Product News: Software
NC Simulation App optimizes shop communication.
Press Release Summary:
March 10, 2014 - With VERICUT Reviewer iPad App, shop floor personnel and other production staff can view 3D animations of CNC machining processes at machine tool, during meetings, or at any other location. User can select and closely examine specific sections of NC code where potential problem might exist. Report containing information about cutting tools, job setup, and machining instructions can be automatically packaged within each saved Reviewer session, creating virtual workshop document.
Original Press Release
"VERICUT Reviewer" iPad App Improves Shop Communication
Press release date: February 28, 2014
“It’s no longer necessary to visit the NC programming office or an engineering workstation to view an NC program being simulated on a virtual CNC machine,” said CGTech Product Marketing Manager Bill Hasenjaeger. “With VERICUT Reviewer on the iPad, shop floor personnel and other production staff can view 3D animations of CNC machining processes at the machine tool, during meetings, or at any other location. Intuitive touch controls and navigation make it easy to rotate, pan and zoom to view machining operations from any perspective as they are being simulated.”
VERICUT’s simulation moves according to the NC code the same as the CNC machine, so virtual machining exactly mimics real machining. The user can select and closely examine specific sections of NC code where a potential problem might exist.
A VERICUT report containing information about cutting tools, job setup, machining instructions and other information can be automatically packaged within each saved Reviewer session, creating a virtual workshop document. VERICUT reports are PDF files automatically generated during VERICUT simulations.
The NC programmer saves a “Reviewer” file after simulating his NC programs in VERICUT to ensure they are correct. The file can be saved at any point in a VERICUT simulation session. It is then transferred to the VERICUT Reviewer iPad App through iTunes, Dropbox for iPad App, or email. The App is offered free of charge. More information and sample Reviewer files can be downloaded from cgtech.com/ipad/
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, is 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 cgtech.com, call (949) 753-1050, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.