Bangalore, Karnataka – September 11, 2013: CGTech, the developer of industry-leading CNC simulation and verification software – VERICUT, will preview its latest version at HaasTec in IMT Manesar (Haryana), an upcoming automotive manufacturing hub in India.

CGTech India, in partnership with HAAS, will be showing live simulation of Haas’ high end CNC machines on VERICUT. Additionally, CGTechIndiawill perform live demos on VERICUT 7.3 and give out a detailed presentation on VERICUT’s compatibility with Haas’ CNC machines. VERICUT 7.3 includes many enhancements that significantly improve performance and further simplify the process of simulating a CNC machine.  Changes to how users interact with VERICUT further improve VERICUT’s workflow, and are a direct result of CGTech’s philosophy of continuous product improvement.

“VERICUT 7.3 is developed keeping in mind our customers’ needs and their satisfactory experience in using our software,” said Mr. Saurabh Parasnis, Country Manager for CGTechIndia. “HaasTec is a significant platform to showcase VERICUT 7.3 as a technology developed by CGTech and driven by its customers” he added.

HaasTec Event Overview:

HaasTec is a hallmark event of HAAS Automation India, a leading machine tool builder that manufactures a complete line of CNC vertical machining centers, horizontal machining centers, CNC lathes and rotary products. HaasTec will highlight the latest innovations in tooling, probing, CAD/CAM, CNC simulation and work holding. The event will also include a series of live demos, seminars and open houses by HAAS machining experts and from a few other industrial experts dedicated to CNC machining. HaasTec is a one-stop place for a complete range of machining solutions.

VERICUT Product/Function Overview:
VERICUT is a 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 both save time and produce higher quality surface finish. VERICUT simulates all types of CNC machine tools, including those from leading manufacturers such as DMG-Mori Seiki, Mazak, Makino, Matsuura, Hermle, DIXI, and Chiron. VERICUT runs standalone, but can also be integrated with leading CAM systems such as Catia, NX, Creo Parametric (Pro/E), MasterCAM, PowerMill, EdgeCAM, hyperMILL, Esprit and GibbsCAM.

New User Interface Enhancements

The VERICUT user interface is very customizable. In version 7.3, the first thing a user will notice is the all-new icons, available in multiple sizes. There are also several user-selectable color themes, and every window and icon can be optionally displayed or hidden.

User-configurable “Favorites” further simplify setting up a simulation session. “Favorites” can consist of commonly used folders and files, and each item can be drag/dropped into a project.

To help objects stand out in the machine simulation scene, an “Edge Display” option analyzes models on-the-fly and finds and displays their edges, all without affecting simulation speed.

During simulation, a user can create a list of “Stop At” events. These events, such as “Collisions”, “Warnings”, “Tool changes”, or “End of each setup”, can be managed interactively in the NC program dialog. The user can add, move, remove, or temporarily disable the events that pause the simulation.

Improved Collision Checking Speed
Version 7.3 performance is now 5-10x (or more) faster when the NC program moves the simulated machine into potential collision conditions. A significant in-house development effort produced enhancements to VERICUT’s industry-leading collision algorithms, removing the need to adjust complex machine models to improve performance.

Other New Features since Version 7.2

  • Drag/drop files from Windows for quick setup.
  • Constant gouge check simulation with very large design models is now 2-5x faster.
  • Automatically save a Reviewer file during the simulation session. The VERICUT Reviewer incorporates all the functionality of NC Review mode in a stand-alone viewer that does not require a license.
  • Measure tool assembly components in the tool manager.
  • New CAD/CAM interfaces are available for Surfcam and SolidWorks. Many other CAD/CAM interface improvements have been implemented.
  • SpacePilot Mouse/Navigator motion is improved.
  • Over 400 customer-driven enhancements and software change requests have been completed since version 7.2.

CGTech Indiawill also be demonstrating its OptiPath® module as a solution for automotive manufacturing. VERICUT’s OptiPath® module automatically modifies feed rates based on the current cutting conditions to make programs more efficient, while extending tool life and improving finishing quality.

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About CGTech India:
Headquartered in Irvine, California, CGTech specializes in numerical control (NC/CNC) simulation, verification, optimization, and analysis software technology for manufacturing. CGTech was founded in 1988. Since then, its main software product, VERICUT®, has become the industry standard for simulating CNC machining in order to detect errors, potential collisions or areas of inefficiency. Today, CGTech has a global footprint with offices in UK, France, China, Brazil, Germany, Italy, Japan, Singaporeand India. CGTech Indiais headquartered in Bangalore, Indiawith a sales office in Pune, Maharashtra. For more information, visit www.cgtech.co.in, call 080 2318 6981 or email info.india@cgtech.com