CGTech (Irvine, Calif., USA) announced on Sept. 10 that it will preview the upcoming release of VERICUT CNC machine simulation and optimization software at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) show Sept. 13-18 in Chicago, Ill., USA.
VERICUT is CNC machine simulation, verification and optimization software that 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 save time and produce higher quality surface finish. VERICUT simulates all types of CNC machine tools, including those from manufacturers such as Mori Seiki, Mazak, Makino, Matsuura, Hermle, DMG, DIXI, and Chiron. VERICUT runs standalone, but can also be integrated with CAM systems such as Catia V5, NX, Pro/E, MasterCAM, EdgeCAM, hyperMILL and GibbsCAM.
VERICUT 7.1 features enhancements to reduce the time required for manufacturing engineers to develop, analyze, inspect and document the CNC programming and machining process. Features coming in VERICUT 7.1 include the ability to record and display cutting conditions, the addition of multiple turning orientations and specialty cutting methods, and improvements to simulating complex subroutines and advanced CNC control features in VERICUT. There has also been an emphasis placed on simplifying the creation of VERICUT reports.
VERICUT 7.1 is currently being beta tested and is scheduled for release in fourth quarter 2010.