As the World’s Most Complete Offline Solution for Mazatrol, CamLink for Windows is uniquely suited to small and large shop environments.
Extract part geometry information from SolidWorks® into Mazatrol. This non-OEM software can link your SolidWorks’ part model files into Mazatrol. GB\GeoSolid is a counterpart to GB\GeoEntry.
Translate Mazatrol files to the new Mazak Matrix. Combined with GB\DataTranslate, you can take a file saved in an older Mazak control and run it on a newer Mazak Matrix.
“CamLink lets people who use Mazatrol join the CAD/CAM age,” said Matsler. Now a fully integrated Windows-based solution, CamLink supports the Windows 95, 98, Me, NT 4.0, 2000 and XP operating systems. Some of CamLink’s features include:
- Tool Path Check with Mazatrol subprogram and multi-mode
- Drag-and-Drop editing for Mazatrol
- User-definable Speeds and Feeds database for all tools in the GB Tool File
- ISO OUT—the ability to output a Gcode program from Mazatrol
One of the strongest tool in the CamLink collection, said Matsler, is GB\GeoEntry. GB\GeoEntry helps people create Mazatrol programs faster because it eliminates the redundancy of entering complex geometry that was already created in the design phase.
Today, CamLink links six Mazak machines to Matsler’s office PC. Although his shop now runs high volume, repeat production work, Mazatrol is still the machine tool of choice.
“Mazatrol on the shop floor is king,” said Matsler.