Cutting edge of machine tool software sends part programs forward

Vericut software simulates and displays the material removal process of an NC tool path, enabling NC programmers to correct programming errors and correct inefficient motion before sending part programs to the machine shop. The program depicts milling, drilling, turning and mill/turn machining operations with 2 axis through 5 axis simultaneous motion. Vericut version 5 is […]

Vericut software simulates and displays the material removal process of an NC tool path, enabling NC programmers to correct programming errors and correct inefficient motion before sending part programs to the machine shop. The program depicts milling, drilling, turning and mill/turn machining operations with 2 axis through 5 axis simultaneous motion.

Vericut version 5 is now able to manipulate the model size, orientation and positioning during simulation. Producing a Cad compatible model is challenging due to the volume of solid model information in a verification model. CGTech is using the new technology in Vericut’s solid database to produce a Cad friendly model that can be used as an in-process or as-manufactured model in other solids based Cadcam systems.

The software provides unification of traditional tool and part verification and machine tool simulation.

The Java development allows CGTech to create Vericut independent of the computer operating system. Java also enables users to switch the look and feel of the user interface between windows and Unix.

The software is written as a true multi threaded software application which takes advantage of multiple processors. To increase the software’s processing speed more processors can be added to an existing computer system.