Version 7.3 of CGTech’s Vericut CNC software includes a variety of enhancements designed to improve performance and simplify the manufacturing engineer’s ability to simulate the CNC programming and machining process.

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Version 7.3 of CGTech’s Vericut CNC software includes a variety of enhancements designed to improve performance and simplify the manufacturing engineer’s ability to simulate the CNC programming and machining process.

The update includes customizable user interface improvements such as new icons in multiple sizes, user-selectable color themes, and the ability to optionally display or hide windows and icons. To further simplify setting up a simulation session, users can configure “favorites” consisting of commonly used folders and files that can be dropped into a project. An “edge display” option analyzes models on-the-fly and finds and displays their edges, all without affecting simulation speed. The user also can create a list of “stop at” events such as collisions, warnings and tool changes that can be managed interactively in the NC program dialog. The user can add, move, remove, or temporarily disable the events that pause the simulation.

Other new features of Vericut Version 7.3 include improved collision-checking speed, the ability to drag/drop files from Windows for quick setup, faster gouge-check simulation with very large design models, automatic saving of Reviewer files during simulation, measure tool assembly components in the tool manager, new CAD/CAM interfaces for Surfcam and SolidWorks, and improved SpacePilot Mouse/Navigator motion. According to CGTech, more than 400 customer-driven enhancements and software change requests have been completed since version 7.2.