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VERICUT 5.3 Features a Tight Integration with CATIA V5

December 5, 2008

CGTech today announced the release of VERICUT 5.3. 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.