Collaboration Tool

VERICUT Reviewer

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CGTech (Irvine, CA) the developer of VERICUT CNC machine simulation, verification and optimization software, is now offering a new tool for communicating and collaborating with other people outside of the NC programming department. With the new VERICUT Reviewer, shop floor personnel and other production engineers can view animations of the CNC machining process.

Previously an operator would need to visit the programming office to view a program being simulated. “Since computers with graphics capabilities have become more prevalent on the shop floor, we saw an opportunity for workshop personnel to benefit from the VERICUT simulation session,” said Product Marketing Manager Bill Hasenjaeger. “By creating a stand-alone VERICUT Reviewer, shop supervisors, technicians, machinists and machine operators can review a 3D machine simulation of the NC program without leaving the shop floor.”

For several years VERICUT software has featured a Review Mode where the NC Programmer can play forward and backward while removing and replacing material. Error messages and NC program text is highlighted when a collision on the stock or fixture is selected. The user can optionally show cutting conditions and a tool path line display.

Now, a new “Reviewer” file can be saved and sent to others at any point in a VERICUT session. The VERICUT Reviewer application incorporates all the functionality of NC Review mode in a stand-alone viewer that does not require a license. The user can rotate, pan and zoom just like normal VERICUT, and the cut stock features such as material thickness, air gaps, hole diameter and pitch can be measured using the full range of X-Caliper tools.



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