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Software Offers Enhanced User Experience and Piece Management



New developments in CAD and CAM functionality in VISI 2017 R1, from Vero Software, are designed to give users additional speed and quality throughout their design and machining processes.

Examples of these include:

  • Speed improvement to the picking process with support for dynamic drag and drop
  • Dynamic zoom to and from an area on the screen by holding down the space bar. "This is particularly valuable to zoom in on a particular aspect of a large component on screen," said VISI Brand Manager Massimo Vergerio.
  • Intelligent chaining for joining wireframe elements together
  • Single right-hand mouse click to confirm commands instead of ticking a box with a keystroke.

For CAM, an update to geometry management means individual pieces are no longer limited by a specific project. "It gives greater freedom in picking the piece, obstacle or stock, allowing any combination," said Vergerio. "This is also used for picking faces and face lists, all managed in a much more user-friendly interface and driven inside the operation itself. Everything is now linked to the operation, not the project, and all geometry is managed interactively, picking the specific pieces or faces to be machined."

CAD Updates

Several auto-ballooning enhancements have been made within the Assembly Manager, providing additional control when adding BOM ballooning within the plot view. These include automatic positioning using multiple axes and removal of duplicated balloons, providing clearer results.

The creation of manufacturing drawing data has been improved by the addition of a number of "view property" settings. To simplify the creation of cut-away views of complex geometry, "outbreak section depths" can be automatically measured and edited by on-screen selection.

Model properties can be set during the modeling process. VISI Product Support Manager John Cockerill said: "Any model manufacturing and purchasing data can be added and controlled by simply selecting the model geometry from the working environment. Added data is automatically inserted into the Assembly Manager interface, providing a more interactive method of controlling modeling data."

New functionality has been added to the Mold Design module, allowing the user to validate the effect of a cooling channel circuit. Size and positioning can be extracted from model geometry and inserted into the Cooling Validations step-by-step workflow for a thermal analysis of a mold's temperature conditioning system.

For VISI Flow modules, the precision of warpage calculations has been enhanced by adjustments within the filling and holding algorithms. These adjustments take advantage of additional data within the material database, which has been increased with the addition on new material grades.

For VISI Progress users, a number of Strip enhancements include the ability to manipulate a strip's width, height and component angle from the graphics area, which simplifies the strip layout process. In addition, calculated shear/bending/flange stress data is provided for every individual step of a strip's development.

Also added for Progress users is a new function for automatically creating wire points for tooling punches. The diameter/position and multiple start points are all managed from the graphic area interface. All created wire data is automatically recognized within the CAM and Wire modules.

Improvements to the CLS License Manager now give the ability to create specific profiles and options for each user operating across a multi-seat network.

CAM Updates

Vero Software's Waveform roughing technology is included for VISI machining. Waveform's cutting strategies are designed to increase material removal rates and productivity while prolonging tooling life. The high-speed machining strategy maintains a constant tool cutting load by ensuring consistent tool engagement with the material.

On Rest Roughing, instead of having to create separate dynamic incremental stock based on the previous operation, VISI 2017 R1 handles the process automatically. The user picks the previous operation and the system automatically creates this stock within the operation. "This is invaluable for 3+2 work, knowing that the correct stock will be used on the tilted operations," said a company spokesperson.

Specific Vero Group technology - this time a new, specially developed engine - is creating a new profiling strategy for 2-D milling. John Cockerill said it improves reliability and output and provides multiple options for cornering, used for keeping or removing sharp corners on profiles. Old profiling will be converted automatically, and there are improvements to speed, obstacle and cutter compensation management, along with intelligent collision checking.

For more information contact:

Vero USA Inc.

2000 Town Center

Suite 1730

Southfield, MI 48075

248-351-9300

info@verosoftware.com

www.verosoftware.com

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