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CAD/CAM Software Released Featuring Updated GUI



Vero Software has introduced the latest release of VISI CAD/CAM software featuring developments in CAD, mold and CAM functionality.

Graphic enhancements include an updated GUI with quick access toolbars, live icon combinations on the mouse, improved hidden line removal and geometry selection by "free-shape" brush. In addition, CAD translators have been updated to support the latest third-party CAD formats, including Inventor 2016, layer categories for NX and attribute hole mapping for Catia V5.

"User efficiency continues to be a focus for product development and major CAD developments, including picking and sketching enhancements, associativity improvements for 3-D dimensions, a redesigned part revision manager and multiple plotview updates," said a company spokesperson.

VISI Mold developments include improved cooling channel management with support for solid groups, CAD transformations and updated catalog components such as plugs, connectors and baffles. Additional enhancements include a new tool to produce lubrication grooves and a rewritten database tool to manage and edit the 3-D standard element libraries.

For those involved in sheet metal stamping, VISI Progress updates include improvements to the part replacement for 3-D strip design, the ability to manage multiple strip designs within the same project and the option for defining families of punches as instances. This allows for automatic updates of geometry if the parent punch is modified.

For 3-D machining operations, the user interface has been simplified to help define the geometry piece, stock and additional faces. "An updated CAM engine provides better memory management and improved performance, allowing VISI to run multithreads for a single toolpath calculation. This means that a single toolpath build can be split into parallel calculations, reducing the total build time (this is managed automatically by the CAM engine)," said the spokesperson.

Wire EDM developments include 64-bit engine support, improved 4-axis offset support and feature recognition for constant tapered apertures.

Other CAM developments include improved analytic material removal, updated stock/model comparison and a new "toolpath enquirer" tool to allow the operator to analyze the underlying toolpath data and search for geometry, such as elements shorter than a given length or vertical arcs.

For more information contact:

TST Tooling Software Technology, LLC.

6547 Dixie Hwy, Suite A

Clarkson, MI 48346

800-984-6190

www.tst-software.com

www.visicadcam.com

Vero Software

www.verosoftware.com

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