CNC simulation software
- September 3, 2018
CGTech has announced the latest release of Vericut CNC Simulation Software, Version 8.2.
The focus of Vericut 8.2 has been to provide convenience features to improve simulation visibility, speed workflow, and streamline the verification process.
Vericut detects collisions, close calls and detects over-travel errors. Machine movements can be simulated while stepping or playing backwards in Vericut ‘s Review Mode.
Vericut Version 8.2 has new features such as a Right-Mouse-Button Ribbon that enables one-click access to favourite functions and provides access to external applications that programmers find useful. The configurable Heads-Up Display (HUD) improves simulation monitoring and visibility by showing the NC program, or machining and cutting status information, overlaid on top of Vericut’s graphical views. HUD provides constant access to important details about the machining process, while keeping simulation views as large as possible for optimal viewing. NC Program Alert symbols and colours highlight errors and warnings found in NC programs, making it faster and easier to identify problem sources.
Force is a physics based NC program optimization module that analyzes and optimizes cutting conditions to achieve ideal chip thicknesses, while managing the cutting forces and spindle power required. Vericut 8.2 adds Force Turning to optimize lathe turning, and mill turn operations, when combined with Force Milling. Force Turning enables users to create NC programs for cutting inside/outside diameters, shoulders as well as in corners and tight spaces without excessive cutting forces or high spindle power demands.
Vericut 8.2 detects many common error conditions programmers face when creating parts additively. Additive material can be applied “as programmed” via the additive path, or projected to the part surface for a more “natural” deposition behaviour. With projection, material build rates vary based on changes in bead overlap, acute corner motions, and starting/stopping at the same location – all of which can cause unpredictable material buildup. Users can verify that laser focal distance stays within the tolerance range required for proper cladding, and that excessive material “overhang” conditions do not exist, which can lead to improper adherence. Warnings are given for non-conforming additive conditions to help programmers determine when additive strategies are likely to fail, or when it may be beneficial to make a milling cut.