Alkart CNC Wizard

The popular and proven CNC programming aid.

Alkart CNC Wizard 2020 is the latest version of the popular CNC programming aid. Building on the success of the previous versions the software adds a number of new features including support for the latest models such as the D25 and L32 LFV.

As before the software is available in 2 editions ‘Cincom’ to cover Citizen’s sliding head range and ‘Miyano’ to cover the fixed head range.

A wizard guides you through creation of your part program and a built-in code library for machining processes is combined with reference material / diagrams to assist you during the programming of your part. Machine communications are also included supporting RS232, Flash Card and LAN program upload / download.

New and experienced users alike can benefit from the extensive information that is available. Greatly reduces the amount of time you spend typing in lengthy M and G codes or consulting manuals / other programs.

Summary of Main Benefits:

  • Reduces need for programming manuals and reference materials
  • Reduces amount of typing required (and reduces errors as a result of this)
  • Helps new users get up and running and learn the machine
  • A simple program can potentially be written in a matter of minutes!
  • Full functionality is included for program validation, program transfer / communication.
  • Low Cost!

Software Walkthrough.

  • After clicking the New Program button you are given the option to use the New Program Wizard.
  • This allows you to easily create a starting point for your program.
  • On the machine selection screen firstly select the machine type you are creating a program for...
  • will then be led through a series of questions and illustrations to determine the program structure required.
  • Following on from this you must choose the type of part-off tool you are using.
  • Now enter the basic program data such as the width of your part-off tool, length of part, bar diameter etc.
  • You can save the program data values as a template that you can later recall to save time.
  • These values will be used to complete the template and generate machining data.
  • Your program template will then be displayed. This includes all the correct synchronisation commands for your part.
  • This is a valid program at this point and will run on the machine (feeding through the bar and parting off) but you now need to begin adding processes relevant to the part you are making.
  • The task pane code library displays a list of processes related to the machine you selected.
  • Depending on the machine it is divided into sections for main spindle, sub spindle etc.
  • Within each section the processes are further categorised for end working, gang tool work etc. making it quick and easy to find the process you require.
  • Before inserting code you must select the correct position in the program.
  • It is best to work through the program from top to bottom, adding processes along the way.
  • Each section of the program template is clearly commented to make it easy to select the correct location for each process.
  • The sections described within the code closely match the sections within the code library tree.

In the end.

  • After selecting a process you will be presented with the code editor.
  • A detailed description of the process is included along with a diagram to illustrate it (where applicable).
  • You enter the relevant values based on your part within the code editor (values required are marked with asterisks *).
  • Once finished click the insert button to place the code in your program at the location you chose earlier.
  • Repeat for each process required until your program is complete.
  • Many other utility functions are available to help you such as M/G Code help, calculators (e.g. Chamfer, Drill depth) etc.