CGTech will demonstrate the new version of VERICUT® CNC machine simulation and optimization software at the EMO show in Milan, Italy, October 5-10, 2015 Hall 4, Stand A04.
VERICUT 7.4 includes many enhancements that further simplify the process of simulating a CNC machine. Changes to how users interact with VERICUT further improve VERICUT’s workflow and simplify day-to-day NC programming and simulation use.
“This release increases the ability of manufacturing engineers to simulate the entire CNC machining process in order to produce better results and reduce the time spent in the programming and machining cycle,” said CGTech Product Marketing Manager Bill Hasenjaeger. “VERICUT is constantly refined to provide the flexibility and tools our customers require.”
VERICUT Product/Function Overview:
VERICUT is CNC machine simulation, verification and optimization software that enables users to eliminate the process of manually proving out NC programs. It reduces scrap loss and rework. The program also optimizes 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, Mazak, Makino, Matsuura, Hermle, DIXI, and Chiron. VERICUT runs standalone, but can also be integrated with leading CAM systems such as CATIA by Dassault Systems, NX by Siemens PLM Software, MasterCAM by CNC Software, PowerMill by Delcam, Edgecam by Vero, hyperMILL by Open Mind, and many others.
Enhancements Support Ease of Use
In version 7.4, the first thing a user will notice is a Welcome Screen that automatically displays when first launching a VERICUT session. The Welcome Screen provides access to commonly used first actions for a VERICUT session.
The VERICUT user interface continues to get more customizable. VERICUT’s desktop is enhanced with a new docking method enabling you to lay out your VERICUT desktop in the most efficient manner for the way that you work. The new docking method is very flexible and provides a high level of customization possibilities. Additionally, the Status window is completely redesigned for better viewing, customization and size. The Status window information is divided into Information Groups, each containing a specific list of information.
Tool Management Simplified
Tool Manager’s desktop and user interface is re-designed to enable easier user interaction. A new Tool Bar located at the top of the Tool Manager window consists of a combination of icons and pull-down menus providing easy access to all features needed to create and maintain tool libraries, create/modify tool assemblies, import tool assemblies and create or import OptiPath records. Also, in the Tool List, tool components now have a Parent/Child hierarchy allowing for better tool assembly management and modification. All Tool Definition windows have been re-designed to make tool definition easier.
Other New Features in Version 7.4:
- New interfaces are available for integrating VERICUT with Creo Parametric 3.0, CAMWorks, and SolidWorks.
- OptiPath now automatically works through multiple setups.
- Selecting a tool from the new Reviewer Tool Menu automatically set the “Start” and “End” points of the simulation.
- Nearly 500 customer-driven enhancements and software change requests have been completed since version 7.3.
New Module: Force™
Force is a physics- and mathematics-based modeling software designed to optimize machining rates for machined parts within aerospace, automotive, industrial and other markets that utilize automated machining. Force determines the optimum speeds for a cutting process and makes the CNC machine cut in the most efficient, fast and reliable way, based on the type of material being cut.
Force excels in difficult to machine materials, and especially complex multi-axis cuts such as 5-axis flank milling. Once the material is characterized, it can be applied to a broad range of cutters and machines in future NC machining operations. It’s easy to set-up and can also predict tool wear.