CGTech is now shipping version 7.3 of VERICUT® CNC machine simulation and optimisation software. VERICUT
7.3 features many enhancements that significantly improve performance thereby simplifying manufacturing engineers’ ability to simulate the CNC programming and machining process. Changes to how users interact with VERICUT further improve VERICUT’s workflow, and are a direct result of CGTech’s philosophy of continuous product improvement.
“We have thousands of customers and their needs vary greatly,” said CGTech Ltd Managing Director, John Reed. “VERICUT has been designed to meet the needs of all types of CNC Users – from the small sub-contractor to the OEMs and their suppliers. Many VERICUT users test the limits of CNC technology and we respond to this by constantly refining VERICUT to meet changing customer requirements”
VERICUT Product/Function Overview:
VERICUT is CNC machine simulation, verification and optimisation software that enables users to eliminate the process of manually proving out NC programs. It reduces scrap loss and rework. The program also optimises NC programs in order to both save time and produce higher quality surface finish. VERICUT simulates all types of CNC machine tools, including those from leading manufacturers such as DMG-Mori Seiki, Mazak, Makino, Matsuura, Hermle and Chiron.
New User Interface Enhancements
The VERICUT user interface is very customisable and version 7.3 has new icons, available in multiple sizes. There are also several user-selectable color themes, and every window and icon can be optionally displayed or hidden.
User-configurable “Favourites” further simplify setting up a simulation session. “Favourites” can consist of
commonly used folders and files, and each item can be dragged or dropped into a project.
To help objects stand out in the machine simulation scene, an “Edge Display” option analyses models and finds and displays their edges, all without affecting simulation speed.
During simulation, a user can create a list of “Stop At” events. These events, such as “Collisions”, “Warnings”, “Tool changes”, or “End of each setup”, can be managed interactively in the NC program dialogue. The user can add, move, remove, or temporarily disable the events that pause the simulation.
Improved Collision Checking Speed
Version 7.3 performance is up to ten times faster when the NC program moves the simulated machine into potential collision conditions. A significant in-house development effort produced enhancements to VERICUT’s industry leading collision algorithms, removing the need to adjust complex machine models to improve performance.
Improved CAD/CAM/PLM Integration
VERICUT runs standalone, but is increasingly used integrated with leading CAD/CAM/PLM systems. In VERICUT
7.3 major enhancements have been implemented improving integration with Dassault Systemes CATIA, Siemens
PLM NX, Delcam PowerMILL, Vero Edgecam and OPEN MIND hyperMILL.
Other New Features since VERICUT 7.2
Drag/drop files from Windows for quick setup.
Check cutting tool wear limits based on time, distance, and volume.
Constant gouge check simulation with very large design models is now more than twice as fast.
Automatically save a Reviewer file during the simulation session. The VERICUT Reviewer incorporates all the functionality of NC Review mode in a stand-alone viewer, and does not require a license.
Over 400 customer-driven enhancements and software change requests have been completed since