Computer Application in Post Processor Development of an Indigenous CAD/CAM Package
CollabCAD is an indigenous 3D CAD/CAM software system for collaborative design and development of Industrial Designs for strategic use. This paper is for CAM module of the indigenous software, in which the development of post-processor is the task that is accomplished. The CAD model is created in CollabCAD and the required tool path was produced in a generic format known as Cutter Location (CL) data. Then it is converted by an application program called "PSG CollabCAD Post Processor (PCP)" into the form suitable for the machine tool. CNC machining operations that include drilling, boring and threading operations were considered for post-processing.