CGTech is now shipping version 7.3 of its VERICUT CNC machine simulation and optimization software.
"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 VERICUT user interface has been upgraded with 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" further simplify setting up a simulation session, and 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, the company says.
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.
Solution performance is now five to ten-times faster when the NC program moves the simulated machine into potential collision conditions, according to the company.
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company's website.