NCSIMUL Optitool

NCSIMUL Optitool analyzes cutting conditions, dramatically reduces “air cutting,” optimizes feed rates, and allows users to create better cutting strategies.

Reduce air cutting

This NCSIMUL Machine module allows you to optimize the tool lengths, air cutting and cutting conditions of your NC programs.

Product capabilities


Optimización de la longitud de la herramienta

Optimización de la longitud de la herramienta

  • Reducción del ciclo operativo de sus programas. Mejora de la calidad de sus operaciones de mecanizado
  • Reducción de los fenómenos de flexión, así como de los riesgos de colisión con el soporte de la herramienta (adaptador + extensiones)
  • Supresión de las colisiones con el porta-herramientas, así como reducción de las vibraciones de la herramienta

Thanks to NCSIMUL Optitool, the NCSIMUL Machine user can define its own approach and retract motion parameters in order to minimize the air cutting and maximize the use of rapid motion (or working feedrate with high speed).


Analysis of cutting conditions for each toolpath section in a block by multi-criteria search

  • NCSIMUL Optitool features a multi-criteria search function which allows users to analize one or a set of NC programs for one or several tools in accordance with their cutting parameters. Without requiring any modification in the program, NCSIMUL Optitool is able to find the tool trajectory sections (can be set up in function of the tool diameter) that do not match the cutting conditions defined by users.



  • Built from an innovating technology based onHexagon' TMP know-how, NCSIMUL Optitool incorporates the main TMP used by the industry for the past 20 years in the form of working zones.
  • NCSIMUL Machine users have the choice to optimize the cutting conditions (feedrate and rotation speeds) in function of the required machining depth and width (Ap, Ae) and of the strategy beforehand defined (tool life, maximum feedrate, roughness, etc.)
    NCSIMUL Optitool also allows users to save their own TMP according to the experience acquired in the workshop and thus, optimizing their NC programs by integrating the company know-how.