VERICUT 9.4, focuses on increased connectivity between the actual machine and the virtual simulation. The new CNC Machine Monitoring module connects VERICUT directly to CNC machines and streams data to allow users to monitor what their machines are doing on the shop floor, live in real time.
Users can see which NC program or subroutine is running, monitor machine motions and spindle activity, see if overrides have been applied to spindle or feed-rates, identify when machining has been interrupted by emergency stops or taken out of productive cycle mode, and much more, all within VERICUT.
CNC Precheck is a new standalone application that allows machinists to ensure that key aspects of the machine setup match what was verified in VERICUT. This final precheck before machining enables differences to be identified such as NC programs that are the wrong version or contain edits, missing and/or different work or tool offsets, so these can be investigated and resolved before running the machine.
Other enhancements include improvements to the free VERICUT Reviewer app, which allows everyone in the company, including machinists, engineers and quality assurance, to check NC programs before they run on the real CNC machine, without tying up a VERICUT license.