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Verify & Optimize NC Programs; Simulate CNC Machining with VERICUT® Software from CGTech

   VERICUT Software

VERICUT software is used to simulate CNC machining in order to detect errors, potential collisions, or areas of inefficiency. VERICUT enables NC programmers to correct errors before the program is ever loaded on the CNC machine, thereby eliminating manual prove-outs. VERICUT also optimizes NC program cutting speeds for more efficient machining


   VERICUT Composite Applications

VERICUT Composite Applications are machine-independent off-line programming and simulation software solutions for automated composite tape and fiber-placement CNC machines. There are three separate applications: VERICUT Composite Programming (VCP) and VERICUT Composite Simulation (VCS) are already released to the market. A third module, VERICUT Composites Paths for Engineers (VCPe) has all the features of VCP but is not configured to program a specific Automated Fibre Placement (AFP) machine. VCPe provides software tools to allow a design or production engineers to evaluate strategies and test the manufacturability of layup methods for composites parts.  


   VERICUT Drilling & Fastening (VDAF)

VERICUT Drilling & Fastening (VDAF) is a software application for simulating and programming auto-drilling & fastening machines. VDAF is independent of both the machine and CAD system.



VERICUT simulates six-axis articulated-arm robot motion from leading robot machine builders including Fanuc, Kuka, ABB, Kawasaki, Motorman and others.  VERICUT also supports robots that have additional “external” axes. For example, robots mounted on a linear axis (or a part on a rotisserie axis) can significantly improve robot usefulness, reach, stiffness, speed, and accuracy. In addition to simulation, VERICUT can also be used to adjust motion and post-process for robots.  VERICUT computes joint positions from the incoming tool point commands and orientation, and then post-processes for the specific robot-language program. Most robots are programmed by “teaching.” Off-line programming is preferred when there are many motions, precise positions are needed, or the process must be controlled or traceable.


Company Profile

Headquartered in Irvine, California, CGTech specializes in numerical control (NC/CNC) simulation, verification, optimization, and analysis software for manufacturing. Since 1988 CGTech’s product, VERICUT® software, has become the industry standard for simulating CNC machining in order to detect errors, potential collisions, or areas of inefficiency. VERICUT enables users to eliminate the process of manually proving-out NC programs. It reduces scrap loss and rework. The program also optimizes NC programs in order to both save time and produce higher quality surface finish. VERICUT simulates all types of CNC machine tools, including those from leading manufacturers such as DMG/Mori Seiki, Mazak, Makino, Matsuura, Hermle, and Chiron. VERICUT runs standalone, but can also be integrated with leading CAM systems such as Catia, NX, Creo Parametric, Mastercam, Powermill, EdgeCAM, Hypermill, GibbsCAM and more. CGTech also offers machine-independent off-line programming and simulation software for CNC fiber-placement, tape-laying, auto-drilling, and fastening machines. With offices throughout Europe and Asia, CGTech software is used by companies of all sizes, universities/trade schools, and government agencies.

Product Categories of CGTech (VERICUT)

  • Software, CAD/CAM
  • Software, Engineering Analysis & Simulation
  • Software, Machinability Databases
  • Software, NC Program Optimization
  • Software, NC Verification
  • Software, Nesting
  • Software, Other Manufacturing
  • Software, Post Processors, Stand-Alone (Sold Independent of CAM System)
  • Software, Tool Design
  • Training of All Types, Including Audiovisual/Internet

Trade Names

  • CGTech®
  • OptiPath®

Deep Links

Simulate CNC Machines

Reduce crashes or other expensive mistakes by simulating the entire CNC machine and setup.

Optimize NC Programs

VERICUT features a totally unique method of improving NC program feed rates so that the machine cuts at maximum efficiency during the entire cycle.

Verify NC Programs

VERICUT simulates the machining process exactly as it occurs on the real machine so you can see errors ahead of time.

