CGTech will demonstrate the new version of VERICUT CNC machine simulation and optimization software at the 2013 EMO show

CGTech EMO Hall 25, Stand J30 Hannover, Germany September 16-21

VERICUT 7.3 includes many enhancements that significantly improve
performance and further simplify the process of simulating a CNC machine. 
Changes to the user interface further improve VERICUT’s workflow, and are a
direct result of CGTech’s philosophy of continuous product improvement based on customer feedback.

“We have thousands of customers throughout the world and their needs
vary greatly,” said CGTech Ltd Managing Director, John Reed. “VERICUT has been
designed to meet the needs of all types of CNC users – from the small
sub-contractors to the OEM and supply chain companies who regularly push the
limits of CNC technology. VERICUT is constantly refined to provide the
flexibility and tools our customers require.”

Product/Function Overview:

VERICUT is CNC machine simulation, verification and optimisation software that enables users to eliminate the process of manually proving out NC programs. It reduces scrap loss and rework. The program also optimises NC programs in order to both save time and produce higher quality surface finish. VERICUT simulates all types of CNC machine tools, including those from leading manufacturers such as DMG-Mori Seiki, Mazak, Makino, Matsuura, Hermle, Starrag, Heller and Chiron. VERICUT runs standalone, but can also be integrated with leading CAM systems such as Dassault Systemes CATIA, Siemens NX, MasterCAM, Delcam PowerMill, Vero EdgeCAM, Open Mind hyperMILL, DP Esprit and Missler TopSolidCAM.

User Interface Enhancements 

The VERICUT user interface is very customisable. VERICUT 7.3 features
all-new icons, available in multiple sizes and with several user-selectable
color themes. Every window and icon can be optionally displayed or hidden.

User-configurable 'Favourites' further simplify setting up a simulation
session. 'Favourites' can consist of commonly used folders and files, and each
item can be drag/dropped into a project.

To help objects stand out in the machine simulation scene, an 'Edge
Display' option analyzes models and finds and displays their edges, all without
affecting simulation speed.

During simulation, a user can create a list of 'Stop At' events. These
events, such as 'Collisions', 'Warnings', 'Tool changes', or 'End of each
setup', can be managed interactively in the NC program dialog. The user can
add, move, remove, or temporarily disable the events that pause the simulation.

Improved Collision Checking Speed

VERICUT 7.3 performance is now 5-10 times faster when the NC program moves the simulated machine into potential collision conditions. A significant development effort produced enhancements to VERICUT’s industry leading collision algorithms, removing the need to adjust complex machine models to improve performance.

Other New Features since Version 7.2


  • Drag/drop files from Windows for quick setup.
  • Constant gouge check simulation with very large design models is now 2-5
    times faster.
  • Automatically save a Reviewer file during the simulation session. The
    VERICUT Reviewer incorporates all the functionality of NC Review mode in a
    stand-alone viewer that does not require a license.
  • Measure tool assembly components in the tool manager.
  • CAD/CAM interface improvements have been implemented.
  • Over 400 customer-driven enhancements and software change requests have been completed since version 7.2.

About CGTech

Headquartered in Irvine, California, CGTech specialises in numerical control (NC/CNC) simulation, verification, optimization and analysis software technology for manufacturing. Since 1988 CGTech’s product, VERICUT® software, has become the industry standard for simulating CNC machining in order to detect errors, potential collisions or areas of inefficiency.

CGTech also develops the VERICUT Composite Applications suite of machine-independent off-line programming and simulation software solutions for automated composite tape (ATL) and fiber-placement (AFP) CNC machines.

With offices and resellers worldwide, VERICUT software is used by companies of all sizes, in all Industry sectors including aerospace, automotive and oil and gas. For more information, visit the CGTech website at, call +44 (0)1273 773538, or email Email Contact

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