7/20/2018 | 1 MINUTE READ

CGTech Expands Partnership with Siemens

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This agreement enables CGTech to further improve the functionality of its product, VERICUT software, for customers using Siemens’ NX and Teamcenter.

Using multiple software systems to manage cutting tool data and toolholder assembly models is both time-consuming and error-prone. That’s why Irvine, California-based software developer CGTech is pleased to announce that it now offers a connection with Siemens’ Teamcenter software as part of its toolpath simulation software, VERICUT.

Current and future CGTech customers can enjoy seamless integration with the same technology that companies around the world depend on every day to enhance product development decision making and produce better products

Siemens is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services. Its Teamcenter portfolio is used widely across the aerospace, automotive, medical and other industries. Its NX software, is an integrated solution for computer-aided design, manufacturing and engineering (CAD/CAM/CAE).

 

NX users can click, connect and import files directly from NX, saving time and eliminating problems. One of the most labor-intensive parts of toolpath verification is modeling the cutting tools and assemblies—especially with large, complex machining work, where 30 to 40 tools in a single job is typical. With the connection of Teamcenter, it will be easier to search for individual tools within the PLM system or NX files, then read them into VERICUT directly. 

The Teamcenter integration works seamlessly with MRL, explains Voegele. Users won’t be tempted to model toolholder assemblies that are ‘close enough’ in an effort to save time, or be concerned about different models floating around outside the PLM system—versions are in control, and there is a commonality and standardization for all of a shop’s cutting tools.

Also, VERICUT customers migrating their CAM systems to NX and Teamcenter can use their existing models, importing them directly into Teamcenter, or download them from such sources as Tools United, Machining Cloud or the tool vendor’s website—creating a master library within the PLM system.

 

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