Enhancements to Vericut 7.1 CNC machine simulation, verification and optimization software from CGTech are designed to reduce the time required for manufacturing engineers to develop, analyze, inspect and document the CNC programming and machining process. Improvements have been made to user interaction, simulation capabilities, analysis, cutting tool creation and CAD/CAM integration.
The software eliminates manual prove-out of NC programs and reduces scrap loss and rework. It also optimizes NC programs to save time and produce higher-quality surface finish. The software simulates virtually all types of CNC machine tools, including those from Mazak, Makino, Matsuura, Hermle, DMG, DIXI, Mori Seiki and Chiron. The software can run standalone or be integrated with CAM systems including Catia V5, NX, Creo (Pro/E), MasterCAM, EdgeCAM and GibbsCAM.
Enhanced features include the Project Tree, which is designed to simplify setup of software sessions. A shortcut toolbar enables quick transitions to a particular Project Tree branch.
Cutting conditions are shown in the status display and available when stepping through the program using NC Program Review. This feature shows detailed information about the cutter’s engagement with material, including axial depth, radial width, volume removal rate, chip thickness, maximum surface speed and contact area.
To further simplify creating a tool library, CAD solid models of inserts and holders can be imported into the software. The Tool Manager displays the CAD geometry window, which enables easy identification of parts of the CAD model file that correspond with holders, cutters or inserts.
An Assembly feature in the Open model file selection window enables the user to extract all individual components of a CAD assembly file and store them in their own model definitions.