Machine Simulation


Prevent tool breakage, fixture damage, and CNC machine crashes with Eureka software’s 3D simulations before production.
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Increase CNC Machine Productivity and Avoid Collisions

Eureka software offers a digital replica of workshop machines on your computer, allowing quick testing without disrupting production or risking damage to workpieces and tools due to programming errors.

Eureka G-Code is a top NC simulation software for any CNC machine, accurately simulating G-code regardless of its origin. It utilizes a precise “digital twin” of the machine tool and CNC controller for thorough program preparation and verification.

Eureka Robot combines a 6-axis robot’s flexibility with CNC machine center technology, converting CAM-generated APT code into a program for robot cells. It calculates optimal movements and simulates machining processes for comprehensive planning.

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  • Multi-Channel Machine Simulation

    Eureka supports machine tools driven by multiple NC programs for one job.

  • Eureka Viewer

    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 devices.

  • Probing Module

    The Eureka Probing Module will emulate probing cycles, including motion stops when the probe touches objects or calculates work offsets.

  • 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.)


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Creating the best products requires the best solutions, training and support. With a little insight into your product development process, our team of pros can point you to any tools you need (and nothing you don’t).

But it doesn’t end there. We’ll stay with you every step of the way, helping solve complex design issues, 3D printing application questions and so much more. No matter where you’re at, both in your process and geographically, we’re here.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I simulate my CNC programs?

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 tests.

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 processor?

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 others.

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