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8/23/2018 | 1 MINUTE READ

CNC Simulation Software Adds Convenience, AM Features

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CGTech has released the Vericut Versions 8.2 CNC Simulation Software.

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CGTech has released the Vericut Version 8.2 CNC Simulation Software. In addition to machine simulation that detects collisions and close calls, as well as over-travel errors, the focus of this edition has been to provide convenience features to improve simulation visibility, speed workflow and streamline each user’s verification process.

A Right-Mouse-Button Ribbon makes functions more accessible and provides convenient access to external applications. The configurable Heads-Up Display (HUD) improves simulation monitoring and visibility by showing the NC program or machining and cutting-status information, overlaid on top of the graphical views. HUD provides constant access to important details about the machining process, while keeping simulation views as large as possible for optimal viewing. NC Program Alert symbols and colors highlight errors and warnings found in NC programs, making it faster and easier to identify problem sources, according to the company.

Force is a physics-based NC program-optimization module that analyzes and optimizes cutting conditions to improve chip thicknesses while managing the cutting forces and spindle power required. This version uses Force Turning to optimize lathe turning, and mill-turn operations, when combined with Force Milling.

The software adds more realism to additive simulation and detects many common error conditions programmers face when creating parts additively. Additive material can be projected to the part surface for a more “natural” deposition behavior, varying material-build rates based on changes in bead overlap, acute corner motions and starting/stopping at the same location, all of which can cause unpredictable material buildup. Users can verify that laser focal distance stays within the tolerance range and that excessive material “overhang” conditions do not exist, which can lead to improper adherence. Warnings are given for non-conforming additive conditions.

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