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CIMCO Probing supports Mastercam versions X9, 2017, 2018 and 2019. A valid license is required to run CIMCO Probing and a time limited trial license can be aquired by filling out the Request Free Trial form. If you are experiencing problems with the installation, please read the FAQ or contact your local reseller.

Release Notes
  • Fixed issue with font on some systems
  • Fixed angle setpoint for Siemens cycle 998
  • Fixed issue with Haas Renishaw work offset output
  • Added M130 and M131 to Okuma Renishaw
  • Changed user interface for Surface Probing to allow cycle parameter adjustment

Version archive

CIMCO Probing
  • Fixed issue with font on some systems
  • Fixed angle setpoint for Siemens cycle 998
  • Fixed issue with Haas Renishaw work offset output
  • Added M130 and M131 to Okuma Renishaw
  • Changed user interface for Surface Probing to allow cycle parameter adjustment
CIMCO Probing
  • Added more options to Siemens cycle 988 target axis parameter
  • Added arc geometry selection to DMG cycle 393
  • Fixed 'Type not convertible to int' issue'
CIMCO Probing
  • Fixed issue with probing operation type
CIMCO Probing
  • Adjustments for probe result variables for Siemens Align/Inspect Plane
  • Added Axial/Parallel transitioning option to Siemens Align/Inspect Edge
  • Added support for Brother w/Renishaw
  • Added DMG Cycle 393 to Heidenhain
CIMCO Probing
  • Fixed issue when loading operations created by older version
  • Fixed issue with lines created when selecting 'From Stock'
    • Issue is noticeable when opening part in Mastercam 2020 
    • Affected operations must be recreated in X9, 2017, 2018 or 2019
  • Added clearance, measurement height and safety distance to user defaults
    • These will be used when new geometry is selected
    • If no defaults exist the previous method will be used
  • Added support for Mastercam 2020 Beta
CIMCO Probing
  • Fixed UI issues with High DPI settings
  • Added note to Geometry View
  • Added translation for operation name
  • Added operation comment to Tool tab
  • Added Siemens Getting Started tutorial
CIMCO Probing
  • Added alternative font for Windows 7 and older
  • Added Rotaxis updated flag to Siemens CYCLE998
  • Fixed issue with Siemens CYCLE998 Active WO setting
  • Added Z-Axis option to Siemens Align/Inspect Edge
  • Added Align/Inspect Plane cycle to Siemens
  • Updated German translation
CIMCO Probing
  • Adjusted Siemens measuring direction value from -1 to 2
  • Adjusted Fanuc Blum Corner cycles output
  • Added tutorials for X9, 2017, 2018 & 2019, including demo posts (no nc code)
    • Fanuc w/Renishaw
    • Haas w/Renishaw
    • Heidenhain
CIMCO Probing
  • Fixed issue when post processing Siemens CYCLE978 
  • Adjustments to Siemens CYCLE978 output
CIMCO Probing
  • Fixed issue when saving a new operation with default holder selected
  • Adjusted toolpath generation for Heidenhain TCH Probe 415
  • Fixed incorrect coordinates derived from geometry for Heidenhain TCH Probe 426
  • Added missing translation for Fanuc w/Blum 'Measurement in X/Y plane'
  • Fixed incorrect work offset number in output for Fanuc w/Blum 'Measurement in X/Y plane'
  • Fixed string parameters not being saved to operation without losing focus before exiting
CIMCO Probing
  • Fixed issue with holder list not showing assembly holder
  • Fixed issue with work offset selection being ignored for WorkpieceAlignment cycles
  • Updated translation resources
  • Added option to store measurement result to following controls
    • Mazak w/Renishaw
    • Fanuc w/Renishaw
  • Added validation support to following controls
    • Fanuc w/Renishaw
    • Haas w/Renishaw
    • Mazak w/Renishaw
  • Added postblock 'probing_eof' to post sections
  • Added new validation feature with more options
    • Validations (Scrap/Remachining/Within tolerance)
    • Actions (Continue/M00/GOTO Group/GOTO Operation/GOTO Program End)
CIMCO Probing
  • Fixed issue with language codepages
  • Enabled tool list on cycle parameter tab for Haas
  • Added Draft Dimension support for Workpiece Inspection cycles
    • Tolerances will be derived from Draft Dimensions associated with the geometry
    • Enabled for cycles measuring diameter/radius on arcs and width between two lines
CIMCO Probing
  • Added Measure/Align edge cycle to Fanuc w/Blum
  • Added option to store measurement results for Fanuc w/Blum
CIMCO Probing
  • Adjustments for compensate to tip
    • Measurement height will represent touch point on the probe tool
  • Added If/Then restart option for Siemens
  • Added option to use QS330 toolname for Heidenhain
    • Add <ToolnameQS330>Yes</ToolnameQS330> to post XML 
# <Post>
# <ControlName>Heidenhain</ControlName>
# <ControlSubname>iTNC530</ControlSubname>
# <ControlVersion>2013</ControlVersion>
# <ControlLanguage>English</ControlLanguage>
# <ToolnameQS330>Yes</ToolnameQS330>
# </Post>
CIMCO Probing
  • Added G54.2 P1-P8 for Fanuc Renishaw
  • Adjusted French and German translation
  • Adjust Renishaw Print-data output
  • Added compensate to tip for Siemens, Renishaw and Blum
CIMCO Probing
  • UI tweeks.
