CGTech announced 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 VERICUTs workflow, and are a direct result of CGTechs philosophy of continuous product improvement.
VERICUT software is used to simulate CNC machining in order to detect errors, potential collisions, or areas of inefficiency. VERICUT enables NC programmers to correct errors before the program is ever loaded on the CNC machine, thereby eliminating manual prove-outs. VERICUT also optimizes NC program cutting speeds for more efficient machining.
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 VERICUTs 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.
Headquartered in Irvine, California, CGTech specializes in numerical control (NC/CNC) simulation, verification, optimization, and analysis software technology for manufacturing. CGTech was founded in 1988. Since that time, our main software product, VERICUT, has become the industry standard. With offices worldwide, VERICUT software is used by companies of all sizes, universities/trade schools, and government agencies.
Other New Features
Drag/drop files from Windows for quick setup.
Constant gouge checking with very large design models is now 2-5x faster.
Check cutting tool wear limits based on time, distance, and volume.
Automatically create a Reviewer file during the simulation session. VERICUTs Reviewer incorporates all the functionality of NC Review mode in a stand-alone viewer that does not require a license.
Measure tool assemblies in the tool manager.
New CAD/CAM interface is available for Surfcam. Many other CAD/CAM interface improvements have been implemented.
SpacePilot Mouse/Navigator motion is improved.
Over 400 customer-driven enhancements and software change requests have been completed since version 7.2.