As machining complexity increases, so does the chance for error. NC programming instructions for multi-axis milling also generally have close tolerance requirements for profiles and surfaces. These factors increase the importance of verifying the NC program.
This module enables VERICUT to simulate multi-axis milling, drilling, turning, and combination mill/turn operations.
Comprehensive 3D collision-checking is applied to the in-process material as it is machined. This enables you to see the entire machining process, and simultaneously check for errors at the workpiece and machine tool. Errors such as interference between the machined part and tool holders, boring bars, tool blocks, turrets, and other components are detected.
By interactively displaying tool path motion and the resulting material removal, VERICUT machining modules detect the following types of errors:
- Incorrect or misread blueprints
- Inaccurate programming
- Incorrect tool path motions
- Rapid motion contact
- Collisions with fixtures and clamps
- Tool shank and holder collisions
- CAD/CAM and post-processor bugs
Dynamic rotation enables you to manipulate the cut model during the material removal process. At any time during the simulation you can rotate, pan, and zoom the part. The simulation will automatically pause and when you’re finished manipulating the view, the simulation will continue cutting where you left off.