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New VERICUT 7.3 Software for Machine Simulation



"VERICUT 7.3 includes many enhancements that improve performance and simplify the process of simulating a CNC machine. Changes to how users interact with VERICUT further improve VERICUT's workflow," said a company spokesperson.

"We have thousands of customers and their needs vary greatly," said CGTech Product Marketing Manager Bill Hasenjaeger. "VERICUT has been designed to meet the needs of all types of shops, from the small job shop with simple parts, to the OEM and Tier 1 supplier that is regularly pushing the limits of CNC technology. VERICUT is constantly refined to provide the flexibility and tools our customers require."

VERICUT is CNC machine simulation, verification and optimization software that enables users to eliminate the process of manually proving out NC programs. The program also optimizes NC programs in order to save time and produce higher quality surface finish. VERICUT simulates all types of CNC machine tools, including those from manufacturers such as DMG-Mori Seiki, Mazak, Makino, Matsuura, Hermle, DIXI and Chiron. VERICUT runs standalone, but can also be integrated with CAM systems such as Catia, NX, Creo Parametric (Pro/E), MasterCAM, PowerMill, EdgeCAM, hyperMILL, Esprit and GibbsCAM.

The VERICUT user interface is customizable. In version 7.3 are all 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 "Favorites" simplify setting up a simulation session. "Favorites" can consist of commonly used folders and files, and each item can be drag/dropped into a project.

To help objects stand out in the machine simulation scene, an "Edge Display" option analyzes models on-the-fly 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 dialog. The user can add, move, remove or temporarily disable the events that pause the simulation.

"Version 7.3 performance is now 5-10x (or more) faster when the NC program moves the simulated machine into potential collision conditions. An in-house development effort produced enhancements to VERICUT's collision algorithms, removing the need to adjust complex machine models to improve performance," said the spokesperson.

Other New Features since Version 7.2:

  • Drag/drop files from Windows for quick setup.
  • Constant gouge check simulation with large design models is now 2-5x faster.
  • 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 that does not require a license.
  • Measure tool assembly components in the tool manager.
  • New CAD/CAM interfaces are available for Surfcam and SolidWorks. 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.

CGTech will also be demonstrating VERICUT Composite Applications at EMO. VERICUT Composite Applications are machine-independent off-line programming and simulation software solutions for automated composite tape (ATL) and fiber-placement (AFP) CNC machines.

For more information contact:

CGTech

9000 Research Dr.

Irvine, CA 92618-4214

949-753-1050

info@cgtech.com

www.cgtech.com

Hall 25-Stand J30

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