VISI CAD/CAM, by Vero Software, to be Presented at IMTS 2016, Sept. 12-17, Chicago, Ill.

The VISI CAD/CAM solution, by Vero Software, will be presented Sept. 12-17 at International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) 2016, hosted at McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill.

Featuring more than 2,000 exhibiting companies and over 100,000 visitors, IMTS is one of the largest manufacturing trade shows in the world.  As such, it is an ideal platform for seeing the latest in cutting-edge technologies, networking with industry experts and peers, and learning new methods for increasing productivity.

Visitors to IMTS are encouraged to learn more about VISI at booth No. E-3114, where demonstrations of new product features and upgrades will be presented.

Significant developments in CAD, mold and CAM functionality are available within the latest release of VISI.

Major graphic enhancements include an updated GUI with quick access toolbars, live icon combinations on the mouse, improved hidden line removal and geometry selection by ‘free-shape’ brush. In addition, CAD translators have been updated to support the latest third- party CAD formats, including Inventor 2016, layer categories for NX and attribute hole mapping for Catia V5.

User efficiency continues to be a focus for product development and major CAD developments, including significant picking and sketching enhancements, associativity improvements for 3D dimensions, a redesigned part revision manager, and multiple plotview updates.

VISI Mold developments include improved cooling channel management with support for solid groups, CAD transformations and updated catalogue components such as plugs, connectors and baffles. Additional enhancements include a new tool to produce lubrication grooves and a rewritten database tool to manage and edit the 3D standard element libraries.

For those involved in sheet metal stamping, VISI Progress updates include improvements to the part replacement for 3D strip design, the ability to manage multiple strip designs within the same project, and the option for defining families of punches as instances; allowing for automatic updates of geometry if the parent punch is modified.

For 3D machining operations, the user interface has been simplified to help define the geometry piece, stock and additional faces. An updated CAM engine provides better memory management and improved performance, allowing VISI to run multithreads for a single toolpath calculation. This means that a single toolpath build can be split into parallel calculations, significantly reducing the total build time (this is managed automatically by the CAM engine).

Wire EDM developments include 64Bit engine support, improved 4-axis offset support, and feature recognition for constant tapered apertures.

Other CAM developments include improved analytic material removal, updated stock/model comparison, and a new ‘toolpath enquirer’ tool to allow the operator to analyze the underlying toolpath data and search for geometry, such as elements shorter than a given length or vertical arcs.

About VISI
VISI is acknowledged as one of the world's leading PC based CAD/CAM software solutions for the mold and die industries. It offers a unique combination of applications, fully integrated wireframe, surface and solid modeling, comprehensive 2D, 3D and 5-axis machining strategies with dedicated high-speed routines.

About Vero Software
Headquartered in England, Vero Software designs, develops, and supplies CAD/CAM/CAE software radically enhancing the efficiency of design and manufacturing processes, providing its customers with exceptional value through high productivity gains and significantly reducing time to market.

The company’s world-renowned brands include Alphacam, Cabinet Vision, Edgecam, Machining STRATEGIST, PEPS, Radan, SMIRT, Surfcam, WorkNC and VISI, along with the production control MRP system Javelin. Despite the diversity of application, these solutions have one thing in common: they all address the rizing challenges of achieving manufacturing efficiencies and bring huge value to the operations in which they are deployed.

Vero has direct offices in the UK, Germany, Italy, France, Japan, USA, Brazil, Netherlands, China, South Korea, Spain and India supplying products to more than 45 countries through its wholly owned subsidiaries and reseller network.

Vero is part of Hexagon (Nordic exchange: HEXA B), a leading global provider of information technologies that drive quality and productivity across geospatial and industrial enterprize applications.

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