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CGTech has announced the latest release of VERICUT software, Version 9.2. VERICUT CNC machine simulation, verification and optimization software simulates all types of CNC machining, additive and hybrid manufacturing processes. The software operates independently but can be integrated with leading CAM systems.

"New VERICUT 9.2 features boost manufacturing efficiency, help preserve machines and cutting tools, increase machine capacity and reduce repair and scrap costs," said a company spokesperson. "Substantial speed increases to collision checking and overall performance, a New 3DLive interface, improved cutting tool support, and reporting enhancements are just a few of the notable features in this latest release. Hundreds of customer-driven improvements and software requests were also incorporated in this latest version."

CGTech's integrated simulation-optimization solution, VERICUT Force, also benefits from these latest enhancements. "Force reduces machining times, extends tool life up to 2x or more, prevents undesirable cutting conditions and improves part quality," said the spokesperson. VERICUT 9.2 provides Force optimization users with more options for setting and adjusting optimization limits, more comprehensive tooling data and greater customization options for Graphs and Reports.

VERICUT 9.2 highlights:

  • Collision and performance improvements: VERICUT 9.2 brings speed increases and improved accuracy to collision checking and overall performance. Users gain speed increases for deep concave collision penetration, turning operations (especially I.D. work on large parts), and collision checking between highly detailed models such as those having high triangle counts. Simulate material removal at tight cutting resolutions up to 30% faster.
  • More options for optimizing: Optimize programs by setting target Chip Thickness and any combination of Force limits, including Maximum Force, Maximum Power and Maximum Tool Deflection. Force can now also control the Spindle Speed. OptiPath has a new Learn mode which enables users to choose how aggressively to learn from current cutting results. Learn From Results in Graphs can send Force or OptiPath optimization settings, or change optimization strategies for corresponding cutters. Sandvik/Walter stock material (TMC) alias names have been added, enabling optimizers to search for material names known to them, and determine if suitable Force Materials exist.
  • Force turning improvements: Extend the life of turning inserts with new Adjust Turning Interrupted Cut settings that slow feedrates on motions through gaps or obstructions on turned parts.
  • New Assembly Manager: Manage libraries of component assemblies, such as robot end effectors, interchangeable machine heads, bolt-on rotary tables, part/fixture set-ups and more to use in other VERICUT projects or be accessible to other users. Export/import assemblies via right-click options added to the Project Tree, or options in the Configure Component panel.
  • New 3DLive Interface: Simplify the VERICUT machine building process and create more realistic setups in a matter of seconds by importing 3DLive data. Import GDML format files containing 3D geometry, including colors for CNC machines, fixture components and cutting toolholders along with kinematic information, travel limits, min./max. feedrates for axes and initial machine position.
  • Enhanced support for cutting tools-new tool types: VERICUT 9.2 features new easy-to-define cutting tools. A few examples are Conical End Mills, Spherical End Mills and new Thread Mills. VERICUT checks for machining errors according to the specific tools' capabilities and limitations. VERICUT's dimensioning tool, X-Caliper, can be used to check the dimensions of drilled or threaded holes and also to display machining information for that related hole.
  • Enhanced support for cutting tools-hole making tools: New options for hole making tools enable users to specify how VERICUT will use Profile or Model File cutters. After choosing the cutter's use, enter any supporting values required to enhance its definition. VERICUT checks for machining errors according to specific tools' capabilities and limitations.

Create reports with detailed cutting tool information quickly using:

  • Automatic Dimensioning for Mill and Hole Making tools, including parametric cutter values, Flute Length, overall Height, Stick-out and Gage distances.
  • New Section capability in Tool Manager-section toolholders or entire tool assemblies to ensure cutters and adapters fit properly inside the holder.
  • New dimensioned tool images available in reports.

The improved Graphs window combines Info Graphs and Force Charts in a new comprehensive and configurable Graphs window. Select any combination of Cutting Conditions and Force Conditions to view in graphs, display cutting limits and compare optimized versus original values. A new Tool Use window provides convenient views of tool and program run times, as well as optimization savings. Dock either window in the VERICUT desktop to see the information in real time during simulations.

Detailed reports for tools using Multi-Tool Stations can now be documented. This includes the ability to store an image of a Multi-Tool Station, along with its orientation, that can be used in VERICUT Reports. There are also several new columns in Reports to describe the turret positions and multi stations used in simulation. "Instruments" can now be defined in an Inspection Report. Measurements and tolerance values are all editable. Additional enhancements in VERICUT 9.2 reports include table header and cell fill colors, table cell text coloring, additional control with table column widths and the ability to copy and paste tables in reports.

For more information contact:

CGTech

9000 Research Drive

Irvine, CA 92618

949-753-1050

info@cgtech.com

www.cgtech.com

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