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Mailing Address:
9000 Research Dr.
Irvine, CA 92618 US

A Special Message from CGTech (VERICUT)

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

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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.

Webinar: Using Simulation Software to Achieve “Lights-Out” Machining
A free webinar on Thursday, May 17 will explain the key role that NC verification and simulation plays in lights-out machining.

Vector Programming Eases Five-Axis Aerospace Machining
Because the CNCs on this shop’s largest five-axis machining centers accept vector coordinates as program input instead of traditional G codes, critical jobs can be shifted readily from machine to machine.

Software Enables AFP Experimentation
CGTech’s Vericut Composite Paths for Engineering (VCPe) provides composite part designers, mechanical engineers and process engineers with the same software tools as NC programmers for creating NC program paths

When CAM-Integrated Simulation Isn’t Enough
Whereas this shop’s CAM system is limited to evaluating only internal CAM files, Vericut software from CGTech uses the actual post-processed G code.

CNC Simulation Software Update Improves Speed
Version 7.2 of CGTech’s Vericut CNC machine simulation and optimization software features enhancements designed to improve speed.

Simulation Software Saves Time, Boosts Confidence
Vericut simulation software from CGTech provides the confidence the company needs to machine high-value parts without the time required for manual prove-outs or the risks associated with less-robust alternatives.

CGTech Opens Sales Office in India
CGTech (Irvine, California), the developer of Vericut CNC verification and simulation software, has formed a subsidiary company in India.