CGTech Users Exchange event and 30th anniversary
CGTech’s latest VUE event recently attracted some 60 guests from UK’s leading advanced manufacturing and technology companies.
Software company CGTech said its VUE (Vericut Users’ Exchange) event held at the Williams F1 Conference Centre in Wantage, Oxfordshire, early October, provided customers from about 50 manufacturing and technology companies a feature review of Vericut 8.2. CGTech's Vericut 8.2 is the latest release of the advanced independent CNC machine tool simulation and optimisation software. Focussing on new features that improve simulation visibility, speed workflow and streamline each user’s verification process, the event also marked CGTech's 30th anniversary.
UK Managing Director Tony Shrewsbury welcomed attendees and noted that its global customer base of 7,000 customers in 55 countries use about 20,000 seats of Vericut to support the drive towards ever-increasingly complex components, produced on multi-axis machine tools with the use of advanced processes such as material deposition additive manufacturing.
He added that advances in Vericut match the needs of the customers in supporting the goals for efficiency and productivity of the industries. “Representing an accumulation of thousands of customer requests, this latest release of software has more user convenience features, such as continued modernising of the user interface, additional additive manufacturing functions, Opti Path and Force data sharing.” Shrewsbury said.
Other new features include a configurable Head-Up Display (HUD) to improve simulation monitoring and visibility, an updated deposition algorithm in the additive module to offer speed improvements of up to 50% for multi-axis applications and up to 85% for 3-axis 3D-print types.