Machine Simulation/Optimization Software Update


CGTech will demonstrate the new version of VERICUT® CNC machine simulation and optimization software at EMO in Hall 25, Booth J30. VERICUT 7.3 includes many enhancements that significantly improve performance and further simplify the process of simulating a CNC machine, according to the company. Changes to how users interact with VERICUT further improve VERICUT’s workflow, and are a direct result of CGTech’s philosophy of continuous product improvement.

VERICUT has been designed to meet the needs of all types of shops—from the small job shop with simple parts, to the OEM and Tier 1 supplier that is regularly pushing the limits of CNC technology, the company notes.

The VERICUT user interface is very customizable. In version 7.3, the first thing a user will notice is the all-new icons, available in multiple sizes. There are also several user-selectable color themes, and every window and icon can be optionally displayed or hidden.

User-configurable “Favorites” further simplify setting up a simulation session. “Favorites” can consist of commonly used folders and files, and each item can be drag/dropped into a project.

 To help objects stand out in the machine simulation scene, an “Edge Display” option analyzes models on-the-fly and finds and displays their edges, all without affecting simulation speed.

 During simulation, a user can create a list of “Stop At” events. These events, such as “Collisions”, “Warnings”, “Tool changes”, or “End of each setup”, can be managed interactively in the NC program dialog. The user can add, move, remove or temporarily disable the events that pause the simulation.

Version 7.3 performance is now five to 10 times or more) faster when the NC program moves the simulated machine into potential collision conditions, the company notes. A significant in-house development effort produced enhancements to VERICUT’s industry leading collision algorithms, removing the need to adjust complex machine models to improve performance.