CGTech will demonstrate the new version of VERICUT CNC machine simulation and optimization software at the 2013 EMO show, September 16-21, in Hannover, Germany.
VERICUT 7.3 includes enhancements that improve performance and further simplify the process of simulating a CNC machine, the company says.
"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."
The new release includes all-new icons in multiple sizes, and every window and icon can be optionally displayed or hidden. 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.
Version 7.3 performance is now five to ten-times faster when the NC program moves the simulated machine into potential collision conditions, the company claims. A significant in-house development effort produced enhancements to VERICUT's collision algorithms, removing the need to adjust complex machine models to improve performance.
Other new features include the ability to drag/drop files from Windows for quick setup, and to 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.
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company's website.