams
in North America, which was assembled by finding machining talent
from across the region who are both software experts and
experienced machinists. Available 12 hours per day, we will share
our experience to help increase your productivity and solve your
challenges as quickly as possible.
CNC machines are complex and expensive. Four and five axis mills and live
tool lathes have lots of components moving rapidly in a small space.
Simulation can catch programming errors before they cause damage to your
tooling and machine. Not only does this help with crash prevention, but it
means that the machine can keep cutting parts while you perform your
Can I simulate my G-code?
Yes. The simulator will read the code, interpret the commands, and
simulate the movements.
How to I setup the simulation?
You don’t! Once your part is programmed in CAMWorks, simply choose the
Machine simulation option from the right click menu and your simulation
will be setup for you. The stock, parts, fixtures, tooling, program and
offsets are passed directly to Eureka and you just need to click play.
Does Eureka require an APT post
Unlike a lot of other machine simulators, Eureka reads directly off the
G-code, so you can hand-write code, or use your CAM system’s post
processor. Other simulators often require an APT post processor that will
first translate your program to APT language, simulate the APT language,
and then post process again to produce the G-code. Eureka does offer a
cost-effective option that simulates from APT code and the CAMWorks APT
post processor is supplied with the simulator.
Does Eureka work with Robots?
Yes. Eureka Robot converts APT code generated by a CAM system into a
program for a 6 or more axes robot cell using a dedicated postprocessing
module. During the conversion process, Eureka calculates the optimal
movements of the robots and of the external axes simulating all aspects of
the machining. The software detects problems like singularities,
collisions, and out of limits, offering powerful, easy-to-use tools to
overcome them. Collisions are computed taking into account all the parts,
including the machined stock. Eureka Robot supports any number of external
axes (rotary tables, linear rails, etc.), automatic tool changes, multiple
spindles, shared motors, fixed tools, and robot-mounted parts.
What controllers do you support?
A wide range of controllers are supported including Fanuc, Haas, Siemens,
Heidenhain, Okuma, Mazak, Mitsubishi, Osai, Allen Bradley, and Fagor among