VERICUT Composite Applications Product

Machine-independent off-line programming and simulation software for automated fiber-placement and tape-laying machines consists of three components that can be used individually or together: VERICUT Composite Paths for Engineering (VCPe), VERICUT Composite Programming (VCP), and VERICUT Composite Simulation (VCS).

As seen in MMS

United Technologies Optimization Tool Added to Vericut
The new feed rate optimization tool is based on machining trials within UTC. The commitment of an established software company will help this OEM bring cost-saving technology to its suppliers.

G-Code Simulation Ensures Precise Machining of Large Parts
Elliott Group implemented Vericut machine simulation software from CGTech and eliminated scrapped parts due to programming errors. It also helped improve employee safety.

Ready, Willing and Able to Work
Manufacturers seeking skilled workers should rid themselves of the misconceptions many hold about hiring disabled individuals, especially those with specialized industrial training.

Software, Cutting Tool Companies Partner to Speed Simulation
Offline machining simulation is becoming increasingly important as machine shops take on more complex, multi-axis work. That’s why CGTech (Vericut) is demonstrating the results of its new partnership with Kennametal in Booth E-3346.

United Technologies Corp., CGTech Complete Licensing Agreement
The agreement enables integration of UTC’s PromptFM technology with CGTech’s Vericut software for further development opportunities.

CNC Simulation Software Integrates with CAM Systems
CGTech will introduce version 7.3 of its Vericut CNC simulation, verification and optimization software, emphasizing the program's ability to integrate with CAM systems.

CNC Simulation Software Detects Collisions
CGTech will showcase version 7.3 of its Vericut CNC machine simulation, verification and optimization software, which can operate independently or integrated with a CAM system.

Searching for Skilled Workers? Here’s Part of the Solution
In recent years, manufacturers have found it increasingly difficult to find trained, skilled employees, especially in the metalworking industry.

New Users Are Adopting Simulation Software
Even though the market for NC simulation software is mature, that doesn’t mean that new users cannot adopt it. In fact, one CGTech representative lists four reasons why shops that had never considered simulation software before are now opting for it.

CGTech to Host Vericut Users’ Exchange Events
The company will host the first of 22 VUE events scheduled for 2014 in March.

Cutting Tool Database Interfaces with Simulation Software
CGTech now offers an interface to Zoller’s TMS Tools Management Solutions database that enables easy transfer of cutting tool information to the company’s Vericut software.

Simulation Software Offers Updated Collision Algorithms
Vericut 7.3, available from CGTech, has been updated to improve performance and simplify CNC machine simulation.

CNC Simulation and Optimization Software Enables Customization
CGTech's 7.3 version of its Vericut CNC machine simulation and optimization software is designed to offer more customization of the user interface.

Feed Rate Optimization Strategies for High-Efficiency Machining
CGTech will showcase its feed rate optimization strategies with a presentation demonstrating the difference between high speed and high-efficiency machining.

Vericut User Events Scheduled
CGTech will host 24 users’ exchange events in 2013.

Software Offers Faster, Easier CNC Simulation
Vericut 7.2, available from CGTech, is designed to improve speed and reduce the time required for CNC programming and machining.

Direct Interface for Machining Simulation
CGTech and DP Technology have developed the Esprit-to-Vericut interface.

Simulation Software Offers Speed, Usability Improvements
CGTech offers version 7.2 of Vericut software, a CNC machine simulation, verification and optimization program at IMTS 2012.

Simulation Software Offers Speed, Usability Improvements
CGTech offers version 7.2 of Vericut software, a CNC machine simulation, verification and optimization program designed to eliminate manual prove-outs of NC programs for virtually all types of CNC machine tools. 

Partnership Simplifies Tool Library Creation
CGTech (Irvine, California), the developer of Vericut CNC verification and simulation software, and Zoller, a supplier of tool presetting and measuring machines, have announced a partnership to better serve the customer base of both companies.