Irvine, California, February 18, 2010 – At the request of customers, CGTech has added additional VERICUT User’s Exchange (VUE) locations in 2010, bringing the total number of North America events to 24. Attendees will learn about new software features, tips & tricks for improving manufacturing efficiency, and will have the opportunity to express ideas about the future direction of the software. There is no charge to attend.

All of the tips & tricks on the agenda were customer-driven following a survey of VERICUT users. One survey responder, Manufacturing Engineering Daniel Shockley at Stork Food Systems, was randomly selected to win an Apple iPod Touch.

 “We have found the user meetings to be a great chance to find out what’s new with VERICUT, learn new techniques for using the software, and to meet with other manufacturers in the area,” Shockley said. “At Stork Food Systems, every NC program is simulated in VERICUT before it’s sent to the shop floor.”

In addition to tips & tricks, the agenda will include a review of enhancements added in VERICUT 7. This release features significant performance-improving enhancements that reduce the time required for manufacturing engineers to develop, analyze, inspect and document the CNC programming and machining process. Instead of focusing on new features or add-on modules, CGTech developer resources have prioritized on diligent code optimization and customer-driven enhancements.

At VUE, CGTech will also be briefly demonstrating recent advancements in VERICUT Composite Applications. VERICUT Composite Applications are machine-independent off-line programming and simulation software solutions for automated composite tape and fiber-placement CNC machines. There are two separate applications: VERICUT Composite Programming (VCP) & VERICUT Composite Simulation (VCS).

North American VERICUT Users’ Exchange schedule:

Monday, March 8 – Irvine, CA
Monday, April 12 – St. Louis, MO
Tuesday, April 13 – Phoenix, AZ
Tuesday, April 13 – Cambridge, ON
Tuesday, April 13 – Orland, FL
Tuesday, April 13 – Dayton, OH
Wednesday, April 14 – Santa Clara, CA
Thursday, April 15 – Charlotte, NC
Thursday, April 15 – Cleveland, OH
Thursday, April 15 – Livonia, MI
Thursday, April 15 – Salt Lake City, UT
Monday, April 19 – Indianapolis, IN
Tuesday, April 20 – Windsor Locks, CT
Wednesday, April 21 – Milwaukee, WI
Wednesday, April 21 – Atlanta, GA
Thursday, April 22 – Montreal, QC
Thursday, April 22 – York, PA
Friday, April 23 – Schaumburg, IL
Tuesday, April 27 – Wichita, KS
Thursday, April 29 – Minneapolis, MN
Tuesday, May 4 – Dallas, TX
Thursday, May 6 – Houston, TX
Tuesday, May 11 – Seattle, WA
Wednesday, May 12 – Tulsa, OK

To register for an event, call (949) 753-1050 or visit

About CGTech

Headquartered in Irvine, California CGTech specializes in numerical control (NC/CNC) simulation, verification, optimization and analysis software technology for manufacturing. Since 1988 CGTech’s product, VERICUT® software, has become the industry standard for simulating CNC machining in order to detect errors, potential collisions or areas of inefficiency. With offices worldwide, VERICUT software is used by companies of all sizes, universities/trade schools, and government agencies. For more information, visit the CGTech website at, call (949) 753-1050, or email

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