Vericut 7.2, available from CGTech, is designed to improve speed and reduce the time required for CNC programming and machining. Updated user interface features are designed to simplify common actions while taking advantage of multiple processors and background processing. An NC program can be optimized from a saved simulation, which enables users to adjust and re-optimize without re-running the simulation. An interactive panel is daid to display cutting conditions immediately, anywhere in the machining process. The user can navigate the NC program to evaluate cutting conditions and quickly see the results of adjustments to optimization settings, the company says.
Vericut runs standalone but can also be integrated with CAM systems from Siemens PLM Software (NX), Dassault Systèmes (Catia), PTC (Creo Parametric), CNC Software (Mastercam), Vero Software (EdgeCAM), OpenMind (hyperMill), Delcam (FeatureCAM and PowerMill), DP Technology (Esprit), Cimatron Group (CimatronE and GibbsCAM) and more. The updated version includes more than 100 CAD/CAM interface updates designed to make setup fast and efficient. With an interface to Vericut, the user’s stock, fixture and design geometry is automatically transferred to the software in the correct orientation, along with the NC program, tooling, machine and control data, and other simulation parameters. After the transfer, it takes only one click to start simulating.
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