    • Changed font.
    • Resizing/Moving with dock panel.
    • Cycle parameter DropDown lists fully show items.
  • Added G114 move to Okuma Renishaw.
  • Changed Heidenhain safety distance from tool diameter to radius.
  • Added custom log start/end to probe nci.
    • 9600: Custom log start (Includes log name).
    • 9699: Custom log end (Includes log name).
  • Added operation info to probe nci.
    • 6001: Cut number / Cycle number in operation.
    • 6002: Application type. Cycle Probing = 0 | Surface Probing = 1.
    • 6004: Cycle name.
    • 6005: Cycle number.
    • 6006: Cycle category.
    • 6007: Cycle strategy.
  • Added Getting started - Heidenhain tutorial to installation.
    • C:\Program Files (x86)\CIMCO PP\CIMCO Probing\Tutorial\Heidenhain
  • Added start/end tags to toolpath preview.
CIMCO Probing
  • Fixed draw issue when expanding/collapsing tool list on cycle parameter tab
  • Modified geometry treeview cycle parameter tab to display cycle name
  • Added option to store measurement result to user defined variables for:
    • Heidenhain
    • Siemens
    • Haas w/Renishaw
CIMCO Probing
  • Fixed cycle parameters right-click menu closing Mastercam 2019 window.
  • Added message letting user know that post processor doesn't support CIMCO Probing.
  • Modified Fanuc w/Blum to included G54.1 P1 - P300 additional offsets.
  • Added Siemens cycles:
    • Right-Angled ID Corner (CYCLE961)
    • Right-Angled OD Corner (CYCLE961)
    • 4-Point ID Corner (CYCLE961)
    • 4-Point OD Corner (CYCLE961)
    • Hole segment (CYCLE979)
    • Circular segment spigot (CYCLE979)
CIMCO Probing
  • Fixed translation not loading in Mastercam 2019.
CIMCO Probing
  • Fixed issue with text for single surface selection.
  • Fixed issue with spindle speed in some regenerated operations.
  • Plane creation in now relative to active WCS.
  • Updated to support Mastercam 2019.
  • Added support for Okuma w/Renishaw.
CIMCO Probing
  • Added Z-Axis option for Heidenhain cycle 420.
CIMCO Probing
  • Fixed MP6140 (Additional safety distance) not being used for Heidenhain.
  • Removed LMD restriction, the probing chook can now be used with lathe machines.
  • Toolpath generation modified to use feedrates from tool definition.
  • Added Show only lollipop mills checkbox to tooltab.
  • Added Select single surface points option to Surface Probing.
CIMCO Probing
  • Added new line for Heidenhain CYCLE 10.
  • Adjusted Siemens CYCLE998 parameters _RA and _KNUM for version v2_6 and older.
CIMCO Probing
  • Hot-Fix for translation issue when regenerating older version.
  • Updating parameter values after right-click selection.
CIMCO Probing
  • Fix loading of Probing cycles generated by older version.
  • Fix toollist selection issue.
  • Added filter to toollist to only show tools from active machine group.
  • Updated translation for German.
CIMCO Probing
  • Fix Tool diameter not updating after editing tool.
  • Fix ProbeEffect variables not being updated for Siemens.
  • Updated Swedish translation.
CIMCO Probing
  • Fix for Invalid designation of mode message.
CIMCO Probing
  • Fixed issue in Surface probing causing crash when re-selecting surface points.
  • Improved Automatic plane selection, planes already used in active machine group will be preferred.
  • Added Probing effect samples to documentation and templates.
    • Probing effect variables are used in the post processor to re-call work offset after it was updated by a probing cycle.
  • Added Custom log feature, similar to Surface probing log routine.
    • Logging routines are added to the post XML section.
    • Logs can be filtered to only show in certain cycles. (Cycles section in documentation)
CIMCO Probing
  • Probing resources now included in installer (C:\Program Files(x84)\CIMCO PP\CIMCO Probing\).
  • Fixed default values for misc values.
  • Fixed string probing parameters not updating properly when changing between cycles.
  • Added Siemens control versions
    • Siemens S828D
      • v2_7
      • v4_4
      • v4_5
      • v4_5_SP2
      • v4_7
      • v4_8_SP1
    • Siemens S840Dsl
      • v1_5
      • v2_6
      • v2_7
      • v4_4
      • v4_5 (Default)
      • v4_5_SP2
      • v4_7
      • v4_8_SP1
      • v4_8_SP2
  • Added new parameters to Siemens cycles
    • Probe-technology
    • 3D aligned or default measurement
    • Rough and Fine shift
    • Number of measurements
  • Added support for Solid edges and faces.
  • Added surface probing support for following controls
    • Siemens
    • Haas
    • Fanuc
    • Mazak
CIMCO Probing
  • Mastercam X9 stability changes.
  • Fanuc w/Blum changes
    • Additional work offset G54.1 P1-P48 added.
    • Optional safety distance added to Outside ridge.
    • Corner 2D/3D XY offsets adjusted.
CIMCO Probing
  • Fixed rectangle cycles Height/Width bug.
  • Fixed crash when copying probing operations in Mastercam X9 and 2017.
  • Changes to Fanuc w/Blum.
    • Ball radius offset removed from safety distance.
    • A1 (Absolute position) removed from P9703, as A1 is default and therefore unnecessary.
    • A1 (Absolute position) removed from Workpiece datum cycles, using incremental positioning instead.
    • X/Y-Offset parameters added to corner cycles.
    • Added optional safety distance for Outside Diameter
    • Diameter 3-point angle limits corrected to 0/360
CIMCO Probing
  • New cycles and probe interfaces added.
    • Mazak w/Renishaw
    • Haas w/Renishaw
    • Fanuc w/Renishaw
  • Cycle DropDown list replaced with categorized menu.
  • CheckBox added to support optional cycle parameters.
  • Fixed bug resulting in incorrect tool being selected when reopening an operation.
  • New post processor section for all interfaces. (Version 1.7 and above still functional)
    • Control version can be changed during posting.
    • Probe cycles can be shifted and rotated.
    • Create custom Surface Probing print routine output with XML.
CIMCO Probing
  • Fixed measuring direction bug in Heidenhain cycle 409.
CIMCO Probing
  • Fixed feedrate on arc transitions.
  • Fixed toolplane info written to nc.
  • Better cleanup when associated entities are deleted.
CIMCO Probing
  • Improved arrows showing surface normal in Surface Probing (No more flickering).
  • Fixed toolpath display when WCS is not top plane.
  • Fixes to associative entities database management.
CIMCO Probing
  • Improved (and fixed) rectangle chain selection. It can now also be used to measure other shapes.
  • Improved tool plane selection.
    • Tool planes will face towards camera view.
    • If possible, a tool plane reachable by only two rotations will be used (Z -> X Rotation).
  • Added toolplane settings to geometry selection menu.
    • Automatic tool plane selection (Existing planes will be used if possible).
    • Toolplane settings are saved/loaded from default settings.
  • Added toolpath color settings to geometry selection menu.
    • Color settings are saved/loaded from default settings.
  • New defaults for measurement height, clearance and safety distance.
    • Measurement height: Selected geometry - Tool cutter radius * 2
    • Clearance: Selected geometry + Tool cutter radius * 4
    • Safety distance: Tool cutter radius * 2
CIMCO Probing
  • Geometry selection buttons has been replaced with Geometry list.
  • Users are now able to create multiple cycles in the same operation.
  • Cycle parameters can be adjust by using mouse scroll.
  • Toolpath is now displayed on the screen while editing cycle parameters.
CIMCO Probing
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CIMCO Probing
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CIMCO Probing
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CIMCO Probing
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CIMCO Probing
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