CGTech says its enhanced PRO/E-to-Vericut user interface gives Pro/E users an effective way to access features in Vericut from within the CAD/CAM environment. The interface offers users of Vericut’s G-code and machine simulation capabilities an easy way to configure simulations for complex machines and processes, the company says.
The interface launches Vericut from within Pro/Engineer’s NC menus, running interactively or in batch mode. Toolpath motions for the selected operation or NC sequence and tool descriptions are automatically transferred to Vericut, as are reference, workpiece and fixture models from the current manufacturing session. The Vericut session runs as an external process, enabling the user to work in Pro/Engineer while Vericut verifies the NC program. The interface also supports G-code processing, machine simulation and multiple setups.