Simulation, Optimization Software Reduces Scrap Loss, Rework

CGTech has released version 8.1.2 of its Vericut CNC machine simulation and optimization software.

CGTech has released version 8.1.2 of its Vericut CNC machine simulation and optimization software. In addition to features designed to make it more powerful and easier to use, it includes more than 150 customer-driven enhancements and requests.

Vericut is designed to eliminate the process of manually proving out NC programs, reducing scrap loss and rework. It also optimizes NC programs to save time and produce higher quality parts that are said to be more accurate and have better surface finish. The software simulates all types of CNC machine tools, runs standalone, and easily integrates with a range of CAM systems.

The software’s Reviewer and NC Program Review now show material deposition for additive manufacturing. Additive errors and red error color are applied when any of the functions being checked are not compliant, making it easy to spot potential problems. A click identifies the error source.

Users can optimize complex NC programs, including looping, branching, If/Then and Do-While code while retaining decision-making logic. Optimized NC programs and subroutines are ready to run and require no edits, according to the company. Force charts that graphically document the cutting process are enhanced with higher fidelity, so they can display small material volumes and forces encountered.

Other features include the ability to stop at specific variables when they are set or changed; options for automatically performing AUTO-DIFF comparisons, and output summary of AUTO-DIFF results to the software’s reports; new calculation and reporting of die sinking electrode contact areas; a help library and supporting documents in HTML for easier navigation, faster searching and viewing higher-quality images at a larger size; and enhanced support for non-rotating 3D model tools, such as those used in ablation, painting, polishing, and other specialized processes.

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