July 10, 2009 - Vero Software Plc, a leading provider of CAD/CAM/CAE solutions for the tooling industry is pleased to announce the imminent release of Machining Strategist v11. A powerful multi-axis CAM solution that generates optimum roughing and finishing CNC toolpaths for both the office and shop-floor environment. Machining Strategist is a CAD independent solution and can work with data from all major 3D modelling systems. Within the latest release, support for VISI 17 has been included and the external interfaces have been aligned to Parasolid v21 and Catia v5 r19.
Significant enhancements to toolpath calculation times will provide dramatic productivity gains for the user. Benchmark tests have produced time saving results of over 80% reduction in calculation time for combined waterline, 30% reduction for rest machining and over 15% reduction for raster clearance.
New geometry tools for model re-triangulation allow the user to set different meshing tolerances to different faces. This provides the capability of setting tighter tolerances for critical zones or smaller areas to machine without having a major impact on the rest of the model geometry. Further development with the use of 2D stock models, tool sheets and post-processing guarantees another step forward for Vero's innovative stand alone CAM solution.
Gerard O'Driscoll, Research and Development Director concludes, "With the continual adoption of High Speed Machining (HSM) within the mould & die arena, our latest developments have been driven by customers to ensure we remain at the technological forefront of CAM development. The productivity increases will not only benefit our users, but also those who use our library components within their own CAM systems"