Help with Odd CAD/CAM files

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Help with Odd CAD/CAM files

Post by utahwestie » Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:38 pm

Hello all,

Has anyone used a CAD/CAM system that uses the file format 'ncCAD 4.33 PPC Document'

I have a huge amount of files, including designed parts and cnc programs that i'd like to open and look at/use.

The original computer (mac) that these were on is now gone the way of the dodo bird and i'd like to find a program that will open them/ allow me to view/ and maybe edit the nc files to be able to machine with the existing programs.

Ultimately, i'd like the ability to open, and convert them to a file format that I can use. I've tried, Mastercam and Solidworks, the two I have here. I've not tried an old version of Autodesk Inventor.

Any help/advice or general pointing in the right direction is/will be appreciated immensely.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Help with Odd CAD/CAM files

Post by earlgo » Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:04 pm

I missed this when you wrote the OP. If you can remember who marketed the ncCAD system then I'd start by calling them. Failing that, I'd check with the MAC user's group. (Surely there is one.)
I'm sure that you have googled, binged, dogpiled and searched this to frustration.
Wish I could help.
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Re: Help with Odd CAD/CAM files

Post by middle.road » Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:57 am

Can you post a couple of them in order to look them over, or actually into them?
What time frame were they from?
Looking at the German website - it might be proprietary and specialized.

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