STEP-NC Based Integrated CAD/CAPP/CAM/CNC System
To solve the problems of product data exchange and sharing between CAD, CAPP, CAM and CNC systems, a CAD/CAPP/CAM/CNC integrated system model is established according to STEP-NC standards. STEP-NC files are used to represent product data in form of neutral file, by which data exchange and sharing can be realized in the integrated system. Furthermore, the key integration technologies including integrated system data modeling, feature conversion are discussed in this paper.
Chengyu Jiang, Geng Liu, Dinghua Zhang and Xipeng Xu
Z. Y. Li et al., "STEP-NC Based Integrated CAD/CAPP/CAM/CNC System", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 532-533, pp. 1100-1103, 2006