June 3, 2008 - Vero Software Plc, a leading supplier of CAD/CAM software, is pleased to report on the success of a recently hosted world dealer seminar to provide an 'early peek' at the forthcoming developments for its flagship VISI product.
Richard Youhill, Operations Director for Vero explains “We now have more than 90 partners in over 40 countries and this is an ideal opportunity to get them together and show them what they can expect to see in later in the year. VISI16 has seen the software take a big leap forward with the inclusion of some very advanced and new technology.”
VISI16, due for release later in the year will include an updated user interface and enhancements to the CAD for electrode design, surface creation, annotation and product documentation for concurrent design. VISI Mould continues to be a key product and includes improved cooling circuit design; assembly explode management and an even tighter integration with VISI Flow. This unique feature enables mould and component designers to base their design principles using the integrated flow analysis to detect potential manufacturing issues before committing to the tool manufacturing process and saving value time and costs– such as welding lines, air traps, best gate location, etc, providing the maximum time frame for a corrective solution - This is only made possible through an integrated CAD/CAM/CAE analysis.
VISI Progress, for 3D progressive die design sees some major enhancements to the unfolding of non linear edges, bending management outside of the parametric tree, blanking with constraint edge mapping, strip enhancements and a new feature manager.
VISI Machining will see significant dramatic improvements in the realms of automated machining using automatic feature recognition techniques directed towards automatic plate machining. New ‘compass’ technology will allow the user to define a number of rules that will uniquely link specific geometry with a sequence of predefined operations/parameters. This will allow a company to implement adaptable toolpath strategies and proven cutting parameters to any geometric model. Other improvements include high speed milling techniques within 2D toolpaths, improved drilling cycles, enhanced 3+2 management, an updated 3D toolpath engine and a new tooling library.
Emma Adamson, Dealer Sales Manager “The meeting was a great success, with many countries attending including representatives from Australia, Asia, Africa, South America and Europe. The software looks great and we are looking forward to the next release and what it will bring.”
About Vero Software Plc
The company creates, owns and distributes software for aiding the design and manufacturing process in specific sectors of the industry. The specific sectors include the design and manufacture of plastic injection moulds, sheet metal stamping dies, progressive dies, shoe moulds, electrode production and others. These widespread product types are in turn to be found in a multitude of manufacturing industry sectors such as automotive, electronic, medical, white goods and aerospace.
The original Vero Software company was formed in Italy in 1988 by four engineers, each with many years of computer aided design and manufacturing experience. The initial products were marketed under the VISI CAD and VISI CAM names to meet the increasing demands for advanced yet practical software solutions in the mechanical design and production environments.
The company firmly believes that step gains in productivity can be made by building as much knowledge of specific design and machining processes within it's software as possible. This philosophy of productivity through specialisation has led to new applications in the design of mould tools for plastic injection and progressive dies.
The company has offices in Italy, England, Japan, France, Canada, USA and China. VISI now has more than 15,000 users world-wide and over 1,000 Machining STRATEGIST users. The group now has more than 6,000 users registered for its annual maintenance services and supplies products to more than 40 countries through its wholly owned subsidiaries and competence centres.