At the current development stage Total Engineer is a CAM (Computer-Aided Manufacturing) system having some basic CAD (Computer-Aided Design) and simulation functionalities.
Design functions are mainly accessible using API and the integrated Script Editor. Simulation is available after tool path computation and it targets at visual verification of the computation results.
For a quick demonstration of CAM functionalities open the file Sample_3AxisDrilling.xml (the file can be found in the examples directory of TE installation). The file contains a single CNC drilling operation. To simulate the movements of the tool, please select CNC Operation in Process Plan Explorer. Next right-click on this operation and choose Simulate.
The Simulator window pops up. Using this window the simulation can be controlled and so it is possible for the user to see how the tool moves along the computed path.