Software Launches New CAD-for-CAM and Robot Programming
WorkNC from Vero Software introduces two new tools to the portfolio—a direct modeling CAD system and a Robot Module.
The newly-released version of WorkNC from Vero Software introduces two new tools to the portfolio—a direct modeling CAD system and a Robot Module, making offline programming of robots easy, even for inexperienced users. Vero Software says that WorkNC Designer is built on the Parasolid technology, bringing hybrid modeling and direct modeling capabilities that revolutionize the way programmers prepare parts for manufacturing. It’s not dependent on having a series of parameters that drive it or a feature tree. It provides a very quick, dynamic editing and modeling environment, where users simply sketch, drag, hold, push or twist to create and modify models.
The second major item of new functionality is the Robot Module. New simulation and singularity resolution tools in WorkNC 2018 R1 mean users can take full advantage of the enormous benefits robots bring to the manufacturing process. For example, they free toolpaths from the limitations of milling, as the tool at the end of the robot’s arm can also be a grinder, a laser head or a welding nozzle.
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