Irvine, CA (July, 2003) – CGTech announces the release of VERICUT 5.3, which features a tight integration with CATIA V5.

VERICUT is CNC machine simulation, verification and optimization software that enables users to eliminate the process of manually proving-out NC programs. It reduces scrap loss and rework. The program also optimizes NC programs in order to produce the most efficient tool paths possible that both save time and produce higher quality surface finish. VERICUT supports G-codes or native CAM output to simulate milling, drilling, turning, wire EDM, and mill/turn machining operations.

The CATIA V5-to-VERICUT Interface follows the successful VERICUT interface for CATIA V4, and provides a smooth upgrade path for CATIA users who have transitioned to CATIA V5.

“This is a significant enhancement for VERICUT software and the CATIA community,” said Bill Hasenjaeger, Product Marketing Manager at CGTech. “The CATIA V5-to-VERICUT Interface tightly integrates the two programs to help users create the most accurate and efficient NC programs possible.  It makes verifying and optimizing NC programs and simulating CNC machines a much easier and more efficient process.”

Users can verify individual operations, a series of operations, or a set of complete NC programs. All stock, fixture, and design geometry is automatically transferred to VERICUT in the correct orientation, along with NC program, tooling, machine and control data and other simulation parameters.

VERICUT runs independently of the CATIA process, so you can continue working in CATIA version 5 while simulating and optimizing your NC programs. With VERICUT as your simulation package, you can also verify and optimize NC programs from other CAM systems in CL or post-processed G-code format.

VERICUT runs under Windows and UNIX. CGTech is the recognized world leader in CNC simulation, verification and optimization software technology for manufacturing. The California-based company has subsidiaries in the UK, Germany, France, and Japan, and resellers throughout the world.

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For more information, contact:
Bryan Jacobs
(949) 753-1050

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