Irvine, CA (August, 2003) – The latest release of VERICUT software from CGTech offers direct integration with Pathtrace’s EdgeCAM software.

VERICUT is CNC verification/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 CNC programs possible to save time and produce higher quality surface finishes. VERICUT supports G-codes or native CAM output to simulate milling, drilling, turning, wire EDM, and mill/turn machining operations.

The interface enables the user to launch VERICUT from within EdgeCam and use the wide range of simulation, verification and optimisation tools available in VERICUT. This includes the ability to simulate the complete machine tool kinematics driven directly from the CNC code that controls the CNC machine.

Bill Hasenjaeger, Product Marketing Manager at CGTech commented, “We are delighted to provide integration with EdgeCAM. It adds to our growing list of interfaces to the world’s best CAM systems, and the EdgeCAM interface will prove popular around the world.”

“The link to Vericut from EdgeCAM offers major manufacturers the opportunity for ‘virtual prove-out’ of their NC code”, adds Raf Lobato, Pathtrace Technical Director. “While EdgeCAM Simulator is ideal for collision checking of tool and holder against part and fixture, VERICUT goes a step further by checking the kinematics of the whole machine tool and using the NC code output from the EdgeCAM post processor to drive the movement in this virtual world. VERICUT provides an independent method of confirming that the NC code produced by EdgeCAM will machine the part as intended.”

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

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